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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$139.95 USD
SSVI3500
PEN-1674
Spinfisher VI 350066.2:115lb360yds/6lb
285yds/8lb
220yds/10lb
310yds/10lb
270yds/15lb
220yds/20lb
12.1oz$159.95 USD
SSVI4500
PEN-1675
Spinfisher VI 450066.2:120lb425yds/8lb
320yds/10lb
235yds/12lb
390yds/15lb
320yds/20lb
250yds/30lb
12.5oz$159.95 USD
SSVI4500BLS
PEN-1676
Spinfisher VI 4500 Bail-less66.2:120lb425yds/8lb
320yds/10lb
235yds/12lb
390yds/15lb
320yds/20lb
250yds/30lb
12.3oz$159.95 USD
SSVI5500
PEN-1677
Spinfisher VI 550065.6:125lb430yds/10lb
330yds/12lb
230yds/15lb
500yds/20lb
380yds/30lb
335yds/40lb
18.5oz$179.95 USD
SSVI6500
PEN-1678
Spinfisher VI 650065.6:130lb390yds/12lb
345yds/15lb
205yds/20lb
485yds/30lb
410yds/40lb
335yds/50lb
22.3oz$199.95 USD
SSVI6500BLS
PEN-1679
Spinfisher VI 6500 Bail-less65.6:130lb390yds/12lb
345yds/15lb
205yds/20lb
485yds/30lb
410yds/40lb
335yds/50lb
21.8oz$199.95 USD
SSVI7500
PEN-1680
Spinfisher VI 750064.7:135lb490yds/15lb
330yds/20lb
220yds/30lb
530yds/40lb
440yds/50lb
400yds/65lb
26.5oz$219.95 USD
SSVI8500
PEN-1681
Spinfisher VI 850064.7:140lb455yds/20lb
310yds/30lb
260yds/40lb
730yds/40lb
600yds/50lb
555yds/65lb
28.3oz$219.95 USD
SSVI9500
PEN-1682
Spinfisher VI 950064.2:145lb350yds/30lb
300yds/40lb
240yds/50lb
730yds/50lbs
670yds/65lbs
435yds/80lbs
37.1oz$249.95 USD
SSVI10500
PEN-1683
Spinfisher VI 1050064.2:150lb435yds/30lb
360yds/40lb
255yds/50lb
845yds/50lb
780yds/65lb
540yds/80lb
38.6oz$249.95 USD
SSVI5500LC
PEN-1684
Spinfisher VI 5500 Long Cast64.8:120lb355yds/8lb
310yds/10lb
215yds/12lb
450yds/15lb
380yds/20lb
265yds/30lb
20.7oz$199.95 USD
SSVI6500LC
PEN-1685
Spinfisher VI 6500 Long Cast64.8:120lb495yds/10lb
365yds/12lb
330yds/15lb
620yds/20lb
430yds/30lb
355yds/40lb
24.4oz$219.95 USD
SSVI7500LC
PEN-1686
Spinfisher VI 7500 Long Cast64.3:125lb650yds/10lb
480yds/12lb
430yds/15lb
850yds/20lb
590yds/30lb
490yds/40lb
27.9oz$249.95 USD
SSVI2500LL
PEN-1687
Spinfisher VI 2500 Live Liner66.2:115lb255yds/6lb
175yds/8lb
140yds/10lb
240yds/10lb
220yds/15lb
13.8oz$159.95 USD
SSVI4500LL
PEN-1688
Spinfisher VI 4500 Live Liner66.2:120lb425yds/8lb
320yds/10lb
235yds/12lb
390yds/15lb
320yds/20lb
250yds/30lb
15.6oz$179.95 USD
SSVI6500LL
PEN-1689
Spinfisher VI 6500 Live Liner65.6:130lb390yds/12lb
345yds/15lb
205yds/20lb
485yds/30lb
410yds/40lb
335yds/50lb
26.8oz$219.95 USD
SSVI8500LL
PEN-1690
Spinfisher VI 8500 Live Liner64.3:140lb455yds/20lb
310yds/30lb
260yds/40lb
730yds/40lb
600yds/50lb
555yds/65lb
32.3oz$249.95 USD

The Spinfisher VI is the newest edition in a long line of Penn reels known for durability. The most recent Spinfisher boasts the same rigid full metal body and HT-100 Drag system that made the previous Spinfisher a top performer. What's new is that the Spinfisher VI has an improved water resistant rating, meaning its internal components are even less susceptible to damage from water intrusion, as well as the implementation of Penn's CNC Gear Technology, giving you ultra-precisely machined gears for unparalleled smoothness and durability. Penn has added two new models to the Spinfisher line-up with the 2500 size and bailless 4500 size, giving surf, inshore, and offshore anglers a Spinfisher VI that will fit any application imaginable. If you are looking for a highly durable, high performance spinning reel at an affordable price, the Spinfisher VI is the reel for you.

