Fin-Nor OFFSHORE Spinning Reels
$119.99 - $149.99
|Mono Capacity||Braid Capacity||Retrieve Rate|
|320yds. / 20lb.||375yds. / 50lb.||37.9'' per turn||4.7:1||26.8 oz||48 lbs||Reg Price $149.95Our Price $119.99|
|600yds. / 20lb.|
400yds. / 25lb.
375yds. / 30lb.
|470yds. / 65lb.||42.7''||4.4:1||38.9 oz||60 lbs||Reg Price $179.95Our Price $149.99|
A massive dual drag system provides up to 60 pounds of lock-down pressure and dissipates heat during the longest offshore battles.
- Strong aluminum body, rotor and side plate
- Machined stainless steel drive gear, pinion gear and center shaft
- 4 Double-shielded stainless steel bearings
- Oversized multi-stack offshore drag system
- 4.4:1 Gear ratio
OFFSHORE Spinning � Featuring the LARGEST SPINNING REEL CAPACITIES IN THE INDUSTRY!
By Chris R
Drag issues be warned
January 6, 2017
Good reel for the money but as others have mentioned, when drag is screaming out with a big fish the drag knob slowly turns and causes to drag to tighten. This resulted in several lost fish and eventually the rod and reel being lost as it ripped a rod holder off my dock and shark taking it all.
By colin jones
July 21, 2016
finally used this in vanuatu.bottom jigging with a 250 gram jig.30lb braid.2013 model 9500. i was with jigging regulars. caught 20kg dog tooth tuna. had drag nearly all on. fish were peeling braid off, then i got some back.the reel did what i wanted it to do.15 mins of hard work. great reel! we were fishing 150 metres deep.i think it must have taken most of the line,then i got it back.drags seemed to work very well. 120lb leeder. i will buy another.i dont think it would catch bigger,but we will find out. i hope there is a bigger model to buy.colin
Cons was hard to wind a few times.had to get handle around a little to be able to keep winding
heavy duty reel
June 2, 2016
Bought this reel about three weeks ago, used it four times and so far I'm impressed. Reminds me of the old Penn reels, solid and simple. Huge drag disc. I bought mine for $112.00, it was $149.00. One of those decisions your glad you made. Side note: it is a heavy reel, you'll definitely be sore the next day if your casting alot, but worth it.
Prossolid, simple ( like me ) and a good looking reel ( like me )
Consnone so far. i would be surprised to hear of any faults
January 20, 2016
Recently purchased 2x 9500 OS for their big spool capacity, used for the first time on smaller fish and works great but used for trolling for Yellowfin Tuna and when drag is set up to strike and fish runs the spool knob turns and tightens ever so slightly and increases the drag, this is a major problem as it goes from 10kg drag to 15kg drag in 3 clicks causing bust off, not such a problem for 20kg fish but larger fish it is no good. Thought it was just 1 off but after inspection of other reel it is the same. Waiting for reply from Fin Nor and will post reply.
By Victor Jankowski
December 23, 2015
On arrival the fit and finished of the Fin-Nor OFS9500 OFFSHORE, seemed to be reasonable, However, after closer inspection there appeared to be a problem with the drag knob (KT332-01) assembly. The nylon washer (not removable) appeared to have a rough spot of some type of hard (alloy?) silver, liquid metal. The overflow was welded to the nylon washer (in several places) and came in contact with the spool itself. Therefore with use, the knob could damage the spool. Contacted Zebco (very nice people) and explained the problem. Within days another knob was sent to be me. Another problem, the knob refused to thread onto the shaft. Zebco was contacted again, another knob was sent and this one had quality control problems far worst then the first knob. Since this was a repair problem, Tackledirect was not contacted. Question: Does Fin-Nor have "Inspectors" that check out the product parts before it is sold to the public??? If the knob cannot be reasonably manufactured, what about the very critical aspects of the reel? Consequently, this reel cannot be trusted on any bluewater trip. Therefore, it sits on my desk as a expensive paper weight. Have not sent the reel back to Zebco, because (I feel ) they would just send another defective product. Currently, do not feel Fin-Nor's Quality Control is up to the task. Therefore regretfully, must give this reel a negative rating.
ConsPoor quality control.
By Robert A Henderson
Offshore Spinning Reel
December 18, 2014
This is a great large reel for deep jigging!!
ProsHolds a lot of 100 lb. braid.
, Tampa, Fl.
Great spinning reel for bottom fishing
November 22, 2014
Used the 6500 for some grouper fishing and with the drag cranked down they were no match for this reel. Pulled 25 and 30lb fish out of cover with no problems to the reel. A great buy at twice the price.
