Penn Spinfisher VI Spinning Reels

Penn Spinfisher VI Spinning Reels

by Penn

With the addition of Penn's CNC Gear Technology and IPX5 seals, the Spinfisher VI is a top contending spinning reel in its class.

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Model
TD Code
DescriptionBearingsGear RatioMax DragMono Line CapacityBraided Line CapacityWeightPrice
SSVI2500
PEN-1673
Spinfisher VI 250066.2:115lb255yds/6lb
175yds/8lb
140yds/10lb
240yds/10lb
220yds/15lb
160yds/20lb
10.7oz$169.95 USD
SSVI3500
PEN-1674
Spinfisher VI 350066.2:115lb360yds/6lb
285yds/8lb
220yds/10lb
310yds/10lb
270yds/15lb
220yds/20lb
12.1oz$189.95 USD
SSVI4500
PEN-1675
Spinfisher VI 450066.2:120lb425yds/8lb
320yds/10lb
235yds/12lb
390yds/15lb
320yds/20lb
250yds/30lb
12.5oz$189.95 USD
SSVI4500BLS
PEN-1676
Spinfisher VI 4500 Bail-less66.2:120lb425yds/8lb
320yds/10lb
235yds/12lb
390yds/15lb
320yds/20lb
250yds/30lb
12.3oz$189.95 USD
SSVI5500
PEN-1677
Spinfisher VI 550065.6:125lb430yds/10lb
330yds/12lb
230yds/15lb
500yds/20lb
380yds/30lb
335yds/40lb
18.5oz$209.95 USD
SSVI6500
PEN-1678
Spinfisher VI 650065.6:130lb390yds/12lb
345yds/15lb
205yds/20lb
485yds/30lb
410yds/40lb
335yds/50lb
22.3oz$229.95 USD
SSVI6500BLS
PEN-1679
Spinfisher VI 6500 Bail-less65.6:130lb390yds/12lb
345yds/15lb
205yds/20lb
485yds/30lb
410yds/40lb
335yds/50lb
21.8oz$229.95 USD
SSVI7500
PEN-1680
Spinfisher VI 750064.7:135lb490yds/15lb
330yds/20lb
220yds/30lb
530yds/40lb
440yds/50lb
400yds/65lb
26.5oz$249.95 USD
SSVI8500
PEN-1681
Spinfisher VI 850064.7:140lb455yds/20lb
310yds/30lb
260yds/40lb
730yds/40lb
600yds/50lb
555yds/65lb
28.3oz$249.95 USD
SSVI9500
PEN-1682
Spinfisher VI 950064.2:145lb350yds/30lb
300yds/40lb
240yds/50lb
730yds/50lbs
670yds/65lbs
435yds/80lbs
37.1oz$279.95 USD
SSVI10500
PEN-1683
Spinfisher VI 1050064.2:150lb435yds/30lb
360yds/40lb
255yds/50lb
845yds/50lb
780yds/65lb
540yds/80lb
38.6oz$279.95 USD
SSVI5500LC
PEN-1684
Spinfisher VI 5500 Long Cast64.8:120lb355yds/8lb
310yds/10lb
215yds/12lb
450yds/15lb
380yds/20lb
265yds/30lb
20.7oz$229.95 USD
SSVI6500LC
PEN-1685
Spinfisher VI 6500 Long Cast64.8:120lb495yds/10lb
365yds/12lb
330yds/15lb
620yds/20lb
430yds/30lb
355yds/40lb
24.4oz$249.95 USD
SSVI7500LC
PEN-1686
Spinfisher VI 7500 Long Cast64.3:125lb650yds/10lb
480yds/12lb
430yds/15lb
850yds/20lb
590yds/30lb
490yds/40lb
27.9oz$279.95 USD
SSVI2500LL
PEN-1687
Spinfisher VI 2500 Live Liner66.2:115lb255yds/6lb
175yds/8lb
140yds/10lb
240yds/10lb
220yds/15lb
13.8oz$189.95 USD
SSVI4500LL
PEN-1688
Spinfisher VI 4500 Live Liner66.2:120lb425yds/8lb
320yds/10lb
235yds/12lb
390yds/15lb
320yds/20lb
250yds/30lb
15.6oz$209.95 USD
SSVI6500LL
PEN-1689
Spinfisher VI 6500 Live Liner65.6:130lb390yds/12lb
345yds/15lb
205yds/20lb
485yds/30lb
410yds/40lb
335yds/50lb
26.8oz$249.95 USD
SSVI8500LL
PEN-1690
Spinfisher VI 8500 Live Liner64.3:140lb455yds/20lb
310yds/30lb
260yds/40lb
730yds/40lb
600yds/50lb
555yds/65lb
32.3oz$279.95 USD
The latest evolution of Penn Fishing Tackle Company's proud Spinfisher lineup, the Penn Spinfisher VI Spinning Reels from TackleDirect brings you all the old reliable advantages of previous editions plus some exciting new additions. Like its predecessor Penn reels, this Penn spinning reel has a rugged, full-metal body and a super-smooth HT-100 drag system. New improvements include an increased water-resistance rating and CNC gear technology for the ultimate in precisely machined gears.

