Bob will fill us in on all the holes we have left so far. End cap too tight on palm plate -- there should be a tiny tiny bit of play end to end on the spool. by Jerry J in OK » Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:08 pm, Post Great to see you back again. by Araye50 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:51 am, Post After I take out the 2 screws holding the side plate on, it doesn't want to come off the rest of the body. by batty » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:43 pm, Post by john elder » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:11 pm, Post by RAM » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:48 am, Post If you will look closely I believe there should be a little post on the spool. In all the summits I have I know I have some duplicates (boxed and unboxed)but I always tried to look for the difference in the scroll work, foot, or whatever...It truly is a sickness... John...As far as "serial numbers" go I know that some earlier Supremes had a serial number on the tail plate (I have 2 of them). While its possible I've missed serial numbers on these reels I did not "speculate". When it comes to cleaning old reels, there are various methods to boot for doing so, it depends on the material being cleaned and also the amount of rust or dirt. We repair rods, reels, trolling motors, depth sounders, downriggers and Coleman Outdoor products. It includes a step by step process that applies to most reels of this era. Now for your reel, we know it is not a Delite because it is not marked as such. Vol. Only use braided line on these older reels. The reel comes with an original boxed extra spool (the spool in used condition) and a Pflueger Sea King pamphlet. Make sure the anti-backlash is off by turning the adjustment knob counter-clockwise until it stops. This is another nice feature of Pflueger reels, the fact that you can remove the LW parts without taking the reel apart. Co., Akron, Ohio U.S.A (the makers of 4 Brothers, Portage and Pflueger reels). This video shows how to take apart and service a classic Pflueger Medalist reel from the 1980s. I can't recall exactly how the tensioner works on the supreme, but it indirectly applies pressure on the spool to slow the spool down when tightened. I don't know how high the numbers went but RAM (aka Bad Bob) does. Simply put, Pflueger Products Perform. These reels are in a wood grained brown/white finish box and if memory serves me correctly were made in Arkansas. Haven't you now "mis-spoke" again by confusing model numbers w/serial numbers? Use thin oil on the end bearings and on the double-threaded shaft of the levelwind mechanism and under the handle nut. Oh how soon we forget! by el Lawrence » Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:39 pm, Post I have a few old Pflueger casting reels new in boxes. It was manufactured by the Enterprise Manufacturing Co., Akron, Ohio U.S.A., circa 1930’s/1940’s. by Bill Sonnett » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:49 pm, Post Thank you for the reply. Let’s start with … by Don Champion » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:06 pm, Post If there are screws, use a screwdriver to unscrew them. 1893 Level Winding Anti-backlash Fishing Reels With Boxes 2. Find the knobs or screws that hold the side of the reel opposite the handle to the body. The only thing I would add to Santa's comment is a caveat with regard to swivels. IMO Pflueger Summit reels are all "very interesting" regardless of whether they are early or late versions. If the spool spins with the same tension at any setting, then you may have inadvertently disarmed it in cleaning or something may be missing. In An Angler's Guide to the Pflueger Medalist, Part One we explored the history and evolution of the Pflueger Medalist fly reel, including the smallest sizes - the 1492 and 1492½. Introduced as new in 1941 the lure would be produced until into the 1970’s. by batty » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:27 pm, Post Free shipping for many products! by Brian F. » Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:12 pm, Post by Teal » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:06 am, Post Maybe I can help emphasize El's advice about removing line (but of course she got to this before I finished typing!). I wish there was a website that showed how to take apart different reels, and clean them, plus photos of each reel. Take apart your Daiwa baitcast reel and clean it at least once a year. If there were S/N's on these reels it might be easy to date them. by RAM » Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:11 am, Post Site customizations by DavidIQ, hey guys a friend of mine gave me a pflueger supreme 1573 baitcaster along with oil and some piece of cork no instructions or box i went on there website and the 1573 showed built in 1935 i took it apart and oiled and cleaned it put some 10# mono on it i went outside and casted it it went maybe 10 yards what am i doing wrong?i did have a 1/2 oz weight on it any advice would be great 8), In talking with Bill Sonnett, I believe that 10 yards is about as far as he's ever been able to cast a Supreme. It should be something like lubraplate which is … el Lawrence, Twice you mention removing the line. In the 1st photo, you will see the reel apart and laid out like a schematic. by john elder » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:16 pm, Post This one is a large PFLUEGER CAPITOL No. Made in Akron, Ohio this