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 supersscott First Choice
There is no gear on the market that can make your day on the water more enjoyable than Penn. My recent purchase of the Penn 750ssm was only regretable since I didn't get one sooner. My Penn baitcasters work FLAWLESSY. Much to my hesitation, the balecaster works just as well. Fully intend to purchase again. TOP OF THE LINE PRODUCT! The people sitting around the water,,,,, they don't have Penn gear.
April 20, 2008
Rated 5 out of 5 by InshoreOffshoreFlorida solid workhorse reel
bought this reel (650 model) about 6 years ago and have caught 25+ pound mahi out of canaveral as well as bull reds in the intercoastal. I purchased a second smaller one for inshore only. I take them apart once a year and re-grease them. I have never had a problem with them.
March 14, 2008
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eagle971 Surf Fishing and Tuna Killers!
People often ask me on fishing forums what particular spinning setup I recommend for surf fishing and offshore setups. Well outside a single piece 12 foot pole I suggest the Penn SSm series reels. Why? Because these reels are bulletproof and proven. Even the harsh conditions of our Gulf coast do little do damage or cause one to loss faith in such a reel. Now, sure, they are not the smoothest, nor the prettiest, but when it comes push to shove these are all action. Sharks, Jacks, Rays, Macks, Kings, Dorado, Snapper, AJ and Tuna have all fallen victim in my boat with these rigs. During the redfish run in fall down on the Texas coast these are my goto surf setups.I Spool up with 65# braid with a 30 yards #30 Diamond Momi backing these are pure saltwater fishing machines. Another thing I love about these reels is the common availability of parts and potential custom upgrades offered. The drag and the anti-reverse are the mechanisms I would upgrade if you plan to target larger pelagic fish. If you upgrade then you can now spool up with #80 braid. Remember these reels were meant to take a beating so don't hesitate to put them to the test!
January 27, 2008
Rated 5 out of 5 by jason55 Awsome Reel
I had wanted a good reel for a while but nevor got one. The reel i had before this one SUCKED it lasted a year and one day the handle broke off. So i bought this reel and IT WAS THE BEST EVER PURCHASE I HAVE MADE for fishing. Now i use it everyday along with my other reel, a old i think penn 700 reel witch still workes ausome. I just need a big fish now for it. OVERALL THIS IS THE BEST THING U CAN BUY!!!! AND I WOULD DEFINETLY RECOMEND PENN STUFF!!!!
November 9, 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