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Penn SSV6500BLS Spinfisher V Bail-less Spinning Reel
Model
TD Code
Mono Capacity (yds/lb)Braid Capacity (yds/lb)BearingsMax Drag
(lbs)
Gear RatioLine Retrieve
(inches)
Weight
(oz)
Price
SSV6500BLS
PEN-1205
330/12
300/15
210/20
430/30
340/40
280/50
5+1305.6:13923.0$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.

The newest addition to the Spinfisher V series is the SSV6500BLS Bail-less reel, new for 2014.

More Features:
  • Full Metal Body, sideplate, and rotor
  • Water Tight Design
  • Sealed HT-100 Slammer drag system
  • Superline SpoolTM - No backing needed because of the rubber gasket keeps superline from slipping
  • Friction trip ramp prevents premature bail trip when casting Heavy-duty aluminum bail wire
  • 5 Shielded stainless steel bearing system
  • Infinite Anti-Reverse (Back up ratchet on 7500-10500 sizes)
  • Line Capacity Rings
  • Live Liner Feature
4.5 Stars based on 10 reviews
By Victor
umeå, västerbotten,sweden
Good buy
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 Jay
Queens, NY
Great Buy!
May 19, 2016
Absolutely impressed with this reel. Real smooth, and balanced nice with my rod. Speedy shipping.
ProsSmooth, balanced.
ConsNone so far!
By Alex
Pozzuoli, Italy
My Favorite Reel
April 26, 2016
This is an awesome reel. I have been using it for two years and haven't had an issue. Bailless feature is great because I don't snap off any more lures. It is smooth and has a good drag.
By dan
Southampton, NJ
Built Penn tough
May 25, 2015
Very nice reel built by penn. Glad I don't have to worry about breaking off a $20-$30 lure with the bailless feature, and doing it without spending the $700+ on the other bailless sealed reels. If your on a budget and want a good sealed reel (not completely so I wouldn't go dunking it) and the bailless feature, go with this!
Prossealed, bailless, built penn tough!
Consfinish scratches easily
By cristian
Lake worth, FL
fantastic
April 23, 2015
this is so good for trying to cast far on the surf so your bail doesnt shut and you dont lose an expensive lure
By Alex
,
Awesome Reel!
April 2, 2015
I used this reel all last fall paired with a St. Croix Triumph 10' Surf Rod and I caught a lot of big fish with it! The drag is super smooth, and I dunked it quite a few times and it's still reels like it's brand new! If you want a bail-less reel but can't afford a Van Staal or a ZeeBass, this is the best next thing!
ProsStrong Smooth Water Tight Bail-Less.
ConsNone yet.
By Christian
Boynton beach, fl
Great reel
January 18, 2015
The bail less 6500 spinfisher v is an awesome reel for snook and tarpon fishing since my recent purchase of it off tackle direct I have caught many fish on it.
ProsPowerful, durable, and smooth
By Paul
Leesburg, FL
Great for surf fishing!
August 15, 2014
This is an excellent choice for surf fishing. I've always liked Penn. This reel does not disappoint. It's a great reel for surf casting because you don't have to worry about the bail closing on you and losing your rig if you're casting in heavy surf. I would not recommend this reel for any other type of fishing though. I used it while fishing on a dock and I didn't really like not having a bail.
ProsHold plenty of line Durable Decent drag
Cons Limited to surf fishing
By Brett o'keefe
Fl ca mex
Wish they made manual pickup for all the Penns.
July 29, 2014
Great value, well balanced, smooth drag.
By sean
Philadelphia
Good Enough for me
April 6, 2014
All i hear and read about are how great bail-less reels are for surf fishing, all i see using them are guys in wetsuits diving under waves and guys getting thrown off of rocks, Well i'm not one of those guys. i fish on a nice beach with waves breaking at my knees. So why did i buy one of these reels? well after snapping off two or three $20 lures because the bail came down with the lure still flying threw the air, i had enough of that. I'm not a rich guy so buying a 7,8,$900 dollar reels were out of the question Then i saw the Penn SSV6500BLS Spinnfisher V Bail-less reel. I matched it up with a St.Croix MOJO 10' ( I wrote a review on the MOJO as well). I was a little nerves about casting with it at first but it really only took a few casts to get the hang of it. Over all it's a really nice reel for guys who want a bail-less reel but dont want to spend a ton of money.
ProsSmooth, doesn't cost a ton of money, and fun to fish with
4 Questions & 4 Answers
Lenny
from Nyc asked:
May 8, 2015
Where can I buy a Spare spool for this real
Lenny, they are available on our website. (PEN-1183)
Frank
on May 11, 2015

ed
from montauk, ny asked:
October 31, 2014
How much braided line does it take.
Hello Ed. This reel takes 430 yards of 30 pound line, 340 yards of 40, and 280 yards of 50. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
Customer Service
on November 1, 2014

Phil
from east stroudsburg Pa asked:
October 8, 2014
why is v7500l bail less reel have only 1 bearing and is $199 vs. the 6500bls with 5 bearings and is $159 what's the advantage or difference in 1 bearing vs. 5 ?
Hello Phil. All of the spinfisher series rods have the 5+1 bearing system. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
Customer Service
on October 9, 2014

Brian
from Florida asked:
November 17, 2013
Will this reel come in a combo?
This particular model is not available in a combo package. You would have to combine the reel with a rod manually. We have combos for the SSV6500LL and the standard SSV6500 only, and are provided on the website link below. http://www.tackledirect.com/penn-spinfisher-v-spinning-combos.html
Customer Service
on November 17, 2013

 
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