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 carpman great
This reel is a great, my dads had one for like 16 years, and i bought him a new one for father's day, and he wouldn't take it so i use it. It will pull anything out the water. It is truly great.
July 8, 2008
Rated 5 out of 5 by ALFREDFISHDR AWESOME
GOD! I DONT KNOW WHERE TO START? I´VE HAD MY PENN´S FOR ABOUT 15 YEARS NOW,I HAVE BOUGHT 3 MORE SINCE AND THEY WORK AS WELL AS WHEN I FIRST BOUGHT THEM, PENN IS THE BEST, I COULD´NT RECOMMEND ANYTHING ELSE. IF THEY STAND UP TO EVERYDAY FISHING IN THE CARIBBEAN(DOMINICAN REPUBLIC) THEY STAND UP TO ANYTHING, IVE CAUGHT 5LB JACKS AS WELL AS 100LB TARPON ON THEM!
June 6, 2008
Rated 5 out of 5 My 3rd Penn Reel
This is my 3rd Penn reel and this is just as good as the other two.
For saltwater I have found nothing better.
I know I will be buying more this summer and going surffishing.
May 14, 2008
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gill 850 SS
I haven't used the 850SSm yet, but if its anything like the 850SS then I'm getting one very soon. I've had mine for years and I've never had any problems with it (no rust!) I'll be picking up my son's first Penn this week and its going to be the 850SSm!
April 20, 2008
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