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Penn Spinfisher V Spinning Reels

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DescriptionMono Capacity (yds/lb)Braid Capacity (yds/lb)BearingsMax Drag
Gear RatioLine Retrieve
Spinfisher 3500390/4
5+1206.2:13014.4$139.95 USD
Spinfisher 4500300/8
5+1256.2:13415.4$139.95 USD
Spinfisher 4500LL300/8
5+1256.2:13416.2$159.95 USD
Spinfisher 5500360/10
5+1305.6:13520.4$159.95 USD
Spinfisher 6500330/12
5+1305.6:13921.3$159.95 USD
Spinfisher 6500BLS330/12
5+1305.6:13923.0$159.95 USD
Spinfisher 6500LL330/12
5+1305.6:13923.8$179.95 USD
Spinfisher 7500440/15
5+1354.7:13626.9$179.95 USD
Spinfisher 7500LC480/12
5+1204.7:13627.2$199.95 USD
Spinfisher 8500440/20
5+1354.1:14229.5$179.95 USD
Spinfisher 8500LL440/20
5+1354.1:14232.2$199.95 USD
Spinfisher 9500360/30
5+1404.2:13938.3$199.95 USD
Spinfisher 10500415/30
5+1404.2:14239.8$199.95 USD
A more advanced edition of the Spinfisher series reels. The Spinfisher V Series spinning reels are made with Penn's new Water Tight Design which protects the reel from saltwater making its way into the gearbox or drag system. The Spinfisher V Series reels have many improved features such as the rubber gasket that keeps superline from slipping. Another great feature is the line capacity rings, so you will always know how much line is left during a tough angling fight.

More Features:
  • New thicker heavy duty aluminum bail wire adds strength and durability
  • 5 Shielded stainless steel bearing system
  • Infinite anti-reverse (back up ratchet on 7500-10500 sizes)
  • Friction trip ramp prevents premature bail trip when casting
  • Stainless steel mainshaft and alloy main gear
  • Triple-supported and oversized stainless steel mainshaft on 9500 and 10500 models
  • Enhanced gear ratios on smaller sizes
  • LL - Live Liner feature for live bait fishing
  • BLS - Bail-less model
  • LC - Long Cast - designed with the avid surf fisherman in mind

