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Old 06-18-2009, 08:18 AM
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Default Pflueger President 9/10wt reel?

Any opinions on using a Pflueger President 9/10wt reel for saltwater flats in Florida? Looks like a lightweight 6.6 oz. very reasonably priced $135 and a very large arbor 4.25" diameter reel. The large arbor would be a definite benefit in the flats.

Any experience with reliability and drag quality? I know that it is partly forged / partly machined, but if it delivers fish at this price point, I'm in!
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I used one on my 8 wt. for bones & it held up thru 30 some fish & they give a reel a workout. I took it apart & cleaned & inspected it when I got back to get it ready for the next trip & it looked fine.....IMHO it's a great reel for the money , just a tad on the heavy side.
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Default Re: Pflueger President 9/10wt reel?

I recently bought one for my older Silaflex glass rod, it should last a lifetime on that rod.

It's the 2nd Pfleuger reel I've purchased in the last year, they certainly seem to have upped the quality of their product.
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Default Re: Pflueger President 9/10wt reel?

If it has the same drag set-up as my Pflueger Supreme... it collects salt.
You're going to have to strip it down and clean it regularly.
Polishing the drag disk before you even use the reel the first time would be a good idea too.
That said.... I use my Supreme a lot, more than my more expensive reels.
And polishing the drag disk improved it's performance 100%
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Default Re: Pflueger President 9/10wt reel?

Thanks for the feedback! I hear you about the maintenance but, then again, everything in salt water needs attention.

I think I"m going to go this route.
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