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#1 wotnobivvy

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 02:03 PM

Just bought a new fixed spool reel (new Mitchell 300), and need a case. It needs to take the reel and spare spool, be padded but not extortionate. Preferably squarish in shape with a good zip. I tried some time ago with a Preston monster but it was too stiff and had holes either end of the zip that let debris in. I await the opinions of the assembled masses !!


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Posted 03 September 2017 - 05:20 PM

I have an abu cardinal case thats about what you want but its all down to size and it doesnt mention it here
Why companies operate like this is beyond me a few lines of specs is hardly hard work ! Perhaps they dont need customers
http://www.reelfishi...inal-reel-case/
God that 300 is an ugly reel no wonder it needs hiding

Edited by chesters1, 03 September 2017 - 05:23 PM.

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 11:40 PM

Just bought a new fixed spool reel (new Mitchell 300), and need a case. It needs to take the reel and spare spool, be padded but not extortionate. Preferably squarish in shape with a good zip. I tried some time ago with a Preston monster but it was too stiff and had holes either end of the zip that let debris in. I await the opinions of the assembled masses !!

If you need any more spare spools - PM me - I've a few.

 

Both for the 300 & the 410 Match (they're all the same spool & fully interchangeable - I have them from both)

 

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Edited by Martin56, 04 September 2017 - 12:39 AM.

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 12:31 AM

400 Match - or is it 410 Match?? - No Matter, all will fit yours.

 

I've tried them all & will mix & Match (Pardon the Pun)


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 07:36 AM

I think he means the new 300 rather than the metal ones of the past .Awful chinese plastic clone things that all look alike but i could be mistaken
https://www.anglinga...BCABEgJkD_D_BwE

Edited by chesters1, 04 September 2017 - 07:41 AM.

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 09:02 AM

I think he means the new 300 rather than the metal ones of the past .Awful chinese plastic clone things that all look alike but i could be mistaken
https://www.anglinga...BCABEgJkD_D_BwE

 

Not sure how they've got the nerve to call that a Mitchell 300.

 

I've never used a padded case, you must be pretty rough with your gear to need one. I got a couple of soft leather cases from Mullarkeys a long way back, but most of my reels are in cloth money bags that I liberated from a defunct bank branch.

 

With a bit of alteration they also make great bait bags for hanging round your neck when roving around, I use them for either meat or maggots.



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Posted 04 September 2017 - 07:49 PM

I have to own up, it is one of the new ones. I still use my old 300s reels, but I thought I would give the new one a try. I landed a 18 lb 8 oz common on it last week with no problems, despite it's looks :)
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Posted 04 September 2017 - 10:19 PM

One of the reasons I could afford to fish in all sorts of exotic places was that I never spent money I didn't have to, and made sure I got my money's worth from what I did spend.

 

   Wrap the reel in a clean piece pf tea-towel - it will protect it from grit and scratches just as well as a fancy reel case.   Rinse in fresh water and dry the reel if it gets near salt water, always dry it off after a wet day's fishing.   Use sewing machine oil or similar quality - before the reel starts squeaking !  




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Posted 04 September 2017 - 10:36 PM

Not sure how they've got the nerve to call that a Mitchell 300.

 

I've never used a padded case, you must be pretty rough with your gear to need one. I got a couple of soft leather cases from Mullarkeys a long way back, but most of my reels are in cloth money bags that I liberated from a defunct bank branch.

 

With a bit of alteration they also make great bait bags for hanging round your neck when roving around, I use them for either meat or maggots.

 

I use clean maggot bags. They seem to be a Northern thing, because few had heard of them when I last mentioned them. Just a cloth bag with a neck strap. 

 

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 12:21 AM

I am Leeds originally - now Wakefield, & yes mate, the Southerners don't seem to get the "Maggot Bag" thing.

I use clean maggot bags. They seem to be a Northern thing, because few had heard of them when I last mentioned them. Just a cloth bag with a neck strap. 

 

John.

 

Best thing out when stood trotting all day with Maggot bag round ya' neck.

 

Also, we prefer the term "Hole" ('ole), rather than swim!!

 

I see we're not too far apart in years either - I'm 61 in Dec'. Born in Pepper Place, Hunslet - know it??


Edited by Martin56, 05 September 2017 - 12:38 AM.

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