The Pflueger SkillKast 1953 Reel is a reel that seems to have transcended the years. Pull it off the reel. by Jerry J in OK » Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:02 pm, Post While its possible I've missed serial numbers on these reels I did not "speculate". Akrons from this time period have a ton of plating on them and usually polish up well. I believe this reel dates back to the 40’s/50’s. The is done by backing out the bottom screw on the cover and the top screw on the side plate of the reel as in the first picture. ORCA Online Forum - Feel free to talk or ask about ALL kinds of old tackle here, with an emphasis on old reels! by Bill Sonnett » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:49 pm, Post I wish there was a website that showed how to take apart different reels, and clean them, plus photos of each reel. Remove the side of the reel that is opposite the handle. I think he was just jealous of the number of holes in my boat! by Teal » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:06 am, Post Pflueger SkillKast 1953 Reel. I wrote a column, "Serialized Pfluegers" , that should provide all reasonable answers to the questions on such, so why speculate? Haven't you now "mis-spoke" again by confusing model numbers w/serial numbers? 3 Vintage Antique Fishing Reels Pflueger Bond And Others Old Collectible. We repair rods, reels, trolling motors, depth sounders, downriggers and Coleman Outdoor products. This reel was manufactured by the Enterprise Mfg. Free shipping for many products! I just bought a Pflueger Trion Round Baitcaster and am looking to adjust the internal centrifugal braking system. 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. Those click … Please click Accept Cookies to continue to use the site. 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. Co., Akron, Ohio U.S.A (the makers of 4 Brothers, Portage and Pflueger reels). Now for your reel, we know it is not a Delite because it is not marked as such. 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. Do I need to buy the book or something. I'll try to dig out my pics of inserts and try to find the one with the plastic spool designation. Pflueger continues to combine pride in craftsmanship and commitment to new technology to create a line of superior fishing products. Pflueger Reels A Summit 1993l And Rocket 1375 . This video shows how to take apart and service a classic Pflueger Medalist reel from the 1980s. by john elder » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:21 am, Post 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 … Pflueger Akron No. by batty » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:43 pm, Post Remove the side plate of the reel once it no longer is being held to the main frame of the reel. by Araye50 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:19 pm, Post 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. 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. The less loose parts you have at any one time means you have fewer parts to lose and fewer reassembly steps to forget. First take off the Mono and see if the reel spins freely. Oh how soon we forget! IMO serial numbers are still serial numbers, each unique to the individual reel & I don't think this terminology should have any other meaning. Below are a few simple steps to help keep your Shimano® reels in top condition, as well as, preventative measures to avoid costly repairs. by RAM » Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:11 am, Post by el Lawrence » Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:39 pm, Post Post Items you will need. by ROGERHENLEY » Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:17 pm, Post They were the best selling reel of my boyhood. by john elder » Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:35 am, Post I start with taking the reel apart piece by piece. Screwdriver. by RAM » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:48 am, Post by batty » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:27 pm, Post by Warren Platt » Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:19 pm, Post However "the older, earlier versions are almost always harder to find & worth more". by el Lawrence » Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:39 pm, Post The reel comes with an original boxed extra spool (the spool in used condition) and a Pflueger Sea King pamphlet. No question about removing mono from my reels - off it goes! It was manufactured by the Enterprise Manufacturing Co., Akron, Ohio U.S.A., circa 1930’s/1940’s. The Pflueger doesn't do anything different from other reels in terms of line twist. 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. by Araye50 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:51 am, Post Introduced as new in 1941 the lure would be produced until into the 1970’s. Great to see you back again. Pflueger products are world famous for their innovation, dependability & attention to detail. I rate the reel as being in GOOD … If not there could be several reasons. I thought I posted this last night, but I'll try again. by el Lawrence » Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:10 pm, Post 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. In the 1st photo, you will see the reel apart and laid out like a schematic. You also see the crankshaft and … Thanks for posting pics of much of "the fantastic diversity" of the "about 20-some deviations of these reels". http://orcaonline.org/pdf/Pflueger-Supreme-1573.pdf. 1989 Surf Cast Reel. by john elder » Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:46 am, Post IMO Pflueger Summit reels are all "very interesting" regardless of whether they are early or late versions. by still_learnin » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:03 am, Post by Phil » Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:19 pm, Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited, Absolution style by Premium phpBB Styles This is always a safe strategy. But if it's just braided nylon line or linen which are more likely to retain moisture, especially with saltwater reels, I'd rather not risk promoting corrosion. Fly Fishing Reels - Pflueger And Eagle … 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). In the 2nd, you see the inner head plate turned over showing the spring wire that holds the reel in the free spool position. Let’s start with … Warren objected to my doing this in his boat. by Don Champion » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:06 pm, Post I did look up Pflueger Progress 1774, but did not come up with all my questions answered on those posts. by Araye50 » Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:23 pm, Post I would guess that three quarters of the reels I saw bank fishermen using in Ohio in the … Something is wrong inside my reel so I'm trying to figure out what. My reel was in pretty good shape prior to disassembly. Bob will fill us in on all the holes we have left so far. John is right on the "L" as designating a lightweight aluminum spool however there was one 1993L that came with a plastic spool. I'd add the caution that old obsolete lines can be collectible themselves & urge folks to consider keeping interesting vintage lines. Use grease only on the gears. I'm a budding old Summit collector and was very interested. As it is you have to study details & estimate. 