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Actually we don’t sell them anymore but you can get very nice old ones on eBay, fly fishing classifieds and at garage sales. Payment MUST reach me before I weighs anchor. Angelart: Fliegenfischen. From $124.95. Check out our pflueger 1535 reel selection for the very best in unique or custom, handmade pieces from our shops. PFLUEGER MEDALIST FLY REEL 1494 AK Operating Instructions ca: 1965 Marked: Pflueger Medalist by Shakespeare, 1494 AK Appears to be in good operating condition, well used, scratches and paint chips (please see photos) Thank you. Have 5 of them from the 50s and early 60s. Pflueger Medalist 1494 1495 1496 1498 & 15xx Fly Fishing Reel - How To Convert From Right to Left Hand Retrieve. Top reviews. What is the diameter of this Medalist? item 7 VINTAGE Pflueger Medalist Fly Fishing Reel #1494 DA Used Tested 7 - VINTAGE Pflueger Medalist Fly Fishing Reel #1494 DA Used Tested . Mostly fish for small stream trout and river smallmouth. 138 watchers. ↳   Rod making, restoration, repairs and discussion on those related topics concerning bamboo rods. Top Rated Seller Top Rated Seller. Round Line Guide. C $1,319,400.46. Scud Dog .Those are sweet reels . Lightweight: Most spinning reels are light in weight and also able to cast lightweight baits during fishing. I see more use for the Pflueger disc drag in larger sizes starting with 7 weights or maybe 6 weights. Customer reviews. c.1963 Shows much wear but works OK. The purpose of this board is to discuss, ask questions about, and give answers concerning fly reels, their makers and their history. Watch; Orvis Madison 6/7 Fly Reel (Pflueger Medalist 1494 / One Pfoot upgrades) $140.00. 7 posts • Page 1 of 1. Joined: 2006/9/11 8:26. The reel appears to be the one C.T. Griff. EUR 52,43 Versand. Weight is 7.6 ounces. This page has detail views of Medalist DA parts and how to change to LHW. oder Preisvorschlag . 1935-36 with Box. 4 product ratings - Pflueger Medalist Fly Reel Model 1494 Sculpted Pillars, Chain Link Guide . £11.85 postage. Vintage Pflueger Hawkeye 60-Yard Fly Fishing Reel. The new Pflueger® Medalist standard arbor fly reel, redesigned with full machined aluminum construction and multi-position click and pawl system. Home / Pflueger Medalist Fly Reel Pflueger Medalist Fly Reel. Quote: gfen wrote: Quote: afishinado wrote: Actually, the Medalist was introduced in '28 (words words words deleted) advantage for spindle wear. I need one for my Lami #5. Angelart: Fliegenfischen. To put it into perspective, in 1959 the unemployment rate dropped to 5.5%,and popular TV programs included "Rawhide", "Bonanza" and "The Twilight Zone". If I could only have two sizes, the 1494 and 1495 would be my choice. From United States +C $27.38 shipping. 12 watching. The 1494 is ideal sized for DT 5 and backing. Pflueger specs and reversibility (from early 1960s on) in post 13: Personally love the 1494 1/2 - probably because it's the reel on the first fly rod ever owned in our family (my father's, now mine) ..... 1494 gets my vote. Add To Cart FREE STANDARD SHIPPING on Orders Over $50 Description. The 1950's and 1960's Pflueger Medalist. I thought it would be interesting to see what your favorite size of Pflueger Medalist is. C $318.50. Capacity is WF7 + 250 yards 20 lb backing. Top Rated Seller Top Rated Seller. Vintage Pflueger Medalist USA Fliegenfischen Rolle No 1495 Bakelit? The purpose of this board is to discuss, ask questions about, and give answers concerning fly reels, their makers and their history. Very Nice Pflueger Medalist 1494 Fly Fishing Reel ca. Sign Up. Fly reel design has changed, well, drastically over the years, but Pflueger hasn't gone anywhere. Time left 6d 13h left. The foot on the older reels was thicker and did not fit the new rods very well. 10 watching. Vintage Pflueger Medalist USA Fliegenfischen Rolle No 1494 Bakelit? EUR 105,55. 12 people found this helpful. Am I right? The 1931 catalog listed the "MEDALIST." 6 Vintage Fly Fishing Reels: Martin & Pflueger. The reason I ask is most, if not all the originals will have very small reelseat hardware, newer Pfluegers are not going to fit the rod. Results matching fewer words. The 1494 1/2 has a slightly wider spool; increasing line capacity. C $242.06. Any opinion will due. 10/10. You are bidding on 3 vintage Pflueger fly fishing ree ls: A Pflueger Medalist 1494 with a Diamolite Line Guide A Pflueger Progress 1774 A Pflueger Summit 1294 The 1494 and the 1774 were made in the USA and the 1294 was made in China. This is a well-known model – a modern classic with high castability. The Medalist name made its debut in the Pflueger 1931 catalog, but it would be a few more years before the reel would take on the characteristics that would come to define the recognized Medalist with adjustable drag topology. Simply put, Pflueger Products Perform. ↳   Ephemera, empherma and Ephemerella..... ↳   Photos, paintings, written stories and talents. We researched and found the easiest for beginners. Some people bemoan that this is not a real Pflueger Medalist, but I look at as getting a Hardy Lightweight series for half price. I have been using them for very close to 50 years, and have no complaints! 