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Penn Spinfisher V SSV5500 Spinning Reel

Penn Spinfisher V SSV5500 Spinning Reel

Price: $159.95
TD Code
Mono Capacity (yds/lb)Braid Capacity (yds/lb)BearingsMax Drag
Gear RatioLine Retrieve
5+1305.6:13520.4$159.95 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
Penn Spinfisher V SSV5500 Spinning Reel
4.5 Stars based on 10 Review(s)
Albert K. Basilio
Kaneohe, Hawaii
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

penn spinfisher V 5500
August 5, 2015
Just purchased this item from TackleDirect and to date this reel is smooth and very powerful! Retrieve speed is great too for pulling in jigs for fast moving fish. So far there has been no water intrusion and I use it from shoreline to boat fishing. All in all a very impressive reel!
fast retrieve, very strong drag and , so far, watertight!

Cape May, NJ
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Smooth and Powerful
July 28, 2015
I matched this reel with a St. Croix TSRS100M2 Triumph Surf Rod. It is a perfect match both weight and balance. The Spinfisher V has a nice way of spoiling your line so it comes off smooth. The retrieve is very smooth and not that it is that important but the reel looks great.
Smooth Unique Line spooling Perfect match with St. Croix Triumph TSRS100M2

Keyport New Jersey
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Perfect for the money
June 18, 2015
Penn did a amazing job here....I fish reel hard
Great casting, smooth, line retrieve and look

akron, PA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

very nice
September 20, 2014
matched well with a Gloomis blue water 844s and 30 lb Brade. very smooth and balanced.
good balance. sealed, very nice handle,smooth drag, very good reel for the price.
none so far.

Roger Clark
Columbus, Indiana 47201
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

tackle direct
May 27, 2014
Another good product. My review is more about TeckleDirect. After hitting stores in Columbus, Greenwood and Indi in Indiana just couldn't find what I needed. This company has a very good selection and quick turn around getting product to me. Have ordered several products and also visited the store (3 hours away) and very pleased with service. This is my 1st stop in locating fishing product...thanks

Hightstown, NJ
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Fished hard in 2013 - no issues
March 4, 2014
I picked up the 5500 to use for a boat rod for inshore and light offshore fishing. I love the drag and the way the line lays braid perfectly. This is a great boat reel for striped bass and mahi.
price, drag system, solidly built, braid friendly

Forest, VA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

great so far
December 25, 2013
smooth as glass. very nice product. just as expected
penn product
none yet

No Va
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Super Purchase
October 1, 2013
Smooth action, top workmanship

HIghland Lakes, NJ
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great reel great price
May 31, 2013
use to fluke last weekend, no issues no problems, well built

Ed Curry
Shark River Hills, NJ
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

great looking reel
October 15, 2012
I didnt get to try the. new Penn Spinfisher V 5500 because it was a bit too big for my St. Croix mojo surf rod. I wanted to keep it and get the 4500 but could not swing it financially. TD took it back with no problems and my 4500 is on its way. Stay tuned. P.S. I have been a. Penn Spinfisher user since the little green 710 I had as a young man. I am now 62 and still using Penns. .
Great looking and built likea a tank
Nothing so far.


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