PENN Spinfisher V Spinning Reels
I bought this reel last month, while shopping with my dad. I got the 6500 model and put 30 lb. braid on it, and a steel leader for just catching things in the surf and off a pier in Corpus. First day out with a little fishing in the am and some in the pm, I caught 13 fish, pulling them up a 15 foot pier and another 4 foot railing. It winched them easily like a tow truck and the slammer drag system is for reel. I am already shopping for possibly a bigger model sometime down the road. This reel will do everything that I asked of it , with ease.
April 15, 2014
Bought a 4500 for inshore at mosquito lagoon, sebastian inlet, indian river etc. Haven't caught anything in salt yet but it casts a mile and the retrieve is great. This thing is built to last! Funny story about this reel, I had just SNAPPED my sedona 2500 handle on a 1lb bass. I happened to have this bad boy handy. Next cast I landed a solid 18in bass. I have all the reels I need for now. However, the next reel I buy will undoubtedly be a spinfisher!
April 11, 2014
The Penn SSV4500 is a great reel. Retrieving at normal speed is effortless. Very smooth drag, and extremely well balance so no vibration on high speed retrieves. The way it stacks the line I get good long casts and have not had any line twist issues.
December 12, 2013
Penn Spinfisher SSV4500 - great reel
I put the Spinfisher SSV 4500 spinning reel on the Ugly Stik Inshore Select 8 - 20lb Saltwater spinning rod. These two are great together. I am hoping to catch Galveston Bay redfish and trout. You can't go wrong with this reel. I started with 12lb line. But you can probably go up to 20lb or maybe even 30lb braid. It depends on what you are routinely catching. I am not trying to catch larger fish on this setup. The drag is smooth. Buy the reel and you will be pleased.
October 24, 2013