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 CaptWellcraft Beast of a reel!!
I was lucky enough to get the OFS 9500 as a gift.This reel is massive.Love the way it feels.I took a trip to the pass here for some bull red action and let me tell you it was no contest!The reel handled them with no effort at all.Drag is so smooth,not that it was tested that much.I cant wait to try it on AJs to really get the measure of the reel.I love my Penn reels but there is always room for quality gear like this in my collection
December 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Blacktip Best reel i have used
I do a lot of shore fishing and i bought the OFS8500 and it is an amazing reel! I've landed 6 foot bull sharks and 5 1/2 foot Blacktips with ease this reel is like a winch! i have it matched up with an 11 daiwa beeefstick and it is the best rod/ reel combo! The drag combined with the line capacity makes it the BEST surf reel ever! i have 500 yards of #100 braid on it with probably 20 yards of mono backing! Best reel for the money! BUY IT!
November 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chefangel exelent Spining Fishing Reel Ever
i have bought 6500 and 7500. This reels are awesome to use, a power house, best drag in a spinning reel. I have hooked and landed Blue Fish up to 18 pounds, Stripped Bass up to 40 pounds with ease.
June 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by bigstriperhound spin reel
great reel heavy duty reel to last a life time just wish it was made in the us
April 14, 2011
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.