4.5 Stars based on 180 reviews
By cj
boston , mass
July 3, 2018
i absolutely love this reel i cant say enough good things about this reel
By Lonnie
June 7, 2018
Penn quality
I got this reel for a 7' St. Croix Triumph surf rod. Good combo reel is tight. I like the bailess one better though.
By Lonnie
June 7, 2018
Need more stars
Penn Spinfisher V Bail-less Reel is the average persons Vann Staal. If you surf fish you need this reel. I thought not having a bail was kinda dumb but after getting used to it I'll never go back. Buy this reel now if you fish the surf.
ProsJust a beautiful piece of machinery
Consnot one
By Andrew Coldsmith
St. Thomas, PA
May 18, 2018
Great Reel
I bought this for a 12’ surf rod I primarily use for sharks. Decent drag and you can’t beat Penn quality. I like the size for the capacity, I really needed a reel to hold a lot of heavy line. I was surprised at how smooth the reel is
ProsLine capacity Drag Smoothness
By Michael
Bedford, MA
May 10, 2018
Love this reel
This reel is fantastic. I use it on a 7ft Mojo inshore on my kayak. The Liveline function is fantastic with live macks on the end. And you cannot beat the cost. I've only ever had one issue with the reel since having it 4 seasons, and it happened within the first year. I still give it a 5 star, Penn customer service is one of the best out there. My reel was fixed, no cost, no questions.
Pros-Great performance -Great cost-to-performance ratio -Great company backing the product
ConsNone that I know of
By Travis
May 3, 2018
great reel
love this reel great drag system and cast great holds braid very well
By John
Sky Valley, Ga
April 14, 2018
Love this reel. Last week while live bait fishing caught a 60lb amberjack. Took 45 minutes since I only had 20lb. Stren on it but drag was put to the test. 30 minutes later we caught a six foot bull shark on same outfit. Only 30 minutes for the shark. Haven‚€™t had any luck with the 4500 size but my 6500 has been great now for over two years.
ProsPenn reel, drag, tough as nails
By John
Sky Valley, Ga
April 14, 2018
Stay away
Have had 4 of these reels and have returned 3 of them. The free line feature is junk on this reel. That being said I also have the 6500 and 8500 and knock on wood they have been great. Will not buy another 4500 livebait reel. I love penn reels and have been using them for 50 years but not this one.
ProsIt is a penn reel
ConsLive bait system always breaks on this reel
By Lee D Fisher
Chesterfield, Va.
March 28, 2018
Penn Spinning Reel
Smooth operating. Has the live line feature I wanted.
ProsIts a Penn!
ConsNone that I have.
March 7, 2018
Fantastic Reel
Lightweight, sealed, and tough as nails. All spinning reels should be modeled after this one.
ProsEverything about it
By Chris
Jersey Shore
February 12, 2018
Nice, lighter spinning reel for a great price
Penn makes some great reels for the right price, and this is one of them. Nice option for those lighter surf days, or throwing plugs off of a boat.
By Chris
Jersey Shore
February 12, 2018
Great reel, great price
Nice, solid reel for under $200. I got it to practice the bail-less retrieve before I considered going for those more expensive, "elite" reels.
By nathan
Louisville, KY
December 3, 2017
Very Durable Construction will handle any Species of Fish
I've had several of these reels. 3500, 4500LL, and 5500. I've fished in salt and freshwater, landed large blue catfish and explosive inshore fish as well as king mackeral and bonita. They've seen a lot of abuse and still fish like new. The problem is the new reels have resistance while cranking, and it never seems to break in or go away. I've also only had luck using braided line. The line lay messes up monofilament fishing line. It gets wavy.
By Mo
October 11, 2017
Sturdy but not that smooth
Bail does not flip automatically as smoothly as I would like it. Otherwise good real.
By Pavel
Key West , FL
August 17, 2017
Great value
I love this reel. smooth, solid drag, I am using it for jogging mist the time. I would say best reel under 200$!
By Luis
San juan
August 14, 2017
Excelent reel
This a very good reels with a nice and smooth drag!!
By Will
Middletown, Delaware
July 28, 2017
Heavy and some what clunky but nice drag
I have three of these reels in two different sizes. They are a decent reel for the money and their drag excels compared to a Shimano bait runner in the same price range but the rest of the reel isn't as nice. I know these reels are supposed to be sealed but I have had to send two of them in for service after the bait runner stopped working on on and the other was stiff. They actually didn't service them and sent me a new reel in one instance. These reels are like a Chevy truck and a Shimano is a Corvette in comparison. The truck will get will get you there and carry a load but the ride is a lot nicer and exhilarating in the vette.
ProsNice drag for the money
ConsFeels like a sewing machine compared to a Shimano
By John
Seaford Delaware
June 15, 2017
great reel for the moneygreat
great reel but the true test is time it is a welcome relief from some of the high priced manual bailess reels
Consa little heavy
By Jim S.
Cape Coral, FL
April 26, 2017
Penn 4500LL
Loaded this real with 30 lb braid & 20 lb fluoro leader...great reel, very the live line feature too for live bait fishing off my dock...going to purchase another!
By Jacob Zervakis
April 22, 2017
Great all around!
Got the 6500LL for live baiting kings or drift fishing and for chumming for cobia. Could use them for baiting large drum too. Great versatile rod. I paired them with 8' battalions for launching heavy jigs at skitish cobia or drum.
ProsLove the live liner drag setting
Conslittle heavy to cast all day
By Bruce
Outer Banks, NC
March 23, 2017
awesome reel
Loaded up with almost 500 yds of 30lb power pro. Wore my thumb out. Paired with a 10-6 St Croix mojo,lose sight of lure casting for far. Good power, line lay excellent, very strong drag.
ProsLots of line, drag, castability
ConsStill has forward and reverse switch. Wish was total anti reverse.
By GFisher
March 9, 2017
Spinfisher 7500LC
Awesome reel. Use it surf fishing in NC. Very good casting distance. Lots of muscle for bigger fish, my son has caught several 5-6' sandbar sharks on the reel already this year. Will also be using this for drum fishing.
By Eric Dula
Boca Raton, FL
March 6, 2017
Penn Spinfisher VSSV8500LL
This is a great reel for light trolling, deep drop for yellowtail, or flatlining for almost anything! I have my 8500LL on 20-50lb rod with 40lb braid, and use it every trip. Casting live bait out near a deadline, or flatlining a live bait behind the boat when we are deep dropping on a reef. Love the Live liner feature to spoil out line by itself. Great drag when you need it pulling in a kingfish.
ProsLive lever is great for spoiling out line on a live bait. Drag is perfect for medium to heavy fish. Smooth realing and drag through the fight.
ConsReal is a little heavy for a long day of fishing.
By Christopher
February 16, 2017
Great reel for the money.
The 6500BLS was the first reel I picked up when I got into surfcasting. It performed far and above my expectations for multiple seasons without fail. It is now a backup to my Van Staals, but I can't praise this bad boy enough. It survived multiple dunks with no water intrusion. I would not recommend swimming with it, but it can handle the occasional waves no problem. After just two cleanings and greasings in two years it still works just as great as the day I took it out of the box. Definitely would recommend to anyone looking to boost their reel arsenal.
ProsRelatively inexpensive, all around great reel. Very smooth. A+++
By George
February 6, 2017
Ive used this for all of 2016 and have had no problems with it
ProsSmooth drag
February 5, 2017
superb quality
quality is good but you have to get use to do it.
By gene
N. Carolina
January 25, 2017
Penn Spinfisher Reels
Have been looking for Shimano replacements which are rugged and budget friendly for saltwater duty. Good features at a friendly price.
By Mark
Anaheim, California
January 17, 2017
