The Pflueger President XT is a casting reel has a rugged one piece aluminum frame with an aluminum side plate handle too. You will also find another aluminum handle with the soft-touch knob. This also features a soft-touch thumb bar release so you don’t need to worry about hurting your thumb on the line as you are thumbing. The spool itself is made from machined, ported, and anodized aluminum.
This reel doesn’t just have three ball bearings, it has nine! These ball bearings are double shielded stainless steel and they will give you a smooth operation during its performance. You’ll have a great handle on control and precision with this reels one-way clutch anti-reverse bearing. You can increase your control and precision of this reel with its adjustable 6-pin centrifugal braking system and its highly capable multi-disc main gear applied drag system.
With this reel, you will have a choice of two different set ups. Your first choice is having a line with the capacity of 17 lbs and 100 yards if you use a standard spool. Your second choice is having a line with the capacity of 14 lbs and 125 yards. Your third and final set up is having a line with the capacity of 12 lbs and 145 yards. You can use this reel for a bit of saltwater fishing as well, it’s rugged and capable enough to handle light usage in salt water. Regardless of which set up you use, you will enjoy using this reel with a ratio of 7.3:1.
The Pflueger President XT baitcasting reel was designed to make your fishing trips simple. With all of its features, that is what you get. A low stress, easy to use reel that will last a long time and at this price range this is without a doubt the best baitcasting reel you can buy for less than $100