Penn Spinfisher V Spinning Reels
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A more advanced edition of the Spinfisher series reels. The Spinfisher V Series spinning reels are made with Penn's new Water Tight Design which protects the reel from saltwater making its way into the gearbox or drag system. The Spinfisher V Series reels have many improved features such as the rubber gasket that keeps superline from slipping. Another great feature is the line capacity rings, so you will always know how much line is left during a tough angling fight.
- New thicker heavy duty aluminum bail wire adds strength and durability
- 5 Shielded stainless steel bearing system
- Infinite anti-reverse (back up ratchet on 7500-10500 sizes)
- Friction trip ramp prevents premature bail trip when casting
- Stainless steel mainshaft and alloy main gear
- Triple-supported and oversized stainless steel mainshaft on 9500 and 10500 models
- Enhanced gear ratios on smaller sizes
- LL - Live Liner feature for live bait fishing
- BLS - Bail-less model
- LC - Long Cast - designed with the avid surf fisherman in mind
By Eric Dula
Boca Raton, FL
Penn Spinfisher VSSV8500LL
March 6, 2017
This is a great reel for light trolling, deep drop for yellowtail, or flatlining for almost anything! I have my 8500LL on 20-50lb rod with 40lb braid, and use it every trip. Casting live bait out near a deadline, or flatlining a live bait behind the boat when we are deep dropping on a reef. Love the Live liner feature to spoil out line by itself. Great drag when you need it pulling in a kingfish.
ProsLive lever is great for spoiling out line on a live bait. Drag is perfect for medium to heavy fish. Smooth realing and drag through the fight.
ConsReal is a little heavy for a long day of fishing.
February 6, 2017
Ive used this for all of 2016 and have had no problems with it
Penn Spinfisher Reels
January 25, 2017
Have been looking for Shimano replacements which are rugged and budget friendly for saltwater duty. Good features at a friendly price.
Go-to spinning reel for tuna and yellowtail
January 17, 2017
Great reel with strong drag and a ton of line capacity. Great popping reel as well.
Very smooth and solid construction
December 12, 2016
I currently own multiple Shimano and Daiwa spinning reels and by far this one feels the most sturdy and solid in your hands. Just tested this with the Penn Batallion Surf Rod the other day in Assateague and it handled a 45 inch striper with no issues. I currently have 40 lb braid with 60lb mono leader on this thing and it handles extremely well.
ConsA bit heavier than the Japanese brands
December 1, 2016
Reel was smooth right out the box ,there was none broken pieces or missing parts
ProsBuilt with quality
ConsShipping service lost my first order so they had to re-ship my order and took longer then needed but wasn't too bad
highland heights, KY
November 29, 2016
This Reel looks nice. I use 80 lb power pro silk and it hold a ton of line
ConsHeavy for casting.
November 25, 2016
Really a well made reel. Have had success using when fishing for Barracuda and Mackerel.
November 13, 2016
The reel is very strong and durable given the length of time I have used it, but the reel loses its free spin and smoothness with time. The oscillation gear, over time, begins to wear into the reel's frame which causes a significant decrease in free spin and smoothness. I never did have an issue with the main gear though. Over all, this reel is one of the toughest little reels on the market. It just isn't the most refined over time (1 year), but I have actually still kept it in use up until now. I got this reel when the SSV's first came out.
ProsTop Notch Drag, Superior Line Lay, Solid Frame and Rotor,
ConsPoor smoothness and free spin over time. Anti-reverse can be hit or miss if not kept extra clean.
By ANTHONY JERUSSI
GREAT FOR LIVE BAIT
October 13, 2016
I've been a big fan of liveliner/baitrunner type reels since their introduction into the market place. I've owned Shimano, Okuma and now Penn versions of these types of reels. Having used this reel for three years now. there is nothing about it that I don't love. They are relatively light in weight, are sealed, have very good line capacity and in my opinion they have the best drags around. Both the liveliner drag and the main drag are easy to adjust and silky smooth. If you're looking for a liveliner type of reel I don't think you can get a better one than this.
My wife's favorite Snapper Reel
October 4, 2016
Strong drag and needs very little maintenance
ProsHolds up to a lot of abuse. Strong Drag
Penn Spinfisher V 4500 Spinning Reel
August 13, 2016
I have paired this reel with the machined CNC gears from Penn and I will tell you this reel kicks butt! I spent several nights on the rocks and got soaking wet and even dunked this reel with no problems. The drag system has enough power to handle 30/40lb stripers and keep on ticking. Get yourself one and see, I'm sure you will be pleased!