Go-to spinning reel for tuna and yellowtail
Great reel with strong drag and a ton of line capacity. Great popping reel as well.
By Jae
Fairfax, VA
December 12, 2016
Very smooth and solid construction
I currently own multiple Shimano and Daiwa spinning reels and by far this one feels the most sturdy and solid in your hands. Just tested this with the Penn Batallion Surf Rod the other day in Assateague and it handled a 45 inch striper with no issues. I currently have 40 lb braid with 60lb mono leader on this thing and it handles extremely well.
ProsVery solid
ConsA bit heavier than the Japanese brands
By BigE
Northern California
December 1, 2016
Good reel
Reel was smooth right out the box ,there was none broken pieces or missing parts
ProsBuilt with quality
ConsShipping service lost my first order so they had to re-ship my order and took longer then needed but wasn't too bad
highland heights, KY
November 29, 2016
This Reel looks nice. I use 80 lb power pro silk and it hold a ton of line
ConsHeavy for casting.
By Ron
November 25, 2016
Great action
Really a well made reel. Have had success using when fishing for Barracuda and Mackerel.
By Nicholas
Pittsburgh, PA
November 13, 2016
Solid Tank
The reel is very strong and durable given the length of time I have used it, but the reel loses its free spin and smoothness with time. The oscillation gear, over time, begins to wear into the reel's frame which causes a significant decrease in free spin and smoothness. I never did have an issue with the main gear though. Over all, this reel is one of the toughest little reels on the market. It just isn't the most refined over time (1 year), but I have actually still kept it in use up until now. I got this reel when the SSV's first came out.
ProsTop Notch Drag, Superior Line Lay, Solid Frame and Rotor,
ConsPoor smoothness and free spin over time. Anti-reverse can be hit or miss if not kept extra clean.
New York
October 13, 2016
I've been a big fan of liveliner/baitrunner type reels since their introduction into the market place. I've owned Shimano, Okuma and now Penn versions of these types of reels. Having used this reel for three years now. there is nothing about it that I don't love. They are relatively light in weight, are sealed, have very good line capacity and in my opinion they have the best drags around. Both the liveliner drag and the main drag are easy to adjust and silky smooth. If you're looking for a liveliner type of reel I don't think you can get a better one than this.
By Beau
Dickinson, TX
October 4, 2016
My wife's favorite Snapper Reel
Strong drag and needs very little maintenance
ProsHolds up to a lot of abuse. Strong Drag
By Hombre
Wilmington, DE
August 13, 2016
Penn Spinfisher V 4500 Spinning Reel
I have paired this reel with the machined CNC gears from Penn and I will tell you this reel kicks butt! I spent several nights on the rocks and got soaking wet and even dunked this reel with no problems. The drag system has enough power to handle 30/40lb stripers and keep on ticking. Get yourself one and see, I'm sure you will be pleased!
ProsLightweight Great drag Doesn't throw wind knots Water resistant
By Jason
Centereach, Ny
August 6, 2016
Spinfisher V
Just got my hands on this reel and I love it so far. Having a sealed drag takes a lot of worry about dunking this reel in the water away. Seems very strong so far.
ProsSealed drag
By D. Dimichele
New jersey
August 5, 2016
Bad product
No reverse this reel is useless to me
ConsNo reverse
By Hunter
Toms River,NJ
August 4, 2016
Penn spinfisher v 10500
The real is the biggest reel I've ever seen and bought it's extremely smooth and surprisingly lighter than it looks and can hold a lot of line and to top it all when I go surf fishing I don't have to worry about water getting in the reel
By Hank
North Carolina
August 4, 2016
Great Surf Reel
Bought this reel to pair it with a 10 foot medium heavy, fast action rod for throwing metal and plugs. It is pretty impressive the distance achieved from this spinning reel! At first turning the handle felt smooth but sluggish then after a day of fishing it loosens up a bit and less effort has to be exerted to turn the handle and you can retrieve much faster with much less effort. The bail wire is thicker than the older model SSVs and everything else on the reel feels just as tough as the other Penn products. A few waves broke over the reel while I was out. When I got home I took the reel apart to clean it up and there was zero water inside which is pretty impressive because the reel was submerged a few times.
Proswater tight, thick bail wire, 20lbs of drag
Consmade in China
By Josh
Vero Beach, FL
July 30, 2016
Spinfisher7500 very smooth!
Love this reel! Very smooth and while a bit heavy the functionality makes up for it. You won't go wrong with this one!
By Greg
Bradenton, Fl
July 5, 2016
Great Reel
Caught a 25lb Cobia my first time out with it. Action is smooth and powerful drag if you need it. Have not used for live lining yet but seems like it will do fine.
By Bryan
El Centro, CA
July 5, 2016
Nice baitrunner
Bought reel for wife so she could go offshore with me. Easy to use and smooth drag. Bait drag is very quiet compared to other reels. Overall solid reel
ProsSmooth and quiet
By Haythum
June 26, 2016
Plenty of real.
Great for multiple applications surfing and some light off shore fishing.
By Fahad
June 25, 2016
Great ...
Great drug...
By Raymond
Mount Joy, Pa.
June 17, 2016
Penn SpinfisherV SS6500LL Spinning Reel
This reel is a gem. Very smooth drag system for both the regular drag and the live liner drag. The feature that shows the amount of line left is great.
ProsQuality item and made in the USA.
By Daniel
Houston Texas
June 10, 2016
10500 great reel
I have the 10500 I manage to get 600 yards of 80# braid on it I use it for shark fishin in the surf and it has held up great biggest shark for far has been a 5ft bull it had my drag screaming but that's when the line capacity power it has helped a lot only bad thing I could say about it is that it's a little heavy that's it but compared to my Diawa saltiga its held up good to great reel for the price
By Kamran
Boynton Beach, Florida
June 10, 2016
This reel is super smooth and can take anything that you that you throw at it. It's super strong and won't let you down
ConsYou don't have it
By John
Broadway, VA
June 3, 2016
spinfisher V 6500
this is my 3rd spinfisher in the last 3 years. I first bought a 5500, then a 4500, now I have the 6500. They are freakin great reels for the surf, and for catfishing in freshwater. Very smooth and reliable. The drag on the reel are wonderful when horsing in big Drum off the beaches of N.C. (ramp 44). And the Bluefish don't stand a chance. Switching to the Spinfisher V's are one the best moves I made.
Prosgreat for fighting big fish
ConsMade In China
By Heidi
Sarasota, FL
May 29, 2016
Great deal!
I love the Spinfisher V. I already have a 4500 plus a Penn Battle, I usually fish off a beach. This is for my husband. Since we just bought a Sea Eagle inflatable fishing boat he can come with me and these are great as they are sealed. Tackle Direct was the best price and they delivered fast. Very happy!
ProsSealed drag and bearings. Less wind knots when using braid.
ConsA little tight on the drag but still work great.
By Victor
umeå, västerbotten,sweden
May 29, 2016
Very nice reel
I bought a few penn spinnfishers v when they just came on the market. I have now had them for 3 years and their still going strong after getting dunked in saltwater. These reels are so durable and easy to maintance, if you are looking for a first saltwater reel i highly recomend it ! will be getting myself another one of these any day now !
ProsSuper strong,quality drag system and very reliable
ConsA little heavy but it's an all metal reel so shoudlnt complain ;)
By Victor
umeå, västerbotten,sweden
May 29, 2016
Great reel
I bought a few penn spinnfishers v when they just came on the market. I have now had them for 3 years and their still going strong after getting dunked in salt water. These reels are so durable and easy to maintance, if you are looking for a first saltwater reel i highly recomend it !
