Pflueger Purist® Spinning Reel
To create a reel that was strong yet light weight and smooth, our engineers developed the Hybrid Body System. The Hybrid Body System incorporates aluminum in critical strength areas like the stem to maximize strength. Graphite is used in less stressed areas to cutout unnecessary weight.
- 10 Bearing System - Corrosion resistant stainless steel ball bearings
- Hybrid Body - Aluminum body with a graphite body cover, lightweight strength
- Aluminum Spool - Lightweight, durable, spool design
- Sealed Carbon Drag - Sealed system, always lubricated, always smooth
- Aluminum Handle - Aircraft grade aluminum, extreme durability
- Soft Touch Knob - Soft touch rubber knob provides excellent grip and comfort
- Aluminum Bail - Thick aluminum bail wire design, rigid to prevent mis-shaping
Pflueger Purist® Spinning Reel is rated out of 5 by 41.
Rated 5 out of 5 by j528 from Great reel !! bought this reel last year late in the fall ( closer to winter actually) first chance to fish with it was around Feb. went after some steel head up at cold creek and this reel did not disappoint !!! hooked into a very nice steel head and the reel performed very well, drag was smooth, and the reel felt very balanced I could not have been happier . I used the reel the rest of the 2013 season and caught tons of small mouth , lg.mouth bass, and walleye . This reel cast long and smooth and i have not had problem one with mine.(1335 #) so the low star rating took me by surprise ..... as far as my experience all i can say is do your self a favor and pick one up. oh yeah my local tackle shop sells these for 58 bucks !! out the door ! which makes me even happier.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by spiltmilt from Decent but there are better buys out there. I bought these to use for steelhead and salmon fishing in the Pacific Northwest. I guide and these reels have seen a lot of use. I've been very pleased with mechanical function of these reels and they have held up to nearly 2 years of use with minimal maintenance. However, on every single one of my 3 Purists the chrome plating on the handles starts to flake off after about 1.5 years no matter how much outdoor use they get. Whatever process they use to apply the plating is flawed. It doesn't affect the handle structurally but I really can't hand a reel like that to a client. I've always been a loyal Pflueger customer but these do disappoint.
Date published: 2016-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by Volfan from Great reel Not sure why the poor reviews. I have a President in the 25 size which I love, but my family kept using it so I had to buy one of these. One of my first times out, I hooked a 10lb catfish on 6lb test (was using a small spinner for crappie, large mouth and blue gill so thought I hooked a log or something at first). Drag worked perfectly and landed the cat. I have both reels mounted to Fenwick rods and the combo feels super balanced and I can feel every strike. I've used for over a year without issue and would definitely recommend.!
Date published: 2014-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scooter H from My Go To Reel I am now past my 3rd season with my Purist. I have it paired with a Abu Garcia Vengeance 6'6" MH rod. This is my favorite out of my 8 set ups. I picked this rod because I had good experiences with my President and Trion. This reel is extremely smooth, durable, and light weight. I am mainly a Bass/Walleye/Pike fisherman and in any scenario, this reel has yet to disappoint me. I have just seen these reels on sale and i am planning on purchasing more for Tourney Season. I can not understand the negative reviews I read, either they do not know how to use the reel or overly abuse their products! This is the quality you would expect from a 150$ + reel. Well done my friends!
Date published: 2015-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dan1 from Very Pleased I had been using Presidents and was very happy with them. Then I picked up a Purist on sale. It's a great reel. I have a 25 and two 30's. I fish in Canada twice each year and the Purist has held up very well against some nice pike, bass and walleyes. The drag is very smooth. This is a very good reel.
Date published: 2013-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tonylee3333 from Pflueger is the best I recently purchased a purist, love it so far! Smooth, lightweight, durable, nice drag. I have 6 pfluegers and love everyone of them. Never went above president until now. I Have an 8 year old trion (beat to heck and back and still works like new). Negative remarks are surprising to me, being I've used every kind of shimano, arbu, and random others over darn near my whole life of fishing! Love shimano, but for the price and durability, pflueger is the best!!!
Date published: 2015-08-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by ProfessorFisher from Wear out with light use I've gone through 3 Purists in the 35 series. Pfleuger replaced one of these reels. Out of the box these reels are very smooth and tight. The reels worked okay for channel catfish, saugeye, smallmouth and largemouth bass. However, after numerous casts, drifts, and about a dozen steelhead trout (3 or 4 days of fishing), all 3 of these reels started to grind and are no longer have a smooth retrieve. The anti-reverse is failing and the drag is sticky on one of the reels. The finish on 2 of the reels is wearing. By comparison, a cheaper President 40 series is holding-up fine despite being older and having played many more steelhead. The Purist series (n=3) may be fundamentaly flawed.
Date published: 2016-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by jgulachek from Very Nice Reel! I own Presidents that I've replaced with Supremes which are 5 stars. I had to try this reel just to see if it lived up to my expectations of the Pflueger brand. I truly enjoyed it, smooth like the Supremes and feels just as balanced. Drag worked as expected. So far, so good! Great reel for the money!
Date published: 2013-12-09
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MODEL # 1325X$79.99View model specificationsView LargerMono Capacity yd/lb180/2 115/4 80/6Max Drag lb6lb | 2.7kgGear Ratio5.2:1Weight7.30Retrieve Rate22.4" | 57cmBearing Count10Mono Capacity m/mm165/0.13 105/0.20 75/0.23Braid Capacity yd/lb190/4 135/6 105/8Braid Capacity m/mm180/0.16 130/0.19 100/0.22Spare Spool MaterialNo Spare SpoolAnti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-ReverseReel Size25
MODEL # 1330X$79.99View model specificationsView LargerMono Capacity yd/lb195/4 115/6 100/8Max Drag lb9lb | 4.0kgGear Ratio5.2:1Weight8.60Retrieve Rate25.2" | 64cmBearing Count10Mono Capacity m/mm180/0.20 105/0.23 90/0.25Braid Capacity yd/lb260/6 180/8 150/10Braid Capacity m/mm250/0.19 175/0.22 145/0.22Spare Spool MaterialNo Spare SpoolAnti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-ReverseReel Size30
MODEL # 1335X$79.99View model specificationsView LargerMono Capacity yd/lb185/6 145/8 120/10Max Drag lb10lb | 4.5kgGear Ratio5.2:1Weight10.30Retrieve Rate27.4" | 70cmBearing Count10Mono Capacity m/mm170/0.23 130/0.25 110/0.28Braid Capacity yd/lb230/8 205/10 160/14Braid Capacity m/mm200/0.23Spare Spool MaterialNo Spare SpoolAnti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-ReverseReel Size35
MODEL # 1340X$79.99View model specificationsView LargerMono Capacity yd/lb260/8 195/10 175/12Max Drag lb12lb | 5.4kgGear Ratio5.2:1Weight11.30Retrieve Rate30.2" | 77cmBearing Count10Mono Capacity m/mm240/0.25 180/0.28 160/0.33Braid Capacity yd/lb300/10 260/14 185/20Braid Capacity m/mm255/0.28Spare Spool MaterialNo Spare SpoolAnti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-ReverseReel Size40