With the addition of Penn's CNC Gear Technology and IPX5 seals, the Spinfisher VI is a top contending spinning reel in its class. Some folks think these are the best saltwater spinning reels under $200. Try one for yourself and see if you agree.

We carry these reels in a variety of sizes, including the Penn Spinfisher VI 4500 and the Penn Spinfisher 5500. If you're not sure which one is right for the type of fishing you do or are wondering what fishing rod would be the best match for one of these reels, call or email us for free, helpful advice.
5 Stars based on 62 reviews
By Manomet M.
Massachusetts, USA
A Trustworthy Workhorse
August 31, 2022
I bought the 2500 size to put on my freshwater finesse rig. I spooled it with 20 lb braid to an 8 lb fluorocarbon leader and it has been great for drop shots, wacky rigs, and small jerkbaits. It has a strong drag and is made out of high-quality components. I plan to get a 5500 for my inshore set up.
By Whip
Savannah, GA
Reliable
July 31, 2022
Smooth drag and flawless performance, even better than the previous generation
By Joseph
Media, PA
WOW
July 28, 2022
This is a GRAND SLAM reel at this price point. The 4500 is a great multi-purpose size, enough to hoist double-digit fluke from the Shrews and handle hefty stripers off of Block Island. You can take it and jig bait fish with sabiki and immediately swap rigs for blues, trout, stripers, flounder. Typical bullet-proof Penn quality, Tackle Direct has outstanding retail level support as far as shipping, questions, etc...so don't hesitate to buy here!
Pros
  • great price
  • multi-functional
  • Penn Quality
By HUGH
Great Bay
Has been bulletproof
July 20, 2022
I am loving this reel for the back bays, I have caught fluke, bluefish, weakfish, sea robins, and even a giant snub nosed ray on this reel. The drag is great and it casts great when throwing metal at those toothy blue fish when you see the birds working the bait. Over all a great addition to the arsenal.
By Frank
Lords Valley, PA
Excellent for Large Striper
July 1, 2022
My wife bought me this for Christmas and I've caught several stripers on the surf with the 6500. Drag ran perfectly and reel is proving to be a tank!
Pros
  • Penn Quality
Cons
  • None
By Tom
James Island, SC
Penn Spinfisher
June 20, 2022
Awesome reels, a great reel to use at the jetties for Big Spot tails. I will also be using them for Tarpon soon. Overall a great reel that I paired with an Ugly Stick rod.
By Frank
Lords Valley, PA
Excellent Reel
June 7, 2022
I used this to pull in a few stripers this May on a 9' medium action rod. All were over 44". The fish were really hard on the reel. Ripped tons of line off through 15-20 minute fights on the surf. In the end we got everyone of them on the beach!
Pros
  • Smooth
  • Strong
  • Reliable
Cons
  • Not fully sealed
By Dan
ROCKPORT, MA
Nice and Smooth
May 11, 2022
I'm really enjoying this reel on my 9' St. Croix Mojo Surf and it's been great over the past 3 seasons. I've landed some nice slot sized Stripers here in the North East and it has handled larger fish well. This is my first bailless reel and it's working well for me. Can't beat the price point when comparing to other bailless reel brands!
Pros
  • Smooth
Cons
  • None so far
By William
Georgia
good:)))))))))))
May 11, 2022
i really lke so much
Pros
  • soo good not bad
Cons
  • me reallylikeso no cons
By Ron D.
Staten Island, NY
Great Reel for Surf-Casting Lures
May 10, 2022
I bought this reel on the recommendation of an experienced surf-caster who uses it to throw lures for stripers and blues. I load it with 30-lb. PowerPro and have taken it out on a few trips. It's paired with a 9' Tica Dolphin Surf, I also purchased here. Though I've not caught fish yet, the reel is very high quality for a good price and is well suited to the task.
Pros
  • Light, sealed system, good quality (the protestations of those who rag on Penn notwithstanding).
Cons
  • No spare spools for the IV series! Only the V. If you want to have spare spools, get the V.
By Philip
Nj
The best ever
February 7, 2022
Strong a life time of fishing with this one
Pros
  • Smooth and strong
Cons
  • Needing a bigger handle
By Ernest
Monkton, MD
Super solid reel
January 24, 2022
Wonderful reel. Has stood up to summers jigging for rockfish and winters catching jacks, bonnetheads etc
By Chris
Swansea, MA
slammer 9500
January 22, 2022
i got a 9500 to go target bluefin tuna.
i used 100lb power pro maxquatto, it took 500 yards of the stuf with dacron backing