By Victor
umeå, västerbotten,sweden
May 29, 2016
working horse
I bought a few penn spinnfishers v when they just came on the market. I have now had them for 3 years and their still going strong after getting dunked in salt water. These reels are so durable and easy to maintance, if you are looking for a first saltwater reel i highly recomend it !
By Victor
umeå, västerbotten,sweden
May 29, 2016
Fantastic reel
I have had it now for 3 years and still going strong after getting dunked in salt water. These reels are so durable and easy to maintance, if you are looking for a first saltwater reel i highly recomend it !
By Victor
umeå, västerbotten,sweden
May 29, 2016
Penn reels are the best
I bought a few penn spinnfishers v when they just came on the market. I have now had them for 3 years and their still going strong after getting dunked in salt water. These reels are so durable and easy to maintance, if you are looking for a first saltwater reel i highly recomend it !
By Victor
umeå, västerbotten,sweden
May 29, 2016
Good buy
I bought a few penn spinnfishers v when they just came on the market. I have now had them for 3 years and their still going strong after getting dunked in salt water. These reels are so durable and easy to maintance, if you are looking for a first saltwater reel i highly recomend it !
By Victor
umeå, västerbotten,sweden
May 29, 2016
Penn spinnfisher great reel
I bought a few penn spinnfishers v when they just came on the market. I have now had them for 3 years and their still going strong after getting dunked in salt water. These reels are so durable and easy to maintance, if you are looking for a first saltwater reel i highly recomend it !
By Victor
umeå, västerbotten,sweden
May 29, 2016
Best quality for the money reel!
I bought a few penn spinnfishers v when they just came on the market. I have now had them for 3 years and their still going strong after getting dunked in salt water. These reels are so durable and easy to maintance, if you are looking for a first saltwater reel i highly recomend it !
ProsStrogn and durable with a great drag system.
ConsA bit heavy
By Bill
May 27, 2016
Quality Reel
This is all I buy and use now. Being very hard on equipment, fishing exclusively in saltwater, they inevitably get soaked (kayak and flats boat fishing). I was lucky to get a year out of other brands and these seem like they will last forever with basic maintenance. No real signs of ware after a couple of years of constant use. Maybe not the smoothest or lightest in the world, but incredibly durable.
By john schaub
Butler, New Jersey
May 22, 2016
Great reel for the price. I own three from 3500 size up to the 6500.
Prossolid construction, smooth drag, reasonable price
Consa bit heavy
By JImmy
Long Island NY
May 22, 2016
Great bang for your buck
Since TD has this on sale I decided I couldn't go wrong with a semi-sealed reel for under $100. I have only used it a few times but I am very impressed with it. I paired it with my older 9' Lami SS and it feels great paired to this rod. It's nice and light, casts well and has a good drag. I haven't caught anything big on it yet but so far so good.
ProsLight weight surf reel Good drag Semi-sealed Price
ConsGears but this wont be an issue because if they go I will replace them with the new machined gear set
By Jay
Queens, NY
May 19, 2016
Great Buy!
Absolutely impressed with this reel. Real smooth, and balanced nice with my rod. Speedy shipping.
ProsSmooth, balanced.
ConsNone so far!
By Greg D.
De Queen, AR
May 19, 2016
Great quality.
All around great reel, smooth operation both casting and reeling. Tough and strong.
ProsSmooth all the way around. Love how the line lays and reel is tough. Hauled in a 33 lb high fin blue and 34 lb flat head no problem. True drag.
By max
Redding, CT
May 13, 2016
Awesome Reel
This is the second spin fisher v that I have had (also have had the 4500) and they are awesome reels. Very durable and strong. I have the 6500 rigged with 50 lb braid, about 250 yards. For $113.49, grab one, you won't be sorry!
Prosstrong, durable and high quality
By Big Chuck
Marathon, FL
May 1, 2016
Reel works perfectly for presenting live bait to sailfish or dead sticking for shark. Can't truly appreciate the rock solid construction until you have a sea monster on the line. This reel can handle them.
ProsTough as nails.
By Florida Mike
Brooksville FL
May 1, 2016
Great reel
I have been using since last season & I was so happy I just bought another. Great reel
By Don
April 29, 2016
Great Reel!
Although I have no had the opportunity to use this exact reel yet, I bought it because of a charter I went on a month ago. I have always been a big fan of Shimano's reels and have been quite loyal to the brand. I charted a trip in Florida a month ago and they had a lot of Penn gear on board. Once I used the Penn Spinfisher, "live-liner", I knew I had to get one for myself. The reel is incredibly smooth, the live-liner feature was flawless, and it's built like a work horse. The captain told me one of the reasons he uses them is because of their durability, you can't kill these things! I was even more pleased when I went to order one and found out they are priced so well. You get a lot of reel for the price. As I have to replace gear over the coming years due to wear and tear, I will be replacing my arsenal of gear with Penn reels. I am very happy with the quality fo the product as well as the price. You can't go wrong with this line of reels!
By Alex
Pozzuoli, Italy
April 26, 2016
Awesome Reel
I own two SSV's. A 5500 and a 6500BLS. Both are awesome and can handle decent fish. By far the best value for the money. They have good drags and are smooth. Definitely a reel I would buy again.
By Alex
Pozzuoli, Italy
April 26, 2016
My Favorite Reel
This is an awesome reel. I have been using it for two years and haven't had an issue. Bailless feature is great because I don't snap off any more lures. It is smooth and has a good drag.
By steve
new windsor new york
April 21, 2016
great reel
this is now my eighth peen reel they are well worth the money with proper maintenance it should last a life time...
By steve
new windsor new york
April 21, 2016
Great reel
This reel has performed flawlessly with proper maintenance it should out last me...
Consreel came damaged but to tackle directs credit they made good on it.
By Genaro
Oxnard, Cali
April 20, 2016
Great for the price!
It was time to step up in bigger spinning reel. This one reminds me of the old black n gold spinning reels my grandfather use to have, in which he could cast his 6 hooks with his 6 oz sinker approximately 100 yards with no effort! This reel has improved my distance, which should improve even more as my casting technique improves!
ProsImproved casting distance Easily holds 500 yards of 30# braid
ConsNone that I have at this time
By Maritime Mike
Staten Island, NY
April 15, 2016
Awesome Reel
This is a very smooth reel with an excellent drag. Built to last a lifetime.
ProsSmooth with a full metal body.
ConsI couldn't find any
By Farhan
April 15, 2016
Nice reel
Smooth and strong reel
ConsLittlebit heavy
By David
San Antonio, TX
April 11, 2016
Great reel!
The Pen Spinfisher V SSV6500 reel feels great on my new Ugly Stick medium action rod! Well balanced!
ProsFeel Balanced
ConsA little stiff, but probably needs to break in! Pricey
By joseph
Pavilion, NY
April 9, 2016
Still the best reels
Bought a pair of these . Spooled with 50# and 80# braid for jigging tuna and bottom critters. Couldn't be more pleased
Consa bit heavy
By Pedro
Alberta, Canada
April 4, 2016
excellent reel
I've used this reel for 2 winters on the Pacific coast of Mexico for surf fishing. This past winter I fished almost every day for 3 months. I've caught many Toro of all sizes up to 30 pounds. I've tossed lures and live bait and fought many a battle with this reel and a Penn Torque 10 ft rod. No problems to date. This reel can handle any of the fish I catch off the beach. Totally recommended.
ProsSmooth drag and retrieve. No problems after many hours of casting.
