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 DrDavid Penn Reels-great investment
I must have 25 to 30 penn reels. They are both fresh and salt water reels and I have yet to destroy one of them. Some of the penn's are 30 years old and what I love is I can still get parts for them. They will be turned over one day to my son and grandchildren. The SSM looks to be the same quality as the old Penns. It cast great and fights the stripers and bluefish well.
September 10, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rob311 Best for the $$$$
I purchased an 850 and matched it with a 12' Ugly Stick big water for surf fishing and I can lob 5 oz weights and cutbait a mile. I would highly recommend this product. Best value for a solid metal reel with a strong reliable drag system. I plan on buying a smaller model for inshore applications...
July 22, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by ElBruto Penn
Really awesome reel. Almost took the fun out of reeling in the big one. I pulled in a 25lb sting ray with no problem.
June 7, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by captainspeed penn spinfisher
I used this reel many years ago, its built strong and great for huge fish in deep sea. I like the handle and drag, its nice for the price
May 17, 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