Lost Rod and Reel

Discussion in 'LOCAL INDIANA TALK' started by whiteriver, Sep 19, 2009.

Can it be returned to service?

  1. Yes, but it will take a lot of work.

  2. No, been under water too long, too much damage.

  3. Yes, but it will take a professional to do the job.

  4. Forget it and go buy a new one!

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  1. whiteriver

    whiteriver New Member

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    Here is my latest catch. If you can identify where I "caught" it, what waters, I will try to refurbish it and return it to the rightful owner. Yes, I was fishing and caught it on a hook, no trick. I will be posting the refinishing and repair on line so you can keep track of how it will go. Not sure I am up to the challenge but I am willing to try it.
     

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  3. PHLIPS4BIGKATS

    PHLIPS4BIGKATS New Member

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    Earl I think anything is possible. Good luck I'll check back and see how the refurb is going.
     
  4. beespringer

    beespringer New Member

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    Earl you gonna refurbish that??:eek:oooh:
    The pole looks to me like its done petrified!..
    Good luck Bro.:big_smile:
     
  5. whiteriver

    whiteriver New Member

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    Hey Billy, start with the hard stuff and the rest will be easy. LOL! The key word in that statement is try. man, I love those big letters!!! :roll_eyes: I really doubt that it can be brought back but what the hello, I have a lot of time to do it in.
     
  6. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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    looks like an old mitchell 300
     
  7. Iablue

    Iablue New Member

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    That is exactly what it is, Slimdaddy. A Mitchell Garcia 300. I use them exclusively for my catfishing reels. I have 7 or 8 right now. Call me old fashioned but that was one of the first and best open face reels ever made. I lost one in the Mississippi about 4 years ago when a cat pulled it over board. Doubt it made it that far away, so can't claim that one:wink:
     
  8. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

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    good luck, but i would chunk that one in a dumpster before i put to much time and money in it
     
  9. littlejomojo

    littlejomojo New Member

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    looks to be a keeper but i'd cpr it
     
  10. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Earl I agree it looks like a Mitchell 300. This will give you a winter project. If you only get it cleaned up it and decide to make a wall hanger out of it, it will make a great conversation piece. Good luck and keep us posted.
     
  11. old newbie

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    Well Earl I'm retired too so you know how much money you want to put into it. With winter comeing on you got plenty of time to put in on a cold weather project. If thats want you want to do go for it. Maybe in the spring you can give some young un his first catfishen outfit.:big_smile:
     
  12. old newbie

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    Herb I see several on ebay all the time that go pretty cheap, is it just the older ones that are worthwhile? I need a couple more outfits just for cats.
     
  13. Colsrob

    Colsrob Active Member

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    Those old Mitchells like that were great. They were considered the best for their time period, and i'd be willing to giess that they could cross over into some other time periods as well. Tough as anything, and very reliable. No to mention that they were well built.
     
  14. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    I'll say if you find it, it may be worth fixing by a professional.. but me I would just go buy a new combo! :smile2::wink:
     
  15. beespringer

    beespringer New Member

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    Dad had a couple of mitchell 300's dang good reels.
    Earl, like mickey said if you fix em up keep us posted.:wink:
     
  16. old newbie

    old newbie New Member

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    Thanks rob I might just try one.
     
  17. whiteriver

    whiteriver New Member

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    ((:)crazy:))) You are correct sir! :wink: Thanks for stopping by to look. :big_smile:
     
  18. fishassasin

    fishassasin New Member

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    hey earl hows the fish biting... i see the poles are biting.... also i have a friend that has been wanting to fish the white... but i didnt know how many people you would consider putting in your boat at once. thought about coming up next weekend or the weekend after that to fish the white. let me know what your thoughts are.
     
  19. SGTREDNECK

    SGTREDNECK New Member

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  20. whiteriver

    whiteriver New Member

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    Dave; Sent you a PM. :cool2: