Salmon - Name given in Great Britain to indicate the Mitchell 316.
Salt Water - The first sea-reels (left en right-handed) that later (after 1957) became the 302 and 303 models were engraved "Salt Water". This engraving was also used on the -high speed- 402 and 403 models.
"S" Suffix - The S suffix has always been subjected to debate as to what it represents. When applied to Mitchell Sports reels, it is used consistently with skirted spools. The S, when applied to Browning’s versions, is found on both skirted and non-skirted reels. The use of the suffix on Browning reels probably implies special gearing or use in saltwater. The S could also represent the same model being reissued between owners/vendors with significant internal/external modifications. Finally, it is possible the S suffix was applicable to some other manufacturing designation that is not apparent. We all agree on the following: The "S" suffix on the 200-series only stands for Skirted spool on the 218S and 228S. We really don't know where it stands for on the other models of these series! The "S" suffix on the 304S stands for Special or Super to indicate it's a 304 in the body of a 314 but without planamatic gearing. The "S" suffix on the 300- and 400-series always stands for the presence of a Skirted spool.
"Spaghetti" - people called the first characters used to write the name Mitchell also the "spaghetti"-style. Look at it again and you’ll understand why!
"Special" - A label with the word "Special" was affixed to all the 400 series reels sold in Europe that were also manufactured for Garcia. To fill in the void where the Garcia sticker was normally affixed, a red decal reading "Special" was used in its place.
Special Presentation - In 1964, to commemorate the 5th Anniversary of the Fisherman Digest magazine, a specially engraved 300 was given to them as a gift. The raised engravings and trim was gold plated.
"Spincast" - on closed face spinning reels model #8610 and #8630.
Square body - Name given to the series 2200Z, 3200, 3300 and 4400.
(Dutch for "Standard") - Other name given in The Netherlands to indicate the Mitchell 300-model. (See Albatros
- Name given to the 314-model to indicate it was an improved 304 (Cap) model with "planamatic"- gearing. Not engraved on reel.