the last model had the slammer drag in it, i wish this one did too, but the ht100 had no problems pulling in a rec size tuna. the handle is also comfortable
Pros
  • price point for these reels is great.
Cons
  • they are a little heavy, but there is a model for everything you could need.
By Tommy
Georgetown, DE
Best baitrunner
January 15, 2022
Best bait runner style reel love it
By Steven
WA
Solid product
December 7, 2021
Casting is awesome and with large line capacity I target large fish with it.
54 Questions & 53 Answers
Oscar Moncada
from Tela Atlántida Honduras asked:
January 7, 2020
Qué barra se combina bien con un Penn Spinfisher VI 10500. 

Ya sea para lanzar señuelos o cebo vivo

Para hacer pesca de orilla sábalo robalo pargos barracudas 

1 Answer


Necesitaría una caña de surf en la acción rápida media pesada del rangle de 10 a 11 pies. Algo como el St.Croix mojo surf o el jigster ODM de 11 pies

Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on January 16, 2020

Frank
from Langhorne PA asked:
November 29, 2019
Spinfisher VS Slammer HS looking at 6500 series SURF fishing Thoughts
1 Answer
The slammer HS can withstand the abuse from surf fishing. Both the gearbox and the drag are sealed in the reel, while it can handle splash and spray the reel is not fully sealed. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on November 29, 2019

grindin78
from Brooklyn, NY asked:
October 31, 2019
Which reel would you pair with the St Croix Mojo Salt 12' H 6500LL or 8500LL ?  Or would both work?
1 Answer
Both would work with the 12 foot heavy mojo surf but the 8500ll would match up very well. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on October 31, 2019

Calem hill
from Hillsboro Tennessee asked:
September 19, 2019
I have been looking at the Penn reels. Out of the vi series. Which one is the best all around fishing reel. I don't do alot of salt water fishing. I just off the pear when I make my way to Florida or gulf shores. I've been looking at the vi 4500ll and the vi 4500. I want to be able to use it for fresh water bass fishing to. I've looked on YouTube and the net for answers haven't found any.
1 Answer
The 2500 would be the only size that would be able to do salt and fresh the 2500 would be a stretch but would work for both 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on October 4, 2019

Jams
from Marblehead ma asked:
May 26, 2019
Is this out of stock?as of 5/23/19?
1 Answer
Which model spinfisher vi?
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 27, 2019

Jeff
from Florida asked:
May 6, 2019
Can you please tell me what surf rod would match up well with your a Spinfisher VI 6500 Live Liner reel? I€™d prefer to stay under $300 and the setup would be for casting no more than 3oz weight plus a live pinfish or shrimp for pompano and drum. I€™d like a 10€™6€ to 13€™ light rod. 
1 Answer
The 10'6 St.Croix Mojo Surf would be a great choice of rod to pair with that spinfisher 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 8, 2019

John Ingrish
from Natchitoches, Louisiana asked:
April 28, 2019
What rod pairs well with a Penn Spinfisher VI 10500 for big amberjacks?
1 Answer
I would go with one of the Trevala rods.
Submitted by: Ethan on May 17, 2019

Robert Sylvia
from Ft lauderdale asked:
April 24, 2019
Which spinfisher for live bait Sailfish and what rod do you recommend 

