Penn Spinfisher V SSV8500LL Spinning Reel
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- 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
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..
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.
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