An excellent surf reel for all skill levels, the Penn Spinfisher V SSV5500 Spinning Reel can perform from both the boat and surf with equally astonishing results. Featuring Penn’s HT100 VersaDrag system and 7 seals throughout the Full Metal body of the reel, the Spinfisher V SSV5500 can handle big mean fish. The Penn Spinfisher V 5500 has a sturdy heavy duty aluminum bail that has a heavy handed trip mechanism to minimize accidental bail trip. Five shielded stainless steel ball bearings ensures the Penn Spinfisher V SSV5500 Spinning Reel delivers a smooth retrieve even in mean surf!
In the box:
Find another product
Best reel I've ever owned. I beat it to death in the surf and it never fails. Just rinse it in fresh water after you're done and you'll never have a problem.
This is a great reel. I'm glad Penn still produces this line. I purchased the 4500 LL from josh and i do not regret it at all. No wind knots, the bail doesnt close on you at all. i landed a 31" redfish in the florida grass flats and it hit like a train. the drag is very impressive and strong. it takes little increments to increase the pressure on the drag. you dont need to crank the drag knob 3-4 turns. quarter turns and youre set. the reel is a little on the heavy side but because lf the weight, it has strength and durability. great reel and would recommend to anyone whos looking for a bullet proof reel may you be a beginner or advanced angler.
Great Surf Reel
This past spring wanted a smaller light inshore/bay reel that could also perform med freshwater duty. The 3500 fits the bill. Very happy has perform smoothly. No more accidental bail trips when casting, I almost always manually flip the bail after cast anyway but now I can choose...no more worries about accidental dunks and rinsing off. I would prefer the football shaped handle but this one has decent grip and hasn't been a problem.