Thanks Rob

1 Answer
You'll want the model SSVI8500LL
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 1, 2019

Jeff
from Alaska asked:
April 11, 2019
I have heard that there is a brass main gear in the "larger models". What are the models that have the brass main gear?
1 Answer
Brass main gear models are 6500-10500
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on April 15, 2019

zachary woods
from Panama city asked:
April 7, 2019
what is the difference in the 2500LL and the 2500?
1 Answer
The 2500LL features a live liner feature for live bait. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on April 8, 2019

Steven
from New York asked:
April 7, 2019

Hi, what size would you recommend to pair with the

Temple Fork GTS TRS 884-4 Gary Loomis Tactical Carry-On Spinning Rod? 

Targetted fish would be anything I can get into from the beach in the Caribbean: Jack's, barracuda, tarpon, snappers, etc.

I plan on throwing plugs/lures/artificals mainly.


1 Answer
I would go with the Spinfisher 4500
Submitted by: Ethan on May 22, 2019

Nick B.
from Gloucester, Ma. asked:
February 6, 2019
How would a 4500 bail less match up with a 9' TFO gis?
1 Answer
That would balance out to be a great combo.
Submitted by: Bernie on February 7, 2019

rangelo
from FL asked:
January 15, 2019
Does the 4500 come with a paddle handle or egg knob as shown? I've seen a 4500s with both.
1 Answer
It comes with the egg shaped handle
Submitted by: Bernie on January 16, 2019

JohnT
from Hicksville, NY asked:
December 12, 2018
What size Spinfisher VI Long Cast Reel would be the closest match to the Shimano Ultegra Ci4 14000?
1 Answer
10500 would be closest in size but not available in a long cast. Largest long cast is the 7500lc
Submitted by: Bernie on December 13, 2018

Don
from NY asked:
December 7, 2018
Is there a bailess kit for the 5500 ?
1 Answer
Currently there is no bailess kit for this reel.
Submitted by: Bernie on December 7, 2018

irvin
from Jersey City, NJ asked:
November 27, 2018
Hi! Is the 6500 good match for my shimano terez 7â‚"8 XH for BFT n GT?
1 Answer
You'll most likely need a stronger reel for BFT and GT such as the Shimano Saragosa 10000
Submitted by: Bernie on November 27, 2018

Michael Jenkins
from Auckland, New Zealand asked:
October 21, 2018
Hi, I am trying to decide between the 6500 and 7500 sized spinfisher vi longcast, can you tell me what the spool diameters are for each size?
1 Answer
Until the reel becomes available we are unable to get a measurement on the spool, as soon as it becomes available in stock please contact us.
Submitted by: Bernie on October 22, 2018

Marc
from Los angeles asked:
October 18, 2018
I was thinking of picking up a ssvi 10500 for an upcoming long range San Diego trip, what would be a good rod to combine it with that can take braided line without ruining the guides? I would like to be able to cast jigs and such with the combo
1 Answer
Either the 7' 2'' mh Terez or the 7' 2'' H Terez.
Submitted by: Bernie on October 18, 2018

Bert
from Jersey asked:
September 24, 2018
Would the 4500 Bailess be a good fit on a 7â‚"6â‚ teramar med/heavy?
1 Answer
The 4500 spinfisher would pair up well with the 7 foot mh teramar
Submitted by: Bernie on September 24, 2018

Dave Bolam
from Tyne and Wear - UK asked:
September 3, 2018
When will you be stocking the new Penn Spinfisher V1 7500 LC reels. Any idea of prices for two reels posted to the UK ???, can tax be paid at your end. Rgds Dave Bolam
1 Answer
The reels should be available mid September. Shipping would be $68.13US Postal Service Priority Mail International Delivery Estimate (IN-STOCK Items Only): plus duties and taxes the cost of two reels would be $359.90
Submitted by: Bernie on September 3, 2018

Bigmig
from Virginia asked:
August 7, 2022
Im tryin to cast a country mile with a TFO tactical surf rod 12 heavy. 

Would you suggest the 5500 LC or 6500 LC? 

