Featherweight magnesium body, rotor, and sideplate
Double-anodized, machined-aluminum spool with carbon arbor
XCR stainless steel ball bearings
Instant anti-reverse bearing
Sure-Click Bail® with audible signal
Anti-twist titanium roller
Carbon handle with EVA knob
Sealed carbon fiber drag
Designed to deliver the ultimate in smooth, extra-strong, fun-to-fish precision. The Pflueger Patriarch Spinning Reels feature featherweight magnesium body, rotor, and sideplate; double-anodized, machined-aluminum spool with carbon arbor; 10-bearing system (XCR stainless steel ball bearings plus instant anti-reverse bearing); Sure-Click Bail® with audible signal; anti-twist titanium roller; titanium shaft; carbon handle with EVA knob; and sealed carbon fiber drag. FREE neoprene bag and aluminum spare spool.
Rated 2 out of 5 by FishinCoach sadly dissapointed...
big pfluegar fan here, was turned on to the president line and like them as well as twice as expensive other reels at half the price, very smooth and indestructable so I decided to upgrade to the patriarch ....
3rd trip out bail assembly fell off reel, bass pro made it right then exactally 13 months after purchase (one year warrenty) reel handel fell apart where paddle screws into handle assembly... looks as if all threads were stripped. New reel arm cost $27 dollars from the factory...
Very smooth reel but not worth the hastle...
Will still buy Presidents, but will stick with "Other manufacturer for my upper end reels
May 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by FJBOCK OMG
so SMOOTH, so LIGHT , so INCREDIBLE. Pflueger has outdone themselves!!!
April 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Goldwing1 Smooth as Silk Reel
You will not find a smoother cranking spinning reel. Mine spooled with 20 lb brand and mounted on a 7' ft rod. Great casting distance on all types of crankbaits and plastics. Own several models of Pflueger reels. They are very dependable and never had a problem with any model. Buy it, you will be glad you did.
January 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Billbob7 Great all around reel
You can use this reel for just about anything. Its super light and super strong. Also comes with 2 spools, cant beat that. The drag is the best ive ever had as well. I fish for just about everything and this reel has caught 30lb blues all the way down to bluegill with ease. Never has a single issue with it.
December 12, 2012
The stickers are supposed to be applied to the reel foot prior to mounting on the rod. It prevents the paint on the reel foot from getting chipped or scratched when you tighten it down on the rod. It also helps the reel stay nice and snug while mounted on the rod. It's not necessary but there if you want it.
Go with the Patriarch. It's all metal, has a more solid feel, and has a little bit more cranking power. Especially when your reeling in baits that have resistance like crankbaits or when your reeling in a fish. I wanted to love my Stradic Ci4 but it lacked all the attributes of the Patriarch that I just mentioned.
Hi all i just bought the pfleuger patriarch 9540 reel and i am looking for some recommendations for a rod to go along with it. I normally fish soft baits in a river for large mouth bass and large pickerel. The river isnt very deep probably on average of 4 feet and has a decent amount of debris as well as thick grass on the sides. Any advice would be geatly appreciated!!!!
i have the same reel, and two polls i just got this year a mojo bass heavy action which is great for tearing through weeds and lilies, and a grey field and stream tech speck < rubber worming specific modle. never would have thought about a field and stream until i used my buddies and the thing casts rubber worms so nice i cant believe it and far too. you feel everything with it and it has the perfect amount of flex at the top to realy cast worms
I would suggest getting the new shimano crucial spinning rod. It is a good stiff rod that would be great for river fishing. Also the rod would look great on the reel. I hope this answer helped you in anyway
This depends on the styles of bait that you are fishing. If you are mainly throwing crankbaits and spinnerbaits, a 6'6" to a 7' MH to H would probably work well. If you are mainly using finesse baits, the same length may be appropriate, but look more towards the M range.
Absolutely not. The truth is no spinning reel will cause more line twists than any other. As long as you spool the reel correctly(have the line spool facing the correct way when you load the reel) there will be no problems. Something that does cause line twist is reeling while the drag is being pulled. I've used about everything under the sun and have never had one twist more than another. I have had them unravel after a cast, but that is due to loose line or over-spooling.
My experiance because of the over sized spool, line twisting memory is reduced. Remember to always put your line of choice on correctly and use the correct line for the type of fishing you intend on doing.
My friend had the shimano sustain while i have the patriarch. We have compared reels and we both agree that mine is the better one of the two. The quality of this reel is great. The only thing that was better about the shimano reel was that it could hold more line.
I only have one Shimano "Sedona" It is compairable in price range to my Phlueger Supreme. I also have a small President. In my opinion the Shimano sound like a crane next to both of them and weighs considerably more. I have no fear of putting any of my Phlueger's quality against any reel manaufacturer. Buy the Patriach and you will never be sorry.
Thats pure preference don't judge it by the name "Shimano" I have fished plenty of Shimanos and personally I like the higher bearing reels like the Patriarch 10bb salt water reel most Shimanos are not for saltwater this one is.