Question: How do you date a Mitchell reel?

In 1971, Mitchell started a new system of serial numbering reels so that accurate dating was possible. All serial numbers started with a lettered prefix giving you the year of manufacture, i.e., A = 1971, B = 1972, C = 1973, etc. Six numbers followed this lettered prefix.

When was the Mitchell 300 reel made?

1948 Mitchell 300 --- The History (11/20/2001 - ) The worlds first spinning reel was invented in 1948 by Maurice Jacquenim, a young engineer from the Avre Valley in France. It was named the Mitchell 300. Jacquenim had begun working on a tool to be used for fishing in 1946, at the request of his brother.

What year did the Mitchell 308 come out?

The 308 Prince -first ultra-light- model came in 1960 and his speedy brother 358 one-year later in 1961. The first luxury model 300DL dates from approximately 1961. This same year, on December 24, the 5,000,000th reel was produced. The first model with a skirted spool, the 316, was welcomed in 1963.

Are Mitchell reels still made?

Mitchell continues to sell the Mitchell 300 reel, as well as adding new, innovative products to its successful fishing lineup. Today, Mitchell is one of the proud brands of Pure Fishing, Inc.

Are Mitchell Good reels?

The Mitchell 300 Spinning Fishing Reel is one of the best of the lot for more than one reason. It sports all the most useful features youd expect a spinning reel to have, and comes at a very convenient price. It also has many positive ratings and reviews giving credit to the great value.

What are the best fishing reels?

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How much does a Mitchell 300 weigh?

Compare model SpecsModel Number300310SKU12942061294208reel spool materialAluminumAluminumspare spool materialNo Spare SpoolNo Spare Spoolweight9.9 oz6.8 oz17 more rows

What are the top 10 fishing reels?

The 10 Best Fishing Reels You Can BuyAbu Garcia Revo SX Low Profile.Penn Battle II.Daiwa Exist.Shimano Talica II.Shimano Baitrunner.Pflueger President.Shimano Sahara.Avet HX.More items

Who makes the best freshwater fishing reels?

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Which brand reel is best?

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What is the best cheap fishing reel?

Best Spinning Reels Under $50:Model nameBall bearingsMax drag (lb)1. Penn Pursuit III510 - 252. Pflueger President106 - 143. Mitchell 30086 - 144. Okuma Ceymar c-1076 - 113 more rows

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