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Penn Spinfisher V Spinning Reels

Penn Spinfisher V Spinning Reels

$139.95 - $199.95
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TD Code
Mono Capacity (yds/lb)Braid Capacity (yds/lb)BearingsMax Drag
Gear RatioLine Retrieve
5+1206.2:13014.4$139.95 USD
5+1256.2:13415.4$139.95 USD
5+1256.2:13416.2$159.95 USD
5+1305.6:13520.4$159.95 USD
5+1305.6:13921.3$159.95 USD
5+1305.6:13923.0$159.95 USD
5+1305.6:13923.8$179.95 USD
5+1354.7:13626.9$179.95 USD
5+1204.7:13627.2$199.95 USD
5+1354.1:14229.5$179.95 USD
5+1354.1:14232.2$199.95 USD
5+1404.2:13938.3$199.95 USD
5+1404.2:14239.8$199.95 USD
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.

More Features:
  • 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

5 Stars based on 16 reviews
By Hombre
Wilmington, DE
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
By Kamran
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
By John
Milford, NJ
July 31, 2015
This is a nice, solid reel for the money. Casts well and is very smooth. I use the 4500 on a 7' Penn Regiment and feel that its the perfect match. I highly recommend
Prossmooth cast
By Danny
Buy this reel
May 7, 2015
Great reel, smooth and exceptionally durable, had it for over 3 years with heavy saltwater use and have found no problems at all.
By Alex
California, MD
Awesome reel!
April 26, 2015
I have several of these and I love them! Great reel, silky smooth drag and highly recommend it for surf fishing and inshore!
By Margaret
Poughkeepsie, NY
Best reel under $200
April 18, 2015
I can't find any flaws with the reel, I have dunked it and lost it underwater for a little while and it is still very smooth. The Penn SSV is the best reel for surf fishing under $200, maybe even more.
By David
Rishon Le Zion, Israel
Good classic spinning reel
January 23, 2015
Good classic spinning reel
By Michael
Boynton Beach, Florida
January 20, 2015
6500 is great size for vertical jigging or offshore this reel is a workhorse and won't let you down
By John
Hartwell, Ga.
Spinfish live liner
November 22, 2014
So far I have had good luck with this reel. I haven't caught any monsters yet but have caught plenty of 5 to 10lb striper sand hybrids. Great reel so far
ProsLove the free spool for live bait
By Mohammed Fareed
Khobar, Eastern Province
Penn Spinfisher V SSV8500LL Spinning Reel
May 19, 2014
I have a Penn Spinfisher V SSV8500LL Spinning Reel where I bought it from TackleDirecy, I can say it is a strong and affordable reel for my surf fishing.
ProsGreat water tight seal
By Mahmoud
Khobar, Eastern Province
Penn Spinfisher V SSV8500LL Spinning Reel
May 18, 2014
It is a great reel, I bought it from this web site and I'm using it for surf fishing. The water tight seal is one of the best things in this reel.
ProsThe water tight seal, the good price comparing to the competitors
By Tony
Spinfisher V
March 5, 2014
I have three of these reels in the 6500LL and they are great for living lining for rockfish. The independent drag is a much better option I think then fishing with an open bail.
By Jordan
central florida
great reel
March 4, 2014
great reel love the live liner and the closed frame which bcan be dunked in saltwater and you only have to wash it off with water ive caught everything offshore and inshore with this real last forever and can be used in many occasions
Prosrust proof
By Kayden
United States
Amazing Reel!
February 27, 2014
This is the best spinning reel i have ever owned. I have caught from 40" bull reds to 8ft sharks.
ProsEverything is perfect but the water tight seal is amazing for surf fishing.
By Hong Guang
New Market, Alabama
economical workhorse reel
April 18, 2013
cheaper even than the penn battle, this one is for anglers who has the "no-fuss" buying approach...maybe not as "glamorous" in the appearance, but it still gets the job done nicely, and with an even neater price tag, there isn't much to complain about!
Proscheap consistent performance
By abdul
, florida
fisher man
March 20, 2013
39 Questions & 42 Answers
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:
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.
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

Bill Swift
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

Jeffrey Pirog
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.
Customer Service
on January 5, 2015

Bill Swift
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.
Customer Service
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: 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!
Customer Service
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.
Customer Service
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.
Customer Service
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.
Customer Service
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;,default,pg.html It is Penn Reels home page, and this will take you to the reel schematics pages.
Customer Service
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.
Customer Service
on August 21, 2014
They are available either way. Jigging rod or standard spinning.
on August 30, 2014
from Florida

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).
Customer Service
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.
Customer Service
on July 1, 2014

Flavio Coden
from Italy asked:
June 19, 2014
This reel is made in the U.S.A. or China?
It is made in China.
Customer Service
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.
Customer Service
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.
Customer Service
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.
Customer Service
on February 25, 2014

Michael C
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.
Customer Service
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.
Customer Service
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.
Customer Service
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
Customer Service
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.
Customer Service
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.
Customer Service
on October 14, 2012

ed curry
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.
Customer Service
on October 3, 2012

Dan Schaufler
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.
Customer Service
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.
Customer Service
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.
Customer Service
on August 27, 2012
Spools are available to purchase online for $52.50.
on February 5, 2014
from NY

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
Customer Service
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
from South Africa

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