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Mitchell 396 – 1969-1979 = 57,813 Units
Mitchell 397 – 1969-1970 = 1,929 Units

 

In 1968 Mitchell began production on several new saltwater models that were very similar but this one stood alone and considered by many to be one of the best surf casting reels Mitchell made, largely due to the skirted spool! Please Click Here for more information on the other "new" Mitchell salt water reels.

 

This first reel shown is a Garcia Mitchell 396 full bail with Serial Number 158741 from the early 1970s. It is common to find the red Garcia wedge sticker missing on the early releases. We believe this may be simply due to the larger wedge not being made yet. Although the Housing is molded above the "Mitchell 396" engraving for these stickers, no European distributed reels will have this sticker except for those sold in The United Kingdom. 

 

The next reel shown is another Garcia Mitchell 396 full bail with Serial Number E099104 made c1975. This one has the large Garcia wedge sticker. You can also note the difference between these two reels' housings. Note the elongated "notch" at the housing Main Gear Drive mold due to a change in the Anti-Reverse Lever.

 

Click HereClick Here to to see the Mitchell 396 PUM series. You can find much more information on this reel in our Vintage AdvertisementsVintage Advertisements and SchematicSchematic Galleries.

 

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