By Terry
March 30, 2016
Beast mode spinner
Solid penn spinfisher one of five i own
Pros500 yards 50#
By Eric Dula
Boca Raton, FL
March 5, 2016
Penn spinfisher 6500
Penn does it again, this reel has a smooth take up, solid body construction, the live lever works great with live baits this is my go to rod for dolphin, reef fishing or any other medium size fish. I have a 6500 on a Penn rod and a Crowder ESF712. Both reels have given hours of reliable fishing, you can depend on them each and every trip.
ProsSolid construction, smooth reeling, live lever
ConsA little heavy, for an all day fishing event, but Penn has the new Clash series reels for the same durability and lighter weight.
By max
Redding, CT
February 19, 2016
Nice reel
this is a pretty good overall reel, nice and strong. Handles striped bass very well. pretty smooth but not as smooth as my stradic fk
ProsStrong watertight
Consa little heavy
By william
palm coast fl
February 17, 2016
nice long cast reel for the money, good quality, nice weight ratio, fits good on my 12ft surf pole.
By Mark
Somerset, NJ
February 17, 2016
Get the Bite
This is a great reel when it comes to a live bite. The release on the spool is outstanding when fishing for Stripers or Blues. The easy set comes when the fish need to run a little before setting the hook. No need to trip the bail and have that sudden jerk to lose the fish. A nice easy turn on the reel and it's Fish On.
By Matthew
Fort Worth, TX
February 11, 2016
Penn is the best
Solid construction, a bit heavy but i have 6 penn spin reels i dont mind the weight for as solid the reel is
By Erik
rocky point, New York
January 20, 2016
Great for Surf Fishing
I use a size 6500 for surf fishing on long island. This reel is tough, smooth, and affordable. While not fully sealed to keep the saltwater out, it does a fine job at handling splashing and very brief dunks in the water. Just rinse in freshwater after each use and occasionally clean and lube the inside and this reel will last a lifetime. Perfect size for striper and bluefish, feels very balanced on my 10' surf rod. I use #40 braided line with a mono backing, although this is a superline spool so no backing is actually required. Tackledirect shipped extremely fast and i couldn't be happier!
ProsSmooth reel Smooth drag Great Line Capacity Affordable
ConsNot fully seal from saltwater
By Brett
Westminster, MD
January 1, 2016
Very Tough Spinning Reel
Have had one for several months now and it shows absolutely no signs of corrosion, however it is on the heavy side.
ProsSmooth drag, sealed, thick bail wire
ConsVery heavy compared to other similar sized spinning reels
By Matthew
Liberty twp, OH
December 13, 2015
This is a reel that needs to be in everyone's arsenal. When getting spooled or losing fish this is the reel to bring out. This reel is used for me as a shark setup - 80lb or 100lb braid to 200-300 leader.
By Donald
orange beach, AL
November 20, 2015
sturdy &reliable
Very strong real can handle anything you want to put it up against. amberjack, snapper, tuna, nothing's a match little bit heavy but still love the real.
ProsAs strong as any real you could ever use
ConsJust a little heavy
By Mark Schuman
Lyndonville, NY
October 27, 2015
Excellent Reel!
I spooled this reel with 30lb power pro super slick and ran it direct to my terminal tackle setup for drum with a fish finder rig. The reel was mounted to a heavy action 12 foot Hurricane Typhoon. This reel is a perfect match for that rod as it is a good heavy counterbalance to the rod. This is not a reel for a lightweight lure caster, but it excels as a great 8 and bait rod and reel setup. My first cast at home with a moderate power Hatteras cast landed a 4 oz. lead 330 feet into wind. After getting used to the setup the casts were longer with a bit more practice and power,exceeding 350 feet with 4 oz. I'm not a power caster and not great at form, but for me I was impressed with the distance this reel can muster. Fished the beaches at Hatteras Island with this rig and it was my go to for long casts to the outer edges of the trough near the first bar breakers off the beach at low tide. The line lay was perfect out of the box and contributed greatly to its ability to cast smooth and far. I did not have a chance to experience the drag on a large fish, but I'm sure it will handle anything that the 30lb braid could handle. Great looking reel, that won't break the bank, and excellent operation for 2 weeks at the beach. I'm considering another one for a 10 Foot heavy action rod as well.
ProsSmooth, long casts, handles braid line very well, reasonably priced, great looks
ConsNot any other than wish penn would make another SSVLC in a smaller, lighter platform for light rod application.
By Chris
Narragansett R.I
August 26, 2015
I like it
I use my 4500 ll to live line eels I take a lot of new people out so the live liner feature Is great takes a bit of the learning curve out of fishing live eels
ProsSturdy great drag
ConsCould be smoother but it's still a great reel
By Albert K. Basilio
Kaneohe, Hawaii
August 5, 2015
penn spinfisher V 5500
Just purchased this item from TackleDirect and to date this reel is smooth and very powerful! Retrieve speed is great too for pulling in jigs for fast moving fish. So far there has been no water intrusion and I use it from shoreline to boat fishing. All in all a very impressive reel!
Prosfast retrieve, very strong drag and , so far, watertight!
By John
Milford, NJ
July 31, 2015
This is a nice, solid reel for the money. Casts well and is very smooth. I use the 4500 on a 7' Penn Regiment and feel that its the perfect match. I highly recommend
Prossmooth cast
By Hank
Cape May, NJ
July 28, 2015
Smooth and Powerful
I matched this reel with a St. Croix TSRS100M2 Triumph Surf Rod. It is a perfect match both weight and balance. The Spinfisher V has a nice way of spoiling your line so it comes off smooth. The retrieve is very smooth and not that it is that important but the reel looks great.
ProsSmooth Unique Line spooling Perfect match with St. Croix Triumph TSRS100M2
By Greg
Keyport New Jersey
June 18, 2015
Perfect for the money
Penn did a amazing job here....I fish reel hard
ProsGreat casting, smooth, line retrieve and look
By Greg Fabrizzi
Keyport NJ
June 18, 2015
Great reel for the money
I run a charter operation and have used the reel for stripers up to 44lbs and big blues. Works like a charm. I would recommend for daily and occasional use
ProsGreat drag sytesm and smooth action
By Jeffrey
Lansdale, PA
June 16, 2015
Great Reel!
Smooth retrieve & great drag. I use it saltwater fishing & freshwater bass fishing.
By T. Sper.
May 30, 2015
Excellent saltwater reel
Usual Penn quality. Big, all metal, and gets the job done. Highly recommended
ProsThese reels are made for the saltwater environment. This model has a ton of line capacity, and can handle big fish.
ConsThe weight, but this is expected with a reel of this size.
By Christopher
Long Beach, NY
May 29, 2015
Great All Around Surf Reel
Have done 90% of my surf fishing with this reel this season. Great reel. No issues at all. Well worth the money.
By dan
Southampton, NJ
May 25, 2015
Built Penn tough
Very nice reel built by penn. Glad I don't have to worry about breaking off a $20-$30 lure with the bailless feature, and doing it without spending the $700+ on the other bailless sealed reels. If your on a budget and want a good sealed reel (not completely so I wouldn't go dunking it) and the bailless feature, go with this!
Prossealed, bailless, built penn tough!
Consfinish scratches easily
By Danny
May 7, 2015
Buy this reel
Great reel, smooth and exceptionally durable, had it for over 3 years with heavy saltwater use and have found no problems at all.
By david
May 5, 2015
live bait fishing
this reel is very strong and has a good amount of drag the LL feature is great to catch offsore fish with live bait
50 Questions & 51 Answers
from FL asked:
May 13, 2018
can you name a few rods that would be a good for for the spinfisher 8500 for tarpon fishing?
1 Answers
This Shimano Terez rod would work well. (TZS72MHBLK)
on May 28, 2018

