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    orvis madison and pflueger medalist reels.









    on the lookout for some nice glass for these

    casey


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    Have you tried a Kabuto or Epic?
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    yeah. got my eye on a scott powr-ply as well


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    Cool thread, I've have a later versioned Orvis Madison that doesn't impress me much. I have been on the look out for a medalist based Madison for some time. Its a reel that still evades me.

    I'm just wondering, and would like to ask a question to the man who has both, "Do you think the Orvis version improved on the original?" I honestly like Medalists, and am building up a small collection. This Orvis version is a reel I wish to one day acquire.

    I tend to collect both Pfluegers, and Martins. When it comes down to it, I feel there all I really need.

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    I'll post some picks of mine later today. I'm a sucker for a Medalist or Orvis Madison. I think I have 8 Madisons and 10-12 Medalist, sure sighen of excessive compulsive disorder.

    Honest critiques: the Medalist has a better set-up the drag lever seem "hi-tech" on the Madison but the rubber plunger does not have the range of pressure as the Medalist. The Medalist's drag can be fine tuned well

    The Madison's spool finish scratches and comes off much easier that the Medalist. Haven't found anything to do a touch up that looks normal.

    But I can't pass one up, no way. You might go to Bob Selb's site Classic Fly Fisherman as he has a nice selection of after market parts for these reels. It adds up $$ but when you change reel foot and drag these reels IMHO are better that just about any under $200 reel.

    I am addicted to their "clackety clack".

    Pete A.

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    Nice Casey,

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    Nice looking reels. I like the Pfluger better but certainly appreciate the Orvis one as well. Very cool reel.

    What I find interesting is the drag mechanism for the Orvis. It has a very similar "drag" adjustment knob/mechanism that they use on their early Hardy Made CFO's and BFR CFO's, both of which I don't like as much as the Hardy. In this instance, I like the adjustment of the Pflueger more. Just an observation and a personal preference thing.

    Great post.

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    Mike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caseywise View Post
    orvis madison and pflueger medalist reels.









    on the lookout for some nice glass for these

    casey
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