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 ja Best Reel Ever
I had wanted a good reel for a while and organy bought this cheap ont that only lated a year. After this reel broke i bouthr the Penn 650 ssm metal reel and literly the first day i bought it it proved itself. I caought around 15-20 10 pd bluefish and it worked execellent. now i want a nice 50 pd striper to see how the reel will handle. Overall I WOULD DEFINETLY RECCOMEND THIS REEL FOR ANY SERIOUS FISHERMAN.!!!!
October 30, 2007
Rated 5 out of 5 by seadog902 950 WHAT A GREAT REEL
I USED MY 950 AT THE SKYWAY PIER TO FISH FOR GROUPER TALK ABOUT PUTTING A STOP TO THIER FLIGHT . RARELY DO I LET OFF ON THE DRAG WHEN I FISH FOR GROUPER . BECAUSE ONCE THEY HIT YOU KNOW THAT THE FIRST THING THE GROUPER IS GOING TO DO IS HEAD FOR THE ROCKS OR ANYWHERE THAT HE CAN GET THE LINE TO BREAK. WELL THIS WEEKEND WAS NO EXCEPTION THE GROUPERS WHERE BITING AND I WAS CATCHING. AFTER AWHILE THE BITE SLOWED DOWN A BIT SO I DECIDED TO SIT DOWN AND TALK TO MY WIFE, WELL NEXT THING WE KNOW THE REEL STARTED SCREAMING LIKE A BANSHEE. THE FISH GOT PLENTY OF LINE OFF THE SPOOL IN FACT I WAS AFRAID I WAS GOING TO GET SPOOLED OUT. WELL I TIGHTEN DOWN ON THE DRAG SOME MORE AND FOUGHT MY FISH TO MY AMUSEMENT THE FISH THAT WAS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LINE HAPPENED TO BE A SUPER TARPON . I'M PROUD TO SAY THAT MY PENN 950 ACTED FLAWLESSLY AND IF IT WASN'T THAT THE LEADER ITSELF BROKE THAT TARPON WOULD HAVE BEEN IN MY PICTURE BOOK.
BOY I WISH THEY MADE LEADERS THE WAY MY PENN IS MADE. HA HA
October 9, 2007
Rated 5 out of 5 by savannah fisher PENN spinfisher 550
very smooth and reliable, this reel is great in the surf...never a problem. I will by more of these for sure, PENN is my new brand of reels.
September 10, 2007
Rated 5 out of 5 by Yo Daddy! Best $139.99 you could spend on!
I've purchased the reel 850ssm several days ago and paired it with a customized 14ft fiberglass rod for fishing at the dam and it's AWESOME. Very smooth and the drag is powerful. One thing I love about this reel is the straight handle retrieval it feature because it makes it real easy to retrieve your line and you can also get bigger ratio. I recommend the 850ssm over the 750ssm, they have the same body except the spool on the 850ssm is bigger.
September 7, 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