Pflueger Supreme XT Spinning Reel Review


Getting a classic high-quality spinning reel is really a challenge for a beginner. The Pflueger Supreme XT spinning reel is highly rated by the experts.

The reel is extremely lightweight and at the same time has first class gearing and ball bearing features. It is very durable and high performing during drags, casts, and cranks.

The Pflueger Supreme XT Spinning Reel does not contain high caliber mechanisms, but the simple things are so well crafted that it performs extremely well. Cranking is perfectly smooth due to the perfectly aligned line-lay.

  • 10 Bearing System – Corrosion resistant stainless steel ball bearings
  • Magnesium Body and Rotor – Feather light design
  • Braid Ready Spool – Allows braid to be tied directly to spool

This reel has made our ranking of one of the best bass spinning reels.

Pflueger SUPXTSP25X Supreme XT Spinning Fishing Reel
  • Spinning fishing reel delivers smooth, reliable performance in a feather-light magnesium frame
  • Sealed carbon washers exert powerful drag that remains smooth under pressure
  • Smooth operation with 10 stainless steel ball bearings and SMARTretrieve technology

Quantitative Score

Performance – 5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Durability – 5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Value for Money – 4/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Overall – 5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Read more about how our scoring system works.

Pflueger Supreme XT Reel Overview

Body and Parts

This is one of the lightest rods available but still is highly engineered.

The materials used in the cover of the reel contributes to its light weight. Basically, it is the coating of a reel that makes the difference to its weight as most internal materials are almost the same weight. This reel has manganese as the outer cover. The handle of the Pflueger supreme xt fishing reel is also made of carbon, which decreases the weight even more.

Dragging and Casting Ability

This is not a reel of extreme drag. It will never show a dragging force of 25 lbs or 30 lbs, but the drag it will show is well configured and directed towards precision. This is the main feature of the reel and the reason why the professionals use this fishing reel even though its performance level is not as high as others.

In terms of dragging, it will give you a smooth effect until 13 to 15 lbs. This is satisfactory for beginners, although the experts are inclined towards fishing reels that have a dragging force near to 30 lbs or even greater.

Casting is precise. You will get an average casting of 110 yards, but the smooth effect and anti-slippage features will impress.

Smoothing Effect with Outstanding Gearing Function

While talking about gears, the Pflueger supreme xt ultra-light reel does not have a gear that has been designed with the latest technology. Still, the alignment of the line-lay that has been configured with a computerized alignment method is so good that you will experience a smooth effect.

Having ten bearings attached make the reel capable of smooth cranking and good line retrieval.


  • The reel has a body that weighs 21% less than that of aluminum. Manganese, which has been applied on the body and the surface, reduces the surface weight to a great extent, fixing the weight to only 1 lb.
  • The handle of the Pflueger supreme xt ultra-light spinning reel, being made from carbon again reduces the overall weight of the reel.
  • The reel has excellent dragging and casting performance. You will not get an extreme dragging force or immense casting distance, but the precision and smoothness in each level is highly satisfactory.
  • The ten bearings are of stainless steel, covered well and lubricated to enhance the smooth effect during cranking and casting.


  • The Pflueger supreme xt ultra-light fishing reel is good overall, but because the weight is extremely low, casting can face balancing issues during windy conditions. There is no wind-knot with the device.
  • The reel has a great drag as well as casting, but the degree of allowance is much less when compared with other similar products in the market.

Pflueger Supreme XT Spinning Reel

Pflueger Supreme XT Spinning Reel Review – The Ultimate Lightweight Fishing Reel

Carbon Handle – 21% Lighter Than Aluminum

Comparison Specifications

Let’s have a look at the specifications to compare the data between similarly ranked spinning reels. This data is based on a 3000 sized reel model.

Spinning ReelScoreBall BearingsSuitable for SaltwaterRetrieve RateGear RatioMax DragWeightMono Capacity (6lb)Price Range
Pflueger President5/59+1No31 inches6.2:110 lb7.6 oz145 yards$$
Penn Battle II5/55+1Yes35 inches6.2:115 lb12.3 oz210 yards$$
Pflueger Supreme XT5/510No33 inches6.2:112 lb8.0 oz230 yards$$

FAQs About Pflueger Supreme XT Spinning Reel

What is the weight of the reel? 

The weight of the reel is only 5 to 8 oz.

Does the device come with any additional spool? 

No, there is no additional spool that comes with the reel.


Pflueger Supreme xt Spinning Reel is a reel that is perfectly engineered to give good support for experts as well as the beginners. It is the ultimate ultra-light device that will give you the best experience during fishing with its smooth dragging force and accurate casting expertise.

Last update on 2021-11-30 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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Russ Egan

Russ is an avid angler. He has fished all over the world, primarily for Saltwater game fish but also for local prize fish. Russ writes reviews for all of his fishing gear to help others achieve their own fishing goals. His favorite reel is a Shimano Tyrnos for an overhead reel or a Shimano Curado for a baitcaster. His dream is to catch a Black Marlin.