I think like everyone here my first reel was a Zebco. I lived within miles of the manufacturing plant and they had a nice factory outlet here too. That all ended maybe 20 years ago when they went to China. My first “nice” reel was a Browning spinning reel I got around 1994. I know spincast was really big in the 80’s but can’t remember when they really started to fall off the map. I’ve had a mild urge to pick up a USA made 33 at some antique mall and fix it up or buy a large 808 and a casting rod, just to shake things up by haven't got around to it. Just had me wondering.