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    Nice old reel & pole

    Stopped at my favorite gun shop, and what do I find a very
    Nice Mitchell 300 , and then came home, and dug around in my shed, and came up with an old true temper rod from days long gone by
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    Nice it is a classic, but when I see those open face reels I see a birds nest waiting to happen with me at the controls. I'll stick with my trusty Zebco 33.

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    Have you been in my garage?
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    I love those old spinning reels.I had a Mitchell 300 like that once.I don't recall what became of it.I am now using a Mitchell 430.It's a pretty good light duty reel.
    I began using spinning reels exclusively ever since I was fishing for hybred white bass back in the late seventy's.At that time I was using spincast reels and when I got in a honey hole one time that Zebco was not tough enough to bring them in without having to wrestle with the crank.The other guy I was fishing with was bringing them in three to my one.Talk about getting po'd.Well I went straight to the store later that day and bought a Pen spinning reel and the next day I was dragging them in with no problem.
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    That’s in nice shape! Good find.
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    Looks brand new! Congrats!
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    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.
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    Somewhere in the back of a closet there's a Mitchell 300 hiding that belonged to my dad. Now I am going to have to find it. Probably in the old tackle box with my 60's vintage Zebco 33!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waffletop View Post
    Nice it is a classic, but when I see those open face reels I see a birds nest waiting to happen with me at the controls. I'll stick with my trusty Zebco 33.
    I'm just the opposite, used open face for over 50 years with no problem, but I have been able to birdsnest a Zebco 22.
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    Nothing but Abu-Garcia and Penn for salt water fishing for this ca'jun and ugly sticks!

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