reel would last over three decades in the Pflueger Reel line up. IMO serial numbers are still serial numbers, each unique to the individual reel & I don't think this terminology should have any other meaning. Pflueger SkillKast 1953 Reel. You also see the crankshaft and … http://orcaonline.org/pdf/Pflueger-Supreme-1573.pdf. They were the best selling reel of my boyhood. I am not sure off the top of my head which models they are. Remove the remaining 2 screws from the side cover keeping track of them, they are 2 different styles and will only go back in from where the came. Thing is, the adjustment is internal and I need to take the reel apart ... How hard is it because I have clumsy fingers and would hate to stuff the reel up when I take it apart. by john elder » Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:44 pm, Post Below are a few simple steps to help keep your Shimano® reels in top condition, as well as, preventative measures to avoid costly repairs. Respectfully, whatever you wrote in a column does not alter the fact that Pflueger Summit reels in my posession do not appear to have serial numbers. Hi guys...The "M" designation tells one that the spool is made for monofilament line. This would be a good place to send anyone taking a reel like this apart for the first time. Pflueger products are world famous for their innovation, dependability & attention to detail. by el Lawrence » Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:10 pm, Post by john elder » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:21 am, Post The cookie settings on this website are set to 'allow all cookies' to give you the very best experience. The Pflueger SkillKast 1953 Reel is a reel that seems to have transcended the years. The one video I found online of a guy taking his apart showed his just popping off super easily but mine is definitely resisting and I don't want to … Pflueger continues to combine pride in craftsmanship and commitment to new technology to create a line of superior fishing products. On the Supreme model, you just have to remover the screw in cap on the Tail Plate and you can take the Line Guide and Tube & Double Threaded Feed Shaft out for cleaning and repair. by john elder » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:09 pm, Post by Warren Platt » Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:19 pm, Post On occasion I've had to actually use swivels to prevent line from twisting due to spoons, live bait or dodgers that can spin while trolling if the speed isn't perfect. I rate the reel as being in GOOD … Article and Photographs by Joe Cornwall . Thanks for posting pics of much of "the fantastic diversity" of the "about 20-some deviations of these reels". I believe this reel dates back to the 40’s/50’s. My reel was in pretty good shape prior to disassembly. The less loose parts you have at any one time means you have fewer parts to lose and fewer reassembly steps to forget. I thought I posted this last night, but I'll try again. Please click Accept Cookies to continue to use the site. XV No. If that mono was wound on under tension it could do several things such as collapsing the cork arbor and pushing the sides off the reel spool. John is right on the "L" as designating a lightweight aluminum spool however there was one 1993L that came with a plastic spool. Towel. by still_learnin » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:03 am, Post I'll try to dig out my pics of inserts and try to find the one with the plastic spool designation. In the 2nd, you see the inner head plate turned over showing the spring wire that holds the reel in the free spool position. Pflueger Reels A Summit 1993l And Rocket 1375 . Hey El! The Pflueger doesn't do anything different from other reels in terms of line twist. Fly Fishing Reels - Pflueger And Eagle … From the limited sample of Pflueger Summit reels in my possession I find there are no "serial numbers" on them anywhere. Without seeing a picture of the foot and not knowing the measurments of the reel, I will take a wild guess and call it a Pflueger's Single Action Rubber German Silver Bound reel.Based on the drag button perhaps 1904 to 1908. by Reel Geezer » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:12 am, Post by john elder » Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:35 am, Post 3 Vintage Antique Fishing Reels Pflueger Bond And Others Old Collectible. by Phil » Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:19 pm, Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited, Absolution style by Premium phpBB Styles Bottom Line, Pflueger reels hold up well, I used to have issues getting parts for reels and their customer service was difficult as I have lost pieces to a few spinning reels, but now they seem to have fixed issues, The Trion is a great budget reel in spinning and casting, I don't trust the Purist only because it comes in a … 4 July 2005. I just bought a Pflueger Trion Round Baitcaster and am looking to adjust the internal centrifugal braking system. Warren objected to my doing this in his boat. I save the linen if it is old enough... gad if it is still pliable and comes off of an 1800s Irish reel? by ROGERHENLEY » Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:17 pm, Post Screwdriver. IMO all Summits w/"MODEL NUMBERS" are "later models" as are all chrome examples. Do I need to buy the book or something. Use grease only on the gears. Use thin oil on the end bearings and on the double-threaded shaft of the levelwind