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Ister in-law sends me an old tackle box with lead to melt down and odds and ends. It was the property if my father-in-law. Dr A E Conley.  A man whom I never had the honour of meeting.  Inside we find treasures.  Amongst the "stuff is a 300A from France complete with spare reels still in their Mitchell storage cases with cleaning pads. They will never again see water, but they will join the rest of my family's fishing treasures from a better time.

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Treasure those treasures Bruce ,  those pictures take me way back in time ! I remember my first Mitchell 300 well and the "no stretch" casting lines . 

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2 hours ago, Steve_Guelph said:

I still have my Mitchell 300 from way back as a young teen. It just sits in my fishing/hunting room on a shelf. Caught many fish with that old reel. 

I also have my Mitchell, along with Grampa's Luxor, in a glass case These finds will now join them

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The baitcaster with the multicoloured line on it looks like an old Langley, one of the best reels in it's day. Still have my old 308 Mitchell from 1964.

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