Product Review                  

Week of May 9, 2005

Mitchell, Berkley, Fenwick Reels/Rods

 

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Mitchell  306X Spinning Reel

The Largest Of The Mitchell 300 Series

SPIRIT LAKE, IOWA -­ The Mitchell 300, with well over 25 million reels sold, is by far the most popular spinning reel ever made. Now big fish anglers can capture the Mitchell experience with the new Mitchell 306X; the largest Mitchell 300 Series spinning reel ever made.

 

Mitchell 306X can handle bigger fish and bigger water. The reel features five stainless steel ball bearings for a quiet and smooth operation. The Mitchell quick change spool system gives the angler greater flexibility to alter line sizes and types, fast and easy. Instant Anti Reverse provides better fish fighting capabilities and the 4.6:1 gear ratio allows wide retrieval versatility.

 

The 306X spool handles 210 yards of 14-pound test monofilament.

 

306X Features:

 ●  4.6:1 gear ratio

 ●  Instant Anti-reverse

 ●  5 ball bearings

 ●  Light-weight Graphite body

 ●  Aluminum handle

 ●  Quick change spool system

 ●  Spare Spool

 ●  Handle reverses for right- or left-handed

 ●  Holds 210 yds 14 lb test mono

 

About  $49.95

 

Full line-up of Mitchell 300 reels

Model

Bearings

Capacity Lb/Yard

Gear Ratio

Wt

Price

300X

5

8/240

6.1:1

11.1

44.95

300XG

10

8/240

6.1:1

11.5

64.95

308X

5

6/160

5.5:1

8.6

44.95

308XG

10

6/160

5.5:1

8.6

64.95

310X

5

4/100

4.9:1

7.2

44.95

310XG

10

4/100

4.9:1

7.5

64.95

306X

5

14/210

4.6:1

16.9

49.95

 

Phone: 1-877-336-7637

 

Mitchell@purefishing.com           http://www.fishmitchell.com

 

Mitchell Ideal Spinning Reel

Ideal Strength, Performance And Control

SPIRIT LAKE, IOWA -­With exceptional styling and new technology, the Mitchell Ideal spinning reel delivers to anglers unmatched spinning reel performance. Casts are longer and more accurate with the bait getting to the fish’s strike zone quicker and more effectively.

 

The Ideal Total Bail Control actually disengages the reel’s Instant Anti Reverse allowing the bail to spin out of the way when preparing for a cast, creating simplified line pick up and faster casting. The body, rotor and handle are made from aluminum and provide a strong, long-lasting performance. You will enjoy the completely smooth and quiet operation with eight ball bearings, a state of the art rotor design and precision gear system for long lasting fish fighting strength and smoothness that serious anglers demand.

 

Spool changing is quick and easy (spare spool included) with the patented Mitchell cartridge spool system. The handle is reversible for both left and right-handed anglers and the cross-wrap oscillation system provides performance all anglers will welcome.

 

The model 2000 holds 160 yds of 6 lb test monofilament and weighs 9.6 oz. The model 4000 holds 240 yds of 8 lb monofilament and weighs 11.3 oz.

 

Ideal Series Features:

 ●  Total Bail Control allows faster, more accurate casts

 ●  Instant Anti-reverse

 ●  8 ball bearings

 ●  One-piece aluminum gear box and rotor

 ●  Aluminum handle

 ●  Cartridge spool system

 ●  Spare Spool

 ●  Handle reverses for right- or left-handed

 ●  Cross Wrap Oscillation system

 

Model

Bearings

Capacity

Gear Ratio

Wt

Price

ID2000

8

6/160

5.5:1

9.6

64.95

ID4000

8

6/160

6.1:1

11.3

64.95

 

About  $64.95

 

Phone: 1-877-336-7637

 

Mitchell@purefishing.com           http://www.fishmitchell.com

 

Mitchell Avocet Silver Reel        

New Size Offered With Trigger Release and Rear Drag

SPIRIT LAKE, IOWA -­ The Mitchell Avocet reels have quickly become one of America’s favorite spinning reels. Styled after the Mitchell 300, the most famous spinning reel in history, the Avocet Silver family now offers a trigger release and a rear drag option on the new 1000 size light-spinning reel.

