alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Mitchell Garcia 408
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« Reply #45 on: June 06, 2020, 05:34:31 PM »

Got inspired by you all to clean up an inherited Mitchell 408.  Didn't have a clue if reel was intact since I never have used it and rotor was loosey-goosey.

Took only a few minutes to soak, brush and spray off the old gunk, and re-assemble.  Didn't take apart the bail arm/mechanism just lubed it. I removed the bearing nut and oops almost lost a few, but quickly jiggled them back down, couple of drops of C-x and back together. Whew!  

Looks & works much better now, and is ready to test.  Not sure how strong that single drag washer is, but probably can handle a 1# trout.  Amazingly simple deal!


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« Reply #46 on: June 06, 2020, 06:13:07 PM »

   Great work! The 408 is a fantastic trout reel...you'll love it. Cool
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« Reply #47 on: August 27, 2020, 09:36:54 AM »

So where can one find replacement parts, specifically the bail spring and keeper screw?

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« Reply #48 on: September 01, 2020, 06:57:09 AM »

Greetings, Bob, from Minnesota, and welcome to the site!

Parts are available from several sources; other AT'ers will hopefully post here and give you some specifics.

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« Reply #49 on: September 01, 2020, 07:42:52 AM »

Welcome, Bob --

If you need parts for the Mitchell reels, including the little rare 408/308 -- I likely have those for you.

Best, Fred
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