Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
dodgeguy

pflueger patriarch

Recommended Posts

just got mine in.what a piece of beautifull machinery.i don't care what anyone says this reel is on par with the best of them.the titanium depostion finish is beautifull.it has centrifugal and magnetic brakes .it casts a mile and pitches a 3/8 jig like you wouldn't believe.i got the narrow spool 7 to 1 version and put it on my flipping stick with fireline 80 lb braid.with 20 pounds of drag pressure it should haul out the big ones with ease.the patriarch is built on the same frame as the revo (both owned by pure fishing) and from what a lot of reel guys are saying many of the parts interchange.the drag design is definately revo.for $199 i don't think you can beat this reel.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's the sleeper reel of the year IMO.  I used mine the last couple months of last year and they are incredible casters.  Except for the brake side parts on the Pflueger, which are a superior system than the REVO IMO, the crankside gearing and parts are virtually interchangeable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Definitely a great reel.  I have two now but haven't had the chance to really break them in but can't wait until it's warm.  I love the Patriarchs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

According to UPS's site, mine should be here in a couple hours. I bought the 6.4 wide spool version. I know I'll probably never need 160/12, and doubt I'll actually spool it with that much line, but I just like having the ability. If I like it as much as I think I will, I may buy a narrow spool model for soft plastics.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have handled both the LP and WLP...I only own the LPs but as far as fishablility goes...There are no differences in the two reels...The advantage of the WLP is if you were to use larger line....12lb+. Visually, the styles really need to be compared to really notice a difference. The WLP feels like an average reel...It's the LP that shocked me as to how small but for me that's a good thing...small hands.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm always surprised at the folks around here who put down Pflueger. The Patriarch is a seriously sweet reel. (I'm gearing up for a third. 7.1:1 this time.) I can't believe anyone can pick one up and still say something bad about it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I own a couple myself.  The reels are easily as solid as the Revo's I used to own.  There is not a better looking reel out there.  Add solid performance on top of that and you have a real winner.

My favorite thing about the reel is the dual braking.  It is a nice change after fighting with finicky Garcias.  The centrifugal brake is plenty enough on its own.  Throw in the magnetic brake for fine tuning and you end up with an awesome reel.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
For you that are buying the reel right now, don't forget your coupon for the free GPS

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_103787____SearchResults

The free GPS offer is only good if you pay over $169.95 for your Patriarch. They're available on Ebay for less than $150 if you don't mind bidding and waiting, or around $160 if you hit the 'Buy It Now'.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
For you that are buying the reel right now, don't forget your coupon for the free GPS

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_103787____SearchResults

The free GPS offer is only good if you pay over $169.95 for your Patriarch. They're available on Ebay for less than $150 if you don't mind bidding and waiting, or around $160 if you hit the 'Buy It Now'.

If you're worried about paying the least...  why not buy it for full retail, get the GPS, and sell the GPS on e-bay?  That's more work, but when it's all said & done you should end up with about $115 invested in the reel.  Just another thought.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i'm keeping the gps even though it's a low end model.it's good enough for what i need it 4.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Indeed, the Revo's and Pfluegers roll out of the same plant in Korea and share a lot of parts. The Patriarch is a nice reel....you should be proud of it. Some will always shun them due to them not being message board ferrari's.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you're worried about paying the least... why not buy it for full retail, get the GPS, and sell the GPS on e-bay? That's more work, but when it's all said & done you should end up with about $115 invested in the reel. Just another thought.

Got the "problem" taken care of.  :D The dealer I bought mine from gave me a two-part receipt. One part has the full retail price on it (for warranty work and special offers) and the second part shows the amount I actually paid for it.

I have no use for a hand-held GPS, but for the price of shipping, why not?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cool stasher.  You got the best of both.

And that factory in Korea...  Some of the Pflueger reels have been made there for a long time.  So have some of the BPS reels.  Revo reels were the last to join in, but have always been made there.  Now that Abu & Shakespeare/Pflueger are owned by the same company I would expect them to start sharing tooling where ever possible.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    bass fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing rods

    fishing rods


    fishing rods

    fishing reels
    fishing gear

    Truck Caps

    fishing reels
    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×