 

Avocet Silver reels feature a solid and smooth operation with 4 bearings and the patented Mitchell quick-change spool system.

The new Model 1000T with the trigger release and front drag adjustment weighs 5.8 oz.  The new 7.3 oz Model 1000R has a conventional finger release and rear drag adjustment. Both hold 110 yards of 6-pound test monofilament.

 

The new trigger release option allows more versatility for lure presentation by the angler. Anglers can choose front or rear drag adjustment to fit most comfortably with their style and experience.

 

Avocet Silver: AV-S1000T  Features:

 ●  Total Bail control allows faster, more accurate casts

 ●  One-piece aluminum gear box and rotor

 ●  Aluminum handle

 ●  Cartridge spool system

 ●  Four bearings

 ●  Patented quick-change aluminum spool and spare spool

 ●  Weighs 5.8 oz

 ●  Holds 110 yds 6 lb test mono

 

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Avocet Silver: AV-S1000R Features:

●  4 bearings

●  Patented quick-change aluminum spool

●  Spare spool

●  Weighs 7.3 oz

●  Holds 110 yds 6 lb test mono

 

About  $24.95

 

Phone: 1-877-336-7637

 

Mitchell@purefishing.com           http://www.fishmitchell.com

 

Mitchell Outback Spinning Reels

Contemporary Style Value Spinning Reel

­SPIRIT LAKE, IOWA -­ Even at their value price, the Outback spinning reels from Mitchell still pack the features serious fishermen demand.

 

Smooth operation is a must and the Outback is built with five bearings to give lure retrieval the comfort and reliability needed for proper lure presentation and fish fighting. The reel features reversible handles for left or right operation and a durable bail for dependable line pickup.

 

The Outback also has Instant Anti-Reverse and a aluminum skirted spool and is available in three sizes, the Model 500UL, Model 2000 and Model 4000. All sizes feature a strong smooth front drag system.

 

Outback Features:

 ●  Five bearing drive

 ●  Instant Anti-Reverse

 ●  Aluminum spool

 ●  Smooth Front Drag System

 

Model

Bearings

Capacity

Gear Ratio

Wt

Price

OB500UL

5

6/130

4.3:1

6.3

19.95

OB2000

5

8/120

5.3:1

8.8

19.95

OB4000

5

10/150

5.2:1

11.0

19.95

 

About   $19.95

 

Phone: 1-877-336-7637

 

Mitchell@purefishing.com           http://www.fishmitchell.com

 

Mitchell Complete Fishing Combos

The Perfect Fishing Solution for Getting Started

SPIRIT LAKE, IOWA -­ Novice anglers can now find all their fishing needs in one package with the new Mitchell complete fishing kit Combos. Rod, reel, line and baits are included keeping the guess work out and the fishing fun in.

 

Five different ready-to-fish combos are offered including a kit specific to bass, trout, panfish and walleye plus a generic kit. The two-piece 5’6" medium action rod is matched with a Mitchell skirted spool spinning reel complete with 8 lb Berkley Trilene mono, the world’s most popular fishing line. Berkley Power Bait is featured in each kit and the Trout Kit includes Berkley Trout Bait, the number one selling trout bait.

 

Youngsters and beginning anglers will learn all the basics with detailed fishing information printed on the back of the kit’s packaging. Knot tying, lure selection, fish identification and much more is included with the easy to follow instructions.

 

About  $24.95

 

Phone: 1-877-336-7637

 

Mitchell@purefishing.com           http://www.fishmitchell.com

Fenwick Eagle GT Fishing Rods

Classic Fenwick performance at an entry level price

SPIRIT LAKE, IOWA ­– Fenwick has remodeled all 24 Models of Eagle GT Rods, returning to Traditional Cork, making this an ideal rod to match up with these Mitchell reels. 

 

Fenwick, makers of the very first graphite rod, have upgraded the Eagle GT family of fishing rods. Now these rods sought by avid and novice anglers alike are built with quality cork handles and a secure lock up reel seat giving these rods the unique feel action that made Fenwick so popular.  This high energy, fast actioned high modulus IM6 graphite Eagle GT is within the reach of every angler.

