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Mitchell 496 – 1968-1986 = 81,736 Units
Mitchell 497 – 1969-1973 = 2,448 Units

The first version Mitchell 496 shown with serial number 166767 on the foot was first introduced in 1968 along with a new line of Mitchell Salt Water reels including the Mitchell 486/487. The Mitchell 488 and the 498 was also introduced at the same time but the LH 489 and 499 didn’t come out until 1970. All of these reels were painted Midnight Blue as were other Mitchell “400” series reels of the time such as the 400, 402, 406, 408, and 410.

 

They were marketed as the “Special” Mitchell 496/497 in Europe with the only difference other than packaging being the Garcia sticker verses the Special wedge stickers. Garcia Ads are vast however, European Ads are very limited only showing the next Sky Blue Version of this reel. You can see more information in our Mitchell Schematic's Gallery.

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