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I bought a Zebco 20/20 reel and rod combo at a garage sale yesterday for $5. I've never had one of these but own a few 33's that have a lever to select Anti-Reverse On & Off. This 20/20 doesn't have that and line just spools off. Was it designed this way or do I need to dig into it? If it has no anti-reverse, I'll put a 33 on it and call it another panfish rig for the grandson.

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This is my easy method for servicing spincast reels.

1.) Throw zebcos in the trash

2.) Buy yourself one good spinning outfit and one good baitcast outfit

3.) Enjoy fishing

;D ;D ;D

In all seriousness though; are you sure it's not a zebco 202? Maybe the anti reverse konking out is why you got it so cheaply.

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It is probably the  Zebco ProStaff 20/20 Spincast

Ball-bearing drive for smooth performance, Positive Pickup design, silent anti-reverse, rugged Magnum Gears, star-actuated fade-free Magnum Drag, power handle, and stainless steel front cover.

Pre-spooled w/premium line....

Don't know what you paid but the MSRP for 09 is $15.95..

It is what I have called a throw away.. :)

Tight Lines!!!  

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I remember the old saying "There's one in every crowd" referring to wise-cracks. You guys proved that there might be multiples.  :)

Hey. It was $5 and there's a monkey on my back. As if there aren't monkeys in Oklahoma? And, no, it's a 20/20.

Reel Mech - you are the one I had most hoped would reply. It is indeed the ProStaff model with gold-plated bearings and titanium drag star.

In all seriousness, guys.. I know about quality BCs and Spinners but have no problems with Zebco cheapos. I grew up with them. My question remains unanswered.

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I remember the old saying "There's one in every crowd" referring to wise-cracks. You guys proved that there might be multiples.  :)

Hey. It was $5 and there's a monkey on my back. As if there aren't monkeys in Oklahoma? And, no, it's a 20/20.

Reel Mech - you are the one I had most hoped would reply. It is indeed the ProStaff model with gold-plated bearings and titanium drag star.

In all seriousness, guys.. I know about quality BCs and Spinners but have no problems with Zebco cheapos. I grew up with them. My question remains unanswered.

Ok here is your answer.

No it wasn't designed that way. Not sure what a silent anti-reverse is. Yes you will have to dig into it.

Good Luck & Tight Lines!!!  

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I remember the old saying "There's one in every crowd" referring to wise-cracks. You guys proved that there might be multiples. :)

Hey. It was $5 and there's a monkey on my back. As if there aren't monkeys in Oklahoma? And, no, it's a 20/20.

Reel Mech - you are the one I had most hoped would reply. It is indeed the ProStaff model with gold-plated bearings and titanium drag star.

In all seriousness, guys.. I know about quality BCs and Spinners but have no problems with Zebco cheapos. I grew up with them. My question remains unanswered.

I only meant it as a good natured joke. Sorry if I offended you.  :'(

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Thx Reel Mech and Matt. No offense taken.

I took it apart this afternoon and all is good. Maybe it just sat in a garage too long. Fish as you were. :)

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I bought a Zebco 20/20 reel and rod combo at a garage sale yesterday for $5. I've never had one of these but own a few 33's that have a lever to select Anti-Reverse On & Off. This 20/20 doesn't have that and line just spools off. Was it designed this way or do I need to dig into it? If it has no anti-reverse, I'll put a 33 on it and call it another panfish rig for the grandson.

I don't think you can turn the anti-reverse off on those.  Do you have a lure or weight tied on when the line is spooling off?  If not, the line is not being pulled down against the pick-up pin.  Did you check to see if the pick-up pin is even engaging?  Just unscrew the cone & check.  If not, just lube it.

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