Penn Spinfisher V SSV3500 Spinning Reel

Penn Spinfisher V SSV3500 Spinning Reel

by Penn
Price: $139.95
TD Code
DescriptionMono Capacity (yds/lb)Braid Capacity (yds/lb)BearingsMax Drag
Gear RatioLine Retrieve
Spinfisher 3500390/4
5+1206.2:13014.4$139.95 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 246 reviews
By Ken
Bonita Springs, Florida--Oak Forest, I.
Fantastic Produict
January 27, 2019
I have researched saltwater spinning reels in detail.
When I came upon the 6500 bail less by Penn, there was no further searching. I'm skeptical of other's comments, but there were so many 5 *s, I thought I'd give it a try. Best thing I did. We live in Bonita Springs, Fl. most of the year. This reel is so great. The bail less is the greatest. I took a few casts to familiarize my self with, the technique. But boy it is effortless. What's the first thing to break on a traditional spinning reel? The bail spring, right? Well at least for me. No Bail, no spring .No problem. Highly recommend the bail less model..
ProsSee above
ConsNone yet.
By Andrew
I hate the bail-less
February 5, 2020
I thought that it was a cool idea so I had gotten the bail-less model. I've got to tell you, I wish I could change that decision. The reel itself is a very good quality. It stood up to a decent stingray, and hasn't tarnished at all since my saltwater trip. The problem comes when I'm casting. At times the line will find it way into the arm and snap the cast short. My motto for the trip had become "son of a bail-less b****" whenever it snapped the cast short.
Prosgood quality Smooth drag Smooth reeling
Conscasting with the bail-less model is very fraustrating
By Chuck D.
Clayton, NC
6500LL is a beast!
September 13, 2019
Very powerful reel, can wrestle any critter out of the ocean I'm sure. LL feature is cool, works better off a pier than in rough surf.
By Alex
Lusby, Maryland
Decent pier reel
July 21, 2019
Itā€™s a pretty good reel for pier fishing for stripers, croaker and bluefish. Iā€™ve also handled some pretty big rays and it did a nice job. Itā€™s super easy to self service too.
By Kweeks10045
Dallas, TX
Solid, tough, all Penn
July 14, 2019
Iā€™ve got my 6500BLS mounted on a 7ā€™ Allegiance II heavy rod with 40lb braid. Although this reel is typically used for surf fishing, it really works well when throwing heavy lures from a boat. Having the bail trip when slinging a 2-5oz lure can get pretty expensive when they fly 100 yards after breaking off. The bailless design takes a little getting used to, but when you do, itā€™s great. This reel is solid! For jack Crevalle, Bonita, Mahi-mahi, and even red snapper, itā€™s really a workhorse, especially for the price!
ProsTough and excellent value!
ConsSlightly heavy, but really not much of a con when you consider the durability
By Matthew
Fort Worth, TX
Great Reel
June 5, 2019
Exceptional reel, its heavy but is a workhorse never had any problems with any of my Spinfisher reels
By Ricky
SSV 6500 LL
June 4, 2019
The 6500 LL version of the Spinfisher is a good size for the boat/beach combo. I can plug the jetty for hours and also launch lures from the beach. The weight is a bit heavy but not so much that it wears you out after hours of casting and retrieving. The 39" retrieve is respectable and very smooth. Take care of your Penn gear with basic maintenance.

I got a new Spinfisher 6500LL because it was on clearance and the live line feature is great. I use it in place of my old 7500SS but that reel in still in service.

Side note --- Penn offers overhaul/cleaning/lubrication services for pretty cheap. Check local shops as some of them are authorized Penn service centers.

Fisherman's HQ in Ship Bottom, NJ can usually fix a wide scope of Penn reels. Maintenance helps the reel last long and stay in fighting shape. I have an old 7500SS that is 20 years old and performs like it's brand new.
Proslive line feature, sizes to choose from
El mejor reel spinning de Penn
April 22, 2019
La calidad del producto es exelente. No se equivoquen este reel es una herramienta de trabajo , lastima que no compre el 4500LL cuando estaba disponible
ProsSellado, todo en metal , mucho drag (20lb), balanceado
ConsEl costo pero el que quiere algo bueno paga
By Otter
Spinfisher 4500
April 12, 2019
Great reel for the price, smooth, very durable. Good for stripers.
Prossmooth good drag durable
Consa little heavy
By Capt D.
Rockport, TX
Spinfisher SSV3500
March 23, 2019
Love the 3500 ā€œVā€ reel. Guess I must have a dozen or so. Recently bought the new 3500 ā€œSSVIā€ reel. The 3500 ā€œVIā€ is the same size as the 4500 ā€œVā€. Would much rather have the 3500 ā€œSSVā€ than the 3500 ā€œSSVIā€ reel. Wonder if the 2500 ā€œSSVIā€ is the same as the 3500 ā€œSSVā€?
ProsGreat reel!
By hanknynj
New York
Strong Drag, Light and good price
February 24, 2019
I have a few of these Spinfishers and all size are great - this is my first Live Liner which works as advertised
ProsSolid Strong Drag Looks Good
By Jimmy
Amazing reel for the value
February 15, 2019
I bought these as an upgrade for older model Penn Spinfishers. The difference compared to the old reels is amazing. The level line feature is incredible for stripers. I would recommend these to anyone.
By Jimmy
Great Reel
February 15, 2019
This reel was a great upgrade from my old Penn Spinfisher reels. The upgrades from these older reels is amazing. The level line feature is perfect for live lining stripers. Definitely would recommend.
By Lawrence
Deltaville, VA
Very nice
January 27, 2019
This reel prefrorms better than I thought, great purchase.
Penn spin v
January 20, 2019
Great reel. Good lone lay, quick pick up and great drag. Super price-
5 Questions & 5 Answers
Luis Olivarez
from Kyle,Texas asked:
March 22, 2019
Does this feel pair well with 7’0 medium action rod?
1 Answer
Yes, that reel would pair well. 3500 is a good size for a variety of inshore applications. 
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on March 27, 2019

from FL asked:
December 9, 2017
What is the weight of this reel?
1 Answer
The weight of the Penn Spinfisher V SSV3500 Spinning Reel is 14.4 oz.
Submitted by: Donald on December 9, 2017

from maryland asked:
December 13, 2016
Would this reel be to big for catching white perch
1 Answer
The Penn Spinfisher V SSV3500 Spinning Reel would be to big for catching white perch. I would recommend the Penn Conflict 2500 for white perch fishing.
Submitted by: Donald on December 15, 2016

from Greensboro, North Carolina asked:
July 4, 2016
Would it be okay to use 10lb mono/fluoro on this reel. Would using line that is one bigger, cause any issues with fishability?
1 Answer
This reel is perfect for using 10 lb mono/fluoro and there would be no issues using that pound test.
Submitted by: Donald on July 6, 2016

Patrick Lim
from Malaysia asked:
August 9, 2015
Hi, very interested in this model. Is this made in USA? Thanks pat
1 Answer
This reel is made in China. There are other Penn reels available that are made in the United States.
Submitted by: David on August 12, 2015


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