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I am fairly new to bass fishing, and am looking for a good spinning reel to use so I don't have to deal with my mistake push button reel. After doing my research, I found this spinning reel: Pfluger SUPSP40X Supreme Spinning Reel. Here are the details of the specific model: 

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Line Capacity:
10/230

Gear Ratio: 6.2:1

Braid Capacity:
14/280

 

Ball Bearings:
8+1

 

Max Drag:
14 Lbs.

 

Recovery:
38.6" Per Turn

 

Reel Weight (oz):
9.6
 
 
 

As the title implies, is this a good spinning reel (for bass fishing)? 

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I would recommend stepping down to a 30 or 35 size supreme. I have a 30 and I love it

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3 hours ago, lakeannaangler said:

I would recommend stepping down to a 30 or 35 size supreme. I have a 30 and I love it

What test line do you use with the 30?

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Just now, willkurr said:

What test line do you use with the 30?

I have a few different 30 size Pfluegars and use everything from 8lb mono, to 20lb braid. 

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I use 40 size reels for spinning, less line twist and ipt. Also can cast a lot further. But the weight makes the 40 reels not balance out great on most rod. For beggining definetely go with a 30 size. And that supreme is a great reel

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Don't get the 40 size, it's way too big for your application. The 30 and 35 are what you need. 

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agree with all above, very nice reel and the 30 or maybe 35 size is better suited for bass fishing

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I wouldn't go above a 35 myself either, I made that mistake years ago. 

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Yup, go with a 30 model. 35 if you like a bigger spinner.

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I have the supreme and like it a lot, I would also recommend the 30 size like others have said.

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22 hours ago, willkurr said:

What test line do you use with the 30?

I use a bunch of lines,but usually either 10lb braid or 4-8lb fluorocarbon

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Another vote on stepping down on size.

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I like the whole line of Pfluegers. If you want to save a little money the Pflueger President is almost bulletproof. it is a step below the Supreme so I do not want anyone thinking I am against the better reel.. It is just that for the last 10 years my wife and I have fished a total of 7 Presidents and they have battle stripers, bass and big cats. After all of their use they are all just as smooth and work as good as new.  Right now Dick Sporting Goods has a mail in rebate so after the rebate a President will cost around $50.

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I like the whole line of Pfluegers. If you want to save a little money the Pflueger President is almost bulletproof. it is a step below the Supreme so I do not want anyone thinking I am against the better reel.. It is just that for the last 10 years my wife and I have fished a total of 7 Presidents and they have battle stripers, bass and big cats. After all of their use they are all just as smooth and work as good as new.  Right now Dick Sporting Goods has a mail in rebate so after the rebate a President will cost around $50.

I actually prefer the President to the Supreme. I had issues with the sideplates loosening on the Supremes that resulted in damaged internals. Have had zero issues with the Presidents. The Supreme XT is terrific however. 

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My wife has a Supreme XT and loves it.  We have 10 pound braid on it and I have to admit that fairly often, when the bit gets tough, I reach for hers which almost also has a Ned rig or wacky rigged worm, over my Stradic Ci4. Not that I don't love the Stradic but the Pflueger is on a nicer rod and does a great job off pulling in any bass we've run into so far.  For the OP, ours is also a 30 size.  

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On 7/20/2016 at 6:30 AM, Bluebasser86 said:

I actually prefer the President to the Supreme. I had issues with the sideplates loosening on the Supremes that resulted in damaged internals. Have had zero issues with the Presidents. The Supreme XT is terrific however. 

I've never had that sideplate issue with my Supreme, but now i will be checking it just for due diligence.

My Supreme has been excellent to me and so has my Trion. I just got two Presidents this year(a 35 size and a 40) but havent had much of a chance to fish them but they seem like excellent reels so far. I've never been dissappointed in any of my Pflueger spinning reels. They have great price points too, i would be hard pressed to be spending my money on other spinning reels as long as Pflueger continues to maintain their quality and excellence in spinning reels...

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The only time I like a 40 size reel is when I'm setting up a spinning frog/heavy cover rig.  I'll use 40# braid, and mount it on a heavier power inshore rod.  I've set quite a few people up with this, and it works great for that application, but general bass fishing, the 30/35 recommendation with 8# mono or 30# braid is good.

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I use a Pflueger president limited edition and I love it. I wouldn't hesitate to get a Pflueger.  Mine is a 40 with 20 pound braid. 

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On 7/20/2016 at 5:30 AM, Bluebasser86 said:

I actually prefer the President to the Supreme. I had issues with the sideplates loosening on the Supremes that resulted in damaged internals. Have had zero issues with the Presidents. The Supreme XT is terrific however. 

What size President do you use?

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1 hour ago, willkurr said:

What size President do you use?

The 25 and 30 sizes, mainly the 30 for bass.

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