Penn Spinfisher V SSV4500LL Spinning Reel - Was $159.95

Penn Spinfisher V SSV4500LL Spinning Reel

by Penn
Price: $159.95
Model
TD Code
DescriptionMono Capacity (yds/lb)Braid Capacity (yds/lb)BearingsMax Drag
(lbs)
Gear RatioLine Retrieve
(inches)
Weight
(oz)
Price
SSV4500LL
PEN-1060
Spinfisher 4500LL300/8
250/10
185/12
365/15
280/20
200/30
5+1256.2:13416.2$159.95 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 256 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 ALEXIS
MIAMI, FL
Great reel
March 23, 2021
Nice material and design, 3 years of use, and is like new
By N17
,
Still working hard after 4 years
February 15, 2021
It still works. I donít take great care of it but still super smooth after 4 years
By gary
Bayview, TX
AWESOME
January 26, 2021
AWESOME REEL, DURABLE, HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT
ProsVERY DURABLE
ConsWEIGHT MAYBE BUT WHAT CAN U EXPECT FROM SUCH A LARGE REEL
By Gonzalo
Corpus Christi, TX
Worth it!!!
September 29, 2020
This reel is absolutely worth every penny!! Great quality, strong and smooth. Havenít been able to use the live liner yet, but Iím sure it will work perfectly when I do.
By Joseph
bay shore, NY
Good enough
May 23, 2020
Good enough for my local dock hopping for tog or blues/bass but it feels very geary and not smooth. I still enjoy it because it holds a good amount of line has good drag and casts great.
ProsSpool size
ConsIssues while jigging and hooking up, handle spins backwards and have to get slack to fix it.. has happened to me and a friends
By Matthew
Clearwater, FL
Great reel for a variety of purposes
May 19, 2020
Surprising power in a live liner. Have pulled in some mackerel, grouper, snapper and mahi with this reel.
ProsStrong with serious backbone Live liner Smooth action
ConsVery quiet clicker on the live liner...if any noice is around you won?t hear it running out.
By Tom
New Jersey
Heavy Duty
April 7, 2020
While this is shore a workhorse of a reel, it is a big girl and can be cumbersome compare to some slightly more expensive alternatives in class, I use the 10500 for jigging for tuna.
By Sean
Hacienda Hts, CA
Great, but...
March 29, 2020
Itís a solid reel with quality parts. I do have one complaint with the live line feature. I was hoping that the live sardine could swim out using the bottom drag. I was using 50lb braid and with the complete free setting the sardine was not able to do so. I had to open the bail for the sardine to swim out. I did still caught a few yellow fin tuna but it didnít work the way I expected it work. I had no problem reeled in the tunas thou.
ProsSolid reel with quality components
ConsLive liner feature didn?t work as expected.
By Joey
South Jersey, new jersey
Great reel
March 24, 2020
Had the opportunity to use the 5500 series reel fighting 100+ pound tarpon and it held up great. Perfect size for the job. Also used for stripers off the Jersey shore and has held up great through the years.
By Alan
Chesapeake Bay, MD
Best chunk/live bait fishing reel EVER!
March 23, 2020
I fish for Rock Fish (aka Striped Bass) in the Chesapeake Bay and have great success using the Penn Spinfisher 4500LL. The "LL" stands for live lining and means I can set my baits out, flip the live liner switch and sit back waiting for the line to scream off the reel. As soon as you turn the reel handle once, the drag kicks in to where you have it set and you fight the fish. no more adjusting the drag when there's a fish on the line, means more fish in the boat!
By Andrew
Ohio
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
Itís a pretty good reel for pier fishing for stripers, croaker and bluefish. Iíve also handled some pretty big rays and it did a nice job. Itís super easy to self service too.
By Kweeks10045
Dallas, TX
Solid, tough, all Penn
July 14, 2019
Iíve got my 6500BLS mounted on a 7í 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, itís great. This reel is solid! For jack Crevalle, Bonita, Mahi-mahi, and even red snapper, itís 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
4 Questions & 4 Answers
B McGuill
from Texas asked:
October 27, 2018
What country is it assembled?
1 Answers
This reel is made in China
Bernie
on October 29, 2018

seacoast
from NEW HAMPSHIRE asked:
October 3, 2018
Hi, Are the Penn Spinfishers V on clearance and will be discontinued as the new Spinfishers 6's are out? Thanks,
1 Answers
Correct making room for inventory
Bernie
on October 4, 2018

Adam
from Waterloo, Illinois asked:
April 24, 2017
What would be the best rod for this reel 250$ or under? Preferably under 6 1/2 feet or under. Will consider 7ft. Looking for a fast action rod.
1 Answers
The Shimano Trevala 6'6'' jigging rods would be good to match with the Penn Spinfisher SSV 4500LL.
Donald
on April 26, 2017

Robert
from Livermore, CA asked:
March 15, 2015
What is the LL??
1 Answers
LL Stands for "Live Liner". The Live Liner is a feature that allows you to fish very light drag (almost free spool) with a closed bail. You then engage the drag by simply turning the handle. This is most commonly used when bait fishing and you want to allow the fish to eat the bait without feeling resistance. If you have any other questions on this or other reels please feel free to reach out to one of our product specialist. Direct +1-609-788-3819 Email sales@tackledirect.com -Paul
Paul
on March 16, 2015

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