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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:22 pm • #  
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Greetings to all

At this point I am assuming that this has been done at some point after manufacture.

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Has anyone ever seen anything like this on a Mitchell reel?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:32 am • #  
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Hi Roy,

I have seen this crinkle finish on a beat up Mitchell (300) 3rd version but it is dark green. I've also seen one look-a-like that was made in Japan appearing to be the same finish as yours. Wonder why?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:03 pm • #  
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Thanks Wallace
This dosent look like it was made in Japan, I will investigate further and let you know.

Kind regards Roy


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the crinkle finish is for better grip as fishing gets your hands wet and the reel slippery.Just picked up a No 390 Japan made 300 Mitchell look alike with this finish.Just joined my first post hope I am doing it right.


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I don't know If the crinkled finish was made 2 Help grasp the reel. After all the reel is attached to the pole which you would then be holding your hand. I think it was for appearances or to help hide runny paint jobs. Would be hard to tell runs with that finish. I work in the HVAC trade and see that finish quite a bit. 70's to present. A shame theydid it to a half bail on a CAP.
Ki :sCh_fisherman: :sCh_fisherman: :sAni_fish: m


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