the wishes of even those who demanded to use the "wrong" hand for reeling The brake of drag pressure by the reel hand in the case of an aggressive run. I still see the Medalist kits (rod and reel combo) for sale. if(MSFPhover) { MSFPnav7n=MSFPpreload("_derived/Flatwater.htm_cmp_topo110_vbtn.gif"); MSFPnav7h=MSFPpreload("_derived/Flatwater.htm_cmp_topo110_vbtn_a.gif"); } Remember, in RHW there are 8 clicks on the outgoing drag and 4 I find this to be a great . The latch cover went from aluminum to plastic. You'll see the same flange. right). ! factory for LHW, a Medalist first! When the I sold and used the old Pflueger ‘Medalist’ fly reels for over 40 years now. common alloy used in manufacturing. In this, Part Two, we will examine the Same for the 1498, often used as a trolling reel back in the day. and wholly competent fly reel for small to medium sized freshwater fish. Theyre not perfect, with worn paint and such, and my 1495 dosent click when the drag works, due to a stuck pawl, but theyre quite nice, servicable reels, and I dont imagine I will see any need to replace them. explore some of the accessories and performance parts currently available screws are completely backed out, pull up gently on the drag ratchet Until a few months ago, I only had 1492 and 1492 1/2 reels with later probably getting the most use. the performance is identical whether set up in RHW or LHW. I bought a 1498 off eBay that is in verry nice condition. I have not used it yet but figured it may make a nice steel head or Saltwater reel someday. and these are my favorite series of Medalists. 1979 Anthony Industries of Los Angeles, CA purchased 35% of Shakespeare It helps that I simply love how they look. incorporation of the Pflueger drag system as realized in a "patent magazines are full of pictures of impressive catches made on Medalists. // -->