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Old 04-20-2009, 08:56 PM
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I'm a Pflueger Medalist man..fished with since 60's..new to this site and collecting..I need info on repair, refurbishing and/or refinishing older Medalists..I dont want to decrease value of a collectible reel by doing something stupid.Any info on where I can get some info is appreciated.Thanks!
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Bob,

I would ask Pflueger. I have a couple but they have stayed in pretty good shape but then I'm kinda anal about that.
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I'm a Pflueger Medalist man..fished with since 60's..new to this site and collecting..I need info on repair, refurbishing and/or refinishing older Medalists..I dont want to decrease value of a collectible reel by doing something stupid.Any info on where I can get some info is appreciated.Thanks!
Unless your reels are very old, they're not so that collectible that you can't spruce them up.
A lot of folks like to trickout their reels with parts from One-Pfoot for Pflueger Medalists
You can get the best information there too.
Personally I like my old Medalists just the way they are
A silk purse / sows ear kind of thing
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Unless your reels are very old, they're not so that collectible that you can't spruce them up.
A lot of folks like to trickout their reels with parts from One-Pfoot for Pflueger Medalists
You can get the best information there too.
Personally I like my old Medalists just the way they are
A silk purse / sows ear kind of thing
I never realized the Medalist had such a following, I may have to build one of those fancy "custom" Pfluegers.
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I'm a Medalist fan myself, I have 7.
Here's a couple with a 'customized' drag that I use to use in the salt, back in the day...
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Thats awesome!!! Custom drag and nail file all in one handy package!
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Go to...the fiberglass fly rodders and go into the classic reels forum...and do a search using medalist or pflueger....and you will get more threads on what you want to know than you will be able to finish today....

How about a reel like this.....

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Dman,

Never saw one like that! I like it, how much would one of those cost these days?

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Go to..

One-Pfoot for Pflueger Medalists

and contact them...there are different levels to which they can be "pimped".
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