08-12-2013, 08:24 AM
Re: My first fly rod
If you take that reel off the rod, you'll see that "JAPAN" is stamped on the bottom of the foot.
That reel has nothing to do with the Pflueger Medalist and an email or call to Pflueger/Shakespeare will accomplish nothing.
OnePfoot sells replacement screws for Medalists, but there's no guaranty that they will fit this reel as well.
You're going to have to rely on your own resources for this one.
To clean the reel, soak it in a weak vinegar solution then scrub it with a tooth brush
After it's dry, oil it with machine oil or commercial reel lube.
I may be able to tell you about the rod with a little more information.
Does it have a model number or any other marking ? 3 letters together ?
An HCH or HCF would convert to a 7wt
A GBG or GBF an 8wt
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart