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Penn Slammer III Spinning Reels

Penn Slammer III Spinning Reels

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Model
TD Code
DescriptionBraid CapacityMono CapacityMax. DragGear RatioInches Per TurnAnti-ReverseWeightPrice
SLAIII3500
PEN-1520
Slammer III Spinning Reel270/15285/830 lbs.6.2:137 in.Instant13.9 oz.$249.95 USD
SLAIII4500
PEN-1521
Slammer III Spinning Reel320/20320/1030 lbs.6.2:140 in.Instant14.7 oz.$249.95 USD
SLAIII5500
PEN-1522
Slammer III Spinning Reel380/30330/1240 lbs.5.6:139 in.Instant w/ Back Up22.4 oz.$269.95 USD
SLAIII6500
PEN-1523
Slammer III Spinning Reel410/40345/1540 lbs.5.6:142 in.Instant w/ Back Up24.3 oz.$289.95 USD
SLAIII6500HS
PEN-1614
Slammer III High Speed Spinning Reel605/30
500/40
420/50
500/12
420/15
255/20
406.2:147.5in-24.7oz$299.95 USD
SLAIII7500
PEN-1524
Slammer III Spinning Reel440/50330/2050 lbs.4.7:138 in.Instant w/ Back Up29.2 oz.$319.95 USD
SLAIII8500
PEN-1525
Slammer III Spinning Reel600/50310/3050 lbs.4.7:142 in.Instant w/ Back Up30.8 oz.$319.95 USD
SLAIII8500HS
PEN-1615
Slammer III High Speed Spinning Reel955/40
805/50
760/65
490/25
330/30
280/40
505.3:149.5in-31.3oz$329.95 USD
SLAIII9500
PEN-1526
Slammer III Spinning Reel670/65300/4060 lbs.4.2:140 in.Instant w/ Back Up40.9 oz.$349.95 USD
SLAIII10500
PEN-1527
Slammer III Spinning Reel540/80360/4060 lbs.4.2:143 in.Instant w/ Back Up43.1 oz.$349.95 USD

Penn Slammer III Spinning Reels represent a relaunch of one of the toughest spinners 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 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
drewbert124@yahoo.com
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
By JAMES
northport, AL
August 3, 2017
Strong
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
Consheavy
By Kevin
Trujillo peru
July 3, 2017
Awesome
I highly recommend this reel one of the best reel from penn
By El-dude
MA
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
Virginia
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
Excellent!
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
NH
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
Consnone
16 Questions & 16 Answers
Christine Nguyen
from cnguyen101@hotmail.com asked:
May 15, 2017
I'm planning to purchase a Penn slammer Spinning Reel model 4500 as a birthday gift to my husband. Can you please give me the complete dimensions of the box that contains the reel? (Since We will be celebrating his birthday in Canada, I need to know the dimensions and weight of the box to make sure my suitcase doesn't exceed the weight limit). Thank you
1 Answers
7 inches length 5 1/2 width 2 1/2 height Box itself with the reel weighs 1 lb 6.4 oz
Bernie
on May 18, 2017

Beau
from New Orleans asked:
June 23, 2017
If I were to buy the biggest penn slammer do you guys think it would be able to handle blue marlin
1 Answers
Given the line capacity, max drag, and how well the reel is constructed, I'd say its a good option for a blue marlin spinning reel.
Devon
on June 27, 2017

Joey
from CALIFORNIA asked:
June 4, 2017
What size is comparable to saragosa 6000?
1 Answers
The 5500 will be the most equivalent size to a Saragosa 6000.
Devon
on June 5, 2017

Jemir
from Malaysia asked:
May 21, 2017
Hi, which slammer have the same size to a 6000 penn conflict?
1 Answers
The Slammer III 5500 will be the closest in size to a Clash 6000.
Devon
on May 26, 2017

Shiva S
from Trinidad, West Indies asked:
May 14, 2017
Have a 10' Penn Carnage II Spinning rod; what's a good size reel to match?
1 Answers
The Slammer III 5500 would be the most appropriate size for a 10 foot rod.
Devon
on May 16, 2017

