Penn SLAIII3500 Slammer III Spinning Reel

Penn SLAIII3500 Slammer III Spinning Reel

by Penn
Price: $249.95
TD Code
DescriptionBraid CapacityMono CapacityMax. DragGear RatioInches Per TurnAnti-ReverseWeightPrice
Slammer III Spinning Reel270/15285/830 lbs.6.2:137 in.Instant13.9 oz.$249.95 USD

The Penn SLAIII3500 Slammer III Spinning Reel is a part of the relaunch of one of the toughest spinner lines known to guides and captains the world over. Utilizing Penn's new CNC Gear Technology, with improved IPX6 sealing, and their proprietary Dura-Drag System, the Slammer is finally back!

Penn SLAIII3500 Slammer III Spinning Reel Features:

  • Full Metal (Diecast Aluminum) Body/Rotor Construction
  • CNC Gear Technology (All Brass)
  • Sealed Dura-Drag System (IPX6 SEALED)
  • Improved Gear Box Sealing (IPX6 SEALED)
  • Spare EVA Handle Knob Included in Box
5 Stars based on 39 reviews
By DJ A.
Offshore beast
November 19, 2019
I have 2 of these reels on custom 8ft rods. Primarily used for sight fishing while offshore trolling. Cast at a weed mat or see a lot of birds etc. Cast a big chugger, zip, zip boom fish on! And an unbelievable catch at that...a wahoo! Peeled off maybe 200yds, 65lb suf832 braid. And wahoo can hit ur bait at over 60mph. It was a blast and tasted great!
By Junior A.
Captiva Island l, Fl
An absolute beast!
January 19, 2020
I currently own 2 8500HS, 8500, 2 4500 and a 6500.
My favorite inshore fishing is for snook. I use the 4500 spooled with 30lb sufix832 on a custom 8' rod. And a 7' penn carnage rod. These reels absolutely tame snook! By far the best drag system available on a reel. Perhaps some of those $800 and up reels are better but I'll never know! And if fishing from my kayak, they seem waterproof to me because I've had a few dunks. Of course not really an issue if fishing from boat or land. If I had to choose one spinning reel to fish with, it would be the Slammer III. Thank you Penn!
And the Clash reels are excellent reels too btw. Penn has really stepped their game up over the last few years....
ProsAmazing drag and easily withstands the occasional dunk kayak fishing.
ConsThey are relatively a little heavy but I really don't notice it. Im switching from one of my clash reels to a slammer is really the only time I notice the weight difference.
By Dylan
Palm Bay, Florida
Great reel
December 2, 2019
A workhorse of a reel and very smooth. Love that it’s sealed but not a big fan of weight, way heavier than my Clash
ProsSmooth, good drag, cool looking
By Kenny
Im a shimano guy but...
November 18, 2019
This reel is an absolute monster for the price vs it’s competitors. The amount of drag on this thing is enough to rip the rod out of your hand given big enough fish is on.

This is possibly one of the best Penn reels for price/performance ratio in the mid-upper range
By Nat
Get one .......
October 2, 2019
guys and gal's this is one tuff reel for the money ..... smooth drag for the long running kings or lock it down on the blues and flip them over the rail ...... yep pack them with 500 + yards of Braid for the long runners or 250 to 300 to lock that drag down ..... max that drag and pack the line on to hold it and your going to find there tuff on fish and anglers ..... i have a old 560 still kicking and pick up a 4500 and 6500 ...... both holding 600 + with a rod to match .....
Prossmooth reeling smooth drag
By James
Livingston , NJ
Awsome reel
August 26, 2019
Great reel. strong, smooth and just a beast of a reel.
By Jack
Georgetown, S.C.
June 15, 2019
Know wonder it won 2016 icast for saltwater I have 3 and they are great
By Ayman M.
Makkah, Saudi Arabia
True this is the Saltwater Fishes Slammer !!
April 9, 2019
Heavy duty spinning reel for larger species, almost water proof (IPX6 Sealed body and spool design)
The winner for the best new product at iCast in the category of “Best Saltwater Reelâ€.since 2016 !
Slammer III is the first spinning reel to offer the Dura-Drag material. Dura-Drag is a proprietary material that is even stronger than the HT-100 keyed carbon washers that you find in the Slammer Drag on the Penn Spinfisher V reels.
Pull your big fish with confidence !
By Matthew
Grand Haven, MI
Hard to Beat
January 26, 2019
Bought as my surf casting reel when i travel to throw teasers from the beach fly fishing. Very solid reel at an unbeatable price.
By Highland F.
Great Reel
January 25, 2019
Smooth, strong and surprisingly light. So far so good. Will update in the future.
By Don
Goldsboro nc
Awesome power and light weight
December 30, 2018
Love this reel over the Saragossa and saltist and that's hard to do.
By Don
Goldsboro nc
Best reel I've used to surf fish with over saltist and Saragossa . So smooth and built very well. Watch video of comparison of slammer 3 vs Saragossa or saltist. And I'm a Diawa man
November 17, 2018
Best spinning reel for heavy salt and strong drag system. I've used many penn and other companies reels and by far my favorite. Put a 4500 slammer on an 8' star stellar surf 1pc rod n enjoy. I've got 9-11 ft rods but prefer this setup over any. Love the slammer III 4500.
ProsAll is great
By Neil W.
Superior Reel
October 20, 2018
Smooth, durable, great drag. And even in the 3500 size is big enough for most big fish.
By Jay
Falfurrias, TX
October 10, 2018
Slammed some reds on this thing and handled it no problem. Can’t wait to take this to the jetties
ProsLight, good looking reel, not buttery smooth but smooth for a workhorse reel.
By Brian
Port Saint Lucie Florida
August 3, 2018
What more can you say?? It’s a slammer
1 Question & 1 Answer
from Georgia asked:
February 7, 2017
The 3500 too small for surf fishing?
1 Answers
It's on the smaller side but depends on what you're fishing for. I probably wouldn't fish smaller than the 4500.
on February 8, 2017


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