How to Cast a Garcia Mitchell 300 Fishing Reel

How to Cast a Garcia Mitchell 300 Fishing Reel
The Garcia Mitchell 300 was a popular spinning reel made by Mitchell and distributed by Garcia. The Garcia Mitchell 300 is versatile and known for its durability. Like all spinning reels, it is easy to cast, and with a little practice, an angler can make long, accurate casts. With the spinning reels fixed spool design, there is no chance of the spool backlashing like a baitcasting reel. These reasons help make the spinning reel an excellent choice for beginning or seasoned anglers.


Difficulty: Easy

How to Cast a Garcia Mitchell 300 Fishing Reel

Things You’ll Need:
  • Practice casting lure
  • Practice casting lure
Step 1
Check that the reel is firmly secured to the handle. Strip five to six feet of line from the reel, and tie on a practice casting reel.
Step 2
Grip the rod with your right hand. Make sure your index finger is resting directly over the bail mechanism.
Step 3
Reel in line until the lure is about one foot from the rod tip. Turn the handle as needed until the line roller, which is located on the bail mechanism, is facing straight up.
Step 4
Using your left hand, push the bail forward until it locks in the open position. Pick up the line with your right index finger, and hold it tightly against the underside of the handle.
Step 5
Move the rod in an arc back behind your right shoulder. Rapidly cast forward while flicking your wrist. Release the line under your index finger when the rod is near the end of the arc.
Step 6
When the lure hits the water, use your left hand to close the bail. The bail will also close on its own when you start turning the handle.
Step 7
Repeat the above steps until you are comfortable casting overhead. Practice different casting styles such as side-arm, backhand and underhand until proficient.

Tips & Warnings

Make sure casting area directly behind you is clear before casting.


Article Written By Daniel Ray

Daniel Ray has been writing for over 15 years. He has been published in "Florida Sportsman" magazine. He holds an FAA airframe and powerplant license and FCC radiotelephone license, and is also a licensed private pilot. He attended the University of South Florida.

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