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Monday, January 19, 2009

• Pflueger Reels: Remove the handle

This post will explain how to remove the handle on a Pflueger baitcasting reel. A Pflueger Summit was used in the following illustration. The same steps should work for other Pflueger baitcasters like the Patriarch and the President. If you are doing this for the first time, get a feel for the handle and drag first. When you put it back together, you will know if the handle is lined up correctly. Steady the star drag with the fingers on one hand and try to jiggle the handle with your other hand. The handle should not wiggle. The star drag may wiggle a little. Now let's take the handle off.

1. Tighten the drag all the way down (turn clockwise).

2. Press the drag star towards the body of the reel. You will hear a click as the drag star moves towards the body of the reel.

3. Continue to hold the drag star down in that direction and at the same time, start turning the handle backwards (counterclockwise). You will notice the handle start to twist off.

4. Keep pressure on the star as you remove the handle because there is a spring located behind it.

To put the handle back on, just do the steps in reverse order. Make sure the handle goes back in place with the teeth lined up against each other. Wiggle the handle like I mentioned at the start of this post. It should be snug. When the handle is back on properly, remember to back off on the drag a little and reset it to your preferred setting.

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Anonymous said...

SUPER HELPFULL! I was struggeling to figure out how to get the handle off my Prolite Finesse. Same design so this helped me big time.....

Anonymous said...

Great help on how to take off the handle I am still looking for the schematics on the president reel but your page was very helpful

BassFishingDem said...

Here's an idea that might help. Most new reels come with schematics in the box. Head on down to your Pflueger retailer and see if they'd be nice enough to photocopy the schematics for you. If not, you can always take a look at the schematics sheet in the store.