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Old 03-14-2017, 01:13 PM
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My ice fishing reel for pike crapped the bed the other day and I'm in the market for another one. I've pretty much decided to get a Pflueger President, and I'd like it to be such a size that I could run 6-8lb mono on it for trout and walleye in the summer, and 10 lb line for pike in the winter... preferably mono as well.

I handled the 6930 size today and it seemed like it would work, but I wouldn't mind going a bit smaller if I can. I've never handled the next size down, the 6925, and am wondering if trying to run 10 lb mono on a reel this small is a good idea or not.
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Old 03-14-2017, 07:01 PM
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You may want to rethink the Pflueger for an ice reel...especially for Pike. You will thank me.

Ok reel for the summer months though.
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Old 03-14-2017, 07:22 PM
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The local CT had the Okuma Fina 30 on sale from $90 down to $25 (in Sherwood Park). Other CT locations had them at $39. I picked up a couple and they seem like decent reels for the money. Might be a good option.

As far as size, most 25 and 30 size reels are the same physical size but the spool is slightly different. For ice fishing I generally find that a smaller reel is fine as I don't need 100's of yards of line for vertical jigging. I guess you may need more capacity if you are fishing 100 ft for lakers. Even still, a 25 size would be fine.

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Old 03-14-2017, 08:03 PM
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You may want to rethink the Pflueger for an ice reel...especially for Pike. You will thank me.

Ok reel for the summer months though.
Why's that? I never had any issues with my Trion.
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:48 PM
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I have a used a couple times Pflueger Trion GX7 I would trade anyone for 2 of those Okuma Fina that SamSteele metioned. Also has PowerPro on it
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:42 PM
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I use a Pflueger President in a 6920x - strapped on to a St. Croix premier ice rod and it is awesome. The power pro ice line 50 yard spool is just right for that size spool or equivalent mono. I like the weight of it at under 6 oz. Reel spool size on the 6925 isn't that much bigger, but I think the physical size of the reel is a bit bigger and heavier.

6920 on amazon is $62.44 right now or fishing hole $69
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Old 03-15-2017, 05:41 AM
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i use plugger president have not had a problem pulled 8 lb. rainbows and 5 lb. jacks with it it a great reel
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Why's that? I never had any issues with my Trion.
All my reels are Pflueger never had any issues yet

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Old 03-15-2017, 08:03 AM
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I love my Pfluegers!
To the OP I have a 6925 brand new in the box that I would let go for $65
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Old 03-15-2017, 10:23 AM
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I have a pflueger asaro I bought in 2009, I use it in the NSR in the summer and ice fishing as well and it is still going stong.
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Old 03-15-2017, 05:51 PM
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I use a Pflueger President in a 6920x - strapped on to a St. Croix premier ice rod and it is awesome. The power pro ice line 50 yard spool is just right for that size spool or equivalent mono. I like the weight of it at under 6 oz. Reel spool size on the 6925 isn't that much bigger, but I think the physical size of the reel is a bit bigger and heavier.

6920 on amazon is $62.44 right now or fishing hole $69
I run 6920s on all my ice rods, no problems. Don't care for any reel extra weight. Picked up a couple slightly larger Supremes for open water but still sometimes use a smaller reel too.
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Old 03-15-2017, 06:20 PM
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I love my Pfluegers!
To the OP I have a 6925 brand new in the box that I would let go for $65
I like them too. I've tried a pretty good selection of reels in the $40- $80 range and IMO Pfluegers seem to be the best. Now that I've got myself and 3 fisherlady's to supply gear for I figured if I'm going to have a dozen reels kicking around, eventually they may as well all be Presidents.

I'll think about that 6925.

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I run 6920s on all my ice rods, no problems. Don't care for any reel extra weight. Picked up a couple slightly larger Supremes for open water but still sometimes use a smaller reel too.
Do you use the 6920's for pike?
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Old 03-15-2017, 06:47 PM
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Default Daiwa Lexa

If you can find a Daiwa Lexa on sale, that would be my choice over the president. I have both and prefer the Lexa. That being said, the President is a good and reliable reel.
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If you can find a Daiwa Lexa on sale, that would be my choice over the president. I have both and prefer the Lexa. That being said, the President is a good and reliable reel.
Yeah, I'm a Daiwa fan myself. I've was considering trying a Regal, I have a BG15 which is an indestructible tank of a reel and one of my favorites. I also considered trying a Penn Fierce, but I'm leaning towards the Pflueger simply because it far more widely available. If I could get another BG without importing it out of the states that would be my first choice.
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Old 03-15-2017, 11:09 PM
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Do you use the 6920's for pike?
I don't target pike specifically but of course end up catching them walleye fishing. I use 6-8 lb fluorocarbon and just let the drag do it's thing.
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Old 03-16-2017, 07:21 AM
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I don't target pike specifically but of course end up catching them walleye fishing. I use 6-8 lb fluorocarbon and just let the drag do it's thing.
I do that as well, but the particular reel I am replacing was specifically for ice fishing for pike. I've been using my walleye reel and 8lb line for much of this season, its pretty fun but when you've got a 40 incher on, stronger line makes it a lot easyer to steer them up the hole.
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