 

Like all Fenwick rods, the Eagle GT series feature Hard Chromium SS304 Guides that are 20 times tougher that conventional aluminum oxide guides and up to 55% lighter. High quality cork handle grips and a secure reel seat round out the rods feel and performance.

 

To find out more about Fenwick fishing products or for the nearest Fenwick retailer, call Fenwick Angler Services or visit their web site.

 

Model

Lgth

Pc

Pwr

Wt/Oz

Test

Guides

Price

 

Spinning

EGTS 49UL

4'9"

1

UL

1/32-1/4

1-6

4

54.95

EGTS 53L

5'3"

1

L

1/16-3/8

2-8

4

54.95

EGTS 59M

5'9"

1

M

1/8-3/4

4-12

5

54.95

EGTS 60ML

6'0"

1

ML

1/8-5/8

4-10

5

54.95

EGTS 60M

6'0"

1

M

1/8-3/4

4-12

5

54.95

EGTS 60MH

6'0"

1

MH

1/4/1

8-17

5

54.95

EGTS 66ML

6'6"

1

ML

1/8-5/8

4-10

5

54.95

EGTS 66M

6'6"

1

M

1/8-3/4

4-12

5

54.95

EGTS 66MH

6'6"

1

MH

1/4/1

8-17

5

54.95

EGTS 70ML

7'0"

1

ML

1/8-5/8

4-10

5

59.95

EGTS 70M

7'0"

1

M

1/8-3/4

4-12

5

59.95

 

Spinning – 2 piece

EGTS 56UL-2

5'6"

2

UL

1/32-1/4

1-6

5

54.95

EGTS 60L-2

6'0"

2

L

1/16-3/8

2-8

5

54.95

EGTS 66L-2

6'6"

2

L

1/16-3/8

2-8

5

54.95

EGTS 66M-2

6'6"

2

M

1/8-3/4

4-12

5

54.95

EGTS 70L-2

7'0"

2

L

1/16-3/8

2-8

5

59.95

EGTS 70M-2

7'0"

2

M

1/8-3/4

4-12

5

59.95

 

Spinning – 4 piece, Includes Cloth Bag

EGTS 70ML-4

7'0"

4

ML

1/8-5/8

4-10

6

64.95

 

Casting

EGTC 56MH

5'6"

1

MH

1/4-1 1/4

10-25

5

54.95

EGTC 60M

6'0"

1

M

1/4-3/4

8-20

6

54.95

 

Triggerstik

EGTT 66M

6'6"

1

M

1/4-3/4

8-20

6

64.95

EGTT 66MH

6'6"

1

MH

1/4-1 1/4

10-25

6

64.95

EGTT 70M

7'0"

1

M

1/4-3/4

8-20

7

64.95

EGTT 70MH

7'0"

1

MH

1/4-1 1/4

10-25

7

64.95

 

 

Starting at About  $54.95

 

877-336-7637  

 

www.fenwickfishing.com

 

Berkley Lightning Rod IM6 Saltwater

Saltwater Version Of America’s #1 Graphite Rod

­ SPIRIT LAKE, IOWA -­ The new Lightning Rod IM6 Saltwater Rods by Berkley are built for the rigors of saltwater angling but have the actions and feel of the freshwater series.

 

The graphite composite blank gives the Lightning Rod IM6 Saltwater Rod the backbone and toughness to handle saltwater angling and by incorporating high modulus IM6 graphite materials the rod has a lighter weight with more sensitivity. The combination gives the saltwater angler the best of both worlds.  The Lightning Rod is a perfect choice for matching up with the Mitchell reels or any Abu Garcia reels

 

Ten models are available including both spinning and casting boat rods, inshore and surf spinning rods plus a trolling rod with a gimbal. Rod lengths vary from a 7’0" trolling rod to a 10-foot surf rod. The inshore spinning rod features a cork grip, all others have EVA foam grips on the handle. The spinning and casting rods are equipped with a rubber butt.

