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Best Pflueger Fishing Reel Reviews

When you hear the name Pflueger, chances are that you will think freshwater fishing.  I have been fishing a Pflueger President for years and it is one of the best very affordable spinning reels that I have ever fished.

The Pflueger brand has been around since 1881 when all they did was make fishing hooks.  Today Pflueger makes a wide range of spinning reels and baitcasting reels which have both developed a reputation for being well manufactured and fairly durable.

Best Pflueger Spinning Reel Reviews

Pflueger Patriarch

The Pflueger Patriarch is a very good quality inshore fishing reel designed specifically for finesse fishing.  The reel is smooth and lightweight with an aluminum main gear housed in a magnesium body.  While the carbon fiber drag is not massive it is sufficient for reels in this class. READ OUR FULL REVIEW

ModelsRetrieve (in)Gear RatioMax Drag (lb)Ball BearingsWeight (oz)
25-3524.5-28.85.2:15-149+15.3-7.3

Pflueger President

The Pflueger President is an excellent introductory reel for someone that wants to have a smooth reel for fighting smaller fish.  While the reel is primarily designed for freshwater and does not have any sealed bearings or main shaft it is a quality reel and will last if cared for.  The 10 bearing system and graphite body and rotor make it lightweight.  READ OUR FULL REVIEW

ModelsRetrieve (in)Gear RatioMax Drag (lb)Ball BearingsWeight (oz)
25-3524.5-28.85.2:15-149+15.3-7.3

Pflueger Purist

The Pflueger Purist is the next level up from the President and goes to a hybrid aluminum and graphite body and components.  This combination keeps the weight down while adding strength and durability.  The stainless steel ball bearings and carbon drag system make this reel suitable for inshore fishing.  READ OUR FULL REVIEW

ModelsRetrieve (in)Gear RatioMax Drag (lb)Ball BearingsWeight (oz)
25-4022.4-30.25.2:16-129+17.3-11.2

Pflueger Supreme XT

The Pflueger Supreme XT is a very good quality mid-tier priced reel that combines lightweight with strength.  The strength comes from the magnesium body and carbon fiber handle that enclose the aluminum gearing system.  The reel is designed to withstand saltwater conditions with corrosion resistant bearings and a sealed carbon fiber drag system.  READ OUR FULL REVIEW

ModelsRetrieve (in)Gear RatioMax Drag (lb)Ball BearingsWeight (oz)
25-4022.8-38.65.2:1-6.2:18-149+16-8.7

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