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Pflueger President XT
Pflueger President XT

Pflueger President XT Review

The Pflueger President XT is a well balanced, workhorse spinning reel by a well respected brand. This reel is extremely reliable, and is guaranteed to give you many years of comfortable angling.
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Users:
4.3/5
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86
Great
146
users have rated this product based on our research
Where to buy

Feature overview

Sizes:
Available in 2000, 2500, 3000, 3500, and 4000 sizes.
Gear ratio:
Available ratios: 5.2:1 and 6.2:1.
Bearings:
10
Braid ready:
Yes
Sealed drag:
Yes
Body material:
Aluminium

Verdict on the President XT, after hours of research:

Reasons to buy this reel

  • Tough, workhorse reel
  • Braid compatible spool that also deals well with fluorocarbon
  • Smooth drag with the necessary power to deal with big bass
  • Smooth retrieval and very solid casting ability
  • Reliable and consistent line lay
  • Carbon handle is light and the cork handle has a unique feel
  • Many compare this reel with more expensive competitors
  • Plenty of users have said this is the best spinning reel in this price range

Reasons not to buy this reel

  • Users have had issues with the cork grip on the handle falling off
  • Some users have had gear grinding issues over time
  • There has been mentioned of oil being necessary for the gear system

Bottom line

The President XT is a highly rated reel which many have said performs well above its price point. Many anglers have made the switch over to Pflueger over the years, because of their reliability and more reasonable prices.

A budget friendly, reliable reel that should definitely be considered if you're in this price range.

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4.3/5
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