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    Hey I have an old pflueger medalist 1495 and wondering what it would be worth and also it's my only reel so should i use it. Thanks for any info

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    Quote Originally Posted by icefishfun2 View Post
    Hey I have an old pflueger medalist 1495 and wondering what it would be worth and also it's my only reel so should i use it. Thanks for any info
    condition is everything with the older vintage reels, 40 bucks maybe a bit more for pristine and a box...?

    many people collect them and many people purchase them to fish them

    there is no reason not to use the reel
    Last edited by buddhist_palm; 04-15-2014 at 03:54 PM.

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    The value of a Medalist depends on the year of manufacture and where it was made. Post a photo. Read the following references:

    An Angler's Guide To The Pflueger Medalist Fly Reel, A Fly Fish Ohio In-Depth Exploration

    An Angler's Guide to the Pflueger Medalist, Part 2 of an in-depth exploration by Fly Fish Ohio!

    "Pflueger Medalist Reels - A History - Fly Angler's OnLine Volumn 7 week 41

    An old medalist may NOT fit into the rod seat of a modern fly rod. Some Medalists were made before rod seats and reel feet were standardized. If your Medalist does not fit, get parts from:

    https://www.onepfoot.com/

    Check out this discussion of Medalists:

    Pflueger Medalist; What to look for... | Washington Fly Fishing
    Regards,

    Silver



    "Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought"..........Szent-Gyorgy

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    Default Re: Pflueger medalist

    Quote Originally Posted by buddhist_palm View Post
    condition is everything with the older vintage reels, 40 bucks maybe a bit more for pristine and a box...?
    many people collect them and many people purchase them to fish them
    there is no reason to use the reel
    Yeah , 40 bucks is about right for your average US made medalist. The ones with DA after the model number.
    An imported Medalist (CJ , AK , or RC) are more like $25
    I use mine all the time. I've got 8 of 'em
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart

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    yes, you should use it. They are very good reels and have a good track record. Obviously they are not made to the tight tolerances of newer reels but they can take a lot of abuse and keep on working.

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    yeah, take a few pics and post them.
    value is determined by age and condition.
    as whether or no to fish it, i'd definitely fish it

    casey


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    edited my original post

    oopps

    meant no reason not to use it

    if you dont, sell it to us

    or the auction site

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    Quote Originally Posted by caseywise View Post
    yeah, take a few pics and post them.
    value is determined by age and condition.
    as whether or no to fish it, i'd definitely fish it

    casey
    Condition is subjective as I've read posts about people using goo gone and scrub pad and such on the spools to make them look well used and they sell for more.

    Personally I'd fish it. I love all my medalists. Great reels.

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