Penn Ally Boat Rods. I decided to retire the Spinfisher then and continued the day with another reel and considered the testing finished. Seller wouldn’t cancel even 2 minutes after purchase. Still, few drop of water accumulated inside the gearbox. I have pulled up 6 pound drums and 3 to 5 pound Crevalle Jacks with the LL without a hitch. It can’t be water tight when there is an open passage for water through the pinion assembly and to a lesser degree around the main shaft, both having no seals, and the parts are not strong enough to handle the advertised drag rating. Have one to sell?

Only drawback is the weight. Please enter a valid ZIP Code. I have used these reels for many differnt species. See all 19 brand new listings. See All Buying Options. When you turn the handle it is literally silky smooth

At TackleDirect, we make every effort to provide our customers sspinfisher the lowest prices up front, however many items are protected by manufacturers’ minimum retail pricing agreements. Customers also shopped for. The worst water exposure that the reel saw was this. I fish out of the central Florida Gulf coast.

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All this added friciton contributes to the gradual loss of smoothness, which wasn’t good to begin with. It takes a little practice to break the habit of reaching and fumbling with that bail, but once you get the hang of it you’ll wonder why that thing was there in the first place. A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. The drive gear It’s cast Zinc alloy, but I never draw conclusions about a gear’s performance based on materials.

Shop around and get it for under Image Unavailable Image not available for Color: The Spinfisher V Series reels have many improved features such as the rubber gasket that keeps superline from slipping.

Works great for live bait or dead bait. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. And the build is so perfect and precise. Back to home page Return to top. Highly recommend the bail less model. This is a capture from Penn’s site. Please post images and videos of your fishing gear, apparel, catches and lifestyle shots on and off the water. Virtually all the braking force comes from the bottom drag unit. It no longer works.


The handle has a mounted seal red arrow to keep water out of the ssg where the handle goes in. This item will be shipped through the Global Shipping Program and includes international tracking.

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For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab No additional import charges on delivery Delivery: Only real life fishing and use shows what’s good and what’s not. The bottom line is that the Spinfisher V reels are advertised as being waterproof when they are not. There is no chipping or dents or scuffs, just clean wear.

The regular model comes in 4 size classes, each class comprises two reels sharing the same frame but with different spool capacities. This offer is available to all customers with mailing addresses in the United States includes AK and HI; excludes territories and Canada. Please enter 5 or 9 numbers for zpinfisher ZIP Code. This is a capture from Penn’s site It says “water tight design” and that you can “dunk the reel in the surf” and not worry about water getting inside the gearbox.

Rated 5 out of 5 by streek75 from Best reel ever purchased.

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It doesn’t come with a reel bag, and I’m thankful for that since reels in this price range usually come with spinfisber bag that’s basically a pathetic rag good for absolutely nothing, so thanks Penn for not insulting us with that!

The pinion rides on two ball bearings, one directly blue X and one inside a collar red Xand between them is the anti-reverse clutch green X.

Its tough enough to turn big snook yet light enough to use for bass fishing. You may also like. The oscillation gear is a different story though. Of all the many surf reels I’ve reseached, the Penn is the only one sealed.


East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Seaguar Blue Label yards Fluorocarbon Leader pounds. See something you like? The above photo shows the extent of the tilting, zsv here is a 4 seconds video to give you a better idea I thought that the rotor nut could have worked itself loose and removed the spool to check But the nut was held in place by the locking plate unable to turn as shown in the photo above. The rotor brake is VERY powerful, so closing the bail by turning the handle requires a lot of force and that puts undue stress on the gears and the handle threads.

Please enter a valid Spjnfisher Code. I have use these while jigging for walleye up on Lake Erie in sub zero temperatures to surf cast for sharks on Floridas east coast. I use them in salt water and they hold up in these conditions.

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That’s one of the most extreme failures that I’ve seen on a reel. The gearbox has a seal blue arrow that goes around its entire perimeter. Penn Spinfisher V Spinning Combo. Relative to the use it’s been through I’d say that the gear wears about the same as the gear of the discontinued Slammer.

Get an immediate offer. It’s cast Zinc alloy, but I never draw conclusions about a gear’s performance based on materials. Skip to main content. Well, I’ve tested most non-slip systems out there and had entire spool fillings slips when they didn’t work, but finally this is one system that actually works.

Extreme range, endless adjustment, and a large diameter drag knob so you can easily crank down to max drag. I think Penn got carried seie as well and exaggerated the reel’s capabilities.