Pflueger Microspin Rod/Reel Review

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Pflueger Microspin

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The Pflueger Microspin rod/reel combo is a 4’6” rod that has an action of ultralight. The reel features four ball bearings, which is less than the average rod with six ball bearings. Both the body of the reel and the rod are made of graphite, with the rod being made of a composite graphite material. This makes for a strong but lightweight combination. Carrying the line to the tip of the rod are stainless steel guides, and it is all held together with a cork split handle.

This rod isn’t your regular gear. With the shorter rods, it is recommended that you take it out on a boat. The reason is that these rods will not allow you to cast far distances, so fishing from the riverbank or the surf will be difficult. In addition, the rod is very soft. This means that you will have a hard time casting light bait. You may want to attach something a little heavier so that you get some momentum.

I would personally suggest using this rod for smaller fish, such as crappie, bluegills, and maybe some medium sized bass. I wouldn’t take it out and put too much strain on it. In fact, this would serve better as a backup rod.  And even then, for the price, I would recommend going with another rod, such as the Daiwa Wilderness Spin Pack. The Daiwa Wilderness breaks down into 6 parts, is sturdy, and comes at a lower price than this rod.

Overall, when buying a Pflueger, you will get a rod that lasts. But even the best companies have faults, and this rod is an example of one of those faults. At the price, we would expect a better quality product.


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Company Mini-History

One of the more important aspects of fishing tackle is not just the design, but the reliability and durability. One of the most frustrating experiences an excited angler could have is waking up early, driving all the way to the lake, cast a line, and then have the rod break on the first cast. When people spend money on fishing gear, they want it to last them a few good years at least. To make sure that this doesn’t happen to their customers, Pflueger fishing tackle is designed to last long and keep strong. This is the best thing when you purchase Pflueger rods – you know you are receiving something that will last.

The company was founded in 1881 by Earnest F. Pflueger. They found their niche in fish hooks. Later, the company expanded its product line to include all types of fishing tackle, including the spinning reel which set an industry standard for many years. If time is a test of quality, then Pflueger has passed. Being in business for more than 130 years, they have done it all. As mentioned in the front page article, we recommend finding your niche in fishing and becoming an expert in it. Pflueger promotes this same mentality: it produces many different types of fishing tackle in different nooks in the fishing game.


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Dustin also writes about health at Strong Bastard Project and folding bicycles at Foldable Cycle.

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Dustin also writes about health at Strong Bastard Project and folding bicycles at Foldable Cycle.