Jump to content
OzarkAnglers.Com Forum
Gumboot

Pflueger Supreme Spinning Reel

Recommended Posts

I've had a preference for Stradics over last 20 years or so, and have not had some of the problems that I read about on the net, but wanted to try something different, and more economical, so I bought a Pflueger Supreme size 30 day before yesterday, paired it with a med lite 6' 6" fast taper rod and went to the Elk.  2 hours into float I feel a wobble during retrieve, look down, the bail arm had broken where it attaches to rotor, opposite side of line take up.  Have no idea how it happened, didn't drop it, didn't bang it against yak.  Can't think of what caused it.  I used it for a while longer by carefully opening bail and repositioning broken arm before casting.  It reeled very smoothly...until it got wet, then it was rough as a cob.  Luckily I had a standby.  Actually I have several stand by's,  just can't stand the sight of a rod without a reel.  

 

How bout Daiwa???

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I’ve been fishing a couple of Supremes for a couple of years without any issues. Contact Customer Service and I am pretty sure they will make that right. 

Maybe you just got a Lemon. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Ham said:

I’ve been fishing a couple of Supremes for a couple of years without any issues. Contact Customer Service and I am pretty sure they will make that right. 

Maybe you just got a Lemon. 

I’m sure bass pro will refund it. I’ll give them a pass on the bail, you had any binding issues when wet?  This afternoon, other than wobble, because ot was broke, it was smooth. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd also give the reel another shot. I've always had good luck with Pfluegers in the Trion and President line. Another reel to check out would be the Daiwa RG-AB. It's in the same price range as the President $60. I've not tried it yet, but a buddy has and he said he likes it better than the Plueger President.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, Gumboot said:

I've had a preference for Stradics over last 20 years or so, and have not had some of the problems that I read about on the net, but wanted to try something different, and more economical, so I bought a Pflueger Supreme size 30 day before yesterday, paired it with a med lite 6' 6" fast taper rod and went to the Elk.  2 hours into float I feel a wobble during retrieve, look down, the bail arm had broken where it attaches to rotor, opposite side of line take up.  Have no idea how it happened, didn't drop it, didn't bang it against yak.  Can't think of what caused it.  I used it for a while longer by carefully opening bail and repositioning broken arm before casting.  It reeled very smoothly...until it got wet, then it was rough as a cob.  Luckily I had a standby.  Actually I have several stand by's,  just can't stand the sight of a rod without a reel.  

 

How bout Daiwa???

 

 

First throw that reel in the trash as the 3 I bought all had the same issues you speak of hahahaha... I guess it’s relative to each individual but, I wouldn’t give you a penny for that reel

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, Smalliebigs said:

First throw that reel in the trash as the 3 I bought all had the same issues you speak of hahahaha... I guess it’s relative to each individual but, I wouldn’t give you a penny for that reel

Which issue, broken bail or binding?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've got a couple of Supremes, fish them all the time as my "Ned" reels.  Never had a binding issue, or bail issue.  The one issue I have had is that inside the spool is a little metal flange that is part of the drag, it is part of the drag system that makes the zzzzzzz noise when drag is pulled.  It will wear down over time and the drag becomes silent.  I like the zzzzzz noise so the only fix is to buy a new spool (Ebay).  The drag still works, but no zzzzzz when the piece wears out.

If I was going to buy another Pflueger tomorrow, I'd just get the President XT which looks to weigh about the same as the Supreme.  I haven't fished the new model President XT, but made a few casts on one that my buddy owns, and I was impressed by the smoothness of that reel considering the price point.

The new model Supremes may not have the drag issue I had, hard to know without taking a look at one.  I have the previous models.  I fish mine a lot too, have had a lot of fish pull drag so somebody that works full time and only gets out a couple of times a month may not have that issue for a long time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like the Presidents swore by them ,but John at Fin and Feather said their quality has gone downhill since they were boughtout by Berkley. Pre-buyout ones have wooden handles. Bass Pro this spring was selling Presidents for $40, I bought one, Illike them maybe their quality control isn't as good as it use to be.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
32 minutes ago, Quillback said:

I've got a couple of Supremes, fish them all the time as my "Ned" reels.  Never had a binding issue, or bail issue.  The one issue I have had is that inside the spool is a little metal flange that is part of the drag, it is part of the drag system that makes the zzzzzzz noise when drag is pulled.  It will wear down over time and the drag becomes silent.  I like the zzzzzz noise so the only fix is to buy a new spool (Ebay).  The drag still works, but no zzzzzz when the piece wears out.

If I was going to buy another Pflueger tomorrow, I'd just get the President XT which looks to weigh about the same as the Supreme.  I haven't fished the new model President XT, but made a few casts on one that my buddy owns, and I was impressed by the smoothness of that reel considering the price point.

The new model Supremes may not have the drag issue I had, hard to know without taking a look at one.  I have the previous models.  I fish mine a lot too, have had a lot of fish pull drag so somebody that works full time and only gets out a couple of times a month may not have that issue for a long time.

wish my reels zzzz sound would wear out sometime 🤪

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.