ProsLightweight Great drag Doesn't throw wind knots Water resistant
August 6, 2016
Just got my hands on this reel and I love it so far. Having a sealed drag takes a lot of worry about dunking this reel in the water away. Seems very strong so far.
By D. Dimichele
August 5, 2016
No reverse this reel is useless to me
Penn spinfisher v 10500
August 4, 2016
The real is the biggest reel I've ever seen and bought it's extremely smooth and surprisingly lighter than it looks and can hold a lot of line and to top it all when I go surf fishing I don't have to worry about water getting in the reel
Vero Beach, FL
Spinfisher7500 very smooth!
July 30, 2016
Love this reel! Very smooth and while a bit heavy the functionality makes up for it. You won't go wrong with this one!
July 5, 2016
Caught a 25lb Cobia my first time out with it. Action is smooth and powerful drag if you need it. Have not used for live lining yet but seems like it will do fine.
El Centro, CA
July 5, 2016
Bought reel for wife so she could go offshore with me. Easy to use and smooth drag. Bait drag is very quiet compared to other reels. Overall solid reel
ProsSmooth and quiet
Plenty of real.
June 26, 2016
Great for multiple applications surfing and some light off shore fishing.
June 25, 2016
Mount Joy, Pa.
Penn SpinfisherV SS6500LL Spinning Reel
June 17, 2016
This reel is a gem. Very smooth drag system for both the regular drag and the live liner drag. The feature that shows the amount of line left is great.
ProsQuality item and made in the USA.
10500 great reel
June 10, 2016
I have the 10500 I manage to get 600 yards of 80# braid on it I use it for shark fishin in the surf and it has held up great biggest shark for far has been a 5ft bull it had my drag screaming but that's when the line capacity power it has helped a lot only bad thing I could say about it is that it's a little heavy that's it but compared to my Diawa saltiga its held up good to great reel for the price
Boynton Beach, Florida
June 10, 2016
This reel is super smooth and can take anything that you that you throw at it. It's super strong and won't let you down
ConsYou don't have it
spinfisher V 6500
June 3, 2016
this is my 3rd spinfisher in the last 3 years. I first bought a 5500, then a 4500, now I have the 6500. They are freakin great reels for the surf, and for catfishing in freshwater. Very smooth and reliable. The drag on the reel are wonderful when horsing in big Drum off the beaches of N.C. (ramp 44). And the Bluefish don't stand a chance. Switching to the Spinfisher V's are one the best moves I made.
Prosgreat for fighting big fish
ConsMade In China
May 29, 2016
I love the Spinfisher V. I already have a 4500 plus a Penn Battle, I usually fish off a beach. This is for my husband. Since we just bought a Sea Eagle inflatable fishing boat he can come with me and these are great as they are sealed. Tackle Direct was the best price and they delivered fast. Very happy!
ProsSealed drag and bearings. Less wind knots when using braid.
ConsA little tight on the drag but still work great.
49 Questions & 52 Answers
from Pennsylvania asked:
March 20, 2017
I have a 11ft tica for throwing chucking what size would you recommend
When pairing up with an 11ft rod we would suggest a 5500 size in the Spinfisher V. If you are planning to use a heavy braided line like 50-65 lb. test, then we would suggest stepping up in size to the 6500.
on March 21, 2017
from Maryland asked:
March 15, 2017
How does this reel compare to the slammer? What is the main price difference on 4500 series?
The Penn Slammer is sealed better and the power knob is a great feature that sets the slammer apart from the Spinfisher V. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
on March 16, 2017
from Philadelphia, Pa asked:
March 5, 2017
I was thinking of getting the 5500 for fishing dead baits for stripers, but also for casting plugs for stripers and blues. I will be fishing both off the shore and on a boat. Is there a versatile rod that could match my needs and this size reel.
I would recommend a 7' or 7'6" Mojo Inshore, Heavy power, Fast action. A Shimano Teramar or Gloomis E6X Inshore of a similar variety would also be options.
on March 6, 2017
from Outer Banks, NC asked:
February 17, 2017
I thought I was settled on purchasing the sf7500lc for use with a terez boat rod and a St Croix mojo surf rod until I saw the slammer III's. Other than the drag power, is there any significant difference in castability between the two models? Other than the spool and the worm gear in the 7500lc.
