Simple design, user-friendly features and proven performance
8-bearing system including instant anti-reverse
Polymeric body and rotor
Comfort Touch body coating
NeverFail™ bail spring
Multi-disk drag stack
Free spare spool
The Mitchell 300Xe Spinning Reel has the same simple design, user-friendly features, and proven quality as Mitchell’s 300X series in a smoother-running, stronger, lighter version. The 300Xe offers an 8-bearing system including instant anti-reverse, polymeric body and rotor (stronger than graphite) with Comfort Touch™ body coating, high-performance gearing, NeverFail™ bail spring, line twist reduction system, and multi-disk drag stack. FREE spare spool.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joe Mitchell's Still Got It
I bought my first Mitchell somewhere in the mid 90's....this one tops them all. It perfect for bass, pike and the like; but I just went out and got a 30 King salmon and this reel worked like a champ. I wont buy another kind of reel.
September 15, 2007
Rated 5 out of 5 by seanedogg Mitchell 300xe
One of the best bangs for your buck!I need two more.
September 4, 2007
Rated 5 out of 5 Mitchell 300xe
This reel has been the most reliable and dependable reel i have ever used. I have had it for over 6 months, and it is still working perfectly fine. I use it to go fishing in both salt and fresh. This reel is just as reliable as the old mitchell 300x but is much lighter and smoother. It is the only spinning reel i will ever buy again until i see a reason why i shouldn't.
July 26, 2007
Rated 1 out of 5 by John Disappointing
The Mitchell reels were recommended to me by a good friend who is an experienced fisherman. I have been out with the reel two times now and I have had countless birds nests. I do not suggest this reel.
July 25, 2007
Yes it is, but the bearings in this reel are of poor quality! The one I have started making a whirring noise after the second cast! Never even caught a fish with it just a bit of current, retrieving a lipless crankbait! I have a friend who has one as well, and he has the same problem! Mitchell has always been a good reel, but unfortunately with this model the quality has gone down a bit! Other than the bearings, it works well,feels solid, and the new rubberized coating feels great, not the Mitchel of old. I have a Mitchel reel that is over thirty years old and works better than any new reel out there, don't know what happened, wish they would upgrade the bearings!
I use 10lb, mostly because that's what I had to begin with, and never used anything different. 12 shouldn't be a problem. If that's what you were wanting to use, I would say go ahead and try it, and if you have problems then go lighter.
Personally, I prefer 10 pound test for most local fresh water fishing and coastal salt water. It should handle 12 lb test easily enough and I would recommend it if you are going after heavier, deeper running fish or if you do a lot of crappie fishing around heavy brush and snags.
thats what i run berkley trilene 100% fluorocarbon 12 lb
2 years, 10 months ago
- phila, pa
I don't recommend putting a larger diameter line on then recommended. They tend to twist up. The line roller is not designed to handle a line this diameter. I use 10lb on my 300ex and it works great. Be sure to put the line on the correct way so as not to twist it right off the get go.
i think 12 is pushing it but i dont see why it wouldnt as long as you use a smaller diameter line such as fireline or something comparable. I use 8 lb. stren on mine because its cheap and i have never broke it with a fish on or setting the hook or any of the stressed situations. so as far as im concerned yea if you want go for the 12 lb test but unless your fishing very deep or in alot of sticks and heavy cover id stick with 8 or 10 lb.