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Penn Spinfisher V SSV6500 Spinning Reel

Penn Spinfisher V SSV6500 Spinning Reel

by Penn
Price: $159.95
TD Code
Mono Capacity (yds/lb)Braid Capacity (yds/lb)BearingsMax Drag
Gear RatioLine Retrieve
5+1305.6:13921.3$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
5 Stars based on 23 reviews
By Beau
Dickinson, TX
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
By John
Broadway, VA
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
By Victor
umeå, västerbotten,sweden
Penn reels are the best
May 29, 2016
I bought a few penn spinnfishers v when they just came on the market. I have now had them for 3 years and their 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 john schaub
Butler, New Jersey
May 22, 2016
Great reel for the price. I own three from 3500 size up to the 6500.
Prossolid construction, smooth drag, reasonable price
Consa bit heavy
By max
Redding, CT
Awesome Reel
May 13, 2016
This is the second spin fisher v that I have had (also have had the 4500) and they are awesome reels. Very durable and strong. I have the 6500 rigged with 50 lb braid, about 250 yards. For $113.49, grab one, you won't be sorry!
Prosstrong, durable and high quality
By David
San Antonio, TX
Great reel!
April 11, 2016
The Pen Spinfisher V SSV6500 reel feels great on my new Ugly Stick medium action rod! Well balanced!
ProsFeel Balanced
ConsA little stiff, but probably needs to break in! Pricey
By Pedro
Alberta, Canada
excellent reel
April 4, 2016
I've used this reel for 2 winters on the Pacific coast of Mexico for surf fishing. This past winter I fished almost every day for 3 months. I've caught many Toro of all sizes up to 30 pounds. I've tossed lures and live bait and fought many a battle with this reel and a Penn Torque 10 ft rod. No problems to date. This reel can handle any of the fish I catch off the beach. Totally recommended.
ProsSmooth drag and retrieve. No problems after many hours of casting.
By Terry
Beast mode spinner
March 30, 2016
Solid penn spinfisher one of five i own
Pros500 yards 50#
By Matthew
Fort Worth, TX
Penn is the best
February 11, 2016
Solid construction, a bit heavy but i have 6 penn spin reels i dont mind the weight for as solid the reel is
By Erik
rocky point, New York
Great for Surf Fishing
January 20, 2016
I use a size 6500 for surf fishing on long island. This reel is tough, smooth, and affordable. While not fully sealed to keep the saltwater out, it does a fine job at handling splashing and very brief dunks in the water. Just rinse in freshwater after each use and occasionally clean and lube the inside and this reel will last a lifetime. Perfect size for striper and bluefish, feels very balanced on my 10' surf rod. I use #40 braided line with a mono backing, although this is a superline spool so no backing is actually required. Tackledirect shipped extremely fast and i couldn't be happier!
ProsSmooth reel Smooth drag Great Line Capacity Affordable
ConsNot fully seal from saltwater
By Greg Fabrizzi
Keyport NJ
Great reel for the money
June 18, 2015
I run a charter operation and have used the reel for stripers up to 44lbs and big blues. Works like a charm. I would recommend for daily and occasional use
ProsGreat drag sytesm and smooth action
By Christopher
Long Beach, NY
Great All Around Surf Reel
May 29, 2015
Have done 90% of my surf fishing with this reel this season. Great reel. No issues at all. Well worth the money.
By Cristian
Lake worth, FL
great invetment
January 29, 2015
this reel has vary smooth drag and can be used for practically anything i want to add another one to my collection soon
By Michael
Great reel
January 21, 2015
Awesome reel for the price smooth drag and high line capacity
By andre
boynton beach, florida
best spinning reel for under two hundred dollars
January 14, 2015
You can use this reel for anything from inshore to offshore. Great reel for casting lures or live bait for snook and tarpon or for live baiting or jigging offshore. This reel is very durable and has a silky smooth drag
By Matthew
Liberty twp, OH
August 8, 2014
Ordered a 6500 and 4500 from the website, smoothest reels that i have ever put my hands on.
By Rick
Palm Beach , Florida
Awesome Reel
May 11, 2014
I have seven of these reels and love them . They have not failed me even with a shark or tarpon hooked up
By David
Acton, MA
Awesome! In its price range it's an outstanding value
December 29, 2013
Super smooth drag. Penn quality. Great looks. I'm glad I got the 6500 vs the 5500. Not mot of a weight difference and quicker line retrieve to release fish.
By Bob
HIghland Lakes, NJ
Very Nice, smooth
May 31, 2013
Use this for the 1st time Striper fishing, was awesome, no problems at all
By Mark
Great reel
March 28, 2013
Smooth and an incredible drag!!
ProsDrag, bail wire size, metal frame
By Mike Dehner
Penn Spinfisher V SS6500
February 22, 2013
Very pleased with this reel. I could tell as soon as I pulled it out of the box that it was meant for suffering under big fish. I will be using it in APR in the Keys for tarpon and sharks.
ProsLarge comfortable grip Strong bail Line capacity for braid
By Jason
Singapore, Cassia Crescent
Great improvement
January 11, 2013
Smooth retrieve, awesome drag, new spool lip design which improve casting.
By Jonathan
Southampton, NY
Spinfisher V 6500
October 15, 2012
I've been fishing this reel almost everynight the last three weeks since I bought it. I spooled it up with 300 yards of 50lb powerpro and paired it to my 12' Torque. Last weekend was the best test yet, caught 4 8-10lb Blues last Saturday, a bunch of cocktail blues last Sunday and three 8-12lb Stripers last Monday. I was casting 6ozs of lead and mullet chunks to the 2/3rds line ring, guessing thats around 100 yards or so. Line flows smoothly and freely off reel, reel is very strong and pulled my fish in very easily. I would feel very confident and comfortable reeling in a 30+lb Striper. Drag was smooth, line lay is very good and no problems with wind knots. I do not dunk my reels so I can not atest to how well the seals work, but when spraying off my reels, water did get under the drag knob even though it was fully tighten down. So far, I am very happy with my purchase and only time will tell about durability.
2 Questions & 2 Answers
John C
from ireland asked:
September 16, 2014
Is it possible to get spare spools for this reel
Yes, we have them in stock. The code is PEN-0274.
Customer Service
on September 16, 2014

Ric Sluiter
from NY asked:
October 21, 2012
I'm looking for a good reel for surf casting Montauk without breaking the bank. This reel looks like the ticket.Not sure on which model is best?
This is going to be the best reel for you. What size you should purchase is based on the lengths and weight rating of the rod you are using.
Customer Service
on October 22, 2012

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