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Penn Spinfisher V SSV6500 Spinning Reel

Penn Spinfisher V SSV6500 Spinning Reel

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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
4.5 Stars based on 137 reviews
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.
By George
February 6, 2017
Ive used this for all of 2016 and have had no problems with it
ProsSmooth drag
By gene
N. Carolina
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.
By Mark
Anaheim, California
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.
By Jae
Fairfax, VA
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.
ProsVery solid
ConsA bit heavier than the Japanese brands
By BigE
Northern California
Good reel
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.
By Ron
Great action
November 25, 2016
Really a well made reel. Have had success using when fishing for Barracuda and Mackerel.
By Nicholas
Pittsburgh, PA
Solid Tank
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.
New York
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.
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 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 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 D. Dimichele
New jersey
Bad product
August 5, 2016
No reverse this reel is useless to me
ConsNo reverse
By Hunter
Toms River,NJ
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
By Josh
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!
By Greg
Bradenton, Fl
Great Reel
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.
By Bryan
El Centro, CA
Nice baitrunner
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
By Haythum
Plenty of real.
June 26, 2016
Great for multiple applications surfing and some light off shore fishing.
By Fahad
Great ...
June 25, 2016
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By Raymond
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.
By Daniel
Houston Texas
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
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
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 Heidi
Sarasota, FL
Great deal!
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.
4 Questions & 4 Answers
Greg Kulus
from Blair Ne asked:
March 2, 2017
Is this convertible to a left handed reel?
The Penn Spinfisher V SSV6500 Spinning Reel can be used as left or right handed retrieve. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
on March 2, 2017

Tim Clohisy
from GA asked:
December 29, 2016
Im thinking of getting this reel to pair with a st. croix mojo MHMF 10'6" 2-6 oz. for surfcasting plugs for jacks, snook, tarpon, etc. Would this reel pair well with that rod? Any other suggestions in the $200 price range? My main concern is line capacity and weight of the reel. Thanks.
The Penn Spinfisher V SSV7500LC Spinning Reel Long Cast would be a better fit for that size of rod as well as for surf-casting plugs.
on December 30, 2016

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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