Pflueger® Patriarch® Spinning Reel
This reel delivers lightweight handling and top-of-the-line durability by advanced materials. The ultra lightweight, magnesium body, rotor and sideplate are protected with proprietary 3 step coating to provide premium corrosion resistance and durability. Its solid titanium main shaft is 30% stronger and 43% lighter than comparable stainless steel shafts. Carbon handle with EVA knob is 20% lighter than comparable aluminum handles. The sealed carbon drag system and durable titanium- coated line roller are sure to bring a fish to a stop.
- 10 Bearing System - Corrosion resistant stainless steel ball bearings
- XCR Ball Bearings - Pflueger's highest performance, shielded, and friction reducing bearings
- Magnesium Body and Rotor - Feather light design
- Skeletonized Spool - Extremely ported aircraft grade aluminum
- Sealed Carbon Drag - Sealed system, always lubricated, always smooth
- Carbon Handle - 21% lighter than aluminum
- Carbon Arbor - Lightweight spool design that combines carbon and aluminum
- Titanium Main Shaft - Reduces weight and improves performance
Pflueger® Patriarch® Spinning Reel is rated out of 5 by 44.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Fisher4life from great light reel! I love this reel! Used it for everything. From crappies, white perch, White bass, largemouths, smallies, walleyes, especially stripers. I go fishing any chance I get. So I used this reel more then an average fisherman. Had it paired up with Gloomis bronze back rod. So everything was light. The bad thing was I striper fish more then anything. I catch stripers from 5 lbs to 40 lbs using light tackle only. The fishing line I use is nanofil 8 lb test. This reel gave out on me right when the warranty ran out! I am an extreme fishermen. The slider plate and worn grooves into the body assembly. Basically the whole reel is shot. I loved the performance on it. Just wished that the body assembly part where there slider plate was more sturdy! I paid for a reel to expect it to last some time. Instead I spent 200 some odd dollars just so it'll break down just a little over 12 months. Now I have to come out of pocket to buy another one lol. Just to give you guys an idea of how I use my tackle. Here's a picture of how one day of fishing is like for me.
Date published: 2016-01-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by Hootzy from very noisey and grindey Bought 4 of these 9540x reels. Salt water salmon fishing. After 1 yr. ALL these reels became noisy & started grinding. I have 2 Diawa KIX and 2 Stradics 5 years old, no problems. All my reels get the same treatment. Water bottled pray rinsed and oiled after each fishing session. Had them serviced the bearings it seems are kaput. Will try and get new non Pflueger bearings. Unfortunately cant find schematics on this site. Reels looks and feels great,excellent casting and very braid friendly. Lift your game Pflueger. Better bearings and you have the best reel on the market for the price .
Date published: 2014-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by bkoll from Best spinning reel I have ever used! My first spinning reel was a President and it was so smooth that when I became a serious fisherman I had to check out the Patriarch. I rarely use spinning reels anymore, except for dropshot, but the 25 size Patriarch has proven to be a dream for dropshot. The thing that draws me to Pflueger is the comfort of the place on the bail to place your finger. Other brands bails are not contoured to the finger and make you twist your wrist in an awkward way or use the other hand to open it. Drag is fantastic, people usually care about how much lockdown power it gets and that is where they run into issues. A smooth consistent drag like this Patriarch is way more important than sheer stopping power, especially when using lighter lines associated with spinning reels. I'm a reel junkie and take my reels completely apart to clean a couple times a year, and I mean every little screw/clip/bearing/gear. The Patriarch appears to be built well on the inside, one thing I did notice was the crud produced from the carbon drag that got all over on the inside. It isn't a big issue since most companies have a similar drag style but it is something to look for when cleaning your reel to get the most out of your investment. The smoothness of the reels compiled with the fantastic drag and light weight makes the Patriarch more appealing to me than the "super premium" spinning reels that cost 2-3x as much. Go get one...or three!