Kelly
from Staten island ny asked:
April 17, 2017
My fiance birthday is coming up I know he was looking to get the Penn slammer 3 10500 reel. What is a good fishing pole to go with this reel. He fishes of the boat and pier. I want to get him a good fishing pole to go with this reel. Thank you
1 Answers
The Shimano Terez Spinning rods H or XH power would pair well with the Penn Slammer 3 10500.
Donald
on April 18, 2017

Roland pacheco
from New Jersey asked:
March 26, 2017
I have a St. Croix Triumph Surf 7 ft rod medium power. Which penn slammer 3 reel will be a good fit for it.
1 Answers
Either the 3500 or 4500 size reel would be suitable for the St Croix Triumph 7ft. I would advise not going bigger than those reels. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
Donald
on March 28, 2017

Bob M
from Westerville OH asked:
March 7, 2017
What Penn Slammer III Spinning reel would you recommend for a St Croix Premium Surf 10ft medium power mod-fast action (PSRS100M2)?
1 Answers
The Penn Slammer 6500 would be a great fit for the St Croix Premium Surf 10 ft M rod. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
Donald
on March 8, 2017

Blaze Macaitis
from Plattsmouth, Nebraska asked:
February 19, 2017
Which model of these reels would compare to a Daiwa Saltiga 8000?
1 Answers
The Slammer III 8500 is the most equivalent size to the Saltiga 8000.
Devon
on February 20, 2017

Andre
from Pretoria, South Africa asked:
January 30, 2017
Does the 8500 hava a manual or automatic bailarm?
1 Answers
Andre, Hello this reel has a manual bail.
Tyler
on January 30, 2017

Del
from Ft. lauderdale FL. Eastern shore MD. asked:
January 28, 2017
I've got a star segis 7' m/h. what slammer III would you recomend for 8-25Lb stripers/blues/reds and small tarpon/ and snook seasonaly?
1 Answers
I would recommend the 4500 size in the Slammer III for this rod.
Devon
on January 30, 2017

Carlos Sandoval
from Great Neck, New York asked:
January 27, 2017
What would be the best rod from the surf on a 4500?
1 Answers
The St Croix MSS90MMF2 Mojo Surf Spinning Rods would make a great match with the Penn Slammer 4500.
Donald
on January 27, 2017

Nick Costa
from Massachusetts asked:
January 25, 2017
Hi I have a St.Croxi Ss106h2 10"6 Heavy MOD-Fast Action Ben Doerr Surf System Wat is the best match Slammer 3 for it...
1 Answers
The Penn Slammer 6500 and the St. Croix 10' 6'' would make a well balanced combo.
Donald
on January 25, 2017

Eliseo Sandoval
from New York, New York asked:
January 5, 2017
Hey, I have an 8 foot st. Croix triumph surf rod... which would be the best choice! Thanks
1 Answers
The Penn SLAIII4500 Slammer III Spinning Reel would be the best fit for the St Croix Triumph 8 ft.
Donald
on January 6, 2017

Pelagicide
from Maryland asked:
December 31, 2016
In the description it lists the bearings and drives as sealed - I fish a lot off of jetties, and am constantly getting dunked. On several occasions I've had to break a reel down and re-grease it after it stopped working after it was submerged. Is this reel waterproof? In other words, can I crank it underwater like I can a Van Staal 150VM?
1 Answers
The Penn Slammer 3 is not meant to be cranked consistently under water. I would advise not cranking this reel under water like the VM's.
Donald
on December 31, 2016

Dan
from CT asked:
December 25, 2016
I am debating between the Shimando Saragosa SW6000 (As recommended size for my St. Croix 10ft Triumph.) or a Slammer III, For surf fishing in the Northeast. What size Slammer III would be suitable match for my rod? - Thanks in advance.
1 Answers
The Penn SLAIII6500 Slammer III Spinning Reel would be the best size Penn Slammer for the St. Croix 10ft Triumph.
Donald
on December 30, 2016

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