Penn Spinfisher V SSV8500LL 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
February 6, 2017
Ive used this for all of 2016 and have had no problems with it
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.
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.
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.
ConsA bit heavier than the Japanese brands
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.
November 25, 2016
Really a well made reel. Have had success using when fishing for Barracuda and Mackerel.
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.
By ANTHONY JERUSSI
GREAT FOR LIVE BAIT
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.
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
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
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.
By D. Dimichele
August 5, 2016
No reverse this reel is useless to me
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
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!
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
Plenty of real.
June 26, 2016
Great for multiple applications surfing and some light off shore fishing.
June 25, 2016
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.
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
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
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
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.
Very nice 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 saltwater. These reels are so durable and easy to maintance, if you are looking for a first saltwater reel i highly recomend it ! will be getting myself another one of these any day now !
ProsSuper strong,quality drag system and very reliable
ConsA little heavy but it's an all metal reel so shoudlnt complain ;)
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
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
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
on December 11, 2014
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.
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.
on June 26, 2013
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