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Penn SSV6500BLS Spinfisher V Bail-less Spinning Reel

Penn SSV6500BLS Spinfisher V Bail-less Spinning Reel

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Price: $159.95
Model
TD Code
DescriptionMono Capacity (yds/lb)Braid Capacity (yds/lb)BearingsMax Drag
(lbs)
Gear RatioLine Retrieve
(inches)
Weight
(oz)
Price
SSV6500BLS
PEN-1205
Spinfisher 6500BLS330/12
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
By Jim S.
Cape Coral, FL
Penn 4500LL
April 26, 2017
Loaded this real with 30 lb braid & 20 lb fluoro leader...great reel, very smooth...love the live line feature too for live bait fishing off my dock...going to purchase another!
By Jacob Zervakis
Virginia
Great all around!
April 22, 2017
Got the 6500LL for live baiting kings or drift fishing and for chumming for cobia. Could use them for baiting large drum too. Great versatile rod. I paired them with 8' battalions for launching heavy jigs at skitish cobia or drum.
ProsLove the live liner drag setting
Conslittle heavy to cast all day
By Bruce
Outer Banks, NC
awesome reel
March 23, 2017
Loaded up with almost 500 yds of 30lb power pro. Wore my thumb out. Paired with a 10-6 St Croix mojo,lose sight of lure casting for far. Good power, line lay excellent, very strong drag.
ProsLots of line, drag, castability
ConsStill has forward and reverse switch. Wish was total anti reverse.
By GFisher
VA
Spinfisher 7500LC
March 9, 2017
Awesome reel. Use it surf fishing in NC. Very good casting distance. Lots of muscle for bigger fish, my son has caught several 5-6' sandbar sharks on the reel already this year. Will also be using this for drum fishing.
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 Christopher
JAMESTOWN, RI
Great reel for the money.
February 16, 2017
The 6500BLS was the first reel I picked up when I got into surfcasting. It performed far and above my expectations for multiple seasons without fail. It is now a backup to my Van Staals, but I can't praise this bad boy enough. It survived multiple dunks with no water intrusion. I would not recommend swimming with it, but it can handle the occasional waves no problem. After just two cleanings and greasings in two years it still works just as great as the day I took it out of the box. Definitely would recommend to anyone looking to boost their reel arsenal.
ProsRelatively inexpensive, all around great reel. Very smooth. A+++
ConsNone
By George
NY
Durable
February 6, 2017
Ive used this for all of 2016 and have had no problems with it
ProsSmooth drag
By EARL
CA
superb quality
February 5, 2017
quality is good but you have to get use to do it.
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.
ConsNone
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
By ABFM
highland heights, KY
10500
November 29, 2016
This Reel looks nice. I use 80 lb power pro silk and it hold a ton of line
Prosbulk
ConsHeavy for casting.
By Ron
Belize
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.
By ANTHONY JERUSSI
New York
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.
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
Consnone
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 Hank
North Carolina
Great Surf Reel
August 4, 2016
Bought this reel to pair it with a 10 foot medium heavy, fast action rod for throwing metal and plugs. It is pretty impressive the distance achieved from this spinning reel! At first turning the handle felt smooth but sluggish then after a day of fishing it loosens up a bit and less effort has to be exerted to turn the handle and you can retrieve much faster with much less effort. The bail wire is thicker than the older model SSVs and everything else on the reel feels just as tough as the other Penn products. A few waves broke over the reel while I was out. When I got home I took the reel apart to clean it up and there was zero water inside which is pretty impressive because the reel was submerged a few times.
Proswater tight, thick bail wire, 20lbs of drag
Consmade in China
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
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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