I have owned just about every Pflueger spinning reel out there at one point in time.  I currently own multiple models of the Pflueger President spinning reel, so I figured a product review was justified.  There are so many options of good spinning reels available today and the Pflueger brand, in my opinion, more than holds it’s own.  Let’s take a look at why I am such a big fan of the Pflueger President.

 

It should be noted that there are 5 unique models of the President spinning reel.  Each one is a little bit different and I am going to do everything I can to help you distinguish the difference between each model.  My number 1 recommendation, if I had to choose one model, would be the Model 30x.  So for the sake of this review, let’s take an in-depth look at the Model 30x President and then compare it to some of the other models so we can get a full understanding of each.

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Pflueger President 30x Spinning Reel

Keep in mind, the fishing reel market is loaded with great, expensive reels.  There are SO MANY good spinning reels out there, how does a person choose?  My personal experience lies here with the Pflueger President and these things are sweet!  You really can’t beat the price tag on these fishing reels considering how smooth and durable they are.  I have had multiple models for the last 3-4 years and have not had a single issue with one yet.  The carbon body and aluminum handle make them lightweight yet durable, and the 10 bearing system makes them silky smooth.  I like the 30x model as my “editor’s choice” pick because its small enough to fish on a lighter rod when targeting panfish, but large enough to hold a decent amount of stronger line if fishing walleyes, bass, and some of the other medium-sized predator fish.  In my opinion, this is one of, if not the best, all around spinning reel when you consider product durability, quality, brand value, and price.

Features:

  • Retails right around $60
  • 10 Bearing System
  • Graphite body/Aluminum handle
  • Sealed drag system
  • Mono capacity: (yd/lb) 255/4 145/6 130/8
  • Braid capacity: (yd/lb) 275/6 190/8 160/10

Pros:

  • Multiple sizes to fit a specific need
  • Affordable price
  • Very smooth, lightweight
  • Trusted brand
  • Durable and very high quality

Cons

  • Not meant for large quantities of higher pound test mono




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Pflueger President 25x Fishing Reel

For those looking for a bit more versatility and action out of a spinning reel, than give the Pflueger Model 25x President a try.  I have this paired on a few of my fishing rods for bottom bouncer fishing.  I don’t normally need a ton of line, and I love feeling a strong tug on the end of my line.  I tend to lean more towards lighter fishing gear, and this fits me well.

Another great application for this reel is pitching jigs on the river.  I don’t normally cast a country mile when doing this, it’s more of a 10-yard cast.  And when paired with a good, light-action rod, this combo is tough to beat.

Features:

  • Retails usually under $60
  • 10 Bearing System
  • Graphite body/Aluminum handle
  • Sealed drag system
  • Mono capacity: (yd/lb) 220/2; 110/4; 90/6
  • Braid capacity: (yd/lb) 200/5; 140/6; 110/8

Pros:

  • Great price
  • Very smooth, lightweight
  • Trusted brand
  • Fairly Durable

Cons

  • Not the best for large quantities of higher pound test mono
  • I get about 2-3 seasons out of mine, then toss.


Hope you enjoyed our review of the  Pflueger President spinning reel. As always, we would love to hear any feedback from you. If you would like to  see a specific product review or even see us add to our current fishing reel review, send us an email! Also, be sure to check out our Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube Channel for the latest from RYG! Happy fishing and be sure to take lots of pictures and let us know how you are doing!

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