ProsGreat smooth and strong drag system. Lots of line capacity
ConsIf used properly there are none
Corpus Christi, TX
Bullet proof reel
October 11, 2014
This reel is no joke. If you want something that will last forever and with out all the extra fancy stuff, buy this reel.
ProsSimple, study, lots of drag, great value
ConsWhen opening bail, if the angle is right it sometimes hits the frame above the spool.
Khobar, Eastern Province
Reliability at your finger grasp.
June 28, 2014
Perfect for jigging and bottom fishing
New Matamoras, OH
Drag and line cap
March 5, 2014
60lbs is amazing and huge amt of line can be used.
By Jesse Gettling
Best bang for your buck
January 3, 2014
The reel is industructable I use it for travel and it's never let me down.
ConsThe reel is heavier then other reels of it size
Great reel for the price.
October 14, 2013
This is a solid well build reel. It has very heavy drag and line capacity on a spinning reel and is definitely proven against big fish. Great reel for a great price. The reel is a little bit heavy in weight but it is expected with a reel this size.
ProsHeavy drag Large line capacity Great price
June 18, 2013
This is a very heavy duty spinning reel. It's got a ton of drag and a solid build, great for offshore fishing. Along with being heavy duty it is also heavy and big, so just be aware of that. Also, something I wish I had known is that if you don't put the spool on correctly, the screw on the top will lock into the spool and as a fish runs it will actually crank down on the drag. This happened to me last weekend tuna fishing east of Chatham, MA.
ProsHeavy duty Stong Drag Well Built
ConsHeavy Large size Use caution when putting the spool on...
September 23, 2012
Good reel for deep jigging
Finnor spinning reel
July 20, 2012
Great reel strong powerful. Good price drag is heavy. I am going to get a few more for that price.
6 Questions & 7 Answers
from Phuket, Thailand asked:
October 15, 2014
I just bought the St. Croix Avid Surf 12' spinning rod (AVSS120HMF2) and I'm still looking for a reel to go with it. Would the Fin-Nor OFS 9500 be a good fit, as a friend of mine suggested when he visited me last week? Because my current Daiwa EMCast 5000 which I put on it from my old surf rod feels a little "light" on this rod.
We feel that the Fin-Nor 9500 is too large (heavy) for that rod. It is designed more for offshore fishing than for surf fishing. Take a look at the Penn Spinfisher V 6500 or the Quantum Boca 50. Either reel would be great on that rod.
on October 16, 2014
from Ventura, CA asked:
October 3, 2014
What would be a good setup for west coast offshore fishing? Looking for a workhorse combination that could bottom fish but also throw bait and jigs.
There really isn't such an animal. Rods are designed for certain applications and are built to handle the stresses placed on the rod by those applications. For example, a jigging rod needs to be sensitive and have a lot of backbone. Yet it also needs to have a soft tip to work jigs properly. A rod built for casting lures, generally has a faster tip section to punch the lure off the tip and give better distance. Of course you can get a rod to use for various applications, it just won't be great for all of them. The best choice for an all around reel in the Offshore Fin-Nor that you asked about would be the 6500 size due to the line capacity and size. As for a rod, go with a Shakespeare, model SHA-0027. It gives you a wide wage as far as lure weights and also good lifting power with decent sensitivity.
on October 6, 2014
from Staten Island, NY asked:
August 31, 2014
Want to fish the OF S9500 with #65 braid. Looking to throw poppers and maybe some jigs for tuna/yellowtail on a west coast long range (10 day) What 6' to 7' spinning rod would you suggest go with this reel. Fish could be in the 60 to 80 lb range. Thanks
We would suggest going with either a medium-heavy or heavy Shimano Terez spinning rod.
on September 1, 2014
from Warner Robins, Georgia asked:
July 9, 2014
Hi. What would be a good Fin-Nor rod to match up with the Fin-nor OFS8500? Looking to use this reel primarily from a boat but ocassionally from the surf for Sharks. Thanks!
The FSGS7050 (FIN-0382) would work very well for you.
on July 9, 2014
from Hartford CT asked:
January 20, 2014
Can you convert these reels to right hand wind
Yes, you can alternate these reels between left and right hand retrieve.
on January 21, 2014
from pittsburgh,pa asked:
December 4, 2012
Please suggest a rod to go with this reel. I am buying it for my son who will fish for snook, cobia, shark, and other big inshore species.
Fin-Nor FNS7025-7 Offshore Rod "FIN-0212". Would be perfect as a general purpose rod for all of those species.
on December 4, 2012
You might like like to look at an Ugly Stick Tiger Lite #BWSJL 220060. 6'0" spinning rod rated at 80-130# Braid & 6-10 oz lures. I used this on Grouper, AJ's, Etc. GREAT ROD!
on June 12, 2013
from NJ & Destin, Fl
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