Abu, Abu Garcia, Abumatic, Albatros, Ambassadeur, Arca, Balzer, Bass Pro, Browning, CAP, C. P, Carpano & Pons, Conolon, Galion, Garcia, Garcia Mitchell, Garcia Tackle, Impecco, Kingfisher, Kirk Odo, Kroyden, Mitchell Sports, Pure Fishing, Spinette & Cluses, France to name a few!
This web site, owned by Mike Read and Wallace Carney, is for all who either collect, love or at least remember Mitchell and the impact it had in our lives!
Dollar wise, the most valuable of vintage Mitchell reels are the ones that have never been used, still NEW in their original box, with original paperwork. Hands down, these command the greatest prices on e Bay.
It matters not the model, if you have the reel with its original box and paperwork it is of greater value than the same reel without these "extras." They are the most collectible, period. A "New in the Box" (NIB) reel can be worth anywhere from 0 to 00 and beyond.
As inventors of the world's first spinning reel, Mitchell has a long history of dependability and performance.
Many folks like myself grew up fishing a Mitchell reel.
There are many reasons that factor into the price variations, some models were limited editions, some were prototypes, some were first editions, others were less successful models that were made in limited amounts, some have more bling, while others were just simple production reels.
Yet all maintain a solid value and time and time again the ones NIB command the highest prices.
Many of us started our fishing lives using MITCHELL equipment and some, like me, have stayed loyal to the brand ever since whereas others…Well, perhaps knowing the true pedigree of Mitchell tackle will convince them to take a fresh, more informed look at the brand and what it represents.I have a vested interest in the story as I am lucky enough to work with MITCHELL across the whole product range and want to see this famous brand back as strong as it ever was with top quality, innovative and competitive products.I am lucky and honoured to do so because, despite some bad times and poor management decisions, MITCHELL is still a legendary brand and very much part of French angling heritage.As I said at the outset this is a chance for me to look back to a time when MITCHELL changed the face of angling forever.