Mitchell 386

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Mitchell 386

Post by Tonytoned » Sun May 27, 2018 10:52 pm

Sorry people :Scared:

Had to buy this Mitchell 386..... for £2!!..... at the local car boot.....again! that's throw away money, a little spit and polish plus an oilling should run a treat. Don't want it looking like a shiny new penny though.
You never know, I might even take up traditional sea fishing.

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Saying that, it's about the size of the reels that Carp fishers use nowadays..... Ah ha!

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Re: Mitchell 386

Post by Jeremy Croxall » Mon May 28, 2018 8:03 am

Such a bargain! Nice find sir.

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Re: Mitchell 386

Post by Martin H » Mon May 28, 2018 9:06 am

Just smack it with a big hammer, it will be fine !

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Re: Mitchell 386

Post by Tonytoned » Mon May 28, 2018 9:30 am

Jeremy Croxall wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 8:03 am
Such a bargain! Nice find sir.
Thank you sir.

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Re: Mitchell 386

Post by Tonytoned » Mon May 28, 2018 9:31 am

Martin H wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 9:06 am
Just smack it with a big hammer, it will be fine !
Like it! Hope the hammer doesn't break though!!

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Re: Mitchell 386

Post by Reedling » Mon May 28, 2018 9:42 am

Apart from the cosmetics I bet the insides are fine, they are normally bullet proof unless had a very hard life, cracking buy for two quid! Dick Turpin strikes again. You should be able to pick up an old glass Beach caster, Milbro, ABU etc around the bootfairs.

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Re: Mitchell 386

Post by Tonytoned » Mon May 28, 2018 11:11 am

Reedling wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 9:42 am
Apart from the cosmetics I bet the insides are fine, they are normally bullet proof unless had a very hard life, cracking buy for two quid! Dick Turpin strikes again. You should be able to pick up an old glass Beach caster, Milbro, ABU etc around the bootfairs.
Your absolutely right Reedling, the actual running is very smooth. The bailarm lock didn't engage, but after a little bit of WD40 it is now sweet. Will take apart to clean it though. Funny you should say that was a couple of beach caster rod at the boot sale. Many thanks

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Re: Mitchell 386

Post by Nobby » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:31 am

These are almost a giant 308 with their planamatic gears and can run very smoothly indeed. Coupled with a superb clutch they make a great carp reel, but for some reason aren't popular. They should be!




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Re: Mitchell 386

Post by Tonytoned » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:19 pm

Nobby wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:31 am
These are almost a giant 308 with their planamatic gears and can run very smoothly indeed. Coupled with a superb clutch they make a great carp reel, but for some reason aren't popular. They should be!



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Thank you Nobby. I did think that about carp angling and as you say they are very smooth. I think they are still very stylish too.

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