from New Haven Connecticut asked:
April 5, 2018
Can the 8500 be good for gt and tuna fishing
1 Answers
You could probably pull it off but may get whooped a little.
on April 6, 2018

from Fairbanks, AK asked:
February 6, 2018
Hi, can you tell me which size would pair best with a Okuma Nomad 10 ft Heavy surf rod with, say, 50 lb braided PowerPro? Throwing baits and occasional plugs. Thanks.
1 Answers
The best size Spinfisher to pair with the Okuma Nomad 10 ft Heavy surf rod would be the 5500 for the best results.
on February 7, 2018

from Destin, Fl asked:
December 28, 2017
Can you use the 6500 for inshore fishing and surf fishing for bull Redfish and some medium sized sharks
1 Answers
You could use the Spinfisher 6500 fishing for reds and medium size sharks in the surf and inshore.
on December 29, 2017

Bob S.
from NJ asked:
November 24, 2017
Hi - I have a 7 ft , 2 piece Tsunami air wave TSAWSS 702m rod for use on jetties, boat & surf fishing, would a penn fisher v (4500) match well or would a Battle 2 (4000) work better? fishing for fluke, blues and other bottom fish.
1 Answers
I would use the Spinfisher 4500. The Spinfisher series is sealed more than the battle and handles better in heavier saltwater conditions than the battle would.
on November 24, 2017

from tx asked:
August 18, 2017
what would be a good combo for chunking cut bait off the surf. I like the spinfisher because they are sealed, but need help getting a good set up.
1 Answers
The Penn SSV6500102H Spinfisher V 10ft Surf Combo would be a good combo fishing from the surf.
on August 18, 2017

from Springfield, Illinois asked:
March 29, 2017
Would the ssv10500 be a good rod for surf fishing for shark around 6ft? And what would be a good rod to go with that reel if so?
1 Answers
The Penn Spinfisher 10500 would be fit for shark fishing from the surf or from a boat. Depending on the where your fishing and how your fishing for sharks will determine the rod. The Tsunami Airwave Elite Surf Series rods are durable rods that provide a lot of backbone. From a boat the Shimano Terez Spinning rods would be a great choice as well. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
on March 30, 2017

from Florida, Miami asked:
March 25, 2017
Good day! What rod will be better for ssv8500 for boat jigging? Dont know what to choose: Star paraflex mh, Shimano TZS72MHBLK Terez, Daiwa PRTB80HFS Proteus?
1 Answers
Out of the three rods you mentioned the Shimano TZS72MHBLK would be the best match for the SSV 8500. This combo will be well balanced and will provide a great fishing experience. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
on March 25, 2017

from Pennsylvania asked:
March 20, 2017
I have a 11ft tica for throwing chucking what size would you recommend
1 Answers
When pairing up with an 11ft rod we would suggest a 5500 size in the Spinfisher V. If you are planning to use a heavy braided line like 50-65 lb. test, then we would suggest stepping up in size to the 6500.
on March 21, 2017

from Maryland asked:
March 15, 2017
How does this reel compare to the slammer? What is the main price difference on 4500 series?
1 Answers
The Penn Slammer is sealed better and the power knob is a great feature that sets the slammer apart from the Spinfisher V. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
on March 16, 2017

from Philadelphia, Pa asked:
March 5, 2017
I was thinking of getting the 5500 for fishing dead baits for stripers, but also for casting plugs for stripers and blues. I will be fishing both off the shore and on a boat. Is there a versatile rod that could match my needs and this size reel.
1 Answers
I would recommend a 7' or 7'6" Mojo Inshore, Heavy power, Fast action. A Shimano Teramar or Gloomis E6X Inshore of a similar variety would also be options.
on March 6, 2017

from Outer Banks, NC asked:
February 17, 2017
I thought I was settled on purchasing the sf7500lc for use with a terez boat rod and a St Croix mojo surf rod until I saw the slammer III's. Other than the drag power, is there any significant difference in castability between the two models? Other than the spool and the worm gear in the 7500lc.
1 Answers
The Slammers are sealed as well. The Slammer would be a great choice for a Shimano Terez boat rod.
on February 18, 2017

from NEW JERSEY asked:
February 16, 2017
I am looking at the Spinfished 7500LC paired with the St Croix MSC106MHMF2 Mojo Surf Casting Rod for surf fishing striper/blues. Ideally I'd like to be able to throw both bait and artificial lures. Would this combo fair well for the uses above?
1 Answers
For the uses above the St Croix 10'6''MHMF2 and the Penn Spinfisher 7500LC would be a good setup. The combo would make for an enjoyable fishing experience.
on February 16, 2017

from Outer Banks, NC asked:
February 7, 2017
I am looking to purchase a 7500lc. It will be used for dual action. I'll be dolphin and tuna chunking and will switch rods and play in the surf . The rod choices are somewhat overwhelming. Thinking a 7' for the boat and 10-10 6 for the surf. Suggestions?
1 Answers
A Shimano TZS69HBLK for the boat and the St Croix MSC106MHMF2 Mojo Surf Casting Rod for the beach would be great fits for the style of fishing you are doing and to match up with the Penn 7500lc.
on February 9, 2017

from Michigan asked:
January 21, 2017
Wanted to pair one of these reels with the 9ft St. Croix Triumph surf travel rod for surf fishing in Florida. Would you recommend the 4500? Or another?
1 Answers
The 4500 would pair well with the St Croix Triumph travel rod.
on January 21, 2017

from -- asked:
January 21, 2017
Can i use this reel for boat fishing for big Sharks and barracudas?
1 Answers
You can use the larger size Penn Spinfisher reels for big sharks as well as barracudas.
on January 21, 2017

from CA asked:
January 17, 2017
im looking to find a good rod for my penn spinfisher v 7500 for good size tuna any suggestions?
1 Answers
The Shimano TVS66MH2 Trevala Butterfly Jigging Spinning Rod and if you want a heavier action rod the Shimano TVS60H Trevala Butterfly Jigging Spinning Rod would be suitable for the Penn SSV 7500.
on January 18, 2017

