Any chance anyone has parts for a Mitchell 488? This is one of my Dad's favorite reels & had not been used in a while. Forget to check & first attempt to open bail saw parts fall on to cast net, through some holes, & between pier boards.
The cone bearings are very hard to get. I sold all my 488 & 302 years ago. Years ago The fishing hole in Destin had a source in south Florida for tons of Mitchel parts but only selling limited amount each year. Try to find a guy named Gram who sometimes helped local Destin shops repairing internationals.