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Removing Prleuger Summit Reel Handle

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I have two Pflueger Summit reels that are in need of maintenance. I can't seem to get the handle off. It's the one where you have to do something to the braking system. Anyone have any hints as to how I can get this handle off without throwing this reel in the river. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks ... Mike

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I have two Pflueger Summit reels that are in need of maintenance. I can't seem to get the handle off. It's the one where you have to do something to the braking system. Anyone have any hints as to how I can get this handle off without throwing this reel in the river. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks ... Mike

you lock down the drag then unscrew the handle.

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Tighten the drag star as far as you can.

You'll find a plastic collar between the star and the handle.

Push this piece in while turning the handle backwards.

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A word of warning: Don't over tighten the handle when reinstalling or you'll never get it off again. I'm assuming from your question you don't have a manual or schematic in front of you. If this is the case, stop until you get a schematic.

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No I don't have the schematic in front of me and have had other Pfueger's apart before. These seem to be extremely difficult to loosen. I thought perhaps there was something different about them. I will look for the plastic piece mentioned. For as much as I love the feel of these reels, I honestly don't like the handle system. Thanks for y'all's input on this. AND I WON"T OVERTIGHTEN.

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I hate that reel design. It's hard to work with and puts extreme pressure against the AR bearing by turning it backwards until the tightness of the threads breaks loose.

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This video on youtube showed me how to take it off .

p.s click the underline word it will send you right to the link .

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you can embed videos by clicking the Insert Media button: media.png

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