Van Staal=Zebco

Discussion in 'Reels' started by Courtland, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. Courtland

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    I ordered a new clicker mechanism for my VS-150. A new line roller(wrong part) showed up in the mail today. Interesting thing was the invoice, it said WC Bradley Co./ZEBCO BRANDS!!!!

    Did I miss the memo, when did this happen?
     
  2. MrBill

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    Zebco bought out Van Staal a couple of years ago. They moved the manufacturing plant to china. Most hard core VS users are very upset about having them made in china.
     
  3. hatidua

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    Yikes! this is kinda sorta really old news :eek:
     

  4. Courtland

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    Yikes! this is kinda sorta really old news :eek:


    The reel is 7 or 8 years old. Hasn't had much use since I left the coast of NJ. I just started using it again for drift rigs.

    As far as the news being old.......I just got out of prison, everything is new to me.:)
     
  5. hatidua

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    As far as the news being old.......I just got out of prison, everything is new to me.:)

    Well, hey, in that case welcome back to the world! :)
     
  6. Enoch

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    c'mon, we have bass barn for this kinda stuff.

    well, yes, its zebco and made in china like everything u sleep, eat, and chit on.
    best move zebco ever made
     
  7. BFTMASTER

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    Zebco also has some fin-nor products as well, I live near the Zebco home base here in Tulsa. they have a garage sale every year. This year i bought a bunch of Fin-nor freshwater spinning reels for $10 each!! I think the are Quantum with a fin-nor badge.
     
  8. Brokejeep

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    Zebco also has some fin-nor products as well, I live near the Zebco home base here in Tulsa. they have a garage sale every year. This year i bought a bunch of Fin-nor freshwater spinning reels for $10 each!! I think the are Quantum with a fin-nor badge.

    When does this sale happen?