EFTTEX COUNTDOWN: Mitchell revamps a legend
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An iconic model is set to make a return at EFTTEX in a move that will add spice to the reel sector at this year’s show in Vienna.
The legendary Mitchell 300 – born in 1948 and the first ever spinning reel – has been revamped by its owner, Pure Fishing, which will be showing off two new versions, the 300 and 300 PRO.
They both boast the original’s unique egg-shaped body, recognisable open rotor and a front drag button that is based on the very first model.
However, it is no relic of the past and features a body made of an extremely strong and advanced and polymeric materials that are said to be stronger than graphite and aluminium.
Mitchell’s Pure Fishing stablemate Abu Garcia is also set to turn a few heads with the debut of its Revo MGXtreme. Weighing in at just 139gr – 14g lighter than the MGX – it continues the policy of pushing what is possible in reel design and engineering to the ‘absolute’ limits.
Design Fishing – the Polish based tackle manufacturer – will be exhibiting a second generation of its Fishmaker II Series, which the company says is built of the finest materials, including bearings manufactured in Japan and Germany.
Italian manufacturer, Carson, will be showing off reels from its newly acquired Teben brand at EFTTEX.
It has agreed a distribution deal with Cixi Teben Fishing Tackle Company and will be selling the Teben products across Europe.
Top Taiwanese manufacturer, Omoto, will arrive at EFTTEX with its ChiefXtreme series of baitcasting and pro surfcasting reels and its Triple range of saltwater reels.
Omoto – an EFTTEX regular since 1994– has been manufacturing reels for over 30 years and enjoys strong sales across Australasia and Asia.
• For more information on the reels, plus an exclusive EFTTEX preview, log onto the digital version of the June edition of Angling International.