1935-36 with Box. I cast left handed, so right hand wind reels are perfect for me. Nowadays is difficult to find such a reliable fly reel. by GRASSNGLASS » 03/19/15 11:59, Post 1494 Pflueger Medalist Fly Fishing Reel. Watch; Pflueger Medalist Fly Reel Guide In Description 1929-1981. Vintage Pflueger Hawkeye 60-Yard Fly Fishing Reel. 6 Vintage Fly Fishing Reels: Martin & Pflueger. If I could only have two sizes, the 1494 and 1495 would be my choice. Any suggestions? EUR 106,05. $43.00 3 bids 1d 10h +$12.00 shipping. There are some reasons to select spinning reels in the top 5 list. Angelart: Fliegenfischen. I use a weight forward 6 now and will stay with it. Are they the latest models? 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. Pflueger 1494 or 1494 1/2 ? See, your abillity to operate the googlemachine is why 3 more than you'll ever know. A 1498 is going to be more than a line holder. 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. It balances pretty well on my 12' 5/6. The reel appears to be the one C.T. 12 watching. This is a very well made reel. C $31.24 shipping. ↳   Rod making, restoration, repairs and discussion on those related topics concerning bamboo rods. Scud Dog .Those are sweet reels . I know thread is going on a couple years old, might be time to add to it. 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 Moderator: Ken M 44. It is rated for 6/7 weight line. $50.00. Is this an original 7' FE Thomas or a reproduction? Sign Up. 7 posts • Page 1 of 1. Results matching fewer words. 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". Best 10 Pflueger Medalist Fly Reel 1494 1 2 tested by reviewers. Very Nice Pflueger Medalist 1494 Fly Fishing Reel ca. c.1963 Shows much wear but works OK. 1494 is the best all around, with the 1492 for four weight and smaller lines. 3.0 out of 5 stars Better options available. 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. Top Rated Seller Top Rated Seller. Pflueger Medalist Fly Reel Guide In Description 1929-1981. For a 7' rod I would think weight would be biggest consideration, so I would go with 1494. So I'd go with the 1495. Post by Ifig BZH » 03/19/15 09:04. 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). The drag is going to get some use and you don't want any issues with a fish on the line. To me. I was just wondering about the 1494 1/2DA for this rod as well. 10 watching. 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. by aged_sage » 03/19/15 09:20, Post by Ifig BZH » 03/19/15 15:58, Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited. C $152.88. Fly reel design has changed, well, drastically over the years, but Pflueger hasn't gone anywhere. Let’s check out why you should buy a spinning reel over others! 33 global ratings. It wasn't until 1938 that the adjustable drag was added. Customer Questions & Answers See questions and answers. And does the 1494 DA have a right/left hand retreive? The reel has an elegant design and looks laconic. Aus Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika. Not sure I have ever been into the backing with a fish on the 1494. Quote: gfen wrote: Quote: afishinado wrote: Actually, the Medalist was introduced in '28 (words words words deleted) advantage for spindle wear. 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 1494 or 1494 1/2 ? Top Rated Seller Top Rated Seller. 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. A modern classic. Aus Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika. 12 people found this helpful. 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? Pflueger applied for a patent on Oct. 27, 1928 and was granted on Sept. 9, 1930 as Patent Number D81995. 5 star 65% 4 star 18% 3 star 13% 2 star 3% 1 star 0% (0%) 0% How are ratings calculated? 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. ↳   Ephemera, empherma and Ephemerella..... ↳   Photos, paintings, written stories and talents. 4 product ratings - Pflueger Medalist Fly Reel Model 1494 Sculpted Pillars, Chain Link Guide . My first new ones were bought locally around Sacramento, California in the 1960s. Angelart: Fliegenfischen. item 7 VINTAGE Pflueger Medalist Fly Fishing Reel #1494 DA Used Tested 7 - VINTAGE Pflueger Medalist Fly Fishing Reel #1494 DA Used Tested . 9# Pflueger Medalist Fly Black Aluminum Fishing Reel. This reel uses a smart click-and-pawl drag instead of the old-style carbon drag. Pflueger Medalist 1494-1/2 fly reel EXcellent in box = a BEAUTY! Pflueger products are world famous for their innovation, dependability & attention to detail. Not so much on the 11' 3/4 - it's too heavy. 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. 10 watching. The 1494 is ideal sized for DT 5 and backing. (Pflueger Medalist Reels) #10. A modern classic. 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. Round Line Guide. Any opinion will due. £19.01. A few on eBay at high prices, but I can deal with that. C $95.55. £109.73. You should have noticed that in the above mentioned Pflueger Reels Reviews, all are spinning reels. Free shipping. Post EUR 52,43 Versand. Pflueger Medalist 1494 1495 1496 1498 & 15xx Fly Fishing Reel - How To Convert From Right to Left Hand Retrieve. Home; Categories; Pflueger Medalist Fly Reel 1494 1 2; BEST . 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. 0 bids. Buy It Now. This page has detail views of Medalist DA parts and how to change to LHW. or Best Offer. The new Pflueger medalist standard arbor fly reel, redesigned with full machined aluminum construction and multi-position click and pawl system. OnePfoot also produces a new reel foot for the older reels. Have 5 of them from the 50s and early 60s. Not sure I would have bothered if it were corroded, etc. Simply put, Pflueger Products Perform. We researched and found the easiest for beginners. Posts: 5101. 