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Lighter, Tougher Design

by: Blue Heron Communications,

Photo by Blue Heron Communications
Photo by Blue Heron Communications
(Jun. 16, 2013 - ) The Mitchell Avocet Silver spinning reels and combos have been a favorite for quite some time. Mitchell is keeping with its roots and offering anglers a lighter, tougher reel. The Avocet Silver stays true to its heritage as being one of the most dependable reels on the market. Built with a graphite rotor and body, oversized bail wire, graphite handle and rubber grip, the Avocet Silver can handle tough fishing conditions. The Avocet Silver has three stainless steel ball bearings plus one roller bearing and an oil felt drag system, making it a smooth, light operator. Now even lighter, the Avocet Silver has weights ranging from 6.6 ounces to 9.8 ounces. With gear ratios that consists of 5.2:1 and 5.4:1, the Avocet Silver comes in five sizes of reels: 500, 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 models. The 1000 and 2000 models are also available with Rapid Rear Drag configuration for quick easy adjustments to drag setings. Avocet Silver spinning reels 500, 1000 and 2000 will also be offered in a combo option for anglers looking to add a quality rod n reel set to their fishing gear. The Avocet Silver reel can be configured for right or left-hand retrieve. The MSRP for all models is $29.99. MSRP for the combo is $39.99. [b]Materials[/b] Graphite rotor and body Graphite handle Oversized bail wire [b]Bearings[/b] 3 stainless steel + 1 roller bearing [b]Drag[/b] Oil felt [b]Gear Ratio[/b] 5.4:1 (500, 1000, 2000, 3000) 5.2:1 (4000) [b]Reel Weight[/b] 6.6 ounces (500) , 7.0 ounces (1000), 8.7 ounces (2000), 8.8 ounces (3000), 9.8 ounces (4000) [b]Line Capacity[/b] 110 yds/4 lb mono (500) 110 yds/6 lb mono (1000) 120 yds/8 lb mono (2000) 175 yds/8 lb mono (3000) 180 yds/12 lb mono (4000) [b]Avocet Silver Reel MSRP[/b] $29.99 [b]Avocet Silver Combo MSRP[/b] $39.99