Mitchell Prince 308

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Re: Mitchell Prince 308

Post by Duckett » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:51 pm

Lovely little reel, it really looks the part matched with early glass float rods.
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Re: Mitchell Prince 308

Post by Carpman67 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:06 am

I am finding it difficult to find a trip lever spring stock no 81294 I've looked on eBay but to no avail avail 🤔thanks Adam

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Re: Mitchell Prince 308

Post by Harry » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:53 am

Drop Metal Mickey a Pm (Mike Traynor...) he services mitchell reels
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Re: Mitchell Prince 308

Post by MGs » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:13 am

Yes, I have one. I've had it for ages. I really ought to use it more but spend most of my time with a pin these days. It did take a fair bit of hammer. Maybe a restoration project for the winter. Certainly good in use, particularly as I have small hands.
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Re: Mitchell Prince 308

Post by Nobby » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:55 pm

81294 the trip lever spring is available here:

https://jimsreelshop.co.uk/epages/50de3 ... ucts/81294

They are notorious for going bent and not working well...they are a little tricky to fit as well. Here is the correct position:

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Re: Mitchell Prince 308

Post by Nobby » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:58 pm

Just in case you need it...the anti-reverse spring too:

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Re: Mitchell Prince 308

Post by Stingray » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:01 pm

Nice reels and I have noticed that they retain a better second-hand interest than most of the 1.5 million made 300s.

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Re: Mitchell Prince 308

Post by OldTackle » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:56 pm

I love using them spinning for perch!
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Re: Mitchell Prince 308

Post by Mitch300 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:35 am

It's a delightful reel for light float fishing. It was my first proper one, after the frustrations of the obligatory Intrepid Black Prince as one's `starter' reel. I bought it in France on a pen-pal exchange visit with extra money my parents had given me in case of an emergency (and seeing one in the window of a French tackle shop in Montlucon certainly qualified as one). Nowadays, I tend to use a Match Aerial for this kind of fishing, but the 308 is a very worthy alternative. I caught several personal bests with the 308 and could never part with it. Still in perfect working order after 45 years.

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Re: Mitchell Prince 308

Post by CaneTincaCatcher » Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:29 pm

I was lucky enough to buy one from Mr Crabtree at Romsey last weekend for the grand sum of £16.
I intend to pair it up with a Chapmans Peter Stone legerstrike that I bought a few years ago at auction in Norfolk for £42,
Complete outfit for £58

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