Enjoy a simple design, user-friendly features and the proven performance of a Mitchell 300XGe Spinning Reel. Exceptionally smooth, strong and lightweight, the 300XGe Spinning Reel has a 10 bearing drive with Instant Anti-Reverse, oversized NeverFail ™ bail spring system, Comfort Touch™ exterior coating and a proven Carbon Matrix ™ drag system to consistent smoothness all through the fight. Includes FREE aluminum spare spool.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jameslol Light and Smooth
I received two of the as gifts and they performed great. As others have mentioned both of mine did end up tangling at some point. Do not let shops install line on this reel like I did. They'll probably put the line on too tight so it will tangle. Mine worked perfectly when I put on my own line and breaking it in within a few casts.
I matched this reel with BPS tourney special im-7, 38-130-221-00, and it was a great combination. It is super lightweight combination perfect for hiking. I fit my rod/reel easily into a Camel Back and didn't even feel it.
July 31, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by davidsjk81 Mitchell 300XGe
This a nice reel for the price it has all the qualities of a high price reel for under $100. It is very smooth and durable
March 23, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Barca239 Great Reel
A Great reel for a great price and i have no tangling problems like other users. I'm using 10lb cajun line and i must say i just found my new favorite reel...
March 6, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by dandifisher i love this reel
I've had this reel for about 3 years use it all spring, summer and fall. Fishing about 4-5 times per week... couldn't ask for a better reel! Haven't found a flaw in it yet!
February 2, 2011
The Mitchel 300 Xge is left or right handed. The handle can be placed on either side! I would however, go for an other brand, like Diawa, Shimano. Because the quality of the Mitchel reels has gone down dramatically in the past few years. I have a new Mitchel 308 Xe, and I used twice and the bearing are shot in it, it makes the whirring sound when you reel it in. I have older models that are ten years old that work just as new. I also have a 1973, made in France model that works better than all my other Mitchels. It's up to you, but I would buy an other brand.