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I Bought A Lady President And I'm Not A Lady

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This thread isn't about the reel exactly, so I didn't start it in that forum. It's more of a social thing. Mods feel free to move it though if needed.

 

I couldn't pass up the deal on Pflueger's website. A Lady President spinning reel for $21 - clearance. Normally $60.

 

It's pink, yessirree by golly! But it's a President for $21.

 

Before I decided to buy it my friend was saying it's too pink. I thought about painting it, and if I received it and didn't like the color then I would. I watched a few videos on people painting reels to see if I could.

 

I received it today and it is quite pink! There are two different lady models apparently and they are a little different. This seems to be one that is only available at certain times, and normally at full price(?). I read that somewhere. The pink color is a little different on them, and so is the design of the handle and other parts. I was gonna post a link to their site but the reel I bought is no longer there.

 

Anyways, it's pink but I kinda don't care. I'm a little colorblind anyways so I don't notice colors as much as other people I think. And this is a quality reel. It feels really nice. Dude...$21 for a Prez.


I almost didn't order it because of the color. That seems really stupid. I don't care if people think it's feminine or "gay" or anything else. I mean I care a little maybe, hence the thread, but I'm going to use it as is. This is an awesome reel for the price. I feel like I'd be stupid NOT to buy it. I only own one rod and reel, a BPS cheapie.

 

So curious what y'all think. Am I gonna get a bunch of crap from you guys at the dock? 😉 I read a forum, maybe here, where guys bought the reel and didn't care. Others won't touch it.

 

You don't have to be politically correct here, tell it like it is. I am going to use it as is either way.

 

Would you fish with this reel?

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A President reel for 21?

 

It could be yellow with purple polka dots and I wouldn't care. Go for it and use it well, I won't even mention it again.

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I was hoping the reel would still be available when I started the thread. In case anyone wanted it. Took awhile for FedEx though. As far as I can tell it isn't for sale now. With tax and shipping it was $28.

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Good deal. At the end of the day, it's the same thing. My OCD wouldn't allow for it, but that's my own problem. 

 

I recently picked up 2 more Presidents for $30 each. A local business had a going out of business sale and fishing gear was half price. Unfortunately it was a Walmart knock off kind of a store and the Presidents were the only worthwhile buy. 

The only political thing I can say is, I'm surprised the angry leftist mob hasn't insisted that a Lady President is sexist and demanded it to be taken off the market. 

Oh (and but) if I could buy all purple reels I would. Purple is my favorite color. I just don't dig pink at all. And I wouldn't give a bleep what any insecure dude had to say about it. 

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1 hour ago, schplurg said:

This thread isn't about the reel exactly, so I didn't start it in that forum. It's more of a social thing. Mods feel free to move it though if needed.

 

I couldn't pass up the deal on Pflueger's website. A Lady President spinning reel for $21 - clearance. Normally $60.

 

It's pink, yessirree by golly! But it's a President for $21.

 

Before I decided to buy it my friend was saying it's too pink. I thought about painting it, and if I received it and didn't like the color then I would. I watched a few videos on people painting reels to see if I could.

 

I received it today and it is quite pink! There are two different lady models apparently and they are a little different. This seems to be one that is only available at certain times, and normally at full price(?). I read that somewhere. The pink color is a little different on them, and so is the design of the handle and other parts. I was gonna post a link to their site but the reel I bought is no longer there.

 

Anyways, it's pink but I kinda don't care. I'm a little colorblind anyways so I don't notice colors as much as other people I think. And this is a quality reel. It feels really nice. Dude...$21 for a Prez.


I almost didn't order it because of the color. That seems really stupid. I don't care if people think it's feminine or "gay" or anything else. I mean I care a little maybe, hence the thread, but I'm going to use it as is. This is an awesome reel for the price. I feel like I'd be stupid NOT to buy it. I only own one rod and reel, a BPS cheapie.

 

So curious what y'all think. Am I gonna get a bunch of crap from you guys at the dock? 😉 I read a forum, maybe here, where guys bought the reel and didn't care. Others won't touch it.

 

You don't have to be politically correct here, tell it like it is. I am going to use it as is either way.

 

Would you fish with this reel?

I would, but I've never cared much for convention or cared what folks think. I put pink handlebar tape on my bike for breast cancer. A reel is a reel. I can see how some guys would feel insecure or otherwise wouldn't want to do it.

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Buy a Kevin Short pink ball cap to go with it.

Tom

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Laughing my butt off at the last two replies. Where in the world did you dig up that gif? LOL!

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There's a video of me somewhere dancing to this Taylor Swift song while I was fishing. Didn't look much different than that flamboyant gif. 

 

 

 

My wife was fishing with me and she was jamming to it. I decided to have some fun with it. 

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45 minutes ago, Glaucus said:

Good deal. At the end of the day, it's the same thing. My OCD wouldn't allow for it, but that's my own problem. 

 

I recently picked up 2 more Presidents for $30 each. A local business had a going out of business sale and fishing gear was half price. Unfortunately it was a Walmart knock off kind of a store and the Presidents were the only worthwhile buy. 

The only political thing I can say is, I'm surprised the angry leftist mob hasn't insisted that a Lady President is sexist and demanded it to be taken off the market

Oh (and but) if I could buy all purple reels I would. Purple is my favorite color. I just don't dig pink at all. And I wouldn't give a bleep what any insecure dude had to say about it. 

 

It's funny, when I read some forums about people buying this reel a lot of them said it was for their wives and that the women liked the pink color and were happy to be "represented" in a sports market dominated by men. A few women posters commented saying the same themselves. Not one complained about it being sexist.

