Pflueger SkillKast 1953 Reel
The Pflueger SkillKast 1953 Reel is a reel that seems to have transcended the years. Made in Akron, Ohio this reel would last over three decades in the Pflueger Reel line up. Introduced as new in 1941 the lure would be produced until into the 1970’s. A good reel if your looking to start a collection and theres actually a more tough variation to find. The example here, is shown with the number of screw variation. New in 1941 this pre WWII model has six screws on the side plate instead of the later 5. A Orca online resource stated” This extra screw is the same size as the screw that holds the pawl cover on the level wind. A picture of this screw is shown on the Skilkast AMPRO reel in the copyright 1941 catalog. The description in the 1941 catalog also states that the reel came with a cork arbor glued onto the lightweight aluminum spool”
So Just when you think things are common digging a bit deeper you can find small yet significant differences, which of course leads to why you need to buy another one.