A long time guest sent this note. “I bought this pole and reel combination the first year I started fishing in Canada. It’s about 45 years old. The reel has been rebuilt 3 times and the pole once. I couldn’t even count the Northern and Walleyes I caught with this. My kids said they are going to fight over it when I decide to get rid of it.”
There is always a story. This reel looks to me like the durable Mitchell 300. I know Brad’s dad, too, has an old Mitchell 300 reel that is older than him and has earned a place of honour in our family fishing tales.