Penn Spinfisher VI SSVI3500 Spinning Reel
With the addition of Penn's CNC Gear Technology and IPX5 seals, the Spinfisher VI is a top contending spinning reel in its class.
|Description||Bearings||Gear Ratio||Max Drag||Mono Line Capacity||Weight||Price|
|Spinfisher VI 3500||6||6.2:1||15lb||285yd/8lb||12.1oz||$159.95 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.
- 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
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.
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