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I got one I'm about ready to GIVE away to get rid of it. Owned 2 now, both grinded gears out of the package and got worse as time went on. Since then I've looked at new ones in the stores around here and can feel the grind in them as well. Also own a Trion which is a lesser version of the President and have had ZERO issues with its gearing grinding, although I have noticed that the Trion, as well as both Presidents, have the bail parts working loose as time goes on as well.   I think this is from wear from opening the bail to cast.  I never crank it closed either, always flip by hand.   

I have only owned them for less than 2 years and hardly fished them at all this year so they don't have more than one solid season of use on any of them. Anyway, the Trion is a cheaper reel but had the smoother gears between the two models.......now explain that. ::) I can't.  Overall though I was disappointed in them not holding up and feeling new any longer than they did.  They all still work but I don't enjoy using them anymore due to these problems.

Don't know if I just happened to run into some bad ones but I will not be buying anymore Pflueger spinning reels for some time. I liked the designs of them but they don't seem to last for me.

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If you give em away I'll take em. :)

I'm more than happy with my Pflueger Supreme reels.

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I have 4 of them and my brother has one. We think they are outstanding. The best feature is the minimal internal drag or load which allows very light baits on the end of the rod to put line out.

You can feel every little tick of the bait when cranking (not masked by reel resistance).

Something is wrong with Rooster's experience that the company would probably correct.

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I have 4 of them and my brother has one. We think they are outstanding. The best feature is the minimal internal drag or load which allows very light baits on the end of the rod to put line out.

You can feel every little tick of the bait when cranking (not masked by reel resistance).

Something is wrong with Rooster's experience that the company would probably correct.

This sounds like you're talking about the President baitcast reels instead of the spinning reels cause spinning reels don't have any internal resistance to hinder casting ability, it's just line flowing off of the reel only. 

I'm also sure the company would probably fix it cause it was a warranty issue. I just didn't want to exchange it cause I figured I'd get another one just like it again. I've seen so many this way, not just the ones I bought, but new ones at the tackle shop here also, ones still for sale behind the glass. I don't have any confidence in them anymore. The Trion I bought was smooth though, just the bail parts wear too quickly from use.

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And I suppose I should address the "give away" comment I made earlier before it gets out of hand. I don't mean I'm really gonna give it away. I meant is as a figurative statement of how frustrated I have been with that model of reel. I just keep it around as a loaner reel now, or only use it when I need a spinning reel to just throw and retrieve a bait that doesn't require any sensitivity to what's going on below the water that a grinding reel would keep me from feeling.

I'll probably sell it cheap to just get something out of it and then get something else to replace it with later. It won't bring much though since they're only $60 brand new so I haven't ever tried to sell it before now.  I figured no one would have any interest.

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I have two of the smaller size (6730) that I am well satisfied with. One has two seasons of use, the other only one, but both have many hours of use. 

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I have 2 a 6735 and a 6730. The 6735 is going on 5 years old now, and has been used hard. It is on my dock skipping rod, and usually has 30lb Power Pro on it. I do nothing for maint. to this reel trying to kill it so I can put a shimano or daiwa on that rod. The only thing I do is after the seaon is take the handle off and put a few drops of oil in the bearings on each side, back the drag off, and oil the bearing on the line roller. I did replace the line roller last year as 4 years of use with braid started to wear the finish of it, not groove it, just the finish. Yeah the bail is a little sloppier than it was new, but heck it was a $60 reel thats lasted 5 years, and been used with braid almost exclusivly. LOL I think I just talked myself into taking better care of it, or buying another when it craps the bed.

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i am a big pflueger fan.that said the president has a graphite frame and i will not buy reels with graphite frames.i have broken necks on 3 of different brands and the frames twist on all of them which misaligns the internals.i've had grinding issues due to this on various brands. mount a grapjite frame reel on a rod and grab the body.i can twist any of them at least15 degress off center with no problem at all.that cannot be done with aluminum or magnesium.

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I had one and loved it until my dad got hold of it when I moved.  Once he gets hold of a reel you might as well consider it gone.  He's rough on gear and larger spinning reels, mine was a 6740, get 25lb line and are promptly taken cat fishing.  No matter how good a reel is, months of tobacco spit and chicken liver will gum up a reel no matter what kind it is.  I've since moved on to other reels but would not hesitate to buy another if I needed one.  Never had a problem with it in the 2 years I used it.  The last time I used it, it was as smooth as the day I got it.  Never had a problem with the frame, no grinding gears, the thing was so smooth yo didn't even need to reel it, it would reel itself. 

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I have 4 of them and my brother has one. We think they are outstanding. The best feature is the minimal internal drag or load which allows very light baits on the end of the rod to put line out.

You can feel every little tick of the bait when cranking (not masked by reel resistance).

Something is wrong with Rooster's experience that the company would probably correct.

This sounds like you're talking about the President baitcast reels instead of the spinning reels cause spinning reels don't have any internal resistance to hinder casting ability, it's just line flowing off of the reel only.

I'm also sure the company would probably fix it cause it was a warranty issue. I just didn't want to exchange it cause I figured I'd get another one just like it again. I've seen so many this way, not just the ones I bought, but new ones at the tackle shop here also, ones still for sale behind the glass. I don't have any confidence in them anymore. The Trion I bought was smooth though, just the bail parts wear too quickly from use.

No, I'm talking about spinning reels WITH THE BAIL CLOSED. They are that free and smooth. :)

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Fishbone I agree that the drag on these reels are as good or better than any other I've ever used. 8-) That's a real selling point when fishing light line.

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I use my 6735 in saltwater still perfect after a year of hard use, my 6730 is used only for freshwater bass, they are good reels.  IMO if the weight is not an issue my medalist is smoother ( smoother than my stradic fi or my Quantum Cabo )

I have caught many Bluefish and Jacks 10#+ on the 6735 and the LM bass hasn't been born yet to out fight those guys......the supreme is an excellent value for freshwater bass.

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