alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Is this a saltwater Garcia Mitchell reel?????? Photo is circa 1973
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« on: December 29, 2019, 05:01:20 PM »

Jennifer and siblings are going through their parent's photos and they asked if I can ID this reel used by their Dad and Grandpa.

My thought is:

Looks to be a saltwater Garcia Mitchell.  Jen's Dad LOVED the Garcia Mitchell 300 reel that now is owned by her Brother.

These photos were taken in Kodiak, AK - circa 1973 - fishing for salmon on the Olds River.

Told her sibling I don't definitely know, BUTT have 5,000 fishing buddies who will know the exact model.

So, take a look a let me/us know your REEL ID thoughts.

TANKS.

Wayne







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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2019, 05:04:15 PM »

My bet is a Mitchell 306, Wayne-o.
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2019, 05:05:19 PM »

The Great and Powerful Thorhammer!!!

Told Jennifer YOU will be one of the first respondents to provide expert ID.

Thanks.

Wayne
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2019, 06:50:40 PM »

Or possibly a 302. It's on a casting rod that's upside down.  Shocked
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2019, 07:19:21 PM »

It's on a casting rod that's upside down.  Shocked
My God, Wayne!  The shame of it.  I'd delete this thread immediately.  Smiley Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2019, 07:37:42 PM »

i chose to pretend i didnt see that lol.
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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2019, 06:10:09 AM »

Hey...whatever works😁......proof is in the last pic..
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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2019, 06:58:10 AM »

Midway!

Did see that as well.

Knowing Grandpa, he was a man who made do with what he had on hand.

Growing up in Salida, CO - he hunted squirrels at age 13 for dinner for his folks.  Not even high school educated, he was capable with his hands.  Wood or metal, Grandpa was able to craft most things with a bench vice, saw or file.

I'll post later, but he made kitchen knives from band steel from the local sawmill in the late 1950's.

Even made the ironing board we still use today.

So, if all he had was a casting pole for salmon fishing, he made due and was successful as well.

TANKS all.

Wayne
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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2019, 07:19:53 AM »

   I must need new readers again...I can't tell what it is. Cool old photos though Wayne! Cool
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« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2019, 11:02:22 AM »


Even made the ironing board we still use today.

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« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2019, 08:48:20 PM »

The handle looks a little big compared to the body for a 302 to my eye. I'm thinking 306, 307 is the next one I'm looking for.
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