This is a brief note to cover proper lubrication of the 300 reel. All too often reels come in for service that are stuffed with grease. A lot of the time the grease closest to moving parts has dried, and hardened.

 There is no need to pack the gear box with grease. A thin film of grease on the gears and bearing surfaces is all the grease you need. Application of a good reel oil occasionally ( we highly recommend ReelX ) through the oil port in the back of the reel, and into the drive gear shaft ( on most versions ) with the crank handle removed, is all that is needed to keep the grease soft, and the reel properly lubed.

1985 Mitchell 300 PRO

We sell bottles of ReelX for 5.95 plus shipping.