Penn Spinfisher V SSV6500LL Spinning Reel
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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.
- 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 14 reviews
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.
El Centro, CA
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
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.
Penn spinnfisher great reel
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 Eric Dula
Boca Raton, FL
Penn spinfisher 6500
March 5, 2016
Penn does it again, this reel has a smooth take up, solid body construction, the live lever works great with live baits this is my go to rod for dolphin, reef fishing or any other medium size fish. I have a 6500 on a Penn rod and a Crowder ESF712. Both reels have given hours of reliable fishing, you can depend on them each and every trip.
ProsSolid construction, smooth reeling, live lever
ConsA little heavy, for an all day fishing event, but Penn has the new Clash series reels for the same durability and lighter weight.
live bait fishing
May 5, 2015
this reel is very strong and has a good amount of drag the LL feature is great to catch offsore fish with live bait
Lake worth, FL
this reel is awesome
May 3, 2015
this reel is awesome the bait runner feature made the reel a definate buy one of the best reels out there
new york, NY
February 23, 2015
I used shimano baitrunner for a while. It was good but my only complain was spool lip is too weak. so I decided to have spinfisher ll version I feel like this reel is tank.. very solid
ProsSolid like tanks
Lake worth, FL
live line does the job
January 30, 2015
i love the live line on this reel it helps a lot so i dont have to loosen the drag
boynton beach, florida
best live line spinning reel
January 14, 2015
Just as the regular 6500, this reel is very durable and versatile. Silky smooth drag and great live line mode. This is definitely the best live line spinning reel and blows away the shimano baitrunner series
By Richard M Ernst
Merritt Island Florida
October 14, 2014
I am using this reel with a 2201 Ugly Stick. This combination is a win, win pair. I use this combination in off shore salt water for nearly all species. The Live Liner mode is mission essential for using live bait and then just turning the handle and you have your pre-set drag to fight the fish. I rinse off the combination and use a lube on the reel where the manual calls for.
ProsThe sealed drag and gearbox system is a winner in the salt water environment.
ConsSuggest making sure the screws are tight every now and then.
Smooth As Silk
July 25, 2014
First off, one of the smoothest reels I have ever used. One thing I can't stand is when the handle wobbles around due to cheap bearings. There is zero wobble on this real. The line lay is even and smooth as well. It actually held a little more line then advertised. I spooled it with Diamond Braid 30lb and got just shy of 500 yards on it. I paired it with an 11' Penn Torque Surf Rod and getting a cast out past the breakers is a piece of cake. 100 yard easy as pie with 4 oz. Don't hesitate if you are considering this real, buy it. To me the live liner is a must have as well if you're slinging live bait.
ProsVery even and tight line lay, very smooth action, great drag system
ConsWould be nice to have a louder clicker when live lining.
September 3, 2013
Great reel! Very smooth drag. I paired this reel up with a blue water carnage 30-50 line class rod. I initially purchased the outfit for my Costa Rican trip but I wanted to test it out before then. I took it on an Alligator Gar fishing trip and it did great. I spooled it with 50lb Power Pro and it winched in several gar in the 50-90 lb range. The fish peeled off line but I was able to retrieve it just as fast. The reel did great! Can't wait to see what it can do against roosterfish and cubera snapper!
ProsSmooth Drag, comfortable handle
ConsA little pricey
By Charles Leidig
Muskies look out!!!
June 27, 2013
Excellent reel all the features are what is claimed by Penn to land the big ones... Sturdy body construction and designed to do the toughest fish in the sea. I recommend this reel with high honors! CML
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