How Do You Put Fishing Line on a Zebco 33?

Putting fishing line on a Zebco 33 reel is a fairly straightforward process. The Zebco 33 is an extremely popular reel because of its simplicity and affordability.

It is a great option for beginner anglers who want to get into fishing without spending a lot of money. It is also a great choice for experienced anglers who just want an easy-to-use reel.

Before you begin putting fishing line on your Zebco 33, you will need to gather the necessary supplies. You will need monofilament or braided fishing line, scissors, and pliers. Once you have gathered your supplies, it’s time to start putting the line on the reel.

The first step in putting fishing line on your Zebco 33 is to thread the line through the spool guides and then tie it off at the bottom with an arbor knot. Make sure that the knot is tied securely so that it won’t come undone when casting or retrieving your lure or bait. Next, you will need to fill up the spool with line until it reaches the top of the frame.

Once you have filled up the spool with line, it’s time to attach it to your rod. Start by threading one end of the line through the eyelet at one end of your rod and tie it off with an arbor knot. After this has been done, thread the other end of the line through all of the guides along your rod and tie another arbor knot at the other end.

Finally, attach your lure or bait and make sure that everything is secure before casting out into open water. Once you have cast out into open water, you can use your reel to retrieve whatever fish are caught on your hook.

With regular maintenance and upkeep, your Zebco 33 should provide years of reliable service.


Putting fishing line on a Zebco 33 reel is not difficult once you have gathered all of the necessary supplies and understand how to tie an arbor knot correctly. Following these steps will ensure that your reel functions properly so that you can enjoy successful days out on open water.

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Michael Allen