Pflueger Summit 1993L

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Shallman
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Pflueger Summit 1993L

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Was wondering if someone could provide me with an idea of the value of this reel. Was purchased new by a gun stock maker and friend of my father's, Vern Kinsie. Vern never used it and gave it to me in 1978. I have never used it either. I converted to flyfishing years later but have held on to some of my old reels and lures. This reel has always been a favorite display piece on my fly tying table, which is a sewing table Vern made for his wife in 1941. Anway, any information will be appreciated.
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Re: Pflueger Summit 1993L

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One way to get a rough idea of value is to search on eBay, where Summits of all ages and conditions are auctioned frequently. Search for "Pflueger Summit" here: https://www.ebay.com/sch/ebayadvsearch
You can watch current auctions and/or search for completed auctions. Then match your particular reel (model no., condition, cork arbor, etc.) with the auctioned items.

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Re: Pflueger Summit 1993L

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What Steve said! Hope Vern saved the box and paperwork as well, since that adds to the value. They made these handsome reels for a number of years, with changes in the decorative etching, handle grasp style, and spare pawl port on the face plate, to name a few characteristics. Its just a great series of reels to collect! I had more than a dozen at one time, but let them go to others. Yours is a later model that won’t pay college tuition, but still a keeper!

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Re: Pflueger Summit 1993L

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Thanks for the feedback all. I'll keep checking as time goes on. Wasn't expecting high value, just curious to see what more I could find out. Great to know a little more about the production history. Beautiful reel with great sentimental value. Just love old fishing gear. Looking in my dad's tackle box got me hooked on fishing when I was 4 or 5.
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Bill

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Re: Pflueger Summit 1993L

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If you have the original box it will have the date (month & year) it left the factory. A shot from the front will help date the reel.
I love to get old reels, work on them until they run as smooth as silk and the take them fishing using pre-1960 plugs, mostly surface fishing for Largemouths after dark.

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Re: Pflueger Summit 1993L

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What?! Today's sophisticated bass can be caught on wooden plugs?! Good thing bass can't read! Unfortunately, all I have is the beautiful reel and the leather bag. Will just keep enjoying looking at it as I tie flies.

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