Mitchell 403 bail spring

Discussion in 'Reel Repair and Upgrades' started by Pogo, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. Pogo

    Pogo New Member

    North Carolina
    I have an old Mitchell 403 salt water spinning reel for which I've been trying to locate a bail spring ... with no success.

    For six months, I've searched, emailed and telephoned many suppliers, but no one has yet been able to come up with one .. some even say they have them, then later contact me again to say "Oops ... we're out and won't be reordering".

    The bail spring I have is O.K., and I've only replaced it twice in over 20 years, but it's the last one .. and I feel a little nervous not having a spare.

    Does anyone know where I can get a bail spring for this reel? .. I know it's a very small order, but if I find a source, I do plan on getting a few other things, like another spool and a few odd items.

    This thing is getting old enough that eventually there just won't be ANY parts available, so I think I'd better get what I think I could need while I can.

    Thanks ...