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 Johnnyh Very pleased
Sturdy reel and very smooth. Good purchase and would recommend this to those looking For a reel that has the potential to reel the biG fish in.
May 20, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rybackcasey Penn Spinfisher
Great Reel I've used it for Ocean fishing as well as pan fishing and I can get the line out where I want it every time.
I have two of these reels now and will certainly get another.
May 20, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by SaltwaterSlayer Great King Reel
I recently purchased a 750ssm and I love to use it for catching Kings. Its great for flicking LY's on a steel leader. I match it up with an 8' star rod.
April 5, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by BAMAYELLOWHAMMER Good reel
The penn 950 is the way to go. I have used the penn "ss" series reels for several years before penn sold out. I decided to give the newer chinese version (this one) a try. The 950 has a good drag system. I highly recommend that if you are going with an 850 or smaller that you look at the drag washer set up and make your own opinion. I go after big fish,so I demand a very tough reel. The 950 has landed me some big fish, but the smaller ones just don't compare to the old "made in USA" version. This is the most accurate review that I can give,and I encourage everyone to check them out for themselves before purchasing them. Overall the 950 is itself a great reel and I would recommend it to anyone. You make up your own mind when it comes to the smaller ones.
December 3, 2010
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