Stainless steel drive gear, pinion gear and center shaft
4 double-shielded stainless steel bearings
Oversized 11-disc offshore drag system
Anti-corrosion protective coating
Fin-Nor Offshore Technology Spinning reels are truly designed and engineered for offshore big game fish.
Offering a large spool capacity and powerful gear ratio, the Fin-Nor Offshore Spinning Reels feature an oversized, 11- disc multi-stack offshore drag system specifically designed to handle biggest offshore gamefish. The Offshore Spinning Reels are finished with Fin-Nor’s powerful saltwater protective coating which fights against the natural corrosive elements that saltwater anglers face.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Waywardwind Monster reel
This thing is a tank!!!! I bought this reel to use for butterfly jigging and it fits the bill. The drag is unbelievable. I own the 9500 and could have defiantly gone with a smaller size. You will be impressed.
January 11, 2008
Rated 5 out of 5 by Coyote1 Serious Trophy Blue Catfish Reel
I've used other reels, Penn's Okuma's, Garcia's and others. But for trophy Blue Catfish in the 60#+ class on the Mississippi give me my Fin-Nor Offshore 9500 anytime of the day or night!
The drag system is smooth and reliable. The man-sized grip on the handle is comfrontable, smooth, and fits my large hands just right! In fact, I now judge all other handles by this one!
Spare spools are available that don't cost you an arm and a leg" either and they are the same quality as the one that comes on the reel.
As mentioned above, I would recommend this reel to any of my fellow BOC/Brotherhood of Catfishermen, members or anyone else that is SERIOUS about getting record "Blues" on any of our main waterways, or many of the saltwater species available!!
It's a Large, Solid, Well Made, "Knock-Down Drag Out" reel that I would not be afraid to go after a 400 pound Mako with any day of the week!
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December 26, 2007
Rated 5 out of 5 by brian great reel
i got the OF 9500 and let me tell you. Iv;e been fishing since i was a kid, and its not only the bigest spinner on the market right now it's also one of the best ,very well made and durable ,while trolling here in south fla. i landed a 89lb wahoo with literaly no problem,the drag system is excelent these reels are top of the line ....
September 22, 2007
Sorry for my english , I am a french fisherman : I have 4 OFS 95 for surfcasting and I have not enough words to say how I enjoy these reels and their qualities. But I would like a little one for spinning from my kayak with lures and I wonder if these FIN-NOR OF reels are really able to retrieve a braided line? I have been so dissapointed when I noted that the FIN-NOR AHAB are unable to handle braided lines for spinning because they do not have this special double oscillation which is necessary to retrieve correctly a braided line. Thank you very much for your reply!
IMHO I would go with shimano. You will be better off. I had that exact reel. After 2 trip it fall apart had to jbwell the bail screw. Don't get me wrong it still catch fish. Life to short ...no head ache with shimano reel or penn reel.
The reel will pretty much handle what ever you toss at it. The rod is usually the weakest point on a heavy saltwater outfit. I use Shimano Trevala jigging rods with heavy braid for my offshore spinning needs. However, you need to consider how you're fishing as much as what it is you're fishing for. You may be better equiped with a stand up conventional outfit.