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Penn SLAIII3500 Slammer III Spinning Reel

Penn SLAIII3500 Slammer III Spinning Reel

by Penn

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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 17 reviews
By Jonathan
Southampton, NY
October 28, 2017
Slammer 5500
Really love the reel as it has taken top spot in my rotation. Very smooth, great drag and line lay. Very strong reel and a work horse. Ive fished it all season and it kicked every fishes butt. I think this reel is another step in the right direction for Penn.
ProsSmooth, sealed drag and housing, great line lay and a great drag
By Drew
October 19, 2017
Slammer III 5500
Paired it with my St. Croix avid surf for plugging. Awesome reel handles everything I throw at it a little heavy for plugging but the reel is a tank.
By Matthew
Smithtown, New York
October 11, 2017
Great reel
I have used this reel for about six months. The reel is very smooth and sturdy. I've always been happy with penn products. The knob is also very comfortable.
By Brian
Portsmouth, NH
August 18, 2017
built to last
I have an first gen slammer 450 that has been solid since day 1. This reel is the same. SOLID.
ProsDrag ipx6 sealing rating great line lay bail doesn't flip
northport, AL
August 3, 2017
I got tired of getting my tail wooped by large Amberjack so I upgraded to the Penn reel and it did the trick . Drag is strong and handle on reel large enough to get leverage .
ProsHolds allot of line . Drag is strong .
ConsHaven't found any .
By Ahmet Efe
Seyhan, Adana
August 2, 2017
Smooth and nice knob
First thing, reel is really smooth as ice. Extra knob is nice and shows real more handsome. It is little bit heavy but drag is sufficent and the performance is really good. I recommend this reel.
By Alan
Taunton, Ma
July 22, 2017
Heavy and tough.
Great for working a plug but 40" retrive is slow to jig I purchased this because it can take a wave an has manual close bail the line yrds are small penn dont like full spools but other than that great reel very smooth and extra knob it key for a nice grip in the cold mornings or wont scratch on rocks even tho Im careful things happen I was mostly happy by the amount of seals that Was great so having it ride thru the rain to the beach wont even faze a thing always rinse it even tho its sealed take care of it an it will to you
ProsSealed decent great drag extra handle knob
ConsWish it held more line.
By Michael
Apollo Beach, FL
July 8, 2017
good reel
good reel I've used it quite a bit and I own a 4500 and 6500. To me this reel is better for offshore applications because the reel is a little on the heavy side. I usually use all lures so fishing all day my arms turn to jello but offshore its unstoppable. I use a 6500 for tarpon and its ridiculous how well this reel performs its almost unfair for the fish.If you are looking for an inshore reel the clash is my favorite reel for inshore.
Prosstrong drag resistant to saltwater damage built like a tank
By Kevin
Trujillo peru
July 3, 2017
I highly recommend this reel one of the best reel from penn
By El-dude
May 16, 2017
solid real
so far so good. it is early in the season but it is preforming very well and the new handle/knob is great.
Prossmooth very smooth and the power knob
Conscould be a tad bit lighter
By Viktor
Howell Michigan
May 6, 2017
Another Fine Penn
First Impressions: Well...Have not had the time to really test this reel in saltwater. This type of (inshore) fishing will come in the summer of 2017. But have done some Bass fishing with this item and so far so good. I really like the Slammer's Dura-Drag System which is well known for it's reliability. And the Slammer III's machined "Brass" gear system will surly add to the reel's longevity. Since I am not a great fan of plastics in fishing reels, Penn's use of a full metal body, side plate, and rotor pleases me greatly. As well as it's (fairly well) sealed body and spool. In other words the buyer is receiving a great deal of reel for a modest amount of money. This fishing product also feels very solid in the hand..And the confidence it gives me, that it will hold up with (reasonably) heavy use. Is it as good as the Penn Torque? Not really. But neither is the buyer paying more then double the cost of the Torque. Keep it properly cleaned, oiled and stored...And this Penn should last the buyer a considerable length of time. Enough said.
ProsHave said more then enough already. Read the above statement.
ConsWould like this reel to have a Line Roller Bearing, not a Bushing. Keep the Bushing clean and oiled.
By Carl D.
Boston MA
April 23, 2017
Penn good product
Just purchased the Slammer. Plan on using it the first chance I get. Read a lot of positive reviews about it and will comment on it's performance in the future.
By Jacob
April 22, 2017
Smoothest Reel in my arsenal
Reels are monsters! PS3 7500 paired with Penn Carnage 2 loaded with 60# depth hunter for cobia, blackfin, dolphin, yellowfin, sails and the occasional white marlin to cast at. This thing gives them the business! Would never need the 50# of drag it offers but good to know if I hooked a huge yellow or even a small bft I would have a chance to stop em.
ProsSmooth as ice
ConsLittle Heavy
By Marinkeys
Florida Keys
February 26, 2017
I ordered 2 of these reels , they work excellant, a must buy!!!!!
ProsQuiet! Smooth!
By Daniel
Middlebury, CT
February 15, 2017
Seems good so far.
I've taken this reel out a few times, No fish but it casts well and handles like a dream!
ProsGreat cast-ability and a very comfortable cranking handle.
ConsSlightly heavier than expected but that is not a big issue.
By John Ceriello
November 30, 2016
Looking forward to spring striper fishing with Slammer III
The reel will not see action until this spring. My hope is it will stand up to a few dunks in the surf and lots of wave spray.
By Mike
Little Egg Harbor NJ
November 26, 2016
Great Reel put it to the test and held up great
Great Reel put it to the test and held up great striper fishing the surf caught well over 100 bass this past week droped it in the sand several times no problems dipped it in the surf no problems reeled it under water no problems keeps on ticking hands down best reel for the price i will be buying more this is now my go to. Get Some
Proswater proof sand proof
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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