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Greetings all,

Looking for any info on this reel...I've seen the Mitchell museum sites, and Mitchell Collectors 498 history website...

Trying to find out just how rare and or what this reel is worth and how many were made???

Appreciate anyone sharing their Mitchell 498 knowledge.

Cheers Charlie
 

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I have two 498's packed out and ready to go. I am taking both of mine to Venice next week, if the weather is ok. That new 498 looks great. The price on them....beats me.

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Here’s one that sold in Europe on e-bay in 2013 with the original boy & papers. Which to collectors can greatly increase the price, to fisherman, not so much.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-big-and-strong-MITCHELL-498X-PRO-AFRICA-Original-box-Gunn-metal-look-/331082917451

You could ask this guy, http://www.mikesreelrepair.com/, I have dealt with him quite a bit & he has always been straight up with me.
The same applies with this guy, www.thefisher-man.com. Both guys have always been easy to talk to.

Mitchell reel prices have varied greatly over the years just depending on the latest trend.
 

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Here’s one that sold in Europe on e-bay in 2013 with the original boy & papers. Which to collectors can greatly increase the price, to fisherman, not so much.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-big-and-strong-MITCHELL-498X-PRO-AFRICA-Original-box-Gunn-metal-look-/331082917451

You could ask this guy, http://www.mikesreelrepair.com/, I have dealt with him quite a bit & he has always been straight up with me.
The same applies with this guy, www.thefisher-man.com. Both guys have always been easy to talk to.

Mitchell reel prices have varied greatly over the years just depending on the latest trend.
Thanks to all for the feedback...

Big Red, thanks for sharing the ebay link on that Pro Africa...I think whoever bought that one got one heck of a deal. I seen one other one recently after spending many hours on the internet...some guy from South America wants $580 for his with 35 in shipping...I think this will be a good edition to a collection I am going to start. I will see if I can find it's original box.

Thanks again all
Cheers Charlie
 
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