Mitchell 300 Spinning Reel For Review

Mitchell has a history of its own, and Mitchell’s performance as the spinning reel inventor has been excellent worldwide.

Many people like me grew up fishing with Mitchell 300 pro Reel. When I started fishing seriously, I Searched a lot about Mitchell.

Still, after a while, I switched to another brand that was more attractive than Mitchell, and in 2013, I received a 300 Pro, a small size Mitchell 308 pro reel and offered in size Mitchell 310 pro spinning reel.

This reel is very useful for low-budget anglers who must thoroughly search for this reel.

Mitchell 300 Spinning Reel

Mitchell 300 Spinning Reel


When I first saw this Mitchell 300 spinning reel review, it impressed me at first sight, and touching this reel gives a feeling of softness and smoothness in thinking and touching it does not seem like it is with Mitchell polymeric Matt Black body.

The reel is similar to the soft touch reel sets you will find in the market. This reel is a perfect combination reel with a deep and green spool.

Its polymer body and rotor are neither too light nor too stiff.

There are many other reels in the 9.9-ounce size market that weigh less. This reel flexes when pressed, while the body and the rotor are considered extremely rigid.

This flex has the most prominent position in the rotor. And there is a connection between the trunk and the foot of the rotor reel with the main body.

This reel slightly affects your cranking power. The “bail halo” design in this reel is designed to increase the rigidity of the rotor.

And to help improve the line, it would not be very smart to associate 300pro with any rod because this reel is the best.


A reliable performer, though the drag and retrieve aren’t as refined as they could be, and the frame isn’t as rigid as it could be.

Mitchell spinning reel 300 spinning reel has a good performance.


This Mitchell 300 PRO produces average casting results. There are no positive or negative effects of casting with this reel.

Not surprisingly, the aluminum spool of this reel has the features of standard, excellent dimensions and arbor size.

Mitchell 300 pro series spinning is perfect. As long as you don’t have a 25-knot tailwind, the more handy things you have, the less trouble you will have when casting.

Using chunky bail wire makes sense and Closes and opens with a strong and satisfying click.


This Mitchell 300 pro reel is almost smooth when retrieved. This reel makes a little noise, but this noise does not pass unpleasant on anglers and does not bother them while casting.

Bending the handle of this reel is more resistant than other reels. It is not a problem. It is just something that you should take immediate notice of.

After catching fish for a while, you will get used to it. While it may not be problematic if you’re trying to work a slow-moving lure, such as a shaky head worm or drop-shot rig across the bottom, it is a bit annoying if you’re pickier.

Solid hook sets are easily achieved by using the instant anti-reverse.

This reel also uses a small anti-reverse switch designed for people who use only the same reel. 300 pro does not feel like the most powerful reel.

This reel does not have much cranking power. Tons is what I found out from the experiment I did with the small spinning reels.

Frame flex also comes in handy when fishing with the same reel, thus minimizing damage to the reel.

The Mitchell 300 is compared to 40 or 4000-size reels but is sometimes compared to 2500 reels.

The aluminum handle of this reel uses a flat evaporating knob, which is comfortable and of good size.

Fortunately, Mitchell did not use Ivanob because the flat shape is very comfortable and secure. Mitchell’s 300-reel history is so good.

Mitchell 300 Spinning Reel


Whenever I experimented with Mitchell pro, it did not disappoint me, but I did not use it for a long time.

The drag of this reel remained smooth when I used it in salt and freshwater. I caught a lot of fish, and this reel maintained its consistency.

In retrieval, this reel has always been as if it had just been taken out of the box. This reel looks good but is strong, tough and excellent.

This Mitchell 300 pro reel is not very heavy, as I said.

The retrieval adds an extra sound to the feeling that this reel is not very solid, but it will be perfectly fine at the best price for reel anglers.

Mitchell saltwater fishing reels are excellent.


The Mitchell 300 pro is still quite heavy for a polymeric body. The weight difference between this reel and similarly-sized aluminum spinning reels averages about an ounce.

The best thing about this reel is that it is lighter than other pure fishing reels and weighs less, including all the minus Premier reels on the Abu Revo Reel.

When you think about it, you don’t feel big because it is light in weight.

And you realize that Mitchell is worth less than all its competitors.

The Mitchell brand manager, Matt Kitchen, made an interesting point that the size of the reel when considering the weight may prevent some people from buying this reel.


 (We have the following matrix re-calibrated for 2008, along with a key to assist with determining the scores):


The reel is well-executed for the price. There is no high-end feature or material that you will find in more expensive reels, which is not surprising.


This reel price is so perfect. Price-wise, it’s a great deal. Younger anglers or those on a tight budget will enjoy this reel as a cool and affordable purchase.


The reel comes with a decent feature set for a reasonable price.

Design (Ergonomics)

The reel has a soft-touch coating and an EVA knob that I like. I was surprised at how heavy the reel is.


  • Good job putting it together
  • The price is sweet
  • look good
  • While dragging
  • The slider Smooth retrieval


  • A little heavy
  • At high settings, with just a hint of drag
  • Heavy loads cause frame flex
  • The reel doesn’t feel super solid

Test Result

Instead of testing the 300 Pro on the bass, I used it hard and in water-handling applications. The saltwater is no less than a rigorous test for any species living in it.

The 300 Pro was built with a braided 20lb suffix line. To locate some feisty southwest Florida snook, I used a variety of plugs and swimbaits.


Can be used for a variety of freshwater and saltwater fish. The applicants for this reel are very good and it is also fine to do a lot of work.

There are many applications for the Mitchell 300 Spinning Reel PRO. Bass, walleye, and steelhead are some species it applies to for freshwater anglers.

Snook, redfish, speckled trout, flounder, and bonefish, among others, are just some of the species it can be good for.

Additionally, the reel should be very resistant to corrosion, just as it was for me when I tested it. It does not seem to have any indications of corrosion whatsoever.


Might Mitchell pro be the next to offer high-end reels after Abu Garcia (another Pure Fishing company)?

However, this reel is certainly no Steez, but it represents a significant improvement over the old Excellence reels I used as a kid.

I guess we will have to wait and see if Mitchell will release a slew of new products in the future.

Despite a few minor grips, Mitchell is an attractive and excellent offering from a well-known company.

This reel comes into sight when buying a reel. But Mitchell’s most inappropriate thing is that he is not building new reels. If he builds new reels, he will reach the top.

you can also have a look at the Abu Garcia Revo Premier Spinning Reel and Shimano Stradic FK Spinning Reel.

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