The new Penn Spinfisher V Spinning Reels are a huge advancement over all previous Spinfisher reels. Penn incorporates 6 seals (9 on the live liner models) into the drag and body of the reel to create what they call a water tight design. What this means is that you can completely submerge the reel underwater and no water or sand will get into the body or drag. This is a big advantage over previous models as you no longer have to worry about your reel failing due to leakage or grit and you won't have to take the reel apart and clean the internals if it does get sprayed or dunked in the saltwater.
This reel is water tight, not waterproof, so if you are a hardcore surf fisherman who turns the handle of your spinning reel while completely submerged then you will want to go with a waterproof reel such as a Van Staal, Zeebaas or Penn Torque Spinning Reel.
The Penn Spinfisher V Spinning Reels features a full metal body, braid ready aluminum spool, five shielded stainless steel ball bearings, infinite anti-reverse, friction trip ramp that eliminates premature bail trip, and a stainless steel mainshaft and alloy main gear.
Penn Spinfisher V Spinning Reels are available in several models including live liners.
Models: SSV3500, SSV4500, SSV4500LL, SSV5500, SSV6500, SSV6500BLS, SSV6500LL, SSV7500, SSV8500, SSV8500LL, SSV9500, SSV10500
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If you are looking for taking some serious fighting fish on then this reel is the ticket. With such reliability in Penn you can assure that the drag will hold up to even the biggest sport fish. The bailless version gives that power in a version where surf casters may need it. Only drawback is it is heavy and the handle knob should have been an EVA one instead of the cheap plastic. Penn most likely cut corners in areas to keep the price down and what I noticed is they didn't cut the price in the most important areas. Awesome reel!!!
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.