Pflueger Medalist 78 Reel
What’s old is new; the Medalist is back!
A couple of years ago the Shakespeare
discontinued the iconic Pflueger
Medalist fly reels from their line. Not
long after Pure Fishing INC purchased
the Shakespeare Company and this
year reintroduced the Medalist. The
new reels are in by no way clones of the
originals and there are those that might
be upset by this; however I think most
fans of the old Medalist, including myself will agree that the new reel is a winner.
The new reels are machined and although they have the look of an old
style fly reel they bear little resemblance to the original. The drag system is a
true click and pawl and may be converted from left to right hand retrieve.
Those lovers of nostalgia who love glass and bamboo fly rods are going to love
these reels. For line weights 7-8