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Pflueger Supremext 35

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Seems like some of the reel manufacturers are starting to get clever about how they put their reels together...

Here's a Pflueger SupremeXT 35 that Jewhunter asked me to pick up for him from a shop close to me. At his request I gave it the once over to prep it for fishing (an ounce of prevention... and all that).

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Opening up the drag and what do we find?? Greased carbon drag washers.

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Pulling the left side place what do we find?? Good quality, rubber-sealed bearings and a coat of grease over all the internal surfaces.

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A quick look inside the bail trip housing and more grease.

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Here's a surprise though... The spare spool only comes with fibre drag washers. And patchy with the grease too.

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An easy fix though... the washers are the same as in the Shimano Stradic 2500 and I have a few of those in Carbontex from Smooth Drag so a quick swap and it's ready to do some serious hurting!

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What a delight to open up a reel that has been put in the box the way I'd like to take it fishing! If I didn't already have numerous reels this size, Jewhunter would be lucky to get this one.:biggrin2:

Cheers, Slinky

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Hi Slinky

Nice looking little reel there, Jewhunter!! I recently bought a Pfleuger (similar colour) but not sure if it is the same model. Lots of ball bearings & very tidy reel. From memory, it didn't cost a fortune, either!

Thanks for that breakdownm, Tony - will go & check which one I got now! :biggrin2:

Roberta

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Guest rzep

I saw these Tony and after reading this I think that I will go and grab one or two for myself :)

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Thanks for picking it up & giving it the once over mate!

I was that impressed that Slinky has picked me up the smallest one, a 25, as well.

I was given a tip from a mate about a runout sale from a shop in QLD where these reels were reduced from $299.00 to $90.00! :1yikes:

So I grabbed 2! :yahoo:

Cheers,

Grant.

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Great reels, very smooth drag.

You'll love em Grant

Cheers,

Leo

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haha Slinky, couldn't help yourself eh?

I'm looking for a reel also to suit my Berkley Dropshot rod, will prolly go another Pflueger, can't fault them....yet.

Cheers,

Leo

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I have owned two of these and for the money they are unbeatable

agree with slinky, go for greased carbo washers in all your reals and you won,t go back.

just email dawn at http://www.smoothdrag.com/

and she will post them too you.

Also use cals grease on the drags washers it is like butter soo smooth!!

kl

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