In the world of behemoth spinning reels, the Penn Spinfisher SSV9500 is a giant among giants. Use this bad boy to target large pelagic species like marlin, tuna, sailfish, wahoo, sharks, and giant trevally. The SSV9500 was designed to handle the most powerful fish that swim, and Penn backed that up with 40# of drag and a triple-supported and oversized main gear shaft. The SSV9500 has a braid ready spool with rubber gasket for direct tying, and can hold up to 500 yards of standard 80# braid. Penn has ensured your SSV9500 will perform for years to come by adding 7 seals placed strategically throughout the reel to keep harmful saltwater out of the internal gearing. This is especially important when you have to make a long run out to the grounds and your reel will be getting sprayed for 40 minutes straight. The Penn Spinfisher V SSV9500 Spinning Reel comes with a 4.2:1 gear ratio which has the torque needed to tackle trophy sized fare, and will stay smooth thanks to 5 shielded stainless steel ball bearings.
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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.