alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial just got me two Michell reels I would like to fix 306s and 406
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steelfish
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« on: April 24, 2018, 11:36:19 AM »

here is the Mitchell 306A

seems that need lots of TLC to get the ligth greenish and bit corrosion out along with a new spring for the bail system, but what needs more attention is the spool, it has some corrosion and nicks on the tips of the spool skirts, I dont know how bad that would be for the line after many cast, if is too expensive or hard to get a new spool I will just clean it and leave it for shelf queen, but it would be cool to use it for some triggerfish.



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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2018, 11:40:02 AM »

next is the mitchell 406 high speed.

that seems that it just need the bail spring and a deep cleaning/lub job.



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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2018, 11:52:44 AM »

Nice saves.  Sometimes, you can sand/file out the nicks on the spool edges; I suppose if they are too deep, that wouldn't end up right.  Not sure if a little JB Weld, mixed up & place in the nicks, then sanded after drying would work on bigger nicks/gouges.

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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2018, 11:57:52 AM »

Those are built internally similar to their little brothers, the Mitchell 308 and 408.  Nothing like the innards of a Mitchell 300.  Gotta watch out for the pinion gear/bearings, if you take them apart I hear they're a pain to get back together.  Spools should be plentiful, anywhere from 6-8 bucks used or a little more for NOS.

 
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