The Slammers are sealed as well. The Slammer would be a great choice for a Shimano Terez boat rod.
on February 18, 2017
from NEW JERSEY asked:
February 16, 2017
I am looking at the Spinfished 7500LC paired with the St Croix MSC106MHMF2 Mojo Surf Casting Rod for surf fishing striper/blues. Ideally I'd like to be able to throw both bait and artificial lures. Would this combo fair well for the uses above?
For the uses above the St Croix 10'6''MHMF2 and the Penn Spinfisher 7500LC would be a good setup. The combo would make for an enjoyable fishing experience.
on February 16, 2017
from Outer Banks, NC asked:
February 7, 2017
I am looking to purchase a 7500lc. It will be used for dual action. I'll be dolphin and tuna chunking and will switch rods and play in the surf . The rod choices are somewhat overwhelming. Thinking a 7' for the boat and 10-10 6 for the surf. Suggestions?
A Shimano TZS69HBLK for the boat and the St Croix MSC106MHMF2 Mojo Surf Casting Rod for the beach would be great fits for the style of fishing you are doing and to match up with the Penn 7500lc.
on February 9, 2017
from Michigan asked:
January 21, 2017
Wanted to pair one of these reels with the 9ft St. Croix Triumph surf travel rod for surf fishing in Florida. Would you recommend the 4500? Or another?
The 4500 would pair well with the St Croix Triumph travel rod.
on January 21, 2017
from -- asked:
January 21, 2017
Can i use this reel for boat fishing for big Sharks and barracudas?
You can use the larger size Penn Spinfisher reels for big sharks as well as barracudas.
on January 21, 2017
from CA asked:
January 17, 2017
im looking to find a good rod for my penn spinfisher v 7500 for good size tuna any suggestions?
The Shimano TVS66MH2 Trevala Butterfly Jigging Spinning Rod and if you want a heavier action rod the Shimano TVS60H Trevala Butterfly Jigging Spinning Rod would be suitable for the Penn SSV 7500.
on January 18, 2017
from Atlanta, GA asked:
January 14, 2017
I'm setting up a "Do Everything" rod for an upcoming Sailing Charter in the BVI. Looking to troll, jig and cast, but have to travel with my equipment Will likely pair this reel with the Daiwa SAG703MHRS-TR Saltiga G Boat Spinning Travel Rod. Is the V the best choice? What size? 5500? will likely go with 30-40# Braid main line.
The Penn Spinfisher 4500 would be a better fit for the Daiwa SAG703MHRS-TR Saltiga G Boat Spinning Travel Rod. The two would balance out well together.
on January 14, 2017
from sea asked:
November 13, 2016
Hello Guys, would this reel works good for offshore bottom fishing for catching big Barracudas , Groupers , Snappers/Emperors , and small/medium sharks? and what rod would you recommend to use with it? Regards
The Daiwa Saltist Boat Jigging Spinning Rods would pair well with the Penn Spinfisher V Spinning Reels.
on November 16, 2016
from Abaco, Bahamas asked:
August 18, 2016
can i use the penn SVS10500 on a star paraflex MH rod for ofshore fishing?
You should use the 8500 for that model of rod.
on August 19, 2016
from Port Richey, FL asked:
March 27, 2016
Is the Spinfisher V series being discontinued? I see it is on clearance.
There are not being discontinued. All penn reels are on sale.
on March 28, 2016
from New Jersey asked:
November 26, 2015
Thinking of buying a spinfisher v for plugging from beach/jetty which size would best pair with a 9ft rod
I would recommend going with the 4500 size, I have two for exactly that and they work well for me.
on November 30, 2015
from Va asked:
August 23, 2015
Which would be best for surf fishing small sharks 6500 or 7500?
Hello Josh. The 7000 would work best for your application.
on August 23, 2015
from philadelphia asked:
August 22, 2015
I just purchased a 4500. I am a surf guy and the light weight and water tight seals drove my decision. I noticed upon taking the reel out of the box the unusually close tolerance between the bail and spool in cast mode. When casting I've got to believe that the line will be rubbing on the bail thus impeding to some degree casting distance. Am I all wet on this ?
