The pflueger web site has incorrect information, and has contained it for some time......... Have you ever seen that thing, its definatley not a fly reel!
There is another brass fly reel, that balances 8 wt glass rods just fine, it's also a tank, Numbered a 1555
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Got another pic to show the caparison.
The web site is wrong, the reel your asking about is not a fly reel. Shame on them.
If you look up historic Pfluegers, I know they have it listed as a fly reel........ Its definatley not. Unless your flyfishing a magical broomstick, and pursuing whales.