Penn Slammer IV DX Spinning Reels

Penn Slammer IV DX Spinning Reels

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Model
TD Code
Gear RatioRetrieveMono Capacity
(yd/lb)
Braid Capacity
(yd/lb)
BearingsRetrieve RateMax Drag
(lb)
Price
SLAIV2500DX
PEN-2000
6.2:1Right/Left255/6
175/8
140/10
240/10
220/15
160/20
933in20$289.95 USD
SLAIV3500DX
PEN-2001
6.2:1Right/Left360/6
285/8
220/10
310/10
270/15
220/20
937in30$309.95 USD
SLAIV4500DX
PEN-2002
6.2:1Right/Left425/8
320/10
235/12
390/15
320/20
250/30
940in30$309.95 USD
SLAIV5500DX
PEN-2003
5.6:1Right/Left430/10
330/12
230/15
500/20
380/30
335/40
939in40$329.95 USD
SLAIV6500DX
PEN-2004
5.6:1Right/Left390/12
345/15
205/20
485/30
410/40
335/50
942in42$349.95 USD
SLAIV7500DX
PEN-2005
4.7:1Right/Left490/15
330/20
220/30
530/40
440/50
400/65
938in50$379.95 USD
SLAIV8500DX
PEN-2006
4.7:1Right/Left455/20
310/30
260/40
730/40
600/50
555/65
942in50$379.95 USD
The Penn Slammer IV DX takes Penn's class leading Slammer IV up a notch. The Slammer IV DX has incorporated CNC Gear Technology and upgraded material. This material for the main gear and pinion is ultra durable stainless steel to give best in class durability, all while retaining the smoothness you have come to expect. The additional bearing rides in the spool so the Dura-Drag(TIVl) is dually supported, and Penn has included a spare Hypalon handle knob for ultimate comfort on the water.

  • 9+1 Sealed Stainless Steel Ball Bearing System (2 bearings in the spool)
  • Hypalon spare handle knob
  • Improved IPH6 sealing
  • Hydrophobic bearing in line roller
  • Slammer Drag System with Dura Drag
  • Reduced rotor weight
5 Stars based on 6 reviews
By YMX
JAPAN
YMX
April 17, 2022
From Japan
This model will probably not be imported to Japan, and even if it is, it will not be cheaper than buying it from Tackle Direct.
(Although, on the contrary, you can buy Shimano Stella SW in Japan for less than in the U.S.)

First of all, this is made in China, but if you don't mind that, the PENN Slammer 5500 DX is wonderfully comfortable to wind, and if you can get it at this price, you will be happy even if it is not a Stella SW!
I can expect the durability of stainless steel gears in addition to a winding feel that is comparable to the Stella SW8000HG that I have, which is probably the same size.

Unfortunately, however, the 4500DX, which I purchased later in the day, was disappointing to wind up with, as it seemed to be made in China, not quite the same line!
It looks like it will be reborn with Japanese bearings and the latest lubricant service.

Is the bearing standard for this reel metric?

Looking forward to seeing the 2500DX in stock.

ymx
Pros
  • As for the 5500DX, you can expect great winding comfort and durability with stainless steel gears.
Cons
  • Made in China
  • The Chinese cut corners where you can't see them.
By H
Fillet
Great boat or bank reel
April 14, 2022
Good for bank surf fishing and salt water deep sea. Good quality is smooth
By Will
Creekside California
Great jetty fishing reel
March 16, 2022
Good for jetty fishing and pier fishing. Smooth reel and handle are improved. Braid ready reel.
By Pierce
Singapore
High Speed
November 16, 2021
They dont have HS in the DX models?
By Jay
Coos bay
dx slammer is great option
November 13, 2021
salt or fresh its a great option for fishing. I like the dx better than the standard
By Dave
Barnegat Light, NJ
3500 Pre-Release
October 25, 2021
Went out on a local charter whose captain also happens to run a great tackle shop and is a big Penn dealer in the North East. The Penn rep had dropped this off the day before and I got to take the first few fish with it. A monster Bluefish in the 30” range hit it first and I made quick work out of it with the 3500 size reel. It got a couple small runs on be but the drag was set pretty tight, and no doubt this could have handled bigger and more powerful fish. Smooth operation all around.
7 Questions & 7 Answers
jonathan salas
from haines city florida asked:
May 11, 2022
is the 4500dx paired up good with a 7.2 medium heavy rod for tarpon, snook, red fish and jack ?
1 Answer
Hi Jonathan, a Penn Slammer IV 4500 DX would pair well with a 7ft 2" Medium-Heavy action rod for fishing Snook, Redfish, Jack, and small Tarpon inshore fishing applications. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on May 12, 2022

Charles R Jordan
from MA asked:
November 30, 2021
Are the line spools interchangeable between the 4500 Dx and the 5500Dx.If so or not what are the prices on spare spools. 
1 Answer
Hi Charles, According to Penn, The Penn Slammer IV 4500 and 5500 DX models do not have interchangeable spools. Please contact Penn fishing to purchase spare spool assemblies for these models. https://www.pennfishing.com/pages/contact-us Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on December 2, 2021

Charles Jordan
from MA asked:
November 25, 2021
Do you have a reliable weight on the 4500 and the 5500 models. Curious how the weight compares to the new vr75. Thanks chuck.
1 Answer
Hi Charles, According to Penn Fishing, The Penn Slammer IV DX Model 4500 weighs 15oz, The 5500 DX model weighs 22.2 oz, and the Van Staal VR 75 weighs 9.0oz. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on November 29, 2021

Billy vu
from MD asked:
November 10, 2021
Are all the sizes manual bail trip?
1 Answer
Hi Billy, According to Penn, the Penn Slammer IV black and Gold and The Penn Slammer IV DX models both have the same bail trips for the following models: sizes 2500-5500 have automatic bail trip, and sizes 6500-10500 have manual bail trip. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on November 10, 2021

Billy vu
from Maryland asked:
November 6, 2021
Do these have an automatic or manual bail trip? Also what's the difference between this and the the black and gold slammer iv? Thank you
1 Answer
Hi Billy, The Penn Slammer IV DX Model sizes: 2500-5500 have automatic bail trip, and sizes 6500-10500 have manual bail trip. The big differences between the Penn Slammer IV black and gold vs. the Penn Slammer IV DX models are 1) The DX has 9+1 Sealed Stainless Steel Ball Bearing System and 2) Has CNC main gear and pinion gear made with stainless steel. The Penn Slammer IV black and Gold models have 1) 8+1 stainless steel bearing system and 2) CNC Gear Technology with brass main gear and brass pinion gear. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on November 9, 2021

Mr Spicy
from Seminole Fl asked:
October 19, 2021
Would the internals of the DX swap out with the standard black and gold slammer IV?  
1 Answer
According to Penn, the internals of the Penn Slammer IV and the Penn Slammer IV DX are the same size. As long as you have two of the same size model reel, you will be able to swap out the internals of the Slammer IV DX. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on October 25, 2021

Peter
from Montreal, Canada asked:
August 21, 2021
Buying from Canada, shipping inluded
1 Answer
Shipping cost is not included in the price of the item. You will be able to see shipping costs and options when you enter your delivery information at checkout. 
Submitted by: Billy - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 23, 2021

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