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Rapid Mitchell 350 Series Fishing Reel (Rapid)

Rapid was engraved on the first High Speed (5:1) 300 series reel. The first issue did not have a model number but just Mitchell Rapid. This reel soon became the Rapid Mitchell 350 Series Fishing Reel 5/1 in 1957.

RD Suffix on Mitchell Fishing Reels (RD)

Term used on Mitchell reels with an adjustable Rear Drag.

RH Mitchell Fishing Reels (RH)

RH in Mitchell Fishing Reels is a term used for Right Hand reels also called left hand wind or even numbered reels. You would hold the rod and reel in your right hand and cast with your left. To this day, this causes much confusion amongst anglers but this is what Mitchell called them.


RK Kits Garcia Mitchell Fishing Rod & Reel (RK)

Starting in 1953/1954 Garcia made up Mitchell 300 rod and reel kits with special packaging. These kits also included many other items such as lures, fishing line, grease and much more. Garcia soon expanded these to other models. For more information see Garcia Kits in our Gallery.


Round Body Mitchell Fishing Reels

Round Body is a term used to describe Mitchell reels where the Gear Housing is round by design. There are many examples starting with the original CAP and on throughout the evolution of this reel including the 304, 314 and 340 series reel.

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