Key Features:

  • 5+1 Shielded Stainless Steel Bearing System
  • HT-100 Drag System for smooth, long lasting drag even at extreme drag pressures
  • CNC Gear Technology
  • Brass Pinion Gear on all models
  • Aluminum Main Gear (2500-5500)
  • Brass Main Gear (6500-10500)
  • Nylon Rotor (2500-5500)
  • Aluminum Rotor (6500-10500)
  • IPX5 Seal Rating (Highly Water Resistant)
  • Infinite Anti-Reverse
  • Interchangable Handle between left and right-hand retrieve
  • Bailless, Live Liner, and Long Cast models available in select sizes
5 Stars based on 9 reviews
By HOWARD B.
OREGON
July 3, 2019
Penn SPIN FISHER VI SSVI5500 Spinning reel
Price was right, delivery was prompt, reel functions as it should, very good quality, extremely happy with the Penn design and quality.
By Tommy
NJ
April 24, 2019
Excellent reel!
Smooth, solid, tough as nails. Penn hit a home run with the new SSVI. This review is for the 5500 longcast. These reels are built to withstand the saltwater elements. Fully sealed to keep water and sand out. Easy hose spray hose down at the end of the day.
By Stephen
Portland
April 1, 2019
Love it!
Always an ssv guy, but this is better!
ProsSet live line options,better seals, penn.
By Thomas
Bethany Beach, DE
March 26, 2019
Bullet Proof Surf Reel
This reel is a little heavy compared to my Shimano, 5500 ULTEGRA reels. The weight difference is negligible as the Penn, is more solidly built. I have an ULTEGRA, that has not been used much, in for service as it retrieves rough under load. I believe the Penn, Spinfisher 5500 LC has a better drag and a more sturdy build. With reasonable care this reel should last a long time.
ProsQuality build, smooth drag
By Steve W.
Toronto, Ontario
March 4, 2019
Absolutely awesome reel!
I have 3 generations of Penn Spinfishers, and this one is by far the best. Smooth but audible drag. Withstands a lot of abuse from both the elements and dunking in saltwater. It really is an amazing reel for the price.
ProsLove the audible but finely adjustable drag. It doesn't slip like some reels. If I had to choose again, I'd likely select the 6500 Live Liner.
ConsManual bail is a bit of a nuisance until you get used to manually flicking it over, but a very low issue in my opinion unless you are a hard core caster of artificial baits.
By Michael
Pelham, NY
February 15, 2019
Fantastic Reel!
Reel is a beast, great for chunking bunker for bass and blues. Tank of a reel!
By Matthew
Grand Haven, MI
January 26, 2019
best value reel
best value reel a classic you can trust. fished them on guides boats forever and have them in my personal arsenal.
By Michael
Mount Pleasant, SC
January 10, 2019
Penn Spinfisher VI SSVI5500LC
I tried this on my 8ft Terramar Inshore while I waited on my order to arive.

But now it's on my Tsunami 932xh it's a good match size and power wise to this rod but would easily still be a good fit on up to an 11foot medium or 10 heavy rod, I wouldn't put it on a medium light or less unless you somehow managed to find an 11+ foot which you can probably get a better setup anyway.

Anyway for the reel it's built tough enough haven't seen any signs of water getting in or any other problems like that.
Have yet to notice any signs of beach,boat, or truck rash yet, and while I don't masochistically throw my gear around, I certainly don't baby it eaither.

It does cast a mile without having to go super light on your line.
The only problem I have run into with it is that the spool is so tall and it makes so many passes of decent tight line lay when you close your bail and start putting line back on after a cast you'll end your cast with the line coming off of the top of the spool while your rotor is on the entire other end of the spectrum. When you reel up and start laying line over the gap in lays it can cause both distance as well as wind knot problems on your next cast.
But it has an anti reverse switch which I flip to get the line lay back more to where it should be, before reeling up.
ProsTough Value for money spent.
By Lonnie B.
Panama City Florida
December 21, 2018
Penn Spinfisher vl
Great reel. A lot of improvements over the spinfisher v.
27 Questions & 27 Answers
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

Chiradech K Perng
from GA asked:
December 5, 2018
Is there a bailess pick up kit available for this reel?
1 Answer
There is a bailess kit available from Penn
Submitted by: Bernie on December 5, 2018

irvin
from Jersey City, NJ asked:
November 27, 2018
Hi! Is the 6500 good match for my shimano terez 7’8 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 7’6†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

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

Darryl stephenson
from Cranbury New jersey asked:
October 28, 2018
if I pre order this reel and pay in advance can you load the spool with Power Pro 30lb super slick hi-vis yellow line? Darryl Stephenson
1 Answer
Yes, either call and place the order or when you place it online write in the comments box what spooling you would like done.
Submitted by: Ricky on October 29, 2018

Josh miller
from Houston Texas asked:
October 25, 2018
Would a 2500 penn spinfisher VI be to light for a castaway tranis cx medium action 7ft using for trout flounder and redfish
1 Answer
No, that would be perfect for that size rod.
Submitted by: Ricky on October 26, 2018

Mike
from FL asked:
September 7, 2018
Which would be a better fit for the 8ft,XH Terramar rod,the 5500 or 6500,will be targeting tarpon and snook.
1 Answer
The 5500 will work perfect for that rod and those fish.
Submitted by: Ricky on September 17, 2018

Mike
from Baltimore asked:
August 19, 2018
I wanted to ask about availability of the new Penn Spinfisher Long cast reels. I have a surf fishing tournament on Oct 5-7 in Maryland. I know it has the release date September. Will there be any issues pre ordering the reels? Am I better off ordering through tackle direct or local shops? Just trying to make sure I get the reels in time for the tournament. Thanks
1 Answer
The expected availability is September 2018. You may place an order now and if you decide you want to cancel you can call anytime and cancel the order.
Submitted by: Rebecca on August 22, 2018

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