Pflueger - 1496 Fly Reel

For sale here is a Pflueger 1496 fly reel in good used condition. RHW. An early model with round Diamolite line guard, marked "Patent Pending". Metal spool latch cover, amber handle grasp and chrome reel foot (slight upward bend to one side of the foot). Finish loss throughout from honest use. Rim mounted tensioner works as intended. 4" diameter with 13/16" pillars. Weight is 9.49oz. The 1496 reels were made for about 20 years during the 1930's & 1940's, and they were a popular model for steelhead and other large fish. Appropriate for most 7-9wt fishing, it should balance heavier/longer cane rods. 

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