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23 Oct


Penn Spinfisher VI Reel….Product Review

PENN has been around a long time, since 1932 to be exact.  In 1963 PENN came out with its first generation of spinning reels the Greenie series, then PENN added the 2nd generation the Z series of reels.  A little later, the 3rd generation, SS series, came along and it was not too long after that PENN introduced the 4th generation:  SSm & SSg series, then the 5th generation (V).  I can tell you I have fished with three of the five series ever made and that they were some great spinning reels.  My father and I still have and use some of them today.

So after fifty plus years of great spinning reels PENN is going to blow your mind again! Yes, you guessed it, the Spinfisher VI series of spinning reels!  I know; why fix something that’s not broken, it is more like taking what is good and making it great!  PENN has really put together one versatile line of spinning reels with the new Spinfisher VI series; lighter and tougher!  From the Speckled Trout catching SSVI 2500 size to the SSVI5500 Cobia catching size, to the 7500 Long cast Big Drum surf fishing, to the White Marlin kicking SSV10500, yes that’s right a 10500 size reel with a max drag of fifty (50) pounds!

You asked what makes this line different from the older Spinfisher series?   A lighter design, a lighter weight reel makes those longer days on the water more comfortable.  Bigger max drag sittings, bigger fish; smaller reels and not to mention in a lighter reel too.  And all reel sizes are IPX5 rated sealed.

Here are some of the other great key features of the new Spinfisher VI series:

  • Full metal body
  • Sealed HT-100 Carbon fiber drag washers
  • Superline Spool-No backing needed because of the rubber gasket keeps superline (braid) from slipping
  • IPX5 Sealed body and Spool
  • Six (6) Shielded stainless steel bearing system
  • Line Capacity Rings
  • Bail-Less in sizes 4500 and 6500
  • Long Cast in sizes 5500, 6500 and 7500.
  • Live Liner Feature available on sizes 2500, 4500, 6500 and 8500.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reel capacities etc:

Model            Mono Cap.          Braid Cap.       Ber   Drg      ratio   weight(oz)

SSVI 2500      255/6  175/8     240/10  220/15     6    15lbs    6.2:1      10.7

140/10              160/20

SSVI 3500      360/6  285/8     310/10  270/15     6    15lbs    6.2:1      12.1

220/10              220/20

SSVI 4500     425/8  320/10    390/15  320/20     6    20lbs    6.2:1      12.5

235/15               250/30

SSVI 5500     430/10  330/12  500/20  380/30     6    25lbs    5.6:1      18.5

230/15               335/40

SSVI 6500     390/12  345/15  485/30  410/40     6    30lbs    5.6:1      22.3

205/20               335/50

SSVI 7500     490/15  330/20   530/40  440/50    6    35lbs    4.7:1      26.5

220/30                400/65

SSVI 8500    455/20  310/30   730/40  600/50     6    40lbs    4.7:1      28.3

260/40                555/65

SSVI 9500    350/30  300/40   730/50  670/65     6    45lbs    4.2:1      37.1

240/50                435/80

SSVI 10500  435/30  360/40   845/50  780/65     6    50lbs    4.2:1      38.6

255/50               540/80

Bail-Less:

SSVI 4500BLS 425/8  320/10   390/15  320/20   6    20lbs    6.2:1      12.3

235/15               250/30

SSVI 6500BLS 390/12  345/15  485/30  410/40  6    30lbs    5.6:1      21.8

205/20               335/50

Long Cast:

SSVI 5500LC   355/8  310/10    450/15  380/20   6   20lbs    4.8:1      20.7

215/12               265/30

SSVI 6500LC   495/10  365/12  620/20  430/30   6   20lbs    4.8:1      24.4

330/15               355/40

SSVI 7500LC  650/10  480/12   850/20  590/30   6   25lbs    4.3:1      27.9

430/15                490/40

Live Liner:

SSVI 4500LL  425/8  320/10   390/15  320/20     6   20lbs    6.2:1     15.6

235/15               250/30

SSVI 6500LL  390/12  345/15  485/30  410/40    6   30lbs    5.6:1      26.8

205/20               335/50

SSVI 8500LL  455/20  310/30   730/40  600/50   6   40lbs    4.7:1      32.3

260/40                555/65

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