Penn Spinfisher V

This Fifth-Generation Reel has Few, if any, Rivals

Penn Spinfisher

Penn Spinfisher

For the past 50 years, the Penn Spinfisher series has ruled the salt, so it’s fitting that the company’s latest offering, the Spinfisher V, breaks all the previous molds. Incorporating today’s advanced materials and technology, this fifth-generation reel has few, if any, rivals.

A full-metal body, including the side plate and rotor, withstands the rigors of saltwater use, and the watertight design (with six separate seals) keeps the salt out of the drag and internal workings. A stainless-steel main shaft and five shielded stainless-steel bearings also help keep the gears working smoothly and free of corrosion. Additional features include instant anti-reverse, an oversize aluminum bail wire, line-capacity rings on the Superline Spool, and a live-liner drag on select models. Reel weights start at 13.4 ounces, and the largest Spinfisher V weighs in at 39.8 ounces. Gear ratios range from 6.2 to 1 on the smallest models, 5.6 to 1 on the midsize models, 4.7 to 1 on the larger models, and 4.2 to 1 on the biggest. Maximum-drag capabilities vary, ranging from 20 to 40 pounds. The 1050 model is the largest Penn spinning reel ever made, holding 415 yards of 30-pound mono or 750 yards of 50-pound braid.

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