The All New Mitchell 300PRO Is NOT
Your Grandfather's Spinning Reel!
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Inventors of the world's
first spinning reel, the Mitchell 300 has a long history of proven performance
and reliability. The only problem is, that original design looks older than the
reel itself. If you have a higher end spinning rod, are you really going to
match it up with an ancient looking reel? Not likely, but the new 300PRO
spinning reels should change your thinking. Available in a 300, 308, and 310
size, these totally brand new reels blend old and new features together to
create products that are both feature-laden and stunningly attractive,
especially for such a low price point.
This is certainly not your Grandfather's Mitchell
Mitchell 300PRO Overview:
reel is made with a matte black polymeric body that is said to be stronger than
graphite, yet lighter than aluminum. The body has a very pleasantly soft, smooth
feel to it similar to some reel seats with “soft touch” coatings you'll find on
the market. A “Bail Halo” reduces weight but adds strength to the rotor to help
line lay down evenly while keeping line out from under the aluminum spool. The
double anodized aluminum handle comes with a black EVA knob for comfortable
cranking. For a drag system, 300PRO reels utilize a carbon hybrid system that is
advertised to handle big fish while not easily overheating. Ten ball bearings
and an instant anti reverse round out a very refined package.
The new Mitchell 300 spinning reels have been
Line Capacity 180
yards/12lb mono, 210 yards of 14lb braid, 5.8:1 gear ratio with 33 inches of
line being retrieved per handle turn, max drag 14lbs.
The "Bail Halo" reduces weight
Line Capacity 130 yards/8lb mono, 190 yards of 8lb braid, 5.8:1 gear ratio with
30.5 inches of line being retrieved per handle turn, max drag 14lbs.
The new reel is constructed out of polymer for
weight and rigidity
Line Capacity 100 yards/4lb mono, 110 yards of 6lb braid, 5.2:1 gear ratio with
20.5 inches of line being retrieved per handle turn, max drag 6.4lbs.
A look at a special edition 300 to commemorate
the redesign. This reel was being given away in a contest at the show
All Mitchell 300PRO
spinning reels are priced at just $69.95 regardless of model. They are also
available matched up as a combo with 24-ton graphite rods featuring stainless
steel guides and inserts, and an EVA split grip. Five combo sizes are available
priced at $89.95 each.
Matt Kitchen shows us the exciting new Mitchell
These reels are very attractive and refined for the money. It's nice to see
Mitchell still in the game after all these years, and these reels represent a
big step forward for them. Each of the TackleTour staff has already received a
300PRO model, so expect a full review in the near future! For more information