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Penn SLAIII4500 Slammer III Spinning Reel

Penn SLAIII4500 Slammer III Spinning Reel

by Penn
Price: $249.95

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Model
TD Code
DescriptionBraid CapacityMono CapacityMax. DragGear RatioInches Per TurnAnti-ReverseWeightPrice
SLAIII4500
PEN-1521
Slammer III Spinning Reel320/20320/1030 lbs.6.2:140 in.Instant14.7 oz.$249.95 USD

The Penn SLAIII4500 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 SLAIII4500 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 33 reviews
By Jack
Georgetown, S.C.
Amazeing
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.
Florida
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
ConsN/a.
By Neil W.
OR
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
Dope
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.
ConsNone
By Brian
Port Saint Lucie Florida
Slammer
August 3, 2018
What more can you say?? It’s a slammer
By Canucmenow
DALLAS, TX
Really tough for the money!
June 26, 2018
I bought a 3500 model and paired it with a Calico Jack 8’ MH stick and 20lb PP line. The reel is overkill for most inshore fishing unless you are targeting large stripers, bull redfish, large tarpon, or possibly sharks. That being said, it is a heavy reel for a 3500 size, but it’s built like a tank and offers a really heavy drag for this size reel. The only downside is the 220 yard of 20lb braid if you are looking for a light tackle option for tuna or possibly sailfish, especially on a regular basis. I can throw a Mirrodine XXL a confirmed 67 yards though, and it’s quite smooth to boot. Yes, a Van Staal VS can hold twice the line and weigh less...but it also costs 4x more. All that being said, every reel is a compromise. I Spinnfisher V 3500’s as well as larger offerings from Penn. When I want to throw larger lures to 30lb+ fish and I don’t have to worry about them running deep, this is my “go to†rig. Well built, well supported, great price point, and looks good to boot.
ProsGreat drag We?ll supported by Penn Great price point for this type of gear Sealed system
ConsLittle heavy for this line capacity
By Lonnie
WALDORF, MD
Penn Slammer III
June 18, 2018
This is the most expensive reel I've ever purchased. Worth every penny. I don't care what my wife says.
ProsVERY smooth operation. The drag is incredible.
ConsBig gold knob takes a little getting used to.
By stephen
South Portland, ME
4500
April 30, 2018
This reel is gorgeous. Paired with my st croix avid surf 8ft it’s a match made in heaven. Another couple weeks start putting it through it’s paces.
ProsSmooth, power handle is very nice
By Christopher
Johnston, RI
Great reel
April 3, 2018
Amazon reel great for catching stripers always had good luck with penn reels
ConsOn the heavy side
By Rudy
Florida Panhandle
Good first impression
March 23, 2018
The reel makes a good first impression, but the test will be its durability and its sealing against water intrusion. Comfortable. Smooth. I was prejudiced against the big handle initially, but it is a great idea and very comfortable. Good, level wrapping of the line on the spool. I like the bail design, which is unlikely to snap shut automatically with powerful surf casts. Balances well with my ten foot surf rod.
By Edhead
Ocean City NJ
About Time
February 9, 2018
Penn has finally come up with a quality waterproof system for surf fisherman. This reel is it with numerous seals and top of the line drag system similar to offshore reels along with brass gears they finally got it right. The average joe can now afford a quality reel that won't seize up after a couple of dunkings in the surf or sand. Monster blues in the spring have proven this reel to be the master of the beach. I have the 6500 and wanted a Van Staal but saw this in a demo online and said what the heck so far so good. This reel will last just like all Penn products if you wash and wipe down after use. I have all Z series that I still use today due to proper storage and maintenance.
ProsSmooth drag big handle Brass gears
ConsMaybe spool holes for drainage and manual pickup bearing option.
5 Questions & 5 Answers
David Valliere
from Charlestown,Rhode island asked:
September 27, 2018
Is the slammer 4500 bigger than spinfisher 4500?
1 Answers
The spinfisher is the larger of the two reels
Bernie
on September 28, 2018

DJ
from Ny asked:
September 15, 2018
Is the 4500 capable of being converted bailless ?
1 Answers
Penn currently does not make a bailess conversion kit for the 4500
Bernie
on September 17, 2018

Wayne slater
from Williamstown nj asked:
June 12, 2018
I'm interested in purchasing the penn slammer 3 4500, is the one you are selling the upgraded version with 8 ball bearings or the older one with the 7, the upgrade to the eight was a ball bearing added to the line roller guide, and according to some posts, this reel had some quality control issues before upgrade, don't want to have issues,also, was interested in purchasing the 9' st croix mojo surf rod medium weight, moderate action lure weight 3/4 to 4 oz, you did not have in stock when I was there less than a week ago, will not buy online, want to see both and feel, want to match this reel with this rod for throwing bucktails and plugs for surf
1 Answers
We do not have any old inventory here so I am guessing it's the newer one.
John
on June 27, 2018

joe
from CA asked:
March 16, 2017
what rod do you recommend for the slammer 3 4500 i fish from the bank and need to be able to throw 2-3oz
1 Answers
The St Croix AVSS80MMF Avid Series Surf Spinning Rod would be a great match for the Penn Slammer 4500. The two would balance out well together. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
Donald
on March 17, 2017

Dan
from Pa asked:
September 21, 2016
Is this a USA made reel?
1 Answers
The Penn Slammer collection are made in China.
Donald
on September 22, 2016

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