mechanism and under the handle nut. This reel was manufactured by the Enterprise Mfg. I think he was just jealous of the number of holes in my boat! Pflueger President Spincast Fishing Reel – Best Spincast Reel. ORCA Online Forum - Feel free to talk or ask about ALL kinds of old tackle here, with an emphasis on old reels! Items you will need. Believe it or not, taking something apart is tends to easier than putting something back together. Pull it off the reel. I will share with you my techniques that have worked wonders on rusted out reels that most would toss. by Araye50 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:19 pm, Post Probably no make of reel has had more written about it than Pflueger. by Araye50 » Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:23 pm, Post by john elder » Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:17 pm, Post Pull the cover off the back side of the reel. Full disclosure the reel doesn’t work anymore but that is completely on me. Post Make sure the anti-backlash is off by turning the adjustment knob counter-clockwise until it stops. Pflueger Reel Repair Parts Handle Patriarch 9535 And 9540 For These Reels Only. Get it off! I wrote posts that attempt to clearly differentiate serial numbers, from patent numbers, from model numbers. Site customizations by DavidIQ. Sure it's great to keep if your new reel comes with a high quality silk line that would be worth removing, cleaning and replacing (Geezer reminded me of that on this forum several years ago). 1989 Surf Cast Reel. Locate the nut or screw that holds the handle on the reel. by Jerry J in OK » Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:06 pm, Post An Angler's Guide To The Classic Pflueger Medalist. As it is you have to study details & estimate. I wrote a column, "Serialized Pfluegers" , that should provide all reasonable answers to the questions on such, so why speculate? Use grease. by Jerry J in OK » Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:02 pm, Post Are these boxed reels from Arkansas hard to come by? No question about removing mono from my reels - off it goes! Maintenance Tips– Spinning Reels Shimano® reels, when properly maintained, provide years of dependable high performance. I don't want to ask a dumb question Sir, but where did they go? Pflueger Akron No. If there is a dial, spin it counter-clockwise until it is loosened. However "the older, earlier versions are almost always harder to find & worth more". A rugged reel, it features 1-Screw Take-Apart, polished Diamolite over Nickle Silver, metal bound Bakelite side plates, multiplying, free spool, a … Remove the side plate of the reel once it no longer is being held to the main frame of the reel. This is always a safe strategy. In other words, after taking the line roller apart and cleaning it, put it back together before taking off the other end of the bail. I start with taking the reel apart piece by piece. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Vintage Pflueger Akerite Model 2068 Quick Take Apart Conventional Fishing Reel at the best online prices at eBay! thanks alot i'll strip off that mono i didn't put the cork on now i know what it's for there's a knob with numbers and a arrow the drag i guess i don't think it works because there's no tension when i pull the line to set the drag. I came over from Joe's to see the wonderful pictures, and they are no longer here. There is an exploded drawing of the Supreme on this website that might help with understanding the functions of the reel: I tried Al's recomendation about keeping screweyes in your tackle box and screwing one into the boat each trip out to tie up ones catch. I would guess that three quarters of the reels I saw bank fishermen using in Ohio in the … I'd add the caution that old obsolete lines can be collectible themselves & urge folks to consider keeping interesting vintage lines. About seven years ago, on a cold winter day, I tried taking the entire reel apart to give it a deep clean. by john elder » Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:46 am, Post Spin the knobs or turn the screws counterclockwise until they are loose enough that you can remove the plate on the side of the reel. Part Two - 1959 to Present. by el Lawrence » Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:39 pm, Post Don can give you the complete skinny on how that works. ... Pflueger Echelon 4LPEC 19 01 Baitcast Reel Schematic. Post by Bill Sonnett » Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:36 pm, Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited, Absolution style by Premium phpBB Styles 1)pflueger parts reel model 6740-spins but bail is broken.no spool or handles/parts(1)model6930 makes a noise when it is turned-parts reel only,no handle or spool-parts only-thanks for looking,checkout all of our many fishing items~we do combine shipping~we will be listing 100's of fishing reel parts in the weeks ahead~ by Araye50 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:02 am, Post Akrons from this time period have a ton of plating on them and usually polish up well. I did look up Pflueger Progress 1774, but did not come up with all my questions answered on those posts. Something is wrong inside my reel so I'm trying to figure out what. If not there could be several reasons. Remove the side of the reel that is opposite the handle. Turn it counterclockwise to remove it, and then pull the handle off the reel. 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