View from the Past

Since 1881 the Pflueger name has been part of the fishing industry. When Earnest A. Pflueger took over the family business and founded the E.A. Pflueger Company, he expanded the company from a hook manufacturer to a business that focused on all aspects of fishing gear.  The Pflueger Medalist is a stamped frame reel patented in 1930.  It has gone through many location and tooling changes throughout its long history.  These reels are now made in Asia.

For many of us, including me, this was our first single action reel.  I still have three of them bought in the 1960’s