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Old 06-13-2019, 12:25 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Old Fishing Gear!

I found some really old fishing rods and reels in my grandpas old shed. First off I had no idea that Heddon lucky 13 made rod and reels also. I stumbled across 2 rods and one with rod and reel. I found a few other old rods also and a couple of old spinning reels. These rods are all fiberglass. I thought the heddon 13 stuff was pretty cool. No telling what treasures I might find in there if I ever go through it.
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Old 06-13-2019, 12:28 PM   #2
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That would be cool decorations in a fishing/bait camp!

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Old 06-13-2019, 12:34 PM   #3
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Not saying I am old but those bring back memories—��
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Old 06-13-2019, 12:44 PM   #4
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Love those old Mitchell spinning reels. I have a few that were passed down.
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spinners look like Mitchell 200's... That one is not even on a spinnin' rod... Wonder if he fished it on top?? Note trigger on rod handle... That old spin-cast reel sure looks familiar too... Think those were made either by "South Bend" or maybe Shakespeare...
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Old 06-13-2019, 12:46 PM   #6
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Caught many a catfish on that first setup.
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Old 06-13-2019, 01:52 PM   #7
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That's cool. I love that old stuff! I agree that looks like an old Mitchell spinning reel.
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Old 06-13-2019, 01:54 PM   #8
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That's cool. I love that old stuff! I agree that looks like an old Mitchell spinning reel.
I believe it says garcia mitchell on it.
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Old 06-13-2019, 02:03 PM   #9
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Man, love that old fishing stuff! Like DustOffer, not saying I am old, but does bring back some good memories! KJ
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Old 06-13-2019, 02:14 PM   #10
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spinners look like Mitchell 200's... That one is not even on a spinnin' rod... Wonder if he fished it on top?? Note trigger on rod handle... That old spin-cast reel sure looks familiar too... Think those were made either by "South Bend" or maybe Shakespeare...
Charlie, I thought the heddon lucky 13 was cool. I am 41 and been fishing my whole life and never have seen a heddon lucky 13 rod and reel. Only heddon lures.
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Old 06-14-2019, 08:43 AM   #11
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I started fishing with a Heddon Lucky 13 rod and reel when I was 5 years old lol. Of course that's 57 years ago
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:29 AM   #12
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Yep, Heddon was one of the early companies that had about everything for fishing... at least private branded stuff... I had a "Southbend '77" reel that looked almost just like that Heddon reel, and Shakespear made reels like that too... They were way more popular than Zebco back in the early '60's and well made reels too... Zebco then started flooded with cheap Japanese made stuff... Sure wish I still had those old reels. I do still have my first rod tho and it looks much like the rod that old spinner is on... It is a Shakespear solid fiberglass with brass eyes... other than the cork handle, it is still in good usable shape too! That sucker is almost 60 years old! Dang, did I just post that?!! I CAN'T be THAT OLD!!
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:48 AM   #13
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Looks like a Mitchell 300 and a 304. Very cool.
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:53 AM   #14
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might be 300's but don't look big enough. That's why I was thinking 200's...
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:23 AM   #15
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might be 300's but don't look big enough. That's why I was thinking 200's...
Got my curiosity up and I had to go look in my box of old stuff. Might be one of these? I've got a pile of old stuff, some displayed and some just stored.
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:26 AM   #16
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How many of y'all were "cool" enough to have one of these when you were a kid?
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:31 AM   #17
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How many of y'all were "cool" enough to have one of these when you were a kid?
Haaa!! I had one of those. Used to take it to the golf course when I was younger to fish the ponds there. Could fit it in my golf bag!! Good times.
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:37 AM   #18
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Nice Find.
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:48 AM   #19
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How many of y'all were "cool" enough to have one of these when you were a kid?
My grandpa carried one in his car , I guess to shut me up about wanting to fish every little puddle
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:57 AM   #20
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Got my curiosity up and I had to go look in my box of old stuff. Might be one of these? I've got a pile of old stuff, some displayed and some just stored.


And I’d bet you have them all neatly stored in cute little buckets
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Old 06-14-2019, 12:44 PM   #21
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And I’d bet you have them all neatly stored in cute little buckets
Don't be a bucket hater Curt! Come to Texas and get ya some!
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Old 06-14-2019, 01:47 PM   #22
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Doug, I think you nailed it! Had an uncle that was a Mitchell guy... We always made fun of him for fishin' with a dang ol' bucket bail!! Sure don't remember the 300's bein' that small...
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Old 06-14-2019, 02:29 PM   #23
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That is cool!
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Old 06-14-2019, 02:35 PM   #24
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Doug, I think you nailed it! Had an uncle that was a Mitchell guy... We always made fun of him for fishin' with a dang ol' bucket bail!! Sure don't remember the 300's bein' that small...
I think the actually 300 was bigger and wasn't as "round". I think i have a couple somewhere. That's what I grew up using.
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Old 06-14-2019, 04:00 PM   #25
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Yea, think you're right... more of a tear drop shape to the housing... I always thought the smaller ones were 200's, but you're probably right... Never fished with one when I was a kid for fear of ridicule from my dad and brother!!
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