Light-tackle anglers will want to take notice of Mitchell’s new 300X spinning reel. The sleek, lightweight (11.6 oz.) reel is based on a graphite body and features a 5-ball-bearing drive, instant anti-reverse for sure hook-sets, a machined-aluminum spool and solid-brass pinion gear. The 300X boasts a 6:1 gear ratio for fast retrieves and an easily adjustable front drag. Spool changes can be made with just the push of a button. Line capacity is 240 yrds. of 8 lb. test, and retail price is $45. Pure Fishing, Spirit Lake, IA; (877) 502-6482; www.purefishing.com.