1976 Mitchell Garcia 8600 reel

Discussion in 'Salt Water Fishing' started by cld3693, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. cld3693

    cld3693 New Member

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    I was wondering if anyone had an opinion on what a like new 1976 Mitchell Garcia reel would be worth today. I know that because of the transmission that they are a rare find. I used mine the year that I bought it but only twice since then so it is still in perfect condition. My email address is cld3693@yahoo.com if you might know the answer to this question.
     
  2. Catpaw

    Catpaw Well-Known Member

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    First off Cindy welcome to the BOC ...Most people don"t even know that Mitchell/Garcia had A reel lol... I have one of the old white reel's in excellent shape ......Do you have a pic of your reel?
     

  3. rrssmith

    rrssmith New Member

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    I have an old garcia mitchell saltwater surf reel that was my fathers, it is in excellant condition. I think the newer spool designs allow for more further casting it doesnt cast as far but it is a great reel. he bought it new around the early 1960's
     
  4. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    i have a white garcia mitchell on a glass rod that i just aquired from a man and i gave 12.50 for it.the same man had a penn model 65 on a split bamboo rod and i got it for 12.50 to.if it gets lucky even an old blind sow can find an acorn now and then.no i dont fish with these old rods and reels i just collect them.
     
  5. rrssmith

    rrssmith New Member

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    I also have an old DAM quick reel that was my grandfathers
     
  6. recordbreakin1

    recordbreakin1 New Member

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    I havew an old garcia mitchell reel that was made in the 60's and its in great shape.I have looked at some on ebay and they run between $20 and $120.