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« on: May 15, 2016, 09:39:05 AM »

Hey, was wanting to upgrade my mitchell 300 and 306. What I'm wanting to know is what other models mitchell's these will fit. I'm wanting to make my handles longer.
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2016, 12:57:23 PM »

The 302/402 handles will fit the 306. The 402 speed handle would look nice on the 306.

For drags I punch a Carbontex washer for under the spool that fits in the recess and one up top. It's much better than the stock drag system.

Shown is a 406 and its handle. This handle would look good on the 306 also.


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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2016, 04:17:15 PM »

Longer high-speed torpedo handles off a 400 and 410 will fit the 300.

Another option--albeit stock length--is the locking screw handle from a late model 300.

Those are great replacements for the earlier folding-type handles that weren't all that sturdy.

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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2016, 12:36:35 PM »

I'd be in the market for about 4 of those 400/410 high speed handles if anyone has a few on the shelf needing a new home.

 Send me a good word and your price to relocate them to Cedar Creek Tx, 78612

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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2017, 05:04:00 PM »

This little Mitchell 300 is my first foray into any spinner that was not disposable.  It was a dream to work on.  I'm going to use it for fly lining bait.  My problem was the handle.  I first tried a Shimano Calcutta paddle knob but needed a small tube to make the mounting work.  I just could not find the right ID and OD copper tube locally.  So I'm looking around and remember this small EVA knob I have on my Penn 109 and the spare I have.  The crank was going to get tossed anyway so I went for it with a drill.  Counter sunk the spindle into the knob and viola a two bearing knob on my ancient Mitchell.  Waiting for a few deep spools from Fred and hopefully can test it against some Calico bass Friday.


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« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2017, 07:30:22 AM »

I have some smaller EVA and some black and silver knobs that would look great with that reel. Ill p[ost some pictures later.

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« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2017, 07:56:29 AM »

Now were talkin! thanx men
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