a 30yr old mitchell 300 great reels I let my customers us the pens abus and Roybe;s i use and eagl claw rod and a real that were my grand gathers band beat that older equipment
Loved my old Mitchell 300 that got stolen a few years back.
I replaced it with a Mitchell 308 rod and reel combo spooled with 12# braid.
I've caught eater cats to 12# with the rig. Super sensitive and cast a mile (no backlash)
into the wind with a split shot.
I've got ABU's and ugly stiks, but the little Mitchell is my go to reel 95% of the time!