Date published: 2015-03-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by ShuMugen from Very light weight Bought this about 4 years ago, Love it, but!!!! there are some small Flaw, after a few fish drags, you can feel the Bell housing getting a little ruff, As an example it feels like the Bell housing is scraping causing it to sound like you have dirt in the reel, this happen about 2-3 months after I used it. but I have yet to see any effect in catching fish. I have Match this with a Eyecon St. Croix 6'6" Jig-n-Rig Rods and found out that I have been able to Balance the two very nicely. Because of the Light weight I have not return to any other Brand. Which I am VERY looking forward to use the Patriarch XT when they finally release the newer Model
Date published: 2015-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by OldManDavis from I bought two of these reels, a 9525X and a 9530X. Both are great reels! I am comparing them in smoothness of operation and smmothness of the drag systems to reels costing 3 times as much and I am impressed.
Date published: 2013-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by DinoBrava from More than happy with the Patriarch! I bought the Patriarch in May of 2013. During the summer I go bass fishing exclusively on the famous Menominee River and this reel performed flawlessly. Ultra-smooth operation, lightweight without feeling cheap, and the design is fantastic. The only problem with the Patriarch is that it makes my old reel feel like a rusty meat-grinder in comparison! Worth the money.
Date published: 2014-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by DavidWiggins from Outstanding customer service Great reel. I had an issue with mine and I was personally lax on sending in the warranty card. The issue was resolved in my favor without question. This surpassed my expectations. The reel itself is the best out there - just look at the weight the materials, the specs. Then, use the reel. In use it will confirm that there is nothing better regardless of price.
Date published: 2014-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by JPCorrigan from Smooth, Stout but noisy I have several Pflueger reels but only one Patriarch (the 35 size). The reel is smooth and very stout after several years of salt water use. The casting range is great with Suffix 832 20lb test line. My only issue is it is noisy. I sounds like the bail is loose and makes a loud click on every revolution when under a load. I have several Supreme XLT's and they are flawless. For the price difference I would think it would be the other way around.
Date published: 2014-06-08
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MODEL # 9525X$199.95View model specificationsView LargerMono Capacity yd/lb230/2 110/4 90/6Max Drag lb8lb | 3.6kgGear Ratio5.2:1Weight5.60Retrieve Rate24.5" | 62cmBearing Count10Mono Capacity m/mm210/0.13 100/0.20 80/0.23Braid Capacity yd/lb150/4 110/6 90/8Braid Capacity m/mm180/0.16 130/0.19 100/0.22Spare Spool MaterialNo Spare SpoolAnti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-ReverseReel Size25
MODEL # 9530X$199.95View model specificationsView LargerMono Capacity yd/lb140/4 120/6 90/8Max Drag lb10lb | 4.5kgGear Ratio5.2:1Weight6.30Retrieve Rate27" | 69cmBearing Count10Mono Capacity m/mm130/0.20 110/0.23 80/0.25Braid Capacity yd/lb150/6 115/8 90/10Braid Capacity m/mm250/0.19 175/0.22 145/0.22Spare Spool MaterialNo Spare SpoolAnti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-ReverseReel Size30
MODEL # 9535X$199.95View model specificationsView LargerMono Capacity yd/lb180/6 140/8 110/10Max Drag lb14lb | 6.3kgGear Ratio5.2:1Weight7.40Retrieve Rate28.8" | 73cmBearing Count10Mono Capacity m/mm165/0.23 130/0.25 100/0.28Braid Capacity yd/lb200/8 150/10 110/14Braid Capacity m/mm200/0.23Spare Spool MaterialNo Spare SpoolAnti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-ReverseReel Size35
MODEL # 9540X$199.95View model specificationsView LargerMono Capacity yd/lb200/8 170/10 140/12Max Drag lb16lb | 7.2kgGear Ratio5.2:1Weight8.10Retrieve Rate32.7" | 83cmBearing Count10Mono Capacity m/mm180/0.25 155/0.28 130/0.33Braid Capacity yd/lb200/10 160/14 110/20Braid Capacity m/mm255/0.28Spare Spool MaterialNo Spare SpoolAnti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-ReverseReel Size40