I was on the hunt for a new spinning reel so I asked the members of our trusty forum for a recommendation. The only criteria for me was a set price, and it had to be under $75. I have more expensive reels, but I knew I could get a solid reel for below the $75 price point. After reading the member recommendations and doing a boat load of online research, I settled on the Pflueger President 6935. This will be my review of the Pflueger President for anyone who is considering buying this reel. There is no science behind this, no epic fish catching story to tell you how this reel saved the day, this is just a simple answer as to answer the question “Would I buy this reel again?”.
Pflueger President 6935
Here are the specs right from the box.
- 9 Stainless Steel Ball Bearings
- Instant Anti-reverse Bearing
- Solid Aluminum Bail Wire
- Machined, Ported and Double Anodized Aluminum Spool
- Braid Ready Spool
- Aluminum Handle with Soft Touch Knob
- Lightweight Graphite Body
- Smooth Multi-Disc Drag System with Stainless Steel and Oiled Felt Washer
- Convertible Left and Right Hand Retrieve
- On/Off Anti-reverse
Do I like this reel? I like this reel so much I went out and purchased another Pflueger President, this time the 6930 model. The fit and finish of both these reels is solid. The Anti-reverse is in fact instant with no play what so ever. The reel is very smooth, holding it’s own against more expensive model reels that I own. It might not be the lightest reel out there, but to be honest I don’t care about that a bit. The reels balance well on my rods, and that is more important in my opinion. Remember, I am no expert, I’m just Jim.
Are you looking for a reel under the $75 price point? Look no further that the Pflueger President line of reels. They retail for $60, but if you do your homework and are cheap(broke) like me, you can figure out how to get them for a few bucks cheaper. This was my first jump into the Pflueger line and I regret waiting this long. I really love these reels. If you want a solid reel that will not break the bank, trust me and try a Pflueger President reel.I have been abusing these reels for more than 3 months now and I am happy to report that they still rock like they did on day one.
I paid for these reels with my own money so I have nothing to gain or lose. If the reel was junk, I would let you know my experience. If I did not pay for these reels or if they were given to me for a review/test I would let you know that too. TinBoats is here to help each other out, so honesty trumps everything.
Link to the Pflueger President line of reels by clicking here.
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