Tackle Review: Pflueger Trion

trionOften times, anglers—whether they’re new to fishing or experienced salts looking to bolster their arsenal—will seek out inexpensive, yet reliable, gear. I, myself, own several affordable combos comprised of $35 rods and $40 reels, simply for when I need an extra setup or if I’m fishing with someone who doesn’t have their own. There’s nothing wrong with spending less on a few extra combos, but you still want to make sure you get quality gear. Today, we’ll take a closer look at a popular reel for new anglers, as well as seasoned vets looking for a new addition: the Pflueger Trion.

From the President to the Supreme, Pflueger’s reels have long been a go-to solution for anglers. In fact, the President is the number one selling reel at many retailers, due to its affordability and quality craftsmanship. The Trion is right up there in the top five.

The Trion’s lightweight graphite body and stainless steel ball bearing loaded rotor blends strength and smoothness to create a reel that delivers in a number of fishing scenarios. The reel also boasts six bearings (four on the 20 size), plus as well as an instant anti-reverse bearing, multi-disc drag system with stainless steel and oiled felt washers, and a sure-click bail that provides an audible signal when bail is fully opened and ready to cast. Furthermore, the Trion also possesses a double anodized aluminum spool, lightweight graphite body and rotor, anti-twist titanium line roller, and an aluminum handle with a soft touch knob, which can be converted from a right to left-hand retrieve as needed.

Pflueger’s Trion is available in four different sizes, to suit a variety of situations on the water. Each one offers the same 5.2:1 gear ratio, as well as the same $40 price tag, aside from the 20, which only costs $30.

The Pflueger Trion is a great option for new anglers who are just getting started, as well as experienced fishermen looking to add another quality setup to their gear. The reel has a reputation for being smooth and dependable, but does so with a cost that won’t break the bank, which is a great bonus, no matter the budget.