 

I've known plenty of women in my life who like being women, being pretty, etc. The people who get their panties in a bunch ("pun" intended) are often not women at all, but do-gooders who feel they must be offended for the people who don't know they should be offended.

 

Anyways, back to the reel - I can't wait to try it out. And it's also kind of funny that pink is a color most men spend their lives trying to get at. 

 

Aerosmith think pink is cool. It's their favorite crayon!

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8 minutes ago, Glaucus said:

If someone has a problem with it just do this 

 

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Looks like he’s having a little too much fun playing with his rod. 

 

To the topic, I am so glad I am function over looks any day of the year. Pink or not. I’d use it, especially for that price. 

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A quality spray paint would work wonders and honestly it's the only way I'd fish it. Only thing worse would be using it like this🤣

 

 

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1 minute ago, stratoliner92 said:

A quality spray paint would work wonders and honestly it's the only way I'd fish it. Only thing worse would be this🤣

 

 

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I have a friend that fishes that way. I scold him every single time but somehow that's the only way it's comfortable to him. I just don't get it. 

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@schplurg all kidding aside if your ok with it that's all that matters. Over last several years manufacturer's have produced rods/reels in so many different colors. But you know your friends aren't going to let it slide without taking a shot in boat at ya and yes I own 3 purple IKE dropshot rods on a deal i couldn't say no😀

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48 minutes ago, Glaucus said:

I have a friend that fishes that way. I scold him every single time but somehow that's the only way it's comfortable to him. I just don't get it. 

You are not alone. I too have seen this. Bordering on the sacrilegious, lol. 

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6 hours ago, stratoliner92 said:

@schplurg all kidding aside if your ok with it that's all that matters. Over last several years manufacturer's have produced rods/reels in so many different colors. But you know your friends aren't going to let it slide without taking a shot in boat at ya and yes I own 3 purple IKE dropshot rods 😀

Purple ain't pink though! ;)

 

I have a friend who thinks I should paint it. I thought I would too, maybe, but now I doubt it. I fish alone most of the time for now anyways.

 

As for the upside-down spinning photo, every once in awhile I will switch hands due to tendonitis, but I couldn't hold it like that for long.

 

Painting it: I could ruin it, plus gotta buy paint and clear coat. I could have paid for a Men's Prez or close to it if I do that.

 

It would be kinda cool to paint a reel, but I'd rather fish!

 

I personally have no problem with the color itself. I mean aside from the "girls like pink" aspect that's ingrained in us/me, it looks fine. Some people have favorite colors and all that, I really don't. It looks kinda weird actually, but like I said I'm a little colorblind.

 

The regular Lady Prez looks more hot pink to me than this model.

 

I was hoping to try it this week but I see rain for the next several days. We'll see.

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I wouldn't paint it. It works perfectly fine as is, looks aside. Don't fix what's not broke. You somehow mess up and have to get a new one, might as well have paid for a regular one at that point. 

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I bought my wife a lady pfleuger combo because she liked the pretty teal and white swirls on the rod.  I use it more than she does, it works great for twitching smaller topwater spooks and poppers.

Use what works, if others are busy talking about or laughing at your gear, they are missing out on the fish you will be catching.

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I picked up a rod from Gander Mountain , the Lady Guide series .  Its in my starting lineup .

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My wife fishes with a Quantuam Energy PT 25 on a St. Croix Avid Pearl. It's feminine looking combo for sure, but I'd be lying if I said I hadn't used it more than once. It's also a more expensive combo than most of my spinning combos so sometimes I just like to use it to see what it's like to use one that nice 🤣

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Awesome!!! 

 

I've been fishing for really only almost a year and this is the nicest reel I've used, once I actually use it I mean. I already understand it to be a good deal even at normal price so when I saw it for $21 I couldn't believe it.

 

I should have bought two. They only had the one size though - model # 6935LB. I guess it's a 3500, 35 whatever. Specs match similar size Presidents.

 

Can't wait to try it.

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10 hours ago, schplurg said:

Awesome!!! 

 

I've been fishing for really only almost a year and this is the nicest reel I've used, once I actually use it I mean. I already understand it to be a good deal even at normal price so when I saw it for $21 I couldn't believe it.

 

I should have bought two. They only had the one size though - model # 6935LB. I guess it's a 3500, 35 whatever. Specs match similar size Presidents.

 

Can't wait to try it.

Good luck and have fun. I wouldn’t paint it. Just fish with it the way it is who cares. I’ve never seen one but it’s only the color. Great price and as one poster said earlier who cares if it’s yellow. 

 

I bet you can paint just fine. But you might do a crappy paint job and it may be even less appealing than the factory pink.

 

hope you catch a personal best with it. 

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I saw it for $33 back in November. I saw it was down to $21 in December and thought about it more seriously, but I never got one. I joked about my buddies giving me a hard time about it, but honestly, I don't think anyone would really even notice. I don't look at other people's stuff very closely. I wouldn't paint it, you'll probably get some fun out of it.

 

On 11/21/2018 at 7:35 PM, Hank. said:

 

I noticed the old style Lady Presidents are on clearance from the Pflueger site for $33 (down from $60). It's a mauve color, doesn't really look pink in the picture. 9.9 ounces though, that's the heaviest one I've seen. Sharky is 9.2, Pfluegers and Diawa are 8.8/8.6. My fishing buddies would have a field day with me fishing with a pink reel though. lol

 

 

 

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You need a Tramp Stamp to go with your new reel.

 

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Pflueger had some KILLER deals on their website. ALL GONE now though. I grabbed a couple Patriarch XT baitcasters, regular price $249, for under $90 each with free shipping! That's after using their 10% off coupon. I should have bought more with that sale!:D

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