1494 Pflueger Medalist Fly Fishing Reel. Relaunching America's most iconic fly reel. £19.01. by DA » 03/19/15 11:45, Post Pflueger continues to combine pride in craftsmanship and commitment to new technology to create a line of superior fishing products. Let’s check out why you should buy a spinning reel over others! If'n ye want yer beauties fast. Ifig BZH Member Posts: 2 Joined: 01/26/14 10:36. Home; Categories; Pflueger Medalist Fly Reel 1494 1 2; BEST . If I only get one, it's a pre-'35 1494 - they're solid, have a great alloy foot, and a silky, soapy lead finish. I will be on the road Jan. 8-19. by Ifig BZH » 03/19/15 15:58, Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited. For the size fish you are going after, I would recommend the 1494 reel. Ending 7 Jan at 9:29PM GMT 4d 19h. View on Amazon. At one time they were the standard fly reel for most fly fishers in the USA. that has a ratchet that was not machined on both sides to accept the ratchet bearing (the top of the bearing must sit absolutely flat in the bearing). I use a weight forward 6 now and will stay with it. Post by Ifig BZH » 03/19/15 09:04. The Boeing 707 Jet … I sold and used the old Pflueger ‘Medalist’ fly reels for over 40 years now. oder Preisvorschlag. I'd like to buy a left-handed Medalist with a round guard. (Pflueger Medalist Reels) #10. 0 bids +$5.75 shipping. C $95.55. It wasn't until 1938 that the adjustable drag was added. A few on eBay at high prices, but I can deal with that. This reel uses a smart click-and-pawl drag instead of the old-style carbon drag. Learn More Stay Updated Sign up to get the latest news and updates sent straight to your inbox. Which Medalist is the most similar to the Hardy LRH when it comes to the capacity/weight/diameter? I wouldn't waste to much time on the 1498 unless you really did get it running smoothly. 0 Comment Report abuse Jared O'Connor. See Description. Free shipping. A modern classic. ↳   Information About Makers and Manufacturers, ↳   Appraisals & Identification of Bamboo Fly Rods. So I'd go with the 1495. Vintage SPARE SPOOL for Pflueger MEDALIST 1495 1/2 Fly Fishing Reel SPOOL. C $31.24 shipping. 3.0 out of 5 stars Better options available. New Listing pflueger medalist 1494 round line guard Fly Reel. test backing and a full DT5F on one, have to make sure to spread out the line on the spool as it is a tight fit. I was just wondering about the 1494 1/2DA for this rod as well. Not so much on the 11' 3/4 - it's too heavy. Posts: 5101. 4.5 out of 5. Not sure I would have bothered if it were corroded, etc. I'm content with click pawls in the trout sizes. My first new ones were bought locally around Sacramento, California in the 1960s. Nowadays is difficult to find such a reliable fly reel. C $38.22 shipping. From United States +C $27.38 shipping. Pflueger Medalist 1494-1/2 fly reel EXcellent in box = a BEAUTY! You may also like. Pflueger Medalist 7/8 November 08, 2017 New Pflueger Medalist 7/8: I picked up a new Pflueger Medalist 7/8 for $90... My intent was to use for trout spey. 50-75 yards of backing works better though. I'm not including the 1300 or 1500 series, as they're sized equivilent to the predominant 1400 series. C $112.15. 0 bids. Buy It Now. I've been ordering drag plates/hold down bearings for my Pflueger fly reels (models 1495 1/2, 1498) and am impressed with the service, so far. Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests. C $152.88. Pflueger Supreme Fly Reel 2/3/4. I like the 1494.5 and the 1495 for 6 and 7 weight lines in fresh water. A modern classic. 1930s-40s era Pflueger Medalists - "Trademark, Pflueger Medalist, Made in USA" on spool latch cover - Model #, "Patented" stamped on the reel body below the foot From Chester County. Lastly, while its sort of a petty gripe as leaders don't cost much.. it didn't come with a leader as advertised on both the packaging and on amazon. I added a onepfoot counterbalance and upgraded drag plate to my 1498 for steelhead spey use and I'm very happy with it, but it was in good shape to start with. I'd have to spool 5wt fly line with smth about 50yds of 12lbs backing. Buy It Now. The reel has bigger gaps than the 1980s model 1494 i've used and will tear up expensive fly line quickly if you're not extremely careful. or Best Offer. or Best Offer +$10.00 shipping. As far as I know 1494 weighs 5.3oz. Otherwise shipment delayed until I gits back to home port. It is rated for 6/7 weight line. £91.44. The smaller 1492 model is the only one in the 1400 series that I know of that cannot be easily converted from RHW to LHW. Is this an original 7' FE Thomas or a reproduction? 