Grant Schoonvoer
from Atlanta, GA asked:
January 14, 2017
I'm setting up a "Do Everything" rod for an upcoming Sailing Charter in the BVI. Looking to troll, jig and cast, but have to travel with my equipment Will likely pair this reel with the Daiwa SAG703MHRS-TR Saltiga G Boat Spinning Travel Rod. Is the V the best choice? What size? 5500? will likely go with 30-40# Braid main line.
1 Answers
The Penn Spinfisher 4500 would be a better fit for the Daiwa SAG703MHRS-TR Saltiga G Boat Spinning Travel Rod. The two would balance out well together.
on January 14, 2017

from sea asked:
November 13, 2016
Hello Guys, would this reel works good for offshore bottom fishing for catching big Barracudas , Groupers , Snappers/Emperors , and small/medium sharks? and what rod would you recommend to use with it? Regards
1 Answers
The Daiwa Saltist Boat Jigging Spinning Rods would pair well with the Penn Spinfisher V Spinning Reels.
on November 16, 2016

from Abaco, Bahamas asked:
August 18, 2016
can i use the penn SVS10500 on a star paraflex MH rod for ofshore fishing?
1 Answers
You should use the 8500 for that model of rod.
on August 19, 2016

from Port Richey, FL asked:
March 27, 2016
Is the Spinfisher V series being discontinued? I see it is on clearance.
1 Answers
There are not being discontinued. All penn reels are on sale.
on March 28, 2016

from New Jersey asked:
November 26, 2015
Thinking of buying a spinfisher v for plugging from beach/jetty which size would best pair with a 9ft rod
1 Answers
I would recommend going with the 4500 size, I have two for exactly that and they work well for me.
on November 30, 2015

from Va asked:
August 23, 2015
Which would be best for surf fishing small sharks 6500 or 7500?
1 Answers
Hello Josh. The 7000 would work best for your application.
on August 23, 2015

from philadelphia asked:
August 22, 2015
I just purchased a 4500. I am a surf guy and the light weight and water tight seals drove my decision. I noticed upon taking the reel out of the box the unusually close tolerance between the bail and spool in cast mode. When casting I've got to believe that the line will be rubbing on the bail thus impeding to some degree casting distance. Am I all wet on this ?
1 Answers
Hello Bob. This is standard on these reels. You are absolutely correct on the bale being close to the spool at times. With the way the reel is designed this is actually not a concern and will not affect your casting distance. The Spinfisher will treat you very well getting out into the surf where you want to be.
on August 22, 2015

from Murrells Inlet S.C. 29576 asked:
July 31, 2015
I have a lot of rod and reels and there are some that I only use for a short period of time each year. I would like to use the same reel and/or Rod for two types of fishing if possible. In May and June, I fish Offshore for Dolphin, I need a few spinning combos for throwing plugs at weed patches and chunking cut bait after I get the fish under the boat. In the Fall I fish for Tarpon with dead and live bait. I was thinking that the Spinfisher 6500 may be able to handle both of these types of fishing. What do you think? Do you have a Rod selection that would work for both of these ?
1 Answers
Hello Eric. This is absolutely possible. A great line of rods to look at to compliment your Spinfisher reels is the Battalion line seen here:
on August 14, 2015

from CT asked:
July 25, 2015
Hi, which model reel would be good for a St. Croix PS70HF Premier Spinning Rod. I'm targeting mostly Striped Bass and Bluefish via boat in CT/RI waters. Thanks.
1 Answers
The 4500 would work fine for the application.
on July 27, 2015

from Doha asked:
April 16, 2015
SSV 10500 has LL module also what's the best rod match for this reel (surfcasting 40LB XX heavy) not much long 8-9feet do you all Ship outside US (middle east) what will be the cost
1 Answers
Rushdi, the 10500 Spinfisher V does not come with a live line, if you are surf casting with this reel i would recommend you going a 11 0r 12 ft rd. Here at TackleDirect, we make calculating your shipping costs very easy for you. We currently have a shipping estimate calculator directly on our website. After you add the items and quantity you want to your shopping cart , you can review your shopping cart prior to our secure checkout page. At the bottom of the shopping cart screen, you can input your Zip or Postal Code, State/Territory, and/or Country being delivered to and you will be given options for available shipping methods and prices. Import Duty Not Included: Notification Import Duty Not Included: Additional import duty tariffs, including any customs taxes or VAT charges may be assessed by the importing country (Ship To: Country) prior to the shipping carrier releasing your shipment. These taxes are NOT INCLUDED in the shipping charges shown during checkout as we are only calculating our known shipping carrier fees. Import duty taxes vary depending by country and on the type, origin, and value of the purchased goods. In some countries and for certain items or values, import duty may be exempt. You can estimate duty when importing from the United States to select countries using this free Duty Calculator tool. For other import countries not listed in this tool, please contact the specific import authorities in your country prior to placing your order as you are responsible for any additional charges that may incur to release your order.
on April 16, 2015

from new york asked:
March 21, 2015
I like to buy PENN SVS10500 could you please tell me whats the best rod I should buy for shore casting with this reel
1 Answers
Rushdi, I would recommend the 12' ft penn battalion surf rod, its going to be very balanced and have the ability to handle the higher pound test the 10500 is able to hold.
on March 21, 2015

from Minneapolis Mn asked:
March 14, 2015
I'll be using dead bait for tarpon from a dock in Marathon FL. Would you recommend the Penn Battle ll, Penn Conflict or Spinfisher and what size reel?
1 Answers
Hello Matthew. Any one of these reels would work just fine for you! I would recommend sticking with a 7000 series reel or higher for your application. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
on March 16, 2015

Bill Swift
from Amherst, NH asked:
March 5, 2015
The Spinfisher series spools have a rubber inlay where the first level of line lays. I assume this is to stop braid from slipping on the spool. Others have recommended using an initial layer or so of monofilament to prevent braid from slipping on the spool. Is the rubber inlay sufficient? What do you recommend?
1 Answers
The rubber on these reels is sufficient. You do not need to also use mono backing or tape.. The braid won't slip with this sort of spool.
on March 6, 2015

Jeffrey Pirog
from Linden, NJ asked:
February 11, 2015
I am looking to purchase a Penn Spinfisher V sometime soon for striper and and blues in the surf, and will be only using lures . I want to load it with 30lb braid. I want to pair the reel with either my current rod which is a 10'6 St Croix Mojo surf, or an 11 foot Lamiglas GSB blank. So which size Spinfisher V model would you recommend and why ?
1 Answers
Hello Jeffrey, I would recommend you go with the 6500 size Penn Spinfisher V. This size will hold 300 yards of 30 lbs line which is more than enough for fighting big blues and striped bass. It will also have plenty of drag for fighting bigger fish as well. It will be a great match with your Mojo and you will be able to throw lures and or bait all day with this setup.
on February 11, 2015

from wildwood nj asked:
February 5, 2015
inshore fishing 3500 big enough
1 Answers
Yes for inshore stripers, weakfish, bluefish, etc. 3500-4500 tops.
on February 12, 2015

from New York, NY asked:
January 2, 2015
Do the 6500 and the 5500 have the same body size? Are the differences only the spool sizes? Looking to get the bailless but they only have the 6500 size. I like the 5500 size as it balances well with my rod.
1 Answers
The body sizes are different as well as the spools. You may want to contact Penn to see if they have a bail less conversion kit for the 5500. The phone number is 800-892-5444.
Customer Service
on January 5, 2015

