Fin-Nor OFS9500 OFFSHORE Spinning Reel
Reg Price $179.95Our Price $149.99
|Mono Capacity||Braid Capacity||Retrieve Rate|
|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!
4.5 Stars based on 16 reviews
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.
5 Questions & 5 Answers
from wilmington nc asked:
December 1, 2016
is this reel capable of jigging in 300 feet of water for amber jacks and grouper, if so what type of rod would you recommend ?
This reel is capable for fishing in 300ft of water for amberjack and grouper. You can pair it with a Penn Rampage Jigging , Spinning rod.
on December 3, 2016
from Mass asked:
July 21, 2015
What rod is recommended to use with this reeel ?
That would depend on the type of fish that you were going for with the reel.
on July 21, 2015
from Manila , Philippines asked:
August 29, 2012
How much 80lb braid those this reel carry? Thank You
375-400 yds of 80lb braid.
on August 29, 2012
from Voorhees, NJ asked:
July 31, 2012
Can you change the handle from left to right and how do you do it if you can?
Yes you can switch the handle. Just unscrew it off and install on the whichever side you would like.
on August 1, 2012
from Cartersville GA asked:
May 28, 2012
Do you match prices on items? I have found this item cheaper elsewhere.
Please e-mail email@example.com to discuss price matching. It has to be from an authorized stocking retailer of Fin-Nor and not eBay.
on May 29, 2012
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