1 Answer
Hi Bigmig, we recommend going with the Penn Spinfisher in the 6500LC model for your needs. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with!
Submitted by: Huy - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 8, 2022

Chris
from Fredericksburg, Virginia asked:
July 8, 2022
Whats better paired with a St. Croix Tidemaster 8 MH rod? The Penn Spinfisher VI 4500 or 5500 series?
1 Answer
Hello Chris, 


As far as balancing the spinfisher with the St.Croix Tidemaster the 4500 is the way to go. You do sacrifice some line capacity as well as drag going with the smaller reel but you'll get a better overall pairing with the 4500 Penn Spinfisher. 

Submitted by: Bernie - TackleDirect Customer Service on July 12, 2022

Frank T.
from Lords Valley, PA asked:
April 21, 2022
Are these reels (Penn Spinfisher VI 4500 & 6500) water proof if dunked?  


Also what is your recommended procedure for cleaning these reels after each use and the at end of season?  

1 Answer
Hi Frank, The Penn Spinfisher VI series is considered Water Resistant due to these being Semi Sealed and not Fully Sealed. These are made to handle occasional splashing but not dunking. If fishing heavily you would simply gently rinse your reel off after the end of every trip. Then about 1-2 times a month lubricate the exposed areas like the line roller, and spool shaft under the spool. At the end of the season you will want to send your reels to a Authorized Penn Reel Service center for a full service cleaning and to replace any worn parts after the season. This maintenance will help keep you reels in tip top shape and keep you from any issues on the water. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on April 25, 2022

Eric Cabral
from Massachusetts asked:
March 26, 2022
Is the 5500LC manual or auto bail trip?
1 Answer
Hi Eric, According to Penn, All Penn Spinfisher VI Long Cast models feature a manual bail trip. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on April 4, 2022

John
from Lancaster,pa asked:
March 11, 2022
Which size reel to pair with 7 medium fast action tfo professional rod, 
1 Answer
Hi John, I would recommend a Penn Spinfisher VI SSVI3500 Spinning Reel. https://www.tackledirect.com/penn-spinfisher-vi-ssvi3500-spinning-reel.html This would pair great with you 7ft Medium action rod for many inshore fishing applications. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on March 11, 2022

Craig Hansen
from New jersey asked:
February 26, 2022
Penn Conflict 2 or Penn Spinfisher VI? And why?
1 Answer
Hi Craig, While the Penn Conflict II offer a light body and smooth design, I would recommend a Penn Spinfisher VI series reel. https://www.tackledirect.com/penn-spinfisher-vi-spinning-reels.html Theres many different sizes and three different kinds that cater to many different fishing applications. You have a basic SSVI series from 2500-10500 that can be used for many different applications. There is also the LongCast "LC" series designed for long casting for surf fishing applications and the LiveLiner or "LL" series which is great for fishing with cut and live bait applications. The Spinfisher VI series also have a IPX 5 sealing system designed to block out salt water and other elements that allows the reel to be splashed and not damage the internals of the reel. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on February 28, 2022

Austin
from Pei asked:
January 5, 2022
I got the spinfisher 5500 what penn rod would pair with it the best Im looking at an 8-9 foot rod no longer and medium or medium heavy thanks 


1 Answer
Hi Austin, I would recommend a 9ft Medium action rod based on your criteria. However, since we have no Penn rods currently in stock, I would recommend a St. Croix SES90MMF2 Seage Surf Spinning Rod. https://www.tackledirect.com/st-croix-ses90mmf2-seage-surf-spinning-rod.html This rod would pair great with you Penn Spinfisher VI 5500 and would be great for a variety of surf fishing applications. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on January 5, 2022

Corey
from Warner Robins , Georgia asked:
December 12, 2021
What size rod, power, and action would pair with a Penn Spinfisher SSVI4500?

It's going to be used for saltwater fishing primarily from a Pier or Beach Shoreline.

