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Hi guys, I Recently returned a shimano sahara bc it wasn't smooth and felt real rickety. Will I be disappointed with a President? I've heard good from friends but they have older models and they are made from cheaper materials now i think. Just looking for a cheaper reel to keep around that I can beat up a bit. Thanks, Jeff.

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Fine reel.  I bought one about 4 years ago for a bank walking reel.  Paid 50 - 60 for it.  It's in my boat now as a prime reel.  The plain jane silver/blue reel.

 

 

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President and trion are great spinning reels for the money. Great workhorse reels.  Really liking the Daiwa Revros in that price range as well. 

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9 minutes ago, venom said:

President and trion are great spinning reels for the money. Great workhorse reels.  Really liking the Daiwa Revros in that price range as well. 

I looked at the revros too, I love daiwa. That sorta led me to my next question, which reel is better? President or revros?

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I think they are pretty comparable. President has the history, Revros is newer so we will have to see how it holds up over time. Last 2 I have bought have been Revros but I've found some pretty good deals and they were cheaper

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Daiwa RG-AB is a little better than the Revros and is only $59.  I own many different Pflueger spinning reels and have always pushed them as the best value.   I am not so sure any longer, the Revros and RG-AB are both very nice for the money and certainly give Pflueger a run for the best value.

 

I just wanted to add that I am still a huge Pflueger fan and will continue to use their reels.

 

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Between myself and my wife we fish around 7 of them. Some are over 10 years old and some are less than 2 years old. I spool them 1/2 way up with 14 pound Stren  Original mono for backing and finish it up with 14 pound Berkley original FireLine in 14 pound test (almost the same size as 8 pound mono).  To this I tie on a leader made of P Line CXX moss green in 10 pound test.. It breaks around 20 pound test.  I use it to fish for panfish, bass, stripers, and often we catch catfish up to 20 pounds while chasing the stripers. These reels cost $60 and just perform great. I have never had to have one repaired.

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I've owned many spinning reels up to the $200 range. Since trying the President I have a hard time spending more than that $60 on one because they're such a good reel. 

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I've never dropped big money on a spinning reel, so I can't compare it to $200 reels.  However, unless I have a very good reason to drop $200 on a Shimano, I'm extremely happy with my Presidents.  They're way better than a sub $100 should be and I can't recommend them enough. If I have a $300 budget for a spinning combo, I'm spending $250 on the rod and $50 on the President.  

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The Pflueger President is the perfect balance of price and quality. Great reel at a good price. I bring a couple of setups when I go fishing and never leave home without a President or Trion with me.

I hope mine last forever as both my President and my rear drag Trion have the rosewood handle knobs that I miss on the newer Pfluegers. They even came with the felt bag and spare spools that are a thing of the past.

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Either the President or the comparably priced Daiwa will serve you just fine.

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15 hours ago, Molay1292 said:

Daiwa RG-AB is a little better than the Revros and is only $59.  I own many different Pflueger spinning reels and have always pushed them as the best value.   I am not so sure any longer, the Revros and RG-AB are both very nice for the money and certainly give Pflueger a run for the best value.

 

I just looked at the RG's and they look pretty solid, I think that might be my reel. However, I'm not finding many reviews and I'm wondering if you have personally used this reel.

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21 minutes ago, ToadTugger01 said:

I just looked at the RG's and they look pretty solid, I think that might be my reel. However, I'm not finding many reviews and I'm wondering if you have personally used this reel.

Yes, I have two of the 2000 size and they are very nice reels.  Very smooth and enjoyable reels to fish with.

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I bought one new back in 2011, and I got a used one last year.  I have never had any issues with either of them.

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3 hours ago, Molay1292 said:

Yes, I have two of the 2000 size and they are very nice reels.  Very smooth and enjoyable reels to fish with.

Great, looks like a winner!

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