The Penn Spinfisher V SSV4500 Spinning Reel is a perfect middle sized fishing reel that is ideal for all types of inshore and nearshore applications. Whether you’re pairing the Spinfisher V 4500 with an 8 or 9 foot surf rod, or a 6-7 foot MH boat rod the SSV4500 is a great match. Because the Spinfisher V 4500 has 7 seals throughout the body and drag system (which by the way puts out a hefty 25#), you can be assured that corrosion of your internals due to saltwater intrusion won’t be an issue. Ideally, the SSV4500 would be fished with 30-40# braid for medium sized inshore and nearshore species. The Penn Spinfisher V SSV4500 Spinning Reel is great!
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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.