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Which Size Reel?

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Going to upgrade to some old reels to Pflueger Presidents, which size should I get for Walleye Rods?  25? 30?

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eyeguy 54

I have a 25 on my crawler rod spooled with 6 pound. A 30 on the rod for jigs or spinners spooled with 8 pound and a 20 on the panfish rods spooled with 4 pound. Presidents and purists. Sure like those reels. But this is my summer stuff that I need to clarify so some don't get confused. 

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Tom Sawyer

This is the Ice fishing forum? so..... Size 10's or 1000's  are even a bit big; I use size 500's, which are even smaller then the size 20 Pres. all the time, but I'm rarely fishing much deeper than 25' also. Really don't find a need for big reels in winter. Generally using 4lb test, or 6lb if I'm using a spoon,  rippin rap or chubby darter. Summer, 1000's, and 2500's, or 25 and 30, in Pres. sizing, depending if I'm rigging/jigging, or casting. Fall, always 2500's, or 30's because I'm draggin' baits in deeper water, or casting stickbaits. 

I'm sure you'll be happy with the smallest President they make. The 20 is about the size of 5's, or 500's in other manufacturers sizing. Will be alot more comfortable and balanced, fishing with your ice rods.

 

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eyeguy 54

20, 25, 30, 35, 40 in Presidents. If I used one for ice fishing it would be the 25. 

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CJH
46 minutes ago, eyeguy 54 said:

20, 25, 30, 35, 40 in Presidents. If I used one for ice fishing it would be the 25. 

That's what I was thinking.  Should have clarified it was M jigging rod, for spoons, buckshots, etc...

Thanks!

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eyeguy 54

Should be a great reel for a bobber setup also thru the ice for those eyes.  I would upgrade to them also but I don't chase eyes much in the winter so the old gander set ups will have to do. :) 

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1 minute ago, eyeguy 54 said:

Should be a great reel for a bobber setup also thru the ice for those eyes.  I would upgrade to them also but I don't chase eyes much in the winter so the old gander set ups will have to do. :) 

They are really nice reels.  I thought about getting one of the deadstick too..................

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eyeguy 54

ran into a great deal on them last summer. updated 4 bass rods with the purists. almost the same as the president. 

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Tom Sawyer
2 hours ago, eyeguy 54 said:

ran into a great deal on them last summer. updated 4 bass rods with the purists. almost the same as the president. 

I bet,... I heard that reel got discontinued.

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eyeguy 54

who from? they are available at many different places. heck of a reel. 

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eyeguy 54

not on the main website anymore so they must have made enough. 

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