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Penn Spinfisher V SSV8500LL Spinning Reel

Penn Spinfisher V SSV8500LL Spinning Reel

by Penn
Price: $199.95

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Model
TD Code
DescriptionMono Capacity (yds/lb)Braid Capacity (yds/lb)BearingsMax Drag
(lbs)
Gear RatioLine Retrieve
(inches)
Weight
(oz)
Price
SSV8500LL
PEN-1066
Spinfisher 8500LL440/20
300/30
250/40
650/40
540/50
470/65
5+1354.1:14232.2$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 244 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 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
NJ
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
By ELIAS
QUEBRADILLAS, PR
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
Mass
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
Consnone
By Jimmy
MOORESTOWN, NJ
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
MOORESTOWN, NJ
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.
By GZ
NC
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
By Ken
Derwood, Md
Penn 6500LL fishing reel
January 9, 2019
Already familiar with reel. Could not resist sale price. Always a fan of Penn reels.
6 Questions & 6 Answers
austin
from cincinnati, OH asked:
May 17, 2017
Would a 7ft MH or H penn carnage II boat rod balance this reel
1 Answer
The 7' H Carnage Boat rod would best match and balance the Spinfisher 8500.
Submitted by: Donald on May 18, 2017

Paul
from New Zealand asked:
September 6, 2016
I hear there was some design issues about the Live liner system a year or so ago but I hear this has been fixed for this years models was wondering if anyone has any comments.
1 Answer
The reviews for the LL have been great for this years models.
Submitted by: Donald on September 6, 2016

Kevin Lin
from Florida asked:
August 17, 2016
Which model tsunami airwave elite braid spinning rod would suit this reel well. I will be using it at a pier and would prefer it to be 7-9 foot long
1 Answer
The 8ft Tsunami would go well fishing on the pier.
Submitted by: Donald on August 18, 2016

David Wright
from phx, az asked:
December 11, 2014
SSV8500LL - Looking for a 6-7.5 ft boat rod to balance off the large spinning reel. Want a strong stiff base with a medium light tip. Price is an issue
1 Answer
We recommend the 6'5 Penn Bluewater Carnage Pen-0990
Submitted by: Customer Service on December 11, 2014

John Lee
from Alabama asked:
August 30, 2014
What st croix surf rod would you recommend for this 8500 ll? Also what jigging/ boat rod would pair well with this?
1 Answer
For Surf rods, we suggest going with the SCR-1159 11' rated 3-8 oz. or the SCR-1160 12' rated 6-16 oz. They are large enough to handle the reel. As for a jigging rod, look at OKM-0215 or the OKM-0215.
Submitted by: Customer Service on September 1, 2014

Masoud
from Worcester, MA asked:
June 11, 2013
What does LL in SSV8500LL stand for? Do the 7500 + models have infinite anti-reverse?
1 Answer
They all have an infinite anti reverse. The LL stands for Live Liner which is a secondary drag system that is used when fishing dead or live bait. The LL is available in 4500 6500 and 8500 sizes.
Submitted by: Customer Service on June 26, 2013

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