Classics: The Pflueger Medalist

The Pflueger family’s hook, reel and tackle company produced the Pflueger Medalist with its innovative round metal line guide, removable spool latch, reversible rectangular line guard and drag clicks, adjustable drags and hollow spool arbors for adding lead shot to balance a heavier rod. Models of this classic reel ranged from the tiny 1492 trout to the 1498 tarpon and included half sizes.

Did you learn to fish with a Pflueger Medalist? Is it still in your arsenal of fishing gear today? Let us know in the comments!

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