Hello Bob. This is standard on these reels. You are absolutely correct on the bale being close to the spool at times. With the way the reel is designed this is actually not a concern and will not affect your casting distance. The Spinfisher will treat you very well getting out into the surf where you want to be.
on August 22, 2015
from Murrells Inlet S.C. 29576 asked:
July 31, 2015
I have a lot of rod and reels and there are some that I only use for a short period of time each year. I would like to use the same reel and/or Rod for two types of fishing if possible. In May and June, I fish Offshore for Dolphin, I need a few spinning combos for throwing plugs at weed patches and chunking cut bait after I get the fish under the boat. In the Fall I fish for Tarpon with dead and live bait. I was thinking that the Spinfisher 6500 may be able to handle both of these types of fishing. What do you think? Do you have a Rod selection that would work for both of these ?
Hello Eric. This is absolutely possible. A great line of rods to look at to compliment your Spinfisher reels is the Battalion line seen here: http://www.tackledirect.com/penn-battalion-inshore-rods.html
on August 14, 2015
from CT asked:
July 25, 2015
Hi, which model reel would be good for a St. Croix PS70HF Premier Spinning Rod. I'm targeting mostly Striped Bass and Bluefish via boat in CT/RI waters. Thanks.
The 4500 would work fine for the application.
on July 27, 2015
from Doha asked:
April 16, 2015
SSV 10500 has LL module also what's the best rod match for this reel (surfcasting 40LB XX heavy) not much long 8-9feet do you all Ship outside US (middle east) what will be the cost
Rushdi, the 10500 Spinfisher V does not come with a live line, if you are surf casting with this reel i would recommend you going a 11 0r 12 ft rd. Here at TackleDirect, we make calculating your shipping costs very easy for you. We currently have a shipping estimate calculator directly on our website. After you add the items and quantity you want to your shopping cart , you can review your shopping cart prior to our secure checkout page. At the bottom of the shopping cart screen, you can input your Zip or Postal Code, State/Territory, and/or Country being delivered to and you will be given options for available shipping methods and prices. Import Duty Not Included: Notification Import Duty Not Included: Additional import duty tariffs, including any customs taxes or VAT charges may be assessed by the importing country (Ship To: Country) prior to the shipping carrier releasing your shipment. These taxes are NOT INCLUDED in the shipping charges shown during checkout as we are only calculating our known shipping carrier fees. Import duty taxes vary depending by country and on the type, origin, and value of the purchased goods. In some countries and for certain items or values, import duty may be exempt. You can estimate duty when importing from the United States to select countries using this free Duty Calculator tool. For other import countries not listed in this tool, please contact the specific import authorities in your country prior to placing your order as you are responsible for any additional charges that may incur to release your order. http://www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation
on April 16, 2015
from new york asked:
March 21, 2015
I like to buy PENN SVS10500 could you please tell me whats the best rod I should buy for shore casting with this reel
Rushdi, I would recommend the 12' ft penn battalion surf rod, its going to be very balanced and have the ability to handle the higher pound test the 10500 is able to hold.
on March 21, 2015
from Minneapolis Mn asked:
March 14, 2015
I'll be using dead bait for tarpon from a dock in Marathon FL. Would you recommend the Penn Battle ll, Penn Conflict or Spinfisher and what size reel?
Hello Matthew. Any one of these reels would work just fine for you! I would recommend sticking with a 7000 series reel or higher for your application. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
on March 16, 2015
from Amherst, NH asked:
March 5, 2015
The Spinfisher series spools have a rubber inlay where the first level of line lays. I assume this is to stop braid from slipping on the spool. Others have recommended using an initial layer or so of monofilament to prevent braid from slipping on the spool. Is the rubber inlay sufficient? What do you recommend?
The rubber on these reels is sufficient. You do not need to also use mono backing or tape.. The braid won't slip with this sort of spool.
on March 6, 2015
from Linden, NJ asked:
February 11, 2015
I am looking to purchase a Penn Spinfisher V sometime soon for striper and and blues in the surf, and will be only using lures . I want to load it with 30lb braid. I want to pair the reel with either my current rod which is a 10'6 St Croix Mojo surf, or an 11 foot Lamiglas GSB blank. So which size Spinfisher V model would you recommend and why ?
Hello Jeffrey, I would recommend you go with the 6500 size Penn Spinfisher V. This size will hold 300 yards of 30 lbs line which is more than enough for fighting big blues and striped bass. It will also have plenty of drag for fighting bigger fish as well. It will be a great match with your Mojo and you will be able to throw lures and or bait all day with this setup.
on February 11, 2015
from wildwood nj asked:
February 5, 2015
inshore fishing 3500 big enough
Yes for inshore stripers, weakfish, bluefish, etc. 3500-4500 tops.
on February 12, 2015
from New York, NY asked:
January 2, 2015
Do the 6500 and the 5500 have the same body size? Are the differences only the spool sizes? Looking to get the bailless but they only have the 6500 size. I like the 5500 size as it balances well with my rod.
