The Pflueger President Spinning Reel has a well built full of reinforced graphite body with an anodized of aluminum spool which makes it very durable and lightweight featuring nine stainless steel ball bearings with a one way clutch bearing and corrosion resistance, a comfortable ergonomic handle, a large aluminum diameter roller as well as a smooth, strong drag so far.
This reel is a great for inland freshwater fishing on a nice warm summer day. Works great for jigging, trolling, casting or whatever your preference is really. I have caught northern pike, walleye, pickerel, bass, sunfish, whitefish, suckers, and a multitude of other northern fresh water fish on this reel. The reel is extremely comfortable with it is new fresh design making casting as easy as a gentle breeze. The drag is smooth and consistent, not to mention easily adjustable for those heavy weight biters so far.
The reel is corrosion resistant and made of aluminum alloy and graphite, so there is no need to worry about getting the thing wet because it can handle moisture just fine. Now the positives definitely outweigh the negatives in this reel by far but it would not be fair to not mention some of its flaws. The mfg tag is located on the bottom of the reel where the horn attaches to the rod. This means it is really only meant for freshwater fishing in lakes and rivers, maybe bay fishing in the ocean but definitely not deep water fishing, anything too massive will create far too much pressure and dislodge the reel from the rod. Most likely breaking it into pieces in the process there in.
All in all though this reel is well worth its weight in gold and should definitely suit the large majority of people interested. In the comparison to the more expensive reels I would recommend just buying this one a few more times instead! My associate bought one of these for "just some lazy, crappy fishing" and after a single day out on the lake he was hooked (pun reely intended there) so it just goes to show that the old saying "you get what you pay for" does not always need apply so far. All you need is this rod, some decent bait (perhaps live?) and a nice large old body of water, and you are set for a hell of a good time.
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