Penn Spinfisher V

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A total of 6 seals (9 seals on the live liner models) are used to create the new Water Tight Design used in the Spinfisher V. Whether you dunk the reel in the surf, or let it ride in the spray all the way home, you don't have to worry about saltwater getting into the gearbox or drag system.

A truly sealed drag system with a total of 3 HT-100 drag washers (1 on the top of the spool, 2 underneath the spool). All HT-100 washers are greased for smoothness and longevity. Extreme range, endless adjustment, and a large diameter drag knob so you can easily crank down to max drag.

A full metal body and sideplate keep precise gear alignment under heavy loads. No backing needed because the rubber gasket keeps superline from slipping.

Eliminates the question of how much line you have left when fighting a fish. The three lines on the spool flange let you know when you have 1/3rd, 2/3rd or a full spool of line. Also if you respool often these lines five you a benchmark for backing your superlines with monofilament which will help eliminate wasted time and line.

Live Liner Drag D Are you a serious live bait fisherman? The Live Liner drag was built for fishing live bait. Simply pull the switch back and the front drag disengages and runs off the Live Liner drag. The Live Liner drag is a much lighter drag that lets your live bait swim free. When you get bit, simply start cranking the handle and the Live Liner drag disengages, the front drag engages, and your tight on your fish.


New thicker heavy duty aluminum bail wire adds strength and durability
5 Shielded stainless steel bearing system
Infinite anti-reverse (back up ratchet on 7500-10500 sizes
Friction trip ramp prevents premature bail trip when casting
Stainless steel mainshaft and alloy main gear
Triple-supported and oversized stainless steel mainshaft on 9500 and 10500 models
Enhanced gear ratios on smaller sizes
The most highly anticipated reel to come out in quite some time. I'm anxious to get these reels in our client's hands and see what the feeback is. Penn reels have been synonymous with fishing reels in general for a long time. Lately they seem to be on a roll again and the Spinfisher V looks to continue that trend.
I've got to say I'm really excited for the new Penn Spinfisher V. When the Penn rep was in the shop earlier this year and I picked it up it just felt like a well made reel. The pricepoint is great for the solid construction. This reel should be around for a long time.
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Penn Spinfisher V - Available at The Edge
Oct 1 2012 12:53PM
The first models of the new Penn Spinfisher V have arrived at The Edge. No other fishing reel in recent memory has been so highly anticipated. Will this reel live up to it's billing and take it's place among the Penn classics of yesteryear? Time will tell, for now, we're excited to begin hearing your questions and take on the reels.

Penn Spinfisher V

Oct 1 2012 2:02PM
Mike just took some pics of the new Spinfisher V 4500 reel for a customer. Check 'em out:

Oct 1 2012 2:25PM
Manual bail?

Oct 1 2012 3:15PM
can we also get some real weights on the reels please?

Oct 2 2012 10:47AM
Chef, I weighted the 3500 and 4500 on our shops scale they weighed in at 14.1 oz (.40kg) and 15.2 oz (.43kg) respectively