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. Are these boxed reels from Arkansas hard to come by? 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. I wrote posts that attempt to clearly differentiate serial numbers, from patent numbers, from model numbers. This is another nice feature of Pflueger reels, the fact that you can remove the LW parts without taking the reel apart. Full disclosure the reel doesn’t work anymore but that is completely on me. 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). I am not sure off the top of my head which models they are. Only use braided line on these older reels. by john elder » Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:44 pm, Post Hey El! XV No. 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 don't know how high the numbers went but RAM (aka Bad Bob) does. 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 … by Jerry J in OK » Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:08 pm, Post by Araye50 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:02 am, Post by john elder » Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:17 pm, Post A rugged reel, it features 1-Screw Take-Apart, polished Diamolite over Nickle Silver, metal bound Bakelite side plates, multiplying, free spool, a … 4 July 2005. Pull the cover off the back side of the reel. After I take out the 2 screws holding the side plate on, it doesn't want to come off the rest of the body. Take apart your Daiwa baitcast reel and clean it at least once a year. by john elder » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:16 pm, Post 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. Don can give you the complete skinny on how that works. It should be something like lubraplate which is … This would be a good place to send anyone taking a reel like this apart for the first time. About seven years ago, on a cold winter day, I tried taking the entire reel apart to give it a deep clean. Thank you for the reply. An Angler's Guide To The Classic Pflueger Medalist. 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. Use thin oil on the end bearings and on the double-threaded shaft of the levelwind mechanism and under the handle nut. Believe it or not, taking something apart is tends to easier than putting something back together. You now can remove the side … Use thin oil on the end bearings and on the double-threaded shaft of the levelwind mechanism and under the handle nut. I will share with you my techniques that have worked wonders on rusted out reels that most would toss. Get it off! 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. Locate the nut or screw that holds the handle on the reel. ... Pflueger Echelon 4LPEC 19 01 Baitcast Reel Schematic. I came over from Joe's to see the wonderful pictures, and they are no longer here. 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~ If there are screws, use a screwdriver to unscrew them. Maintenance Tips– Spinning Reels Shimano® reels, when properly maintained, provide years of dependable high performance. 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! Hi guys...The "M" designation tells one that the spool is made for monofilament line. 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. Turn it counterclockwise to remove it, and then pull the handle off the reel. It includes a step by step process that applies to most reels of this era. by john elder » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:09 pm, Post Post The only thing I would add to Santa's comment is a caveat with regard to swivels. I save the linen if it is old enough... gad if it is still pliable and comes off of an 1800s Irish reel? 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. If you will look closely I believe there should be a little post on the spool. el Lawrence, Twice you mention removing the line. If there is a dial, spin it counter-clockwise until it is loosened. by Jerry J in OK » Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:06 pm, Post Article and Photographs by Joe Cornwall . Maybe I can help emphasize El's advice about removing line (but of course she got to this before I finished typing!). These reels are in a wood grained brown/white finish box and if memory serves me correctly were made in Arkansas. Simply put, Pflueger Products Perform. IMO all Summits w/"MODEL NUMBERS" are "later models" as are all chrome examples. Made in Akron, Ohio this reel would last over three decades in the Pflueger Reel line up. by john elder » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:11 pm, Post Pflueger Reel Repair Parts Handle Patriarch 9535 And 9540 For These Reels Only. Make sure the anti-backlash is off by turning the adjustment knob counter-clockwise until it stops. Site customizations by DavidIQ. Find the knobs or screws that hold the side of the reel opposite the handle to the body. If there were S/N's on these reels it might be easy to date them. Part Two - 1959 to Present. 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. Towel. I don't want to ask a dumb question Sir, but where did they go? This one is a large PFLUEGER CAPITOL No. The cookie settings on this website are set to 'allow all cookies' to give you the very best experience. Pflueger President Spincast Fishing Reel – Best Spincast Reel. Vol. I have a few old Pflueger casting reels new in boxes. From the limited sample of Pflueger Summit reels in my possession I find there are no "serial numbers" on them anywhere. by Reel Geezer » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:12 am, Post Use grease. Probably no make of reel has had more written about it than Pflueger. by Brian F. » Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:12 pm, Post 1893 Level Winding Anti-backlash Fishing Reels With Boxes 2. Make sure the anti-backlash is off by turning the adjustment knob counter-clockwise until it stops. End cap too tight on palm plate -- there should be a tiny tiny bit of play end to end on the spool. 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