Three Sisters - This is a nickname applied to three different models: 440, 540, and 840. Because the design of these models incorporated an autobail system and was utilised in casting competitions, collectors fondly refer to them as such.
Tournament Casters (TC)- These reels incorporated an auto bail system and were inscribed "Match" on the top of the drive housing. The models that were associated with Match were the first Match-models, the 440s and 840s. (See also under "Match")
Tournament Reels - Back in the late 1960s to the early 1970s tournament casting became a very popular sport especially in the United Kingdom. During this time, Mitchell produced special tournament casting reels. These reels were built on a model 300 frame with special modifications including elongated spools, special gearing, and manual pickups. These reels were not sold to the general public but were given to or purchased by the professional caster. They are highly prized and sort after by collectors. Mitchell, Albatros and Garcia were the only three companies who had their logo placed on these reels.
"Trigger Drag" - Only available on the "R.D." or "Rear Drag" models. Pulling a finger drag while landing the catch could intensify drag tension.
"Turbomag" - On conventional reels of the 6600-series indicating the magnetic spool brake system.