Penn Spinfisher VI Reels – Saltwater Spinning Reel
The Penn Spinfisher is a legend reel with a massive dedicated fan base across the globe. Now we are at the 6th incarnation and it’s proving to every bit as good as the hype suggests. The significant additions to the new series are machined gears and the IPX5 sealed body and spool design.
The CNC Gear System delivers a crank that is smoothness and precise and a system that is now even more durable and hard-wearing. The brass drive, pinion and oscillation gears are cut to exacting tolerances, and kept in perfect mesh by the full metal body and Sideplate.
IPX 5 sealing ensures critical gears and components remain free of the issues of salt water ingress. No longer will the waves or the spray from the boat take years of life from your reel.
Given the astonishing range in the series, you can attack just about every fish in the ocean, inshore and offshore, salt and fresh. There’s a model for casting soft plastics at the racks, from Bream on the lightest of gear, all the way to a model for Pulling huge Mackerel out of a burley trail adjacent the shelf; And, of course, everything in between. Remember, the SSVI10500 has over 22kg of sealed HT-100 carbon fibre drag; that means exceptional fish. Fancy a 50kg + Mulloway?
There is a long cast option, ideal for the rock and beach anglers, a standard option, and the new Live Liner model, which will appeal to the live baiters in particular. There is hardly a spin application the Penn Spinfisher VI Reels will not cover.
Whatever your fishing application, desires or dreams, the Penn Spinfisher VI Reels will take you there with style, durability and performance; they always have. Select yours now.
Features and Specifications
|Model||Size Class||Approx Mono Line Cap. (yds/lb)||Approx Braid Cap. (yds/lb)||Max Drag (kg)||Gear Ratio||Retrieve (cm)||Approx Weight (g)|
|SSVI 2500||Small (Lake/River etc)||255yds/6 175/8 140/10||240/10 |
|SSVI 3500||Small-Med |
|SSVI 4500||Medium Heavy |
Inshore & light
|SSVI 5500||Medium |
|SSVI 6500||Large |
|SSVI 7500||Large |
|SSVI 8500||Extra Large |
|SSVI 9500||Extra Large |
|SSVI 10500||Extra Large |
|SSVI 7500LC||Surf/Rock |
|SSVI 2500LL |
|Small (Lake/River etc)||255/6 |
|SSVI 4500LL |
|Medium Heavy |
Inshore and light
|SSVI 6500LL |
|SSVI 8500LL |
|Extra Large |
- IPX5 Sealed body and spool design
- Penn CNC Gear technology
- HT-100 drag system - carbon fibre drag washers
- 5+1 sealed stainless steel ball bearing system
- Full Metal Body
- Superline Spool
- Line Capacity Rings
- Ideally suited as a saltwater spinning reel
Note: Images are for illustration only. Price is for 1 reel only and price will vary depending on which size you choose to purchase.
Penn Spinfisher SSVI Buyers Guide
So many different models in the series which one do you choose to purchase? Lucky for you we here at fishing tackle shop go the extra mile and provide you with a handy guide to assist you make the right decision. Plus, we are welcome you to contact us if you need additional advice. This is a guide only to assist those anglers not all that versed in knowledge. So, don’t feel restricted by this guide as the sky is the limit to possibilities.
Small Size Class Models: Come in the form of 2500 and the 3500 size is borderline small but could cross into medium size category reel. Either way these 2 size models will suit light-medium fishing styles in lakes, rivers, dams and will also take a little light offshore work from your boat. Ideally these rods will match up to a fishing rod with a rating around. 3-6kg plus. Most rods that suit river and lake are going to be between 6-7ft 6 inches.
Medium Size Class Models: Make the perfect chose for those chasing heavier estuary, lake and dam species. The sizes being 4500, 5500 appeal to the angler requiring bigger gear for tougher specimens of inshore fish such as barra, murray cod and mulloway. The 4500 or 5500 reels also make a cracking sized reel for beach, rock and even offshore boat fishing targeting snapper, mackerel, mahi mahi and other species found at surface through to reef level. This size class of reel will ideally work well on a 6kg-10kg+ rated fishing rod. Boat rods between 6-7ft are ideal and beach/rock rods from 8-10ft are perfect.
Large & Extra-Large Size Class Models: are highly targeted to offshore saltwater boat fishing specifically, heavy fishing on the reefs, poppering for GT, mackerel and tuna and other big saltwater fish. They’re also designed to tackle sharks, kingfish, mulloway, salmon and so much more off our rocks and beaches. Our Large to XL sizes come in the form of 6500, 7500, 8500, 9500 and a whopping 10,500 size for seriously hardcore fishing. Fish anywhere from 10kg mono through to 80lb braided line. Match to a heavy boat rod from 10-37kg depending on which size you choose and how heavy you want to fish (that’s your choice) or match to a 12ft + sized beach rod.
The Spinning and Live Liner (LL Model) Differences
You may be wondering why some models in the SSVI series have the same number size system other than LL in its name. (IE; there is a 4500 and a 4500LL) So what is the difference? Well LL stand for live liner, it’s a bait and run style fishing reel that allows the fish to take your bait first and you choose when you want to set it to fighting mode by a simple turn of the handle. Live Liner models are perfect for those species of fish that typically are better known for being a little on the wary side and spit the baits in caution. Species like snapper and mulloway for example. Let the fish take the bait first and run with it, strike and fight when ready by turning the handle to engage regular fighting mode.
- CNCGear Technology delivers durability, smoothness, and precision, especially under the loads of big predatory fish.
- The full metal body keeps the gears protected and in perfect mesh ensuring peak performance while under the strain of long, drawn out heavy battles.
- The live liner system which progressively increase the rear drag when needed. Live bait anglers will love it
- The IPX5 Sealed body and spool design is a revelation for the Penn Spinfisher VI. Durability and longevity are assured as the sealing keeps the salt water out of critical componentry.
- Stainless sealed bearings not only provide a silky smooth cranks but also ensures your Penn requires only cursory maintenance to sustain a very long working life.
Then Penn Spinfisher VI Reels for sale now are even better than its predecessor. Machine cut gears and IPX 5 sealing have made one of the most versatile of saltwater spinning reel on the market even better than before. Purchase one and enjoy performance consistency across all your fishing applications.