If you’re looking for the most beastly sealed spinning reel on the market, look no further – the Penn Spinfisher V SSV10500 Spinning Reel has enough power to stop a big boy yellowfin in its tracks and the line capacity to sustain multiple screaming runs from 100 plus pound wahoo. Putting out 40 pounds of drag thanks to the almighty HT100 VersaDrag system, the Spinfisher V SSV10500 will hold well over 500 yards of 80# braid. You can use this reel from the surf for hammerheads or other large southern sharks, or from the boat on an extra heavy spinning rod for the largest pelagic species that swim. Five shielded ball bearings provide ample smoothness, and a triple supported and oversized stainless steel main shaft ensures no warping will occur under the most extreme pressure. The Penn Spinfisher V SSV10500 Spinning Reel is the Brock Lesnar of fishing reels!
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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.