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Penn Spinfisher V SSV10500 Spinning Reel

Penn Spinfisher V SSV10500 Spinning Reel

by Penn
Price: $199.95
TD Code
DescriptionMono Capacity (yds/lb)Braid Capacity (yds/lb)BearingsMax Drag
Gear RatioLine Retrieve
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
4.5 Stars based on 168 reviews
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
By cristian
Lake worth, FL
May 3, 2015
this reel is awesome
this reel is awesome the bait runner feature made the reel a definate buy one of the best reels out there
By Db
new york, NY
April 28, 2015
live liner
New spinfisher live liner.. it has been changed the design much nicer. mechanism on live lining is better than bait runner because it has more articulation. overall construction is also beyond bait runner..
By Alex
California, MD
April 26, 2015
Awesome reel!
I have several of these and I love them! Great reel, silky smooth drag and highly recommend it for surf fishing and inshore!
By cristian
Lake worth, FL
April 23, 2015
this is so good for trying to cast far on the surf so your bail doesnt shut and you dont lose an expensive lure
By Margaret
Poughkeepsie, NY
April 18, 2015
Best reel under $200
I can't find any flaws with the reel, I have dunked it and lost it underwater for a little while and it is still very smooth. The Penn SSV is the best reel for surf fishing under $200, maybe even more.
By Larry C.
Long Beach, NY
April 6, 2015
Casts a mile!
I paired this reel with my 11 foot Ron Arra Rod, it is a long cast reel. I added distance to my cast. The spool setup on this reel allows for less resistance as the line leaves the spool, it does allow for longer casts!
ProsLine lay, weight of reel, speed os retreve, ease of casting
By Alex
April 2, 2015
Awesome Reel!
I used this reel all last fall paired with a St. Croix Triumph 10' Surf Rod and I caught a lot of big fish with it! The drag is super smooth, and I dunked it quite a few times and it's still reels like it's brand new! If you want a bail-less reel but can't afford a Van Staal or a ZeeBass, this is the best next thing!
ProsStrong Smooth Water Tight Bail-Less.
ConsNone yet.
By John
Glen Allen, VA
March 17, 2015
Great feel and great power for Shark Fishing
I purchased two of these for sark fishing on the OBX with a bait launcher. This reel was the perfect match for launching bait 300 yards offshore and landing the sharks and large rays the OBX has to offer. Yes the reel is HUGE however it is perfect for the sand fisher with tons of spool space for tons of line for those big battles. I would recommend this to anyone. Great product and super fast delivery from the TackleDirect guys.
By cristian
Lake worth, FL
February 27, 2015
great reel
This reel is very smooth has a lot of drag and looks cool and i love how its cealed makes it great for surf fishing
By Db
new york, NY
February 23, 2015
solid choice
I used shimano baitrunner for a while. It was good but my only complain was spool lip is too weak. so I decided to have spinfisher ll version I feel like this reel is tank.. very solid
ProsSolid like tanks
By Michael
February 19, 2015
Penn 7500LC
I bought this Penn 7500 LC reel along with the Lamiglas Ron Arra 1383-2 long cast rod. With all the snow haven't thrown the reel yet,. but it's true, it's a big reel that belongs on at least an 11 ft rod IMO. The reel came well greased and spins nice. I can't wait to use it soon enough.
By ahmed
February 14, 2015
If this model 8500 with anti revirs
By Matthew
February 9, 2015
Penn Strong
I love this reel!! I paired it up with and Ugly Stick tiger, and renamed the beef stick. I have put this reel to the test and love it. I love how strong this reel is. The drag is nice and will help from the big runners from getting away. The water tight design is nice to have when your out on the boat and get the occasional spray that comes up. I have had my 4th generation SpinFisher for about ten years now and it still works fine. This is before I knew how to take care of my reel. This reel has been in the sand, hit by ocean waves, and went a few years with out even being greased or lubed up. It is amazing how it lasted so long and believe my new spinfisher will last even longer.
ProsIt's a Penn!!
7 Questions & 7 Answers
from DORAL, FL asked:
December 18, 2016
Hello! I got this reel a short time ago and have not decided on a rod to pair with. Will be used for boat jigging/trolling. Was looking into the carnage boat roads, specifically the CARBWII 50100S70/PEN-1443. Would this be a good match? Any other suggestions or better recomendatorios? I fish in Costa Rica tuna, roosters, and large snappers. Thanks!
1 Answers
The Penn CARBWII50100S70 Carnage II Boat Spinning Rod - 7' would pair very well with the Penn Spinfisher 10500 for trolling in Costa Rica.
on December 20, 2016

from Bridgetown Barbados asked:
March 13, 2016
I would like to know how much yards of line are represented between each ring on the spool
1 Answers
It depends on how many yards you are using. Total line capacity divided by 4.
on March 16, 2016

Gilberto Cabrera
from Calexico, ca. asked:
November 24, 2014
I will be using this reel for surf fishing. Wich rod do you recommend?
1 Answers
First, what are you fishing for? This reel is designed for large Pelagic species like Tuna. It is likely way too large to be used from shore.
Customer Service
on November 24, 2014

from London UK asked:
October 9, 2014
coul you give me some advice on what are the best? for boat? for jigging? any brand or models?? I usually peach boat near london or at least in the UK
1 Answers
Hello Moa. We would love to help you pick the perfect combination for you. What will you be fishing for? Is it fresh or salt water? Please feel free to call or e-mail us with your particulars so we can better get you set up with everything you will need!
Customer Service
on October 9, 2014

from London asked:
October 7, 2014
i bought 10500 spinfisher and i would like to buy machting road. can u help me to choose ??? any brands?? good value price/quality
1 Answers
Really depends on how and what you are fishing for. Are you surf fishing or bait fishing from a boat, or jigging?
Customer Service
on October 7, 2014

from fort lauderdale asked:
July 28, 2014
I plan on running this reel with 80lb braid for a heavy duty jigging an trolling combo. I was interested in the penn bluewater carnage rods. Which of the spinning model rods would be best with this reel?
1 Answers
The Penn Carnage PEN-0973 would be the best bet. It is a 7' 30-80# rod.
Customer Service
on July 28, 2014

from singapore asked:
September 21, 2012
hi i would like to buy this rell n wan 3 set . me from singapore may i know how much for the reels n shiping to singapore n how long will it take to ship here. tks bob
1 Answers
This size isn't expected until early 2013. Shipping costs are shown right in the shopping cart at checkout.
Customer Service
on September 21, 2012

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