Penn Spinfisher V SSV6500 Spinning Reel

Penn Spinfisher V SSV6500 Spinning Reel

by Penn
Price: $159.95
TD Code
DescriptionMono Capacity (yds/lb)Braid Capacity (yds/lb)BearingsMax Drag
Gear RatioLine Retrieve
Spinfisher 6500330/12
5+1305.6:13921.3$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 245 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 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-
By Jackson D.
Beaufort sc
BA little reel
January 19, 2019
Bought this with the intent to live like pogies for king fish. Used it the other day and worked just as planned. Last years model, great price. Same effectiveness
ProsLight. Strong drag, large spool
ConsCrank handle could be slightly bigger but not a big deal
7 Questions & 7 Answers
from Saudi Arabia asked:
October 12, 2018
What is the best size of jigging and fishing from the beach and is it originall and made in Pennsylvania?
1 Answers
I would recommend using the 5500 or 6500 for that style of fishing. These reels are not made in Pennsylvania.
on October 15, 2018

from Victoria, Australia asked:
December 21, 2017
Hi whats the best size for spinning lures and poppers off the rocks? cheers
1 Answers
The 5500 or the 6500 Spinfishers would be suitable fishing from the rocks using spinners and poppers.
on December 22, 2017

from Philadelphia asked:
October 29, 2017
Which size would match well with 10-11 ft surf rod for tossing bunker chunks without being too bulky/heavy? Thanks!
1 Answers
I would suggest the 5500 size for your application.
on October 31, 2017

Greg Kulus
from Blair Ne asked:
March 2, 2017
Is this convertible to a left handed reel?
1 Answers
The Penn Spinfisher V SSV6500 Spinning Reel can be used as left or right handed retrieve. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
on March 2, 2017

Tim Clohisy
from GA asked:
December 29, 2016
Im thinking of getting this reel to pair with a st. croix mojo MHMF 10'6" 2-6 oz. for surfcasting plugs for jacks, snook, tarpon, etc. Would this reel pair well with that rod? Any other suggestions in the $200 price range? My main concern is line capacity and weight of the reel. Thanks.
1 Answers
The Penn Spinfisher V SSV7500LC Spinning Reel Long Cast would be a better fit for that size of rod as well as for surf-casting plugs.
on December 30, 2016

John C
from ireland asked:
September 16, 2014
Is it possible to get spare spools for this reel
1 Answers
Yes, we have them in stock. The code is PEN-0274.
Customer Service
on September 16, 2014

Ric Sluiter
from NY asked:
October 21, 2012
I'm looking for a good reel for surf casting Montauk without breaking the bank. This reel looks like the ticket.Not sure on which model is best?
1 Answers
This is going to be the best reel for you. What size you should purchase is based on the lengths and weight rating of the rod you are using.
Customer Service
on October 22, 2012


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