9# Pflueger Medalist Fly Black Aluminum Fishing Reel. Saw my first 1592 on eBay about 2-3 months ago. I was looking for a new reel for it and my son told me to find a Pflueger Medalist 1494DA. £13.49 postage . For a given model, e.g., 1494, the 'standard' (1494) spool and the 1594RC spool will both fit the very same frame; making these reels quite versatile. Pflueger products are world famous for their innovation, dependability & attention to detail. $43.00 3 bids 1d 10h +$12.00 shipping. 5 star 65% 4 star 18% 3 star 13% 2 star 3% 1 star 0% (0%) 0% How are ratings calculated? $50.00. $1,000,000.00. $44.99. It balances pretty well on my 12' 5/6. Pflueger Medalist Fly Reel Guide In Description 1929-1981. or Buy it now. ↳   Rod makers history, value guide and general discussion, ↳   Link to Orvis Database by Greg Reynolds, ↳   Link to EC Powell's Mechanics of fly casting, http://fiberglassflyrodders.com/forum/v ... =4&t=14731. by aged_sage » 03/19/15 09:20, Post Pflueger 1494 or 1494 1/2 ? Best 10 Pflueger Medalist Fly Reel 1494 1 2 tested by reviewers. OnePfoot also produces a new reel foot for the older reels. This is a very well made reel. by Ifig BZH » 03/19/15 04:04, Post Free shipping. YMMV. Penn Pursuit III Spinning Fishing Reel, Black/Silver, 2500 . Satisfaction guaranteed. Check out our top pick. From a practical standpoint (not coolness factor) are the later versions where the guard can be moved, and then add a One-Pfoot drag plate made for left hand wind - much better than just flopping the original Medalist plate. There are some Rhw only, so ask before you buy. 1494 is the best all around, with the 1492 for four weight and smaller lines. They're still very much here and still making fly reels as well as spinning and baitcasting reels for conventional anglers. Aus Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika. See, your abillity to operate the googlemachine is why 3 more than you'll ever know. Moderator: Ken M 44. £109.73. by bvandeuson » 03/19/15 04:37, Post EUR 106,05. or Best Offer. And does the 1494 DA have a right/left hand retreive? Have put 100 yards of 20lb. by GRASSNGLASS » 03/19/15 11:59, Post Pflueger 1494 or 1494 1/2 ? 10 watching. For a 7' rod I would think weight would be biggest consideration, so I would go with 1494. Any suggestions? Diminutive Pflueger Medalist#1494 CJ Fly Reel is probably best suited to Trout or Pan Fish species, possibly small Bass even, with either a 4WT or 5WT floating fly line we'd guess, depending upon your skill level with a Fly Fishing Rod& Reel of course.See Photos) This Pflueger Medalist Reel features a dial drag knob on frame sideplate at back end for convenient access with either hand. Moderator. The best Pflueger Medalist Fly Reel 1494 1 2 of 2020 - Beginner's Guide. I realize that the size depends on what line you're using and what you're fishing for, but if you had to chose a favorite to say "this is the peak of the line" which size would you point to? The only shortcomings are the standard reel feet, but the OnePfoot replacements take care of that. The drag is going to get some use and you don't want any issues with a fish on the line. Watch; Pflueger Medalist Fly Reel Guide In Description 1929-1981. Are they the latest models? Example Shown 1494 "Made in Akron" 1959 was a year of great changes. Griff. 33 global ratings. What little I know...bigger number means bigger reel and if I'm not mistaken, the 1/2 designation is for a wider spool than standard for that size. A 1498 is going to be more than a line holder. Post item 8 4 complete Pflueger Medalist No.1495 fly reel with line 8 - 4 complete Pflueger Medalist No.1495 fly reel with line. To me. If anyone out there has any older Pflueger Medalist fly reels and need parts to repair/replace, take a look at: www.onepfoot.com Dan Hill is the proprietor and machines parts for repair/placement/upgrade of Pflueger fly reels. There are some reasons to select spinning reels in the top 5 list. json select. 4.5 out of 5 stars. Not sure I have ever been into the backing with a fish on the 1494. Pflueger applied for a patent on Oct. 27, 1928 and was granted on Sept. 9, 1930 as Patent Number D81995. Most similar to the LRH in capacity is the 94 size - left handed round line guard is the 1594 - I have never seen one but there are a few around I have heard. Vintage Pflueger Medalist 1492 Antique Fly Fishing Reel . Thank you for your help, I'll go for a 1494; if I feel it a bit too big for my 7' FE Thomas (reproduction), I'll return to my Hardy Golden Prince, and put the Pflueger on a 8' Palakona. Unless you happen to get one of the higher number models (1494, 1495, 1496, etc.) or Best Offer. £24.13 postage. Aus Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika. If it's a reproduction, never mind..... but a 1494 or 1494 1/2 seems a bit big for that rod. I know thread is going on a couple years old, might be time to add to it. You should have noticed that in the above mentioned Pflueger Reels Reviews, all are spinning reels. by Short Tip » 03/19/15 13:18, Post The new Pflueger medalist standard arbor fly reel, redesigned with full machined aluminum construction and multi-position click and pawl system. 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