The Penn Spinfisher V SSV4500LL Spinning Reel gives anglers a whole new option when fishing live or dead baits and prefer spinning setups versus conventional. The SSV4500LL Live Liner is best used with 7 foot medium heavy boat spinning rods or an 8 foot surf stick. Penn’s oversized HT-100 drag washers ensure the 25# of drag the SSV4500LL will stay smooth and fluid during a serious battle. The LiveLine models feature a second drag switch on the backside of the reel, and when engaged, will set the drag into freespool even with a closed bail – this means that when a fish picks up your offering, simply start reeling and the full drag will engage at your preferred setting. You can adjust the freespool tension with a knob just under the switch and add as little or as much resistance as you wish. The Penn Spinfisher V SSV4500LL Spinning Reel has 9 seals throughout the body and dual drag systems that ensure your internals will stay dry even after dunking the reel in saltwater and sand.
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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.