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Penn Spinfisher V SSV5500 Spinning Reel

Penn Spinfisher V SSV5500 Spinning Reel

by Penn
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
4.5 Stars based on 14 reviews
By Jason
Centereach, Ny
Spinfisher V
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.
ProsSealed drag
By Victor
umeå, västerbotten,sweden
Fantastic reel
May 29, 2016
I have had it now for 3 years and still going strong after getting dunked in salt water. These reels are so durable and easy to maintance, if you are looking for a first saltwater reel i highly recomend it !
By Alex
Pozzuoli, Italy
Awesome Reel
April 26, 2016
I own two SSV's. A 5500 and a 6500BLS. Both are awesome and can handle decent fish. By far the best value for the money. They have good drags and are smooth. Definitely a reel I would buy again.
By Maritime Mike
Staten Island, NY
Awesome Reel
April 15, 2016
This is a very smooth reel with an excellent drag. Built to last a lifetime.
ProsSmooth with a full metal body.
ConsI couldn't find any
By Albert K. Basilio
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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!
Prosfast retrieve, very strong drag and , so far, watertight!
By Hank
Cape May, NJ
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.
ProsSmooth Unique Line spooling Perfect match with St. Croix Triumph TSRS100M2
By Greg
Keyport New Jersey
Perfect for the money
June 18, 2015
Penn did a amazing job here....I fish reel hard
ProsGreat casting, smooth, line retrieve and look
By Michael
akron, PA
very nice
September 20, 2014
matched well with a Gloomis blue water 844s and 30 lb Brade. very smooth and balanced.
Prosgood balance. sealed, very nice handle,smooth drag, very good reel for the price.
Consnone so far.
By Roger Clark
Columbus, Indiana 47201
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
By Brian
Hightstown, NJ
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.
Prosprice, drag system, solidly built, braid friendly
By Rick
Forest, VA
great so far
December 25, 2013
smooth as glass. very nice product. just as expected
Prospenn product
Consnone yet
By Ralph
No Va
Super Purchase
October 1, 2013
Smooth action, top workmanship
By Bob
HIghland Lakes, NJ
Great reel great price
May 31, 2013
use to fluke last weekend, no issues no problems, well built
By Ed Curry
Shark River Hills, NJ
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. .
ProsGreat looking and built likea a tank
ConsNothing so far.
3 Questions & 3 Answers
from Florida asked:
June 6, 2016
Was Wandering if someone can help find a rod for this reel. im not looking for a surf rod for it. i plan to use it with live bait and lures. the help would be great.
Penn CARSFII2050C11 Carnage II would be excellent to pair with the Spinfisher.
on June 9, 2016

from Canada asked:
April 13, 2015
Hello Brandon, Further to my question from yesterday regarding the price match for this reel, the email address ( you provided in your answer keeps returning my emails with the following message: Sorry, we were unable to deliver your message to the following address. : Remote host said: 550 5.7.1 : Relay access denied. [RCPT_TO] Please advise how I am supposed to send you the lower price info I've found for this reel. Thanks,
Rosen, I apologize the correct email is
on April 14, 2015

from Canada asked:
April 12, 2015
Is Tackle Direct matching the price of this reel (or any product, for that matter) with other online retailers? If so, how is it done?
Hello Rosen. We sure will! We will match any brick and mortar e-commerce operation. Give one of our product specialists a call or shoot us an email at with the lower price you have found and we will get you all set up!
on April 13, 2015

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