The body sizes are different as well as the spools. You may want to contact Penn to see if they have a bail less conversion kit for the 5500. The phone number is 800-892-5444.
on January 5, 2015
from Amherst, NH asked:
October 27, 2014
What is the difference between the 7500 and the 7500LC other than line lenght on spool? Does the 7500LC actually have features built-in to allow further casts or is it just the amount of line on the spool that potentially allows for further casts. I am surf casting for stripers at high tide using bait (not live) 80% and throwing plugs the other 20%.
The difference is in the oscillation rate of the bail. It is much slower than than 7500 thus the line lay is much more even. This allows for the line to come off the spool more smoothly and increases the casting distance considerably.
on October 28, 2014
from nitro, wv asked:
October 19, 2014
what size reel would the 7500 be? medium, medium heavy? I ask because I want to find a great rod to match the reel. any suggestions on a good match?
Hello! The Spinfisher 7500 is a larger reel that can certainly be used in more medium/heavy applications. A lot of what plays into choosing your rod is what exactly you will be fishing for. We do offer a 7500 combo that can be found here: http://www.tackledirect.com/penn-ssv7500701h-spinfisher-v-spinning-combo.html That pairs the reel with an appropriate rod and comes to your door ready to fish. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
on October 19, 2014
from Norfolk, VA asked:
October 14, 2014
Why doesn't Penn make the SS series in a 2000 - 2500 size anymore? I wish they would.
I wish we had an answer for you. You can contact Penn directly at; 800-892-5444 and ask them.
on October 14, 2014
from Florida asked:
October 5, 2014
What size (length) and model of Penn spin casting surf rod should be used with the Penn Spinfisher V SSV7500LC reel?
As for the length, you would want to use at least a 10' rod, maybe up to 12' long. The model really depends on you and how you fish. If you are throwing large plugs or bait, you need a more stout rod than if you are only throwing light weight offerings. What you are fishing for also comes into play. The Penn prevail and the new Battalion rods are both great choices.
on October 7, 2014
from Sweden asked:
October 2, 2014
I got a Penn v9500 looking to fish from a boat for cod and halibut mainly what rod would you recommend?
Look at the Okuma and Tsunami jigging rods. Either one will give you a lot of power at a great price.
on October 3, 2014
from DOVER DELAWARE asked:
September 30, 2014
how can i get a parts schemetic oF the 5500ss penn? i need to replace the spool washersand lock ring
Go to the following website; http://www.pennfishing.com/Parts/PENN-parts,default,pg.html It is Penn Reels home page, and this will take you to the reel schematics pages.
on September 30, 2014
from Austin, tx asked:
August 20, 2014
Wanting a 6500 but notice that it comes with a jigging rod? does that make a difference. ill be fishing bays and off the pier and jetties. thanks.
The 6500 is available without a rod, if you prefer. A jigging rod is always good to have, but not the best for piers and jetties.
on August 21, 2014
They are available either way. Jigging rod or standard spinning.
on August 30, 2014
from New Egypt, New Jersey asked:
July 30, 2014
I have a 4500 and with the striper and bluefish season coming up this fall is this size to light for the surf and on a boat dropping metal? I'm trying to wait until the new Staal comes out, but thats unfortunately not until December so can I get away with the Spinnfisher? Thanks
You can get away with it dropping metals, but for surf fishing, it is small (line capacity).
on July 31, 2014
from Outer Banks, NC asked:
July 1, 2014
What is the difference between the SSV6500, SSV6500LL and the SSV6500BLS?
The 6500LL is a "live liner" or "bait runner" model. The 6500BLS is a "bailless" model. The 6500 is a "normal model.
on July 1, 2014
from Italy asked:
June 19, 2014
This reel is made in the U.S.A. or China?
It is made in China.
on June 19, 2014
from Houston asked:
June 4, 2014
What would you recommend for wade fishing in the bays, the spinfisher 3500 or 4500?
We would go with the 3500. It has plenty of line capacity and drag to handle what you will run into.
on June 5, 2014
Sherif A. El Ghani
from Abu Dhabi , U A E asked:
April 8, 2014
Hi, If we compare the Battle 7000 with Spinfisher v 7500 or 8500 , which one will be better as a performance & durability ? if use it with 11 ft Penn Torque rod for surf casting, wish reel would be better ? Thanks a lot.