 

The medium and medium-heavy action IM6 Saltwater spinning rods have chromium SS304 guides that are 20 times tougher and up to 55 percent lighter than aluminum oxide guides. The medium heavy and heavy-action casting and trolling rods have welded stainless steel guides.

 

IM6 Saltwater Lightning Rods have a suggested retail price of $44.95, $48.95 for the 9-foot surf rod and $52.95 for the 10-foot surf rod.

 

For more information about Berkley or the location of the nearest Berkley retailer, call Berkley Angler Services or visit their web site.

 

IM-6 Saltwater Rod features:

Hard Chromium SS304 guides are 55% lighter and 20 times tougher

Positive lock-down reel seat

Application-specific cork or EVA handles

 

IM–6 Saltwater

Model

Lgth

Pcs.

Pwr

Retail

 

Inshore Spinning

LSTS701M

7'0"

M

$44.95

LSTS701MH

7'0"

MH

$44.95

 

Boat Spinning

LSTBS661MH

6'6"

MH

$44.95

LSTBS701MH

7'0"

MH

$44.95

 

Surf Spinning

LSTSS802MH

8'0"

MH

$44.95

LSTSS902MH

9'0"

MH

$48.95

LSTSS1002MH

10'0"

MH

$52.95

 

 

Boat Casting

LSTBC701MH

7'0"

MH

$44.95

LSTBC701H

7'0"

MH

$44.95

 

Trolling w/ Gimbal

LSTBC601MH

6'0"

MH

$44.95

 

 

Starting at about  $ 44.95

 

800-237-5539             800-BERKLEY

 

berkley@purefishing.com   www.purefishing.com

 

Berkley Lightning Rod IM6

America’s #1 selling graphite rod

The Lightning Rod built its fish-fighting reputation with a unique combination of strength and sensitivity. Today's Lightning Rod IM6 is still the lightest, fastest, strongest rod in its class. Berkley has added three new spinning models to its Lightning IM6 family:  a 5’ Ultra light, and two medium action - a 6’6 and 7’.

 

The Lightning Rod IM6 is another good match-up with Mitchell reels.  The unique fast-flex lightning tip is 38% stronger than conventional graphite rod tips. And the high content graphite blank with IM6 action fibers provides exceptional fishing performance.

 

You'll feel every tick, bite and bump!

 

IM6 features include:

 ● Berkley exclusive design reel seats

 ● Fast flex lightning tip

 ● Cork grip material

 ● Hard chromium SS304 guides

 ● One year warranty

 

Lightning Rod IM-6

Lgth

Pcs.

Pwr

Wt..

Test

Guides

Retail

 

Spinning            New *

5'0*

2

UL

1/32-1/4

1-6

4

34.95

5'6

2

L

1/8-1/4

4-8

5

34.95

6'0

1

ML

1/8-3/8

3-8

5

34.95

6'0

2

ML

1/8-3/8

3-8

5

34.95

6'0

1

M

1/8-1/2

4-10

5

34.95

6'0

1

MH

1/4-5/8

6-14

5

34.95

6'6

2

ML

1/8-3/8

4-10

5

34.95

6'6*

1

M

1/8-1/2

4-10

5

34.95

7'0*

1

M

1/8-3/4

4-12

5

34.95

 

Casting-Pistol Grip

5'6

1

M

1/4-5/8

10-20

6

34.95

5'6

1

MH

3/8-3/4

10-25

6

34.95

6'0

1

MH

3/8-3/4

10-25

6

34.95

 

Lgth

Pcs.

Pwr

Wt..

Test

Guides

Retail

 

Casting-Straight Handle

5'6

1

M

1/4-5/8

10-20

6

34.95

6'0

1

M

1/4-5/8

10-20

6

34.95

6'0

1

MH

3/8-3/4

10-25

6

34.95

 

Trigger

6'6

1

M

1/4-1

10-20

6

39.95

6'6

1

MH

3/8-11/2

10-25

6

39.95

7'0

1

MH

3/8-1 1/2

10-25

6

39.95

 

Flipping

7'6

1

H

3/8-2

12-30

6

44.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starting at about  $ 44.95

 

800-237-5539             800-BERKLEY

 

berkley@purefishing.com   www.purefishing.com

 

 

      


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