my father recently handed me down an old mitchell 300 and i was curious if this would make a good reel for steelheadin,,,it seems heavy duty...if nothing else it is very sentimental........thanks for looking
Your welcome. If you want more of those reels there's a store in Sweethome that had a bunch of them last year. I'm sure they still have them. There was probably at least 20 of them. They were selling them for 20 to 30 dollars apiece.
The Two biggest fish I have gotten where on the old 300 , one a nothern 36 " inches , and a 36 " steelhead , and about 30 years apart !! use it !!
I've used 3 variations of the Mitchell 300, for many types of fish including summer run steelies. They work great for that! Depending on what type of line you use, you can likely use it for Winter fish too!
in 1992 old 300 use to get line under spool so I bought a new shimano and a eagle claw.never bought another mitchell. last year I got a mitchell outback ultra light combo at bimart for $24. its a great little outfit and I like the rod because its 2 pieces.