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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:39 am • #  
Hi Everyone.
Nice Board! I have used Mitchell reels most of my life. I liked the mighty 300 for my bass and pike fishing.So easy to maintain and operate. But my favorite Mitchell was always my 408.
I bought this new when I was a young man. It was my first light tackle reel and is a lot of fun when trout fishing. I only used it 6 or 7 times per year being that in my state they stock and fish out quite fast. I have never laid it in the sand or just thrown it in the truck. She has had a good life. It is in almost perfect condition both cosmetically and functionality!
I think it was made and bought in 1986. The sn # is R212. The US patent number is 2.726.052 and matches a fishing reel that was drawn up in 1953. It is not the same as the drawing, so I am going with the serial number for the 1986 date.
Here are a few picks of my reel. I don't plan on selling it but was wondering what it might be worth. The reel is very smooth and the drag system works perfectly. I have taken it apart at least once a year to clean and lube since I owned it. The only issues are 2 very small chips in the paint. That's it!
So what do you think it might be worth? I would love to hear more about it.
Thanks for looking

PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:44 am • #  
Here is a shot of the inerds. Tried posting with original post but didn't work.


PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:46 am • #  
One more pic of inerds. Sorry learning board.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:31 am • #  
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Greetings Brian,
Welcome to the forum.
I would suggest viewing the recently sold Mitchell 308 reels on ebay and matching version and condition to reels that are found there to get a current value.
The price of fishing tackle jumps around a lot depending on the time of the year, and what the economy is doing, so it's not a stable thing.
Ted Lanham

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