1 Answer
Hi Corey, Based on your fishing application, I would recommend a St. Croix SES90MMF2 Seage Surf Spinning Rod. Specifically model: SES90MMF2; TD Code: SCR-2186. https://www.tackledirect.com/st-croix-ses90mmf2-seage-surf-spinning-rod.html This rod will pair well with your Penn Spinfisher VI 4500 for beach and Pier fishing. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on December 15, 2021

James
from NY asked:
November 22, 2021
Which Ugly Stik would pair with this reel?  Mainly fish porgy, sea bass,blackfish?
1 Answer
Hi James, Based on the fish you are targeting I would recommend a Penn Spinfisher VI 5500 size. Model: SSVI5500; TD Code: PEN-1677. This would match great with a Ugly Stick Tiger Elite Spinning Rod. Specifically Model: USTE1440S701; TD Code: SHA-0380. https://www.tackledirect.com/penn-spinfisher-vi-ssvi5500-spinning-reel.html.https://www.tackledirect.com/ugly-stik-uste1440s701-tiger-elite-spinning-rod.html. This would be a nice combo for blackfish, seabass, and porgies. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on November 22, 2021

Jay
from Massachusetts asked:
November 14, 2021
Looking for recommendations for a jigging rod for new england, mostly cape cod. Will be using spinfisher 5500. Thanks
1 Answer
Hi Jay, Depending on your jigging application and what your fishing for, I would recommend either a Penn Battalion II Slow Pitch Spinning Rod. Model: BATSPJII450S68MH; TackleDirect Code: PEN-1915. or a St. Croix Mojo Jig Spinning Rod. Model: MJJS66MHMF; TackleDirect Code: SCR-1646. https://www.tackledirect.com/penn-batspjii450s68mh-battalion-ii-slow-pitch-spinning-rod.html .https://www.tackledirect.com/st-croix-mjjs66mhmf-mojo-jig-spinning-rod.html. Both rods would be great options for your Penn Spinfisher VI 5500. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on November 18, 2021

N D
from NYNY asked:
November 8, 2021
Will the egg handle that comes on the 5500 fit the 4500 as well? The paddle handle is tough when trying to apply max power on bigger fish..If so, what is the part number to order to replace
1 Answer
According to Penn, The handle for the PENN Spinfisher VI 5500 (SSVI5500) will NOT fit the SSVI4500 size reel. Penn does have an alternative handle that will fit reel (SSVI4500). The Slammer III 3500 (SLAIII3500) Spinning reel handle, part number 1418975 will fit your reel. This handle is currently on backorder/ out of stock with Penn. If you would like to place an order for this part once it becomes available, please feel free to contact PENN Customer Service at 1-800-892-5444. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on November 10, 2021

Frank
from Guam asked:
September 3, 2021
Recommended rod for 4500spinfisher vi
1 Answer
Frank,

A good rod to go with the Penn Spinfisher VI 4500 spinning reel would be the St.Croix Mojo Inshore spinning rod JIS70MHM.  This would be a good all around combo for inshore and back bay types of fishing.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on September 3, 2021

Frank
from Guam asked:
August 29, 2021
Recommended rod for this reel will a medium rod be done k
1 Answer
Frank,

The Penn Battalion II series of spinning rods will pair nicely with the Penn Spinfisher VI series of spinning reels.  For example: Penn SSVI4500 spinning reel and the Penn BATINII1017S70 will be a good medium action combo.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 31, 2021

Steve
from PA asked:
August 7, 2021
What is the size difference between the 2500 and the 3500? I the spool just larger on the 3500.  I'm looking for a new reel for my Tsunami 7' Airwave for fluke and kingfish from the beach.
1 Answer
Steve,

The 3500 & 4500 Spinfisher are the same reel with the 4500 having the slightly larger spool.  The 2500 is a smaller body reel and weighs about 1.5oz lighter.  For your 7ft rod, I would recommend the 4500 has you will have more line capacity from the beach.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 9, 2021

sp
from Maharashtra asked:
May 5, 2021
this penn spinfisher ssvi made by USA or made in china?
1 Answer
SP,


The Penn Spinfisher VI Spinning Reels are manufactured in China.

Submitted by: Brian - TackleDirect Customer Service on May 6, 2021

Tee Gee
from Sydney, Australia asked:
April 30, 2021
Would you recommend a 4500 or 5500 size reel with a "9' 6-8kg (20-75g casting weight)" rod?  I want to primarily use this rod to case hard body lures off of rocks for Snapper, Amberjack and Bonito.
1 Answer
I would recommend the 5500.
Submitted by: Paul Olah on May 19, 2021

Noob
from Texas asked:
March 26, 2021
Would the 6500 on a ugly stik tiger elite heavy be a good set up for popping for tuna? And how big of tuna?
1 Answer
This could work for popping for Tuna. 
Submitted by: William Larkin on March 29, 2021

Waleed
from Ny asked:
January 25, 2021
What is the meaning of  BLS in 4500 model ?
1 Answer
The 4500BLS is the bail-less version of this reel.
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on January 26, 2021

Vince
from Camden Co, NJ asked:
October 24, 2020
Would the 6500 bailess pair well with a 10ft Star Rod rated 2-6 

oz?  

