These metal-bodied reels feature Infinite Anti-Reverse for improved hooksetting power and precision retrieves. True to tradition, they're constructed to withstand the harsh saltwater environment, while providing unsurpassed performance in all phases.
Techno-Balanced™ rotor for smooth, wobble-free retrieves
Leveline™ spool wrap for even line lay
Full metal body construction -- saltwater tough
Stainless steel main shaft
5 stainless steel ball bearings
Infinite Anti-Reverse roller bearing
Sealed drag to keep sand and salt out
Penn® HT100 drag system -- ultra-smooth and dependable
Rated 5 out of 5 by Saltwaterangler Penn 850SS
Last summer I purchased a Penn 850SS reel for my brother for an offshore tuna trip in Southern California.This is a charter that we hire every summer for a two day trip to chase yellowfin tuna, yellowtail, calico bass,and barracuda.At the same time I purchased another spinning reel for twice the money.The baitrunner feature on my new Thunnus by Shimano went into "overdrive" and was totally useless. However to my good fortune my brother got sick when we caught the tail end of a hurricane and it got a little rocky.The Penn 850SS performed flawlessly loaded up with 50# Stren Super Braid and thirty to forty pound yellowfin were landed with virtually no effort.Even the California yellowtail over twenty pounds which are pound for pound twice the fight of a Yellowfin were landed with no problem.This Penn reel is so smooth it almost takes the fun out the fight.We have another trip in August and my son will going this year and I will be buying him a new Penn 850SS.
May 11, 2006
Rated 5 out of 5 by CeMeDiva Totally Satisfied
Placed an order in the P.M. my order was shipped out within 24hrs. Received my goods within 2days, was overall satisfied with the whole process, and product.
July 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by kayakfisher Amazing REEL!
This reel is so amazing! went Kayak fishing yesterday for king Mackerel and was not out for long when I had a HUGE hit on my rod. I picked up my 750SS (Steel Skirted spool) and started fighting. When I finally got it in it was a 40in. 17lb. Mackerel! All around this is an amazing reel.
May 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by luvsaltwaterfishing Great reels...
I purchased two 750's almost three years ago, and I am proud to say that almost three years later these reels are still holding up well. I have landed some nice size fish , while fishing over some wrecks... I definetly recommend.
April 2, 2012
Why are drags on Penn 750SS capable of handling 20+ lb line listed as having only 11 lbs of drag, where comparable Shimano's have 3 times the drag. Is it a difference in the way it is measured? If not, this is not the reel to pull big fish out of structure. Thanks
the penn 750 ss is a great reel its been proven to pull in over hundred lbs fish if you need a drag thats more then twenty you dont need to fish lol i have caught 55 lb tuna with this reel and with the drag only set on 8 and there fast swimmers but i would recamend 20 lb line that real is designed for 50 braid
The description of this reel states it has the HT-100 drag but all the images show Penn Power Drag logo on the spool, (which is not nearly as smooth)
Can anyone confirm this?
In my mind this is a deal breaker. The Battle and Conquer that the guides I know use have held up well and I can personally attest to the quality of the HT-100 drag. Penn Power drag is not nearly as smooth.
Is this a misprint? If so it should be changed ASAP.
I want to purchase this reel to pair with a 10 ft rod for surf fishing (Trout and reds mostly) Should I go with the 750 or 850. I don't want to buy the wrong size and wind up getting both. I would trust the 750 but I want to be able to handle anything the surf throws at me... What are the disadvantages of having a reel that is too big for a normal day of fishing for me? Thanks!
go 750 if youre using braid....I have the 850 and can fit 300 yards of 50lb braid AFTER backing 1/2 the spool with 50lb mono...The 850 is heavey and can be tiring to cast over and over again...personally though, I would look elsewhere if you are going to be casting any heavy gear....lots of problems with bail closures/breakoffs during the cast..
I have two 750SSm reels on 10ft surf rods and have been pleased. I need two more reels for similar set-up (maybe 11ft rods). Is there any reason that I should consider the Slammer? American made is a plus. Where are they made?
omg yeah my brother has this reel and has had it for 3 years and he catches an averadge of about 60 of them a year he also uses it for tuna trips use it with a 9 ftr with 50 lb power pro trust me dude this reel is the real deal lol hold lots of line to