Bill Swift
from Amherst, NH asked:
October 27, 2014
What is the difference between the 7500 and the 7500LC other than line lenght on spool? Does the 7500LC actually have features built-in to allow further casts or is it just the amount of line on the spool that potentially allows for further casts. I am surf casting for stripers at high tide using bait (not live) 80% and throwing plugs the other 20%.
1 Answers
The difference is in the oscillation rate of the bail. It is much slower than than 7500 thus the line lay is much more even. This allows for the line to come off the spool more smoothly and increases the casting distance considerably.
Customer Service
on October 28, 2014
from nitro, wv asked:
October 19, 2014
what size reel would the 7500 be? medium, medium heavy? I ask because I want to find a great rod to match the reel. any suggestions on a good match?
1 Answers
Hello! The Spinfisher 7500 is a larger reel that can certainly be used in more medium/heavy applications. A lot of what plays into choosing your rod is what exactly you will be fishing for. We do offer a 7500 combo that can be found here: That pairs the reel with an appropriate rod and comes to your door ready to fish. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
Customer Service
on October 19, 2014

from Norfolk, VA asked:
October 14, 2014
Why doesn't Penn make the SS series in a 2000 - 2500 size anymore? I wish they would.
1 Answers
I wish we had an answer for you. You can contact Penn directly at; 800-892-5444 and ask them.
Customer Service
on October 14, 2014

from Florida asked:
October 5, 2014
What size (length) and model of Penn spin casting surf rod should be used with the Penn Spinfisher V SSV7500LC reel?
1 Answers
As for the length, you would want to use at least a 10' rod, maybe up to 12' long. The model really depends on you and how you fish. If you are throwing large plugs or bait, you need a more stout rod than if you are only throwing light weight offerings. What you are fishing for also comes into play. The Penn prevail and the new Battalion rods are both great choices.
Customer Service
on October 7, 2014

from Sweden asked:
October 2, 2014
I got a Penn v9500 looking to fish from a boat for cod and halibut mainly what rod would you recommend?
1 Answers
Look at the Okuma and Tsunami jigging rods. Either one will give you a lot of power at a great price.
Customer Service
on October 3, 2014

from DOVER DELAWARE asked:
September 30, 2014
how can i get a parts schemetic oF the 5500ss penn? i need to replace the spool washersand lock ring
1 Answers
Go to the following website;,default,pg.html It is Penn Reels home page, and this will take you to the reel schematics pages.
Customer Service
on September 30, 2014

from Austin, tx asked:
August 20, 2014
Wanting a 6500 but notice that it comes with a jigging rod? does that make a difference. ill be fishing bays and off the pier and jetties. thanks.
2 Answers
The 6500 is available without a rod, if you prefer. A jigging rod is always good to have, but not the best for piers and jetties.
Customer Service
on August 21, 2014
They are available either way. Jigging rod or standard spinning.
on August 30, 2014
from Florida

from New Egypt, New Jersey asked:
July 30, 2014
I have a 4500 and with the striper and bluefish season coming up this fall is this size to light for the surf and on a boat dropping metal? I'm trying to wait until the new Staal comes out, but thats unfortunately not until December so can I get away with the Spinnfisher? Thanks
1 Answers
You can get away with it dropping metals, but for surf fishing, it is small (line capacity).
Customer Service
on July 31, 2014

from Outer Banks, NC asked:
July 1, 2014
What is the difference between the SSV6500, SSV6500LL and the SSV6500BLS?
1 Answers
The 6500LL is a "live liner" or "bait runner" model. The 6500BLS is a "bailless" model. The 6500 is a "normal model.
Customer Service
on July 1, 2014

Flavio Coden
from Italy asked:
June 19, 2014
This reel is made in the U.S.A. or China?
1 Answers
It is made in China.
Customer Service
on June 19, 2014

from Houston asked:
June 4, 2014
What would you recommend for wade fishing in the bays, the spinfisher 3500 or 4500?
1 Answers
We would go with the 3500. It has plenty of line capacity and drag to handle what you will run into.
Customer Service
on June 5, 2014

Sherif A. El Ghani
from Abu Dhabi , U A E asked:
April 8, 2014
Hi, If we compare the Battle 7000 with Spinfisher v 7500 or 8500 , which one will be better as a performance & durability ? if use it with 11 ft Penn Torque rod for surf casting, wish reel would be better ? Thanks a lot.
1 Answers
For surf fishing dead baits, I would recommend the Spinfisher 7500SSV. This reel is better designed for throwing heavy baits and it a little more HD to handle the surf more than the Battle. If you are looking to throw mostly artificial baits the battle would be better because it is much lighter than the SSV reels.
Customer Service
on April 11, 2014

from CAL. asked:
February 24, 2014
Hello What is th cost for an extra spool for the SSV 9500
1 Answers
The replacement/spare spools can be found on the following webpage.
Customer Service
on February 25, 2014

Michael C
from Florida asked:
December 10, 2013
What Penn V reel would you recommend for a G. Loomis 6 1/2 ft spinning rod?
1 Answers
The Penn SSV3500 or the SSV4500 would match this rod best.
Customer Service
on December 11, 2013

from roanoke,virginia asked:
October 15, 2013
Which spinfisher v reel would you recommend for speckled trout fishing from the surf or in-store and which rod would you match it with?
1 Answers
I would recommend the Spinfisher SSV 4500 in combo with the Penn Legion Inshore 8' Medium Light. (TD Code: PEN-1003) Would be great for surf fishing for speckled trout. For in-shore boat fishing I would recommend a 7 to 7'6" medium light.
Customer Service
on October 16, 2013

from houston asked:
September 29, 2013
What you tell me about the live liner feature
1 Answers
The Live Liner drag was built for fishing live bait. Simply pull the switch back and the front drag disengages and runs off the Live Liner drag. The Live Liner drag is a much lighter drag that lets your live bait swim free. When you get bit, simply start cranking the handle and the Live Liner drag disengages, the front drag engages, and you're tight on your fish.
Customer Service
on September 29, 2013

from Parma, Michigan asked:
September 13, 2013
just bought a penn spinfisher 6500 to use great lakes salmon fishing what rod paring would you recommend?
1 Answers
A good reel would be a Shimano Compre Inshore Spinning Rods. Both the 7'6" and/or 8' have been popular rods
Customer Service
on September 16, 2013


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