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Penn Spinfisher V SSV8500LL Spinning Reel
TD Code
Mono Capacity (yds/lb)Braid Capacity (yds/lb)BearingsMax Drag
Gear RatioLine Retrieve
5+1354.1:14232.2$199.95 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 7 reviews
By Haythum
Plenty of real.
June 26, 2016
Great for multiple applications surfing and some light off shore fishing.
By Big Chuck
Marathon, FL
May 1, 2016
Reel works perfectly for presenting live bait to sailfish or dead sticking for shark. Can't truly appreciate the rock solid construction until you have a sea monster on the line. This reel can handle them.
ProsTough as nails.
By Don
Great Reel!
April 29, 2016
Although I have no had the opportunity to use this exact reel yet, I bought it because of a charter I went on a month ago. I have always been a big fan of Shimano's reels and have been quite loyal to the brand. I charted a trip in Florida a month ago and they had a lot of Penn gear on board. Once I used the Penn Spinfisher, "live-liner", I knew I had to get one for myself. The reel is incredibly smooth, the live-liner feature was flawless, and it's built like a work horse. The captain told me one of the reasons he uses them is because of their durability, you can't kill these things! I was even more pleased when I went to order one and found out they are priced so well. You get a lot of reel for the price. As I have to replace gear over the coming years due to wear and tear, I will be replacing my arsenal of gear with Penn reels. I am very happy with the quality fo the product as well as the price. You can't go wrong with this line of reels!
By T. Sper.
Excellent saltwater reel
May 30, 2015
Usual Penn quality. Big, all metal, and gets the job done. Highly recommended
ProsThese reels are made for the saltwater environment. This model has a ton of line capacity, and can handle big fish.
ConsThe weight, but this is expected with a reel of this size.
By Junior
Saint Lucia
Great Rel
October 24, 2014
I should have brought this rel along time ago. Great for dead bait and live bait used .Thank penn.
Prosworks great
Consi wish pen made them with the 10500 live rel system
By Dan
Nashua NH
bearing problems
June 5, 2014
Used this reel surf fishing approx. 6 times, rinsed with fresh water after each use. Caught about 15 stripers, largest 35", making weird noises under pressure. Dropped reel off to repair shop, they said bearings gone, replaced with new reel. Wonder how long this one will last ?
ProsGreat looking reel
ConsDid not last 2 months
By Charles Leidig
Steelton, PA
Big fish be scared!!!
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
5 Questions & 5 Answers
from New Zealand asked:
September 6, 2016
I hear there was some design issues about the Live liner system a year or so ago but I hear this has been fixed for this years models was wondering if anyone has any comments.
The reviews for the LL have been great for this years models.
on September 6, 2016

Kevin Lin
from Florida asked:
August 17, 2016
Which model tsunami airwave elite braid spinning rod would suit this reel well. I will be using it at a pier and would prefer it to be 7-9 foot long
The 8ft Tsunami would go well fishing on the pier.
on August 18, 2016

David Wright
from phx, az asked:
December 11, 2014
SSV8500LL - Looking for a 6-7.5 ft boat rod to balance off the large spinning reel. Want a strong stiff base with a medium light tip. Price is an issue
We recommend the 6'5 Penn Bluewater Carnage Pen-0990
Customer Service
on December 11, 2014

John Lee
from Alabama asked:
August 30, 2014
What st croix surf rod would you recommend for this 8500 ll? Also what jigging/ boat rod would pair well with this?
For Surf rods, we suggest going with the SCR-1159 11' rated 3-8 oz. or the SCR-1160 12' rated 6-16 oz. They are large enough to handle the reel. As for a jigging rod, look at OKM-0215 or the OKM-0215.
Customer Service
on September 1, 2014

from Worcester, MA asked:
June 11, 2013
What does LL in SSV8500LL stand for? Do the 7500 + models have infinite anti-reverse?
They all have an infinite anti reverse. The LL stands for Live Liner which is a secondary drag system that is used when fishing dead or live bait. The LL is available in 4500 6500 and 8500 sizes.
Customer Service
on June 26, 2013

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