Pflueger, Enterprise Mfg. Co. Fishing Reels and Boxes

Pflueger Enterprise Mfg Reels

Pflueger, Enterprise Mfg. Co. - Akron, OH

Pflueger Enterprise Mfg reels were made for a long time. The Enterprise Manufacturing Company was first established in 1881 and incorporated in 1886. Pflueger (Enterprise Mfg. Co.) made reels from the about 1900 up until the present day. The first model Pflueger Supreme is perhaps the most interesting of the long line of Pflueger fishing reels. It had an automatic free-spool and an adjustable anti-backlash. Each reel was serialized. The reel feature that is really innovative are the little flippers at the ends for putting the line into the top of the level wind. As the level wind is traversing during the line retrieve, it pushes the line into the flippers. The older, high quality reels are sought after by collectors. The later level wind models were mass produced and are quite common among collectors. Pflueger made a wide range of reels from inexpensive nickel plated brass to solid nickel silver (German silver) models like the Redifor and the Worth reels. Prior to this, Pflueger made German silver casting reels with names like Beaver and Norka. These reels are recognized as Pflueger products by their characteristic handles and click and drag buttons.

Probably the most aesthetically pleasing reel is the Golden West fly reel. The end plates that are made up of an aluminum plate sandwiched between the two hard rubber plates makes a beautiful, yet structurally sound, design. Pflueger used the sandwich plate design on other reels including large salt water reels. The Avalon and Sea King are two of the most popular among collectors. Other large reels included the Adams, Atlapac, Templar and Interocean models. The Adams was introduced to try and compete with the Edward vom Hofe line of high quality reels. Pflueger Enterprise Mfg reels are considered to be made by one of the great early reel makers in the USA.



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The First and Second Model PFLUEGER SUPREME Reels, circa 1920


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The PFLUEGER REDIFOR Reel Variations, circa 1920


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The PFLUEGER GOLDEN WEST Fly Reel, circa 1920


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The PFLUEGER HAWKEYE Reel, circa 1920


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The PFLUEGER WORTH Reel Variations, circa 1920


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The PFLUEGER "Schmelzer's, Kentucky", "Pflueger, Norka" and "Beaver, Jeweled" circa 1915

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The PFLUEGER "Beaver, Jeweled" Reel, circa 1920


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PFLUEGER Unmarked Trade Reels


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PFLUEGER No. 4 Size, 4 Screw Unmarked Trade Reel


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The First Model PFLUEGER SUMMIT, circa 1920


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The PFLUEGER ATLAPAC 6/0 Reel with Case, circa 1930


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The PFLUEGER ATLAPAC 9/0 Reel, circa 1930


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The PFLUEGER SEA KING Reel


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The PFLUEGER AVALON Reel


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The PFLUEGER ADAMS Reel


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The PFLUEGER TEMPLAR Reel


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The PFLUEGER TEMPLAR 1419 3/4 Reel


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The PFLUEGER SUPREME No. 1573 Reel


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The PFLUEGER INTEROCEAN 250 Yard Size Reel


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The PFLUEGER BOND 100 Yard Size Reel


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The PFLUEGER CAPITOL 100 Yard Size Reel


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The PFLUEGER AKERITE No. 2068 Reel


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The PFLUEGER WORTH 1913 Ad


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The PFLUEGER AVALON 1916 Ad


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The PFLUEGER SUPREME and AVALON Reels 1918 Ad


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The PFLUEGER Golden West Fly Reel 1920 Ad


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The PFLUEGER Atlapac and Adams 1928 Ad


PFLUEGER 1927 Dealer Catalog Pages

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PFLUEGER 1927 Dealer Catalog Pages


To see high quality digitized version of an early Enterprise Mfg. Co. Catalog on Google Books website, click on the links below.

The ENTERPRISE MANUFACTURING CO. 1904 Catalog Cover Page


Link to 1904 Enterprise Mfg. Co. (Pflueger) Catalog - Lures

Link to 1904 Enterprise Mfg. Co. (Pflueger) Catalog - Metal Lures

Link to 1904 Enterprise Mfg. Co. (Pflueger) Catalog - Reels



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