alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Garcia Mitchell 604.... France
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« on: June 09, 2019, 11:47:14 AM »

Found at swap meet ..$10...couldn't say no  Cool Made in France.
Pretty high on the very cool scale.

Charles





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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2019, 12:27:20 PM »

Nice find, Charles —

I did edit your photos to remove the personal ones below the reel pictures.

Best,

Fred
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2019, 12:52:25 PM »

Squidder drag washers -- 006 060, or the Smooth Drag equivalent -- are a direct replacement, and improve this reel significantly.
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2019, 02:27:53 PM »

Ooo h that's a nice find ! I've never saw one like this in France ...
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2019, 02:42:22 PM »

Thank you Fred for the edit.... was unaware other photos were included. I'll review my
IMGUR settings.

Great recommendations AKFISH ...I'll make the switch on disassemble and cleaning. Any
other tips are appreciated.

CAPTAIN64 don't know the backstory on this Garcia Mitchell...maybe it was marketed to
the American market ? I owned one many years ago and thought it was a good quality reel.
I'll see if I can find a little bit more about this reels model history .

Charles

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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2019, 12:51:20 AM »

Don't tighten down the cast control knob or it will blow out the side plate.
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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2019, 04:03:21 AM »

yes correct Steve, the 604 and the 624 models with the cream plates, do crack near the bearings if you have to much tenction on them, so leave a little movement side by side on the spool.  good to have you with us Charles, cheers Don.
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2019, 04:07:09 AM »

By the way I am after a spool if anyone has one to sell thanks Don.
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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2019, 09:34:45 AM »

CAPTAIN64 don't know the backstory on this Garcia Mitchell...maybe it was marketed to
the American market ? I owned one many years ago and thought it was a good quality reel.
I'll see if I can find a little bit more about this reels model history .

Charles



Thanks Charles , it's very interesting ,production according to the Mitchell Museum  : Mitchell 604 (MULTIPLIER)      1964 - 1974   34,523   
                                                                                    

                                                                                                                           _Mitchell 604 (MULTIPLIER)      1984 - 1985   1,821
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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2019, 07:39:37 PM »

Thanks to all for sharing the info on this reel. I will do my best to avoid
cracking the Delrin side plates. If anyone has a link to where I could order
the appropriate size drag washer replacements it would be appreciated.

Thanks again.

Charles
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« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2019, 08:38:13 PM »

Thanks to all for sharing the info on this reel. I will do my best to avoid
cracking the Delrin side plates. If anyone has a link to where I could order
the appropriate size drag washer replacements it would be appreciated.

Thanks again.

Charles

Hi Charles —

Bill (akfish) suggested Smooth Drag or the Penn equivalent from Mystic Parts.

Both are on this Site as solid parts suppliers.

I would also suggest greasing the drag washers you buy with Cal’s Drag Grease.  The drag system will be smooth as butter through all settings from lightest to full lockdown — and likely outlast the reel, you, and me.

The referenced part number from Penn — for this size drag washer for your Mitchell, is 6-60.

Best,

Fred
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« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2019, 05:28:57 PM »

Thank you Fred.... I'll get on it ! Looking forward to getting this reel dialed in.

Thanks again.

Charles
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« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2019, 02:45:25 PM »

THAT, is a pretty reel!

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