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 grouper king one of the best reels EVER made!
Every year at the end of summer, me and my family (my brother my cousin my aunt and uncle my mom and dad drive to the keys. this year i decided to buy a Penn spinfisher SSm 850 with an ugly stick for my cousin for his birthday right before the trip. I bought myself a Daiwa Saltiga Blast Spinning Reel. The SAB4500 model. We travel from the keys all the way up the gulf side and stop at louisiana. then we come back to the keys in our boat. during our fishing trip we cought a whole bunch of dolphin, big mutton snapper, king fish, lots andlots of tuna, a few sword fish, and a ton of 60-80 pound grouper. The biggest fish we caught was a 138 pound grouper on aPenn international torque reel. the trq300 model. The Daiwa Saltiga Blast Spinning Reel work like a dream reeling in the big snapper, dolphin, and tuna. The Penn spinfisher work awesome too. it worked as good if not better than the Daiwa Saltiga Blast Spinning Reel. The penn spinfisher reel is a lot more affordable too. This was the top 3 reels on the boat and alot more cheaper too. I would recommend this reel to anyone who is serious about fishing or to people who just like fishing. Its the best reel you can buy at that price and still have that Penn quality. I cureently own 2 of the 750 model and 1 of the 850 model. I willbuy the 950 model next. This reel is great for begginers and pros!
August 20, 2007
Rated 5 out of 5 by stshawaii long time user of 750&850
i've bee using Penn Reels since i was about eight years old . z14 was my first one!! i'm now 36 yrs old and i have caught 50-80# yellowfin tuna, 50-125#sailfish,35-60#giant travelly on a 750, 850 and now the 9500. I have never had a Penn Reel fail me yet !! i have been fishing most all of my life in Hawaii and now in So.California ..they are really saltwater tough... I put them thru it all !! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK PENN
July 15, 2007
Rated 5 out of 5 by kc GREAT ITEM
This has go tto be the best reel ive ever used i would recommend it to any body whos serious about fishing.
July 4, 2007
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jim Excellent reels
Have saltwater fished for many years in Florida and in the Chesapeake. Have a 7500ss and a 6500ss and a 450ss. All three are very durable and reliable. Excellent for casting or trolling even. The drags work really well when trolling. At the end of the day it just takes a good spray of fresh water and they are ready. Have had 2 of the reels for 8 years with a lot of use and perfect performance.
June 25, 2007
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