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. The foot on the older reels was thicker and did not fit the new rods very well. Time left 6d 13h left. I thought it would be interesting to see what your favorite size of Pflueger Medalist is. by Short Tip » 03/19/15 13:18, Post 138 watchers. Pflueger continues to combine pride in craftsmanship and commitment to new technology to create a line of superior fishing products. See Description. The Boeing 707 Jet … 4.5 out of 5. Which Medalist is the most similar to the Hardy LRH when it comes to the capacity/weight/diameter? EUR 105,55. Joined: 2006/9/11 8:26. I was looking for a new reel for it and my son told me to find a Pflueger Medalist 1494DA. Lightweight: Most spinning reels are light in weight and also able to cast lightweight baits during fishing. I wouldn't waste to much time on the 1498 unless you really did get it running smoothly. Pflueger Supreme Fly Reel 2/3/4. Otherwise shipment delayed until I gits back to home port. Have put 100 yards of 20lb. From United States +C $27.38 shipping. As far as I know 1494 weighs 5.3oz. by bvandeuson » 03/19/15 04:37, Post £13.49 postage . 0 Comment Report abuse Jared O'Connor. 4.5 out of 5 stars. Helpful. BB has pretty well answered your question about the difference between the 1494 and the 1494 1/2. Watch; Orvis Madison 6/7 Fly Reel (Pflueger Medalist 1494 / One Pfoot upgrades) $140.00. C $32.63 shipping. Home / Pflueger Medalist Fly Reel Pflueger Medalist Fly Reel. Some people bemoan that this is not a real Pflueger Medalist, but I look at as getting a Hardy Lightweight series for half price. New Listing pflueger medalist 1494 round line guard Fly Reel. Vintage Pflueger Medalist USA Fliegenfischen Rolle No 1494 Bakelit? 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. I'm not including the 1300 or 1500 series, as they're sized equivilent to the predominant 1400 series. Penn Pursuit III Spinning Fishing Reel, Black/Silver, 2500 . At one time they were the standard fly reel for most fly fishers in the USA. json select. Mostly fish for small stream trout and river smallmouth. Unless you happen to get one of the higher number models (1494, 1495, 1496, etc.) From Chester County. The 1931 catalog listed the "MEDALIST." From $124.95. or Best Offer. Top reviews. I'd like to buy a left-handed Medalist with a round guard. All 3 reels are in good condition but the 1494 shows its age with some rash and some paint missing from the spool. 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. Vintage Pflueger Medalist USA Fliegenfischen Rolle No 1495 Bakelit? YMMV. For the size fish you are going after, I would recommend the 1494 reel. Vintage SPARE SPOOL for Pflueger MEDALIST 1495 1/2 Fly Fishing Reel SPOOL. Ending 7 Jan at 9:29PM GMT 4d 19h. oder Preisvorschlag. Payment MUST reach me before I weighs anchor. Weight is 7.6 ounces. 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. I have been using them for very close to 50 years, and have no complaints! C $242.06. by Ifig BZH » 03/19/15 04:04, Post I need one for my Lami #5. Moderator. From United States +C $27.38 shipping. Capacity is WF7 + 250 yards 20 lb backing. If it's a reproduction, never mind..... but a 1494 or 1494 1/2 seems a bit big for that rod. The purpose of this board is to discuss, ask questions about, and give answers concerning fly reels, their makers and their history. Relaunching America's most iconic fly reel. Saw my first 1592 on eBay about 2-3 months ago. Actually we don’t sell them anymore but you can get very nice old ones on eBay, fly fishing classifieds and at garage sales. 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 like the 1494.5 and the 1495 for 6 and 7 weight lines in fresh water. 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. ↳   Information About Makers and Manufacturers, ↳   Appraisals & Identification of Bamboo Fly Rods. 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. Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests. When thinking of classic fly reels, the Pflueger Medalist is likely to be one that immediately pops into your brain. Check out our pflueger 1535 reel selection for the very best in unique or custom, handmade pieces from our shops. Add To Cart FREE STANDARD SHIPPING on Orders Over $50 Description. I see more use for the Pflueger disc drag in larger sizes starting with 7 weights or maybe 6 weights. $44.99. The 1494 1/2 has a slightly wider spool; increasing line capacity. 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. $1,000,000.00. There are some Rhw only, so ask before you buy. Alaska and Hawaii were admitted to the the Union and became the 49th and 50th States, respectively. What is the diameter of this Medalist? or Best Offer +$10.00 shipping. The best Pflueger Medalist Fly Reel 1494 1 2 of 2020 - Beginner's Guide. 0 bids +$5.75 shipping. Vintage Pflueger Medalist 1492 Antique Fly Fishing Reel . Am I right? I'm content with click pawls in the trout sizes. Ifig BZH Member Posts: 2 Joined: 01/26/14 10:36. This is a well-known model – a modern classic with high castability. C $112.15. C $38.22 shipping. The purpose of this board is to discuss, ask questions about, and give answers concerning fly reels, their makers and their history. £11.85 postage. Check out our top pick. item 8 4 complete Pflueger Medalist No.1495 fly reel with line 8 - 4 complete Pflueger Medalist No.1495 fly reel with line. 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. or Best Offer. Example Shown 1494 "Made in Akron" 1959 was a year of great changes. 10/10. Griff. Free shipping. They're still very much here and still making fly reels as well as spinning and baitcasting reels for conventional anglers. or Buy it now. Griff. 50-75 yards of backing works better though. 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. C $318.50. If'n ye want yer beauties fast. I sold and used the old Pflueger ‘Medalist’ fly reels for over 40 years 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. £24.13 postage. I will be on the road Jan. 8-19. Learn More Stay Updated Sign up to get the latest news and updates sent straight to your inbox. by DA » 03/19/15 11:45, Post £91.44. You may also like. oder Preisvorschlag . 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