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I'm thinking of purchasing a Pflueger Summit fly reel model #1656. Curious if anyone has one or if you've heard anything about them. The reel seems sturdy enough and it's put together very well.
 

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I have a pflueger president (2056) and it's really nice. I wasn't sure about them when I bought it...but after using it a few times it has great drag and is nice and light. no complaints yet!

hope this helps a little...
 

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I'm feeling the same way (not sure about it), but the more I think about it, the more I'm leaning towards buying it. The fly shop here in Honolulu has 2 of them left and they're only $49.99. Spare spools are $19.99. It feels solid and looks well-machined and the disc drag is something I've been looking for.
 

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I have a Pflueger Trion #1978 7/8 reel and extra spool. First year with it and have fished 15 days or so. So far it has been excellent. Absolutley no problems. The drag system works great however i should qualify that by saying that I have not fought a large fish yet so I can't vouch for it totally yet.
 

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I have a Pflueger medalist 5wt reel and its got an wicked drag (not that you need it on a 5wt) but its a great reel very smooth with a great drag. and you cant really beat the price tag.
 

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Based on what everyone told me, I went out this afternoon and bought it, along with a spare cassette. I had the guy line it with Cortland 444 6F and the spare is loaded with 444 #2 sinking.

I can't WAIT to get home and try this reel out. I imagine the drag would stop a tanker truck if necessary.
 

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right on...that seems like a good deal. I bought mine on ebay for 120 (incl shipping) and spools are another 70 bucks or so on ebay as well. I think mine retails for around 200 so not too bad. I probably would have chosen something like the summit ( as it is everything I wanted and needed) but I was treating myself after a long school year ;D
 

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Because I bought the reel, the spare cassette, the backing and the Cortland lines, he gave me everything for $150.00 (tax included) and threw in a couple of line keepers (the neoprene thingies that go over the reel so the line doesn't peel off). Basically I got the spare cassette for free, which is still ok with me. I MAY go back and grab a cheap rod, just to get out and chuck some feathers. He said if I wanted to go out fishing, just give him a call. If he wasn't available, he'd hook me up with one of his friends who was going that day.

I may take him up on his offer and go out to do some bonefishing. No licence requirements here to fish saltwater, but there's a fairly big freshwater lake not far from where I'm staying so I might give that a try as well...some monster bass in there!
 
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