1 Answer
This pairing would work well for a wide variety of fishing applications.
Submitted by: Alex T on October 27, 2020

muddy
from 29621 asked:
March 13, 2020
when will the 10500 be in stock




Kenny
from Mt asked:
February 18, 2020
Hi, Which size spinfisher VI would you recommend for a 7ft medium fast action St. Croix tidemaster travel rod? I will be fishing the reef and flats in the Caribbean. Thanks.  
1 Answer
A 4500 size will pair well. 
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on February 24, 2020

Michael
from Florida pompano beach asked:
January 30, 2020
Just got a 5500 but need a surf rod under 200$ 9 to 10 ft that can handle 3oz. Please and thanks.
1 Answer
Here are a few options I recommend 

https://www.tackledirect.com/tsunami-tsawess-962m-airwave-elite-surf-spinning-rod.html

https://www.tackledirect.com/tsunami-tstiiss-902mh-trophy-ii-surf-spinning-rod.html

https://www.tackledirect.com/tsrs100m2.html

Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on January 31, 2020

Stevie
from New Orleans, Louisiana asked:
January 4, 2020
Is the 2500 smaller (body size) than the 3500 or just a smaller spool? I ask because my Spinfisher V 3500 is smaller than my Persuit lll 3000. Ithe SSV3500 is a really small reel.. I fish Specs and Reds out of a kayak on the Louisiana coast. I need another 3500 size reel and was curious about the 2500
1 Answer
Hello Stevie, The 2500 is going to be smaller then the 3500, Unfortunately I do not have any 2500 in stock to get you a picture of the difference.  
Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on January 22, 2020

Jason B
from Hanford, CA asked:
November 26, 2019
What model would be best for surfcasting plugs, on 30lb braid, primarily topwater and sinking topwater from 1.25-3oz, typically reeling in fast skipping the bait on top of the water. Targeting Roosters, Jacks, and Dorado. Attaching to a Century SS1265. Thank you in advance.
1 Answer
Yo-Zuri 3D Magnum Sinking Lures
Submitted by: chris jones on November 26, 2019

Spencer Wentz
from Elizabeth City, North Carolina asked:
June 15, 2019
which spinfisher would pair the best with my 7ft tsunami carbon shield 2 rod? Its a medium-heavy rod.
1 Answer
Depending on what you are fishing for and how, any size between 2500-4500 will balance well with the 7ft Carbon Shield MH. 
Submitted by: Ronald Michonski on June 18, 2019

Erron
from Texas asked:
April 13, 2019
Would the 5500 or 5500LC pair good with a 10

ft Prevail for surf fishing Pompano and a little bigger fish?

1 Answer
Yes, this reel will pair well. 
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on April 16, 2019

Chiradech K Perng
from GA asked:
December 7, 2018
Does the bailess pick up kit work for all Sizes?
1 Answer
Sorry we do not carry a bailess conversion kit.
Submitted by: Rebecca on December 12, 2018

Michael Jenkins
from Auckland, New Zealand asked:
November 22, 2018
Hi, I am trying to decide between the 6500 and 7500 sized spinfisher vi longcast, can you tell me what the spool diameters are for each size? Looks like the 6500 size is instock now?
1 Answer
It is in stock and would pair up great with the
Submitted by: Bernie on November 26, 2018

SurfcasterNJ
from NJ asked:
November 10, 2018
Would the 5500LC be a good size to pair with aTemple Fork GIS SCS 1065-2 ?
1 Answer
Yes, this reel will pair well with that rod.
Submitted by: Ricky on November 12, 2018

Derek
from Cape asked:
November 9, 2018
what size should I go with to handle medium to large stripers in cape cod from inshore using lures and jigs? Secondly what size spinfisher vi for surf plugging and chunking? Looking to buy both, thank you very much
1 Answer
I would use a 5500 from the boat and from the sure depending on the size of rod i would look between the 5500-7500. If you are fishing bait from shore I would recommend using one with a Live Liner feature.
Submitted by: Ricky on November 12, 2018

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