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Hey guys, I'm getting a new Pflueger Presidential Spinning Reel with 10 ball bearings and was wondering if any of you have used one and how you guys like it?

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If it's anything like the Trion, which I think it is but lighter, you're gonna love it. I've been using that reel this whole year without the first loop in the line. It really likes Fireline 20#. The drag is super smooth too. If I may make a suggestion, I don't think I'd get larger than the 30 size. And if you just want to save $20, the Trion is a very good reel for the dough as well. Maybe the best $40 I've ever spent on fishing.

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Hey guys, I'm getting a new Pflueger Presidential Spinning Reel with 10 ball bearings and was wondering if any of you have used one and how you guys like it?

 

Have a gander at the search function, there are a LOT

of Pflueger Pfans on the site :smiley:

 

For me, I strongly considered Pflueger President and other

models, but with side-by-side comparisons, Shimano

reels just felt better to *ME*. I wouldn't take anyone's 

positive experience with Pflueger for granted. That was just

how I responded.

 

They're great reels from everything I've read.

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Well there is a reason it is the #1 recommended spinning reel. It's not expensive and built with quality components and just a workhorse reel. As for the weight I think a trion weighs less the. A president. The president has more metal parts and you can really feel a difference in quality between the 2. The trion by it self though is a excellent reel for $30.

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Best spinning reel for the money I just bought another one. Smooth drag holds up great. I don't see the need to buy any other spinning reels when these are so good and so cheap.

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The President is the best bang for the buck of any spinning reel out there.

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If it's anything like the Trion, which I think it is but lighter, you're gonna love it. I've been using that reel this whole year without the first loop in the line. It really likes Fireline 20#. The drag is super smooth too. If I may make a suggestion, I don't think I'd get larger than the 30 size. And if you just want to save $20, the Trion is a very good reel for the dough as well. Maybe the best $40 I've ever spent on fishing.

I'm getting it free from my uncle along with a rod! Is fire line 20# thin?

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I do nothing but spinning, own quite few brands.  Of every single reel I own the smoothest is a trion 20, about 8 years old, makes some of the $200 I have reels look bad.  I do have a problem not only with the trion but 2 of my 3 supremes, the spool gets bottom loaded, I have to put a little less line on, not a big deal.  Opposite my 2 stradics get top loaded, easy fix with a few shims, each of mine have about 6 or 7.

I use my Pfluegers in freshwater, they're going strong for years, if I need to replace one most likely a president.

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They are the best spinning reels under $100 I have ever used, and are in fact better than some $150 ones as well. All mine are still going strong, they flat out rock. And you can use the extra money for lures. I don't think you need to go with a more expensive spinning reel than the President IMO.

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I'm getting it free from my uncle along with a rod! Is fire line 20# thin?

Yes, it's about 8# mono diameter. There's the good tradeoff. You get zero stretch and the castability of a much thinner line. I use it to cast weightless Trick Worms, wacky rig & light treble lures like floating minnows. It's good for all the things in spinning that baitcasters aren't. I use it on a medium/mod fast 7' rod for the trebles and a MH 7' for the T-rigs.

 

It is visible though. If that bothers you, you can use a leader. I don't. It doesn't seem to bother fish. That's more of a fishermen issue when you fish stained water like we have here.

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I've owned many spinning reels - all the major brands, and many in the $150-200 range. I am slowly trading them all out and buying either Presidents or Supremes. Smooth, Bullet proof and if a part does fail you can actually get replacement stuff fast and cheap. I had a couple very nice, high end feels that needed parts and I waited up to 6 months to get...missing the whole season.

LOVE the Pfluegers...they perform and keep me on the water...

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I gave a President a try a couple years ago. I have 4 or 5 of them now. Most bulletproof bang for your buck spinning reel out there IMO.

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I do nothing but spinning, own quite few brands.  Of every single reel I own the smoothest is a trion 20, about 8 years old, makes some of the $200 I have reels look bad.  I do have a problem not only with the trion but 2 of my 3 supremes, the spool gets bottom loaded, I have to put a little less line on, not a big deal.  Opposite my 2 stradics get top loaded, easy fix with a few shims, each of mine have about 6 or 7.

I use my Pfluegers in freshwater, they're going strong for years, if I need to replace one most likely a president.

I haven't noticed this with my Trion. But I bought a bigger one. I have another old BPS Viper Christmastime sale promo combo ($70) that I keep thinking has to wear out soon, but it won't. When it does, I'll head on over to Cabela's and get a Trion and one of their brand rods. 

 

I think of how much equipment I've paid too much for that was worn out after a season. Pfleuger has their act together for spinning.

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I have a 30 & 35 presidents! They have held up for about 5 years now with absolutely no issues! Like everyone has said on this forum, "Best bang for the buck!"

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I have a 30 & 35 presidents! They have held up for about 5 years now with absolutely no issues! Like everyone has said on this forum, "Best bang for the buck!"

Do they get backlash often?

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Do they get backlash often?

Backlashing is not a problem with spinning reels.  It's great reel.

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When you get it dont look back. Got mine for xmas and i have put it through the ringer. I bank fish and it has been rough housed quite a bit and is still going strong.

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I have used nothing but Pflueger reels ever since Davy Hite turned me on to them about 12 years ago.

 

The President is an excellent reel and now days, it is tough to beat that price.

 

 

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I've had mine for a couple years it's a Great reel never had any problems il buy another one when I need to I spool mine with 10lb braid

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I have used nothing but Pflueger reels ever since Davy Hite turned me on to them about 12 years ago.

 

The President is an excellent reel and now days, it is tough to beat that price.

So obviously you use their BC reels too. Which models? Are they of the same quality? Is there one model that is a particularly great deal?

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I have the 6930 size and I love it for casting dropshots and throwing weightless plastics!

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