Midwest Mizzu lakes area
Have been fishing independently for over 50 years. During this time saw the Pflueger name go from my grandpa's gorgeous in looks and service jeweled supreme round reel top o line, to well for me anywho just didn't like anything they made. Could be wrong, but think the late 50s early 60s stuff was el cheapo.
Spent many years ignoring them..........
Until was gifted a Pflueger President Spinning Combo (mated the rod with another) If reviewing the President would be a 5 too, oh, the reel not the politician. The Pres is about 4 years old now, lot's of rough use has the wooden handle. Back of pickup truck down 5 miles of dirt road type things.
Well, this led me to thinking, the Pflueger Trion series was a little less moohlah, had to check it out, so I picked up a GX-7. (7 Ball Bearings a titch smaller than the Prez) Both of these reels are mounted on 7 foot Diawa Fiberglass rods which gives them a nice light feeling. Both are used mainly from shore, and used hard. Although have used all three (later) to cast out of boat around dock area. The GX-7 has been my first to go rod and reel for a couple of years. Have reels costing 3-4 times the GX-7. Lot's of 2-3 lb bass, more than my share of snags too.
Works as good as new.
Well, got a bad case of the "I needs" for another small Shellcracker, Sunfish rod and reel. ?? holds 100 yards of 6? 4? lb, and has 5 ball bearings. I have read reviews on the Trion series claiming they hold their own against much more expensive reels. I believe it, because I've compared. This little reel on a new fancy Ugly Stick amazes me regarding distance ability. Needed the fine drag system a few days ago, tip o hat!
Pros: no problems, excellent drag, well designed for avoiding backlash good looking too.
Cons: Should have found out about the fine Trion reels many moons ago
Would you recommend this product? Yes