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    Tenderfoot
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    I just found a Penn reel like that with white spinner, at thrift store. Its like new and the next day found a Wonder rod. I have no experience with this type reel
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    The classic Garcia Mitchells were made in France and will be marked so on reel. I don't know how many series they have been through since but all have been made in Asia.
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    I have gone back to spin casts but use the newer Zebco Omega pros. They are built much stronger than the 33's (cost more also) Zebco's experiment in building a more durable spin cast. My spinning reels will start to twist line and give problems with a lot of casting. Casting reels will on occasion give me birds nests but when adjusted properly they are minimal. Mostly I dislike the need to adjust when I change lures. Personally I feel the reel type is also matched to the fishing style. The spinning reels are best at the ultralight level, for normal bass, walleye, smaller Northern, crappie type fishing with medium power rods I like the spin cast. For weed busting with heavy lines and stiffer rods to fling heavier lures the bait casters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jog View Post
    Growing up by the ocean and bay's, all we did was fish, clam or go crabbing!
    Mitchel's and penn reel's were all we used.
    Made in the USA!
    I had one Mitchel in the late sixties and mine was made in France
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    Wish i didn't know now what i didn't know then.

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    I still fish for large mouth bass using my 1974
    Abu-Garcia Ambassador 5500C reels. I've had to replace original rods I had purchased with them but I still have a 1976 Hurricane rod with all original stainless guides.
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    Nice looking old classic set up.
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    In the 1990's my father was using a Seamaster fly reel that he purchased in Miami in the late 60's to fish for snooks and tarpon down in Flamingo. When he gave me that reel in 1996 I used it to fish for snooks and redfish in the Ten Thousand Islands. I had a lot of people ask me if I wanted to sell that reel but I never did as it had a lot of memory for me and my dad. One day I happened to talk to a guy at BassPro shop and he told me what they were worth. I immediately went home and put that fly reel away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marlin1 View Post
    I immediately went home and put that fly reel away.
    Why? Use it as much as you can and honor and remember your father
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    Quote Originally Posted by no primers View Post
    I still use old penn reels, have a couple red ones just like that.
    I watch for them every time I go to a pawn shop, estate sale, or antique mall. From what I understand, parts are still available and can be rebuilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunsnyaks View Post
    I watch for them every time I go to a pawn shop, estate sale, or antique mall. From what I understand, parts are still available and can be rebuilt.
    Yes , infact I sent 3 old penn reels out for service and repair, last winter to a reel shop in Wisconsin. They came back like new.
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