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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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DescriptionBearingsGear RatioMax DragMono Line CapacityWeightPrice
Spinfisher VI 250066.2:115lb175yd/8lb10.7oz$139.95 USD
Spinfisher VI 350066.2:115lb285yd/8lb12.1oz$159.95 USD
Spinfisher VI 450066.2:120lb320yd/10lb12.5oz$159.95 USD
Spinfisher VI 4500 Bail-less66.2:120lb320yd/10lb12.3oz$159.95 USD
Spinfisher VI 550065.6:125lb330yd/12lb18.5oz$179.95 USD
Spinfisher VI 650065.6:130lb345yd/15lb22.3oz$199.95 USD
Spinfisher VI 6500 Bail-less65.6:130lb345yd/15lb21.8oz$199.95 USD
Spinfisher VI 750064.7:135lb330yd/20lb26.5oz$219.95 USD
Spinfisher VI 850064.7:140lb310yd/30lb28.3oz$219.95 USD
Spinfisher VI 950064.2:145lb300yd/40lb37.1oz$249.95 USD
Spinfisher VI 1050064.2:150lb360yd/40lb38.6oz$249.95 USD
Spinfisher VI 5500 Long Cast64.8:120lb310yd/10lb20.7oz$199.95 USD
Spinfisher VI 6500 Long Cast64.8:120lb365yd/12lb24.4oz$219.95 USD
Spinfisher VI 7500 Long Cast64.3:125lb480yd/12lb27.9oz$249.95 USD
Spinfisher VI 2500 Live Liner66.2:115lb175yd/8lb13.8oz$159.95 USD
Spinfisher VI 4500 Live Liner66.2:120lb320yd/10lb15.6oz$179.95 USD
Spinfisher VI 6500 Live Liner65.6:130lb345yd/15lb26.8oz$219.95 USD
Spinfisher VI 8500 Live Liner64.3:140lb310yd/30lb32.3oz$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 5 reviews
By Steve Wickens
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.
18 Questions & 18 Answers
Nick B.
from Gloucester, Ma. asked:
February 6, 2019
How would a 4500 bail less match up with a 9' TFO gis?
1 Answers
That would balance out to be a great combo.
on February 7, 2019

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 Answers
It comes with the egg shaped handle
on January 16, 2019

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 Answers
10500 would be closest in size but not available in a long cast. Largest long cast is the 7500lc
on December 13, 2018

from NY asked:
December 7, 2018
Is there a bailess kit for the 5500 ?
1 Answers
Currently there is no bailess kit for this reel.
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 Answers
There is a bailess kit available from Penn
on December 5, 2018

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 Answers
You'll most likely need a stronger reel for BFT and GT such as the Shimano Saragosa 10000
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 Answers
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.
on October 22, 2018

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 Answers
Either the 7' 2'' mh Terez or the 7' 2'' H Terez.
on October 18, 2018

from Jersey asked:
September 24, 2018
Would the 4500 Bailess be a good fit on a 7’6†teramar med/heavy?
1 Answers
The 4500 spinfisher would pair up well with the 7 foot mh teramar
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 Answers
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
on September 3, 2018

Chiradech K Perng
from GA asked:
December 7, 2018
Does the bailess pick up kit work for all Sizes?
1 Answers
Sorry we do not carry a bailess conversion kit.
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 Answers
It is in stock and would pair up great with the
on November 26, 2018

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

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 Answers
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.
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 Answers
Yes, either call and place the order or when you place it online write in the comments box what spooling you would like done.
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 Answers
No, that would be perfect for that size rod.
on October 26, 2018

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 Answers
The 5500 will work perfect for that rod and those fish.
on September 17, 2018

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 Answers
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.
on August 22, 2018


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