If anyone out there has any older Pflueger Medalist fly reels and need parts to repair/replace, take a look at: www.onepfoot.com
Dan Hill is the proprietor and machines parts for repair/placement/upgrade of Pflueger fly reels. I've been ordering drag plates/hold down bearings for my Pflueger fly reels (models 1495 1/2, 149 and am impressed with the service, so far. I haven't received the products, yet, but if they're anywhere near what has been described/photographed, I'm going to be very happy. You can view his products on Instagram @danhillerie. Take a look.