Outlet Bait & Tackle has a great sale on the Pflueger Patriarch right now. If I could, I would, but I can't. They have the 6.4:1 and 7.1:1 models and both look to be the new design with the swept handle. Sale ends Sat. I have nothing to do with this site but I have bought from them before. (Very nice guy.) This is just one he$$ of a good reel and thought some MFPer might be able to take advantage of this...
ALERT-SPECIAL BUY on Pflueger Patriarch Reels for SUBSCRIBERS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Pflueger Patriarch is a PREMIUM baitcast reel that sells for $199.95, but for the next 2 days, email subscribers are invited to use the coupon code below in their shopping cart to get a SIGNIFICANT discount*. Due to advertising policies on this item, we cannot share the discounted price in this email- you will need to follow the link below, add the reel to your cart, and enter the coupon code to see the current INCREDIBLE offer*. Our apologies for this inconvenience.
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If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988