Monday, July 18, 2016

Pfleuger President 6930 Review

I debated getting a bait casting setup.  I had a gift card and an extra spin cast pole in my garage.  I went back and fourth for a while trying to decide.  Given that I have 35+ years of fishing experience I figured either would work for me.

In the end I decided to go with a spinning reel and not buy into the hype of the bait casting stuff.  I'm glad I did too.

I researched a ton of spinning reels, both high and low cost.  I had my eyes set on some very expensive reels.  In the end I went with the Pfleuger President 6930.  The reviews with better than any other reel in its price range, and better than most other higher cost reels.  After using this reel I now see why the reviews are so great.

This reel is an amazing piece of engineering and is well worth every penny.  Well, for me it only cost me $11 because of the gift card and it was on sale.  This reel is regularly around $59-$79, and it is well worth the cost.

It casts very smooth, remarkably and far.  Although this is a function of the line and pole as well.  I have 6lb triline xt cast on my reel and it can cast very far with nothing more than a rubber worm and a small sinker carolina style.  I have a 6' ugly stik.  Hmmm, it may be only 5'.  I'll have to check on that.

It handles bass very well.  It reels very smootly and the drag is easy to adjust while fighting fish.  At first I had the drag set much too light for the bass I was catching so had to experiment a bit.

I highly recommend this reel for anyone serious about fishing bass, crappie, bluegill, trout or any other fun to catch game fish.

As far as bait casting vs. spin cast, I'll save that for another post.  For now I'm going to stick with spin.  I'll explain why in my future posts.

Now go out and buy yourself a 6930 and get fishing.

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