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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-12-2010, 11:17 PM
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WTB Big old Pflueger Medalist

Hi all. I want a BIG Medalist. I'm ignorant of the model numbers and such but I seem to remember a 4". That's what I'm after.

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Hi all. I want a BIG Medalist. I'm ignorant of the model numbers and such but I seem to remember a 4". That's what I'm after.

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IIRC 1595 RC or 1595 1/2 RC are the big models.
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Medalist 1598 RC (Rim Control)

It's a Pflueger Medalist 1598 RC (Rim Control). Total reel is 4" across (spool is 3 11/16" and 1" wide). 9.8 oz. Takes WF 12 and 75 yds 30# backing. At least mine does. Prices appear to be $35 to $45 depending on where you look.
I don't know about the big old ones.
There were some older 1495 models which had metal circular line guards. However, I don't know if they made them in the 4" size range.

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If you want a big OLD medalist your gonna be looking for a 1498 or a 1496 1/2. Seems there are more 1498s about than the 1496 1/2. Great reels Good luck in your search,,, sorry but Im keeping mine. Kevin
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I've got an unused 1595 1/2. 3 3/4 inches by 1 inch.
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The biggest Medalists are the 1498, which weighs around 8.5 oz., and the rim control version, the 1598, which weighs about an ounce more. They will usually interchange spools. In spey terms, they're not that big. I'm just switching a new 7/8 XLT around as I splice loops, and its 130 feet is a tight fit on my 1598, with no room for backing. The big Medalists are a good fit for 6/7 spey rods and most lines.
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Hi all. I want a BIG Medalist.

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Not to trample yer daisy patch and you can tell me to MYOB, BUT I HAVE TO ASK------whyyy?

I had one when I was a youngin--I even used it to shot hoops with I hate them things....

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Not to trample yer daisy patch and you can tell me to MYOB, BUT I HAVE TO ASK------whyyy?

I had one when I was a yougin--I even used it to shot hoops with I hate them things....
Thats what my Dad always told me....
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Thanks All

Thanks everybody, appreciate the info....
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Hi,there were a bunch of em on ebay yestyday. Hope this helps,,just type in fly reels in the search bar,for sure.T.J.
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Spending 800 bucks on a reel does not guarantee perfection on the fish of a lifetime. I have had friends with problems galor on reels all over the map. The medalist is so simple it is hard to screw up. Great reels and the money saved is the reel winner in the end. Get a 1498 and enjoy!
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Are you looking for an older or newer model? Big quality difference.
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The largest "older" Medalist is the 1498
I,m quoting someone(I forget who) who said "Medalists.... The AK-47 of fly reels"
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The largest "older" Medalist is the 1498
I,m quoting someone(I forget who) who said "Medalists.... The AK-47 of fly reels"
Boy is that an understatement! The history of the reel:
http://http ://flyanglersonline.com/...es/part287.php




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The only thing I don't like about them is the wobble when the fish runs.

Check your locall Craigslist if you can't find one here. I got lucky last year and got 2 that way.
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