For surf fishing dead baits, I would recommend the Spinfisher 7500SSV. This reel is better designed for throwing heavy baits and it a little more HD to handle the surf more than the Battle. If you are looking to throw mostly artificial baits the battle would be better because it is much lighter than the SSV reels.
on April 11, 2014
from CAL. asked:
February 24, 2014
Hello What is th cost for an extra spool for the SSV 9500
The replacement/spare spools can be found on the following webpage. http://www.tackledirect.com/penn-047-ssv9500-spinfisher-v-spare-spool.html
on February 25, 2014
from Florida asked:
December 10, 2013
What Penn V reel would you recommend for a G. Loomis 6 1/2 ft spinning rod?
The Penn SSV3500 or the SSV4500 would match this rod best.
on December 11, 2013
from roanoke,virginia asked:
October 15, 2013
Which spinfisher v reel would you recommend for speckled trout fishing from the surf or in-store and which rod would you match it with?
I would recommend the Spinfisher SSV 4500 in combo with the Penn Legion Inshore 8' Medium Light. (TD Code: PEN-1003) Would be great for surf fishing for speckled trout. For in-shore boat fishing I would recommend a 7 to 7'6" medium light.
on October 16, 2013
from houston asked:
September 29, 2013
What you tell me about the live liner feature
The Live Liner drag was built for fishing live bait. Simply pull the switch back and the front drag disengages and runs off the Live Liner drag. The Live Liner drag is a much lighter drag that lets your live bait swim free. When you get bit, simply start cranking the handle and the Live Liner drag disengages, the front drag engages, and you're tight on your fish. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6kBGseTxMhc
on September 29, 2013
from Parma, Michigan asked:
September 13, 2013
just bought a penn spinfisher 6500 to use great lakes salmon fishing what rod paring would you recommend?
A good reel would be a Shimano Compre Inshore Spinning Rods. Both the 7'6" and/or 8' have been popular rods
on September 16, 2013
from Parulan, Plaridel, Bulacan asked:
January 13, 2013
What is the main body made of?
it is a full metal body.
on January 13, 2013
from Philadelphia asked:
October 13, 2012
I am looking for a reel that is just a little bigger than the quantum cabo pt40 Would the Penn 3500 or 4500 match what I am looking for?
Overall, the Penn SSV4500 is a slightly larger reel than the Cabo 40, but for line capacity the reels are going to be very similar.
on October 14, 2012
from jersey shore asked:
October 2, 2012
What rod would you match with the spinfisher V 5500. I have a 9ft mojo but the reel looks ginotmous on the rod. Ed C
The Spinfisher 4500 V would be a better match on the 9' Mojo. The 5500 will be better paired with a 10' Mojo or even a 10'6"MM.
on October 3, 2012
from Scranton, Pa asked:
September 28, 2012
I'm looking to upgrade from a 550ssg. What size would you recommend?
The SSV5500 is the same size as the 550ssg in terms of line capacity.
on September 29, 2012
from Tampa, FL asked:
September 27, 2012
When the Spinfisher V 5500 and 6500 models are compared, is there any real difference in reel size or is it just a spool difference?
The 5500 and 6500 V share the same size frame but you will get more capacity with the 6500.
on September 27, 2012
from India. asked:
August 26, 2012
are spare spools for the Spinfisher V available, and what ishe price ? Syd.
They are not available yet, as these reels are still only available for PreOrder.
on August 27, 2012
Spools are available to purchase online for $52.50.
on February 5, 2014
from batesville ar. asked:
July 27, 2012
what is gear ratio ??????? [ looking for a 2.5 or 3.o to 1]
Gear Ratio is as shown on the website. Models go from 6.2:1 and larger models are 4.2:1
on July 27, 2012
gear ratio means for every every one complete rotation of the handle the spool rotates several times eg. 6.2 to 1 means that every turn of the handle the spool rotates 6.2 times or for spinning reels the bail arm rotates 6.2 times to 1 complete rotation of the handle. higher gear ratios is primarly designed for speed so more line can be recovered quickly and lower gear ratios is for torque or power where you have to pull that big one away from structures or reefs It all depends on what facet of angling you do, rock and surf we in South Africa general use higher gear ratio reels,these are also recomended for vertical jigging while lower gear ration will be for bottom fishing and trolling.
on July 28, 2012
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