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StuckonLand
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Posted - 07/08/2012 :  1:19:09 PM  Show Profile Send StuckonLand a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It's not out yet BUT it's on there website and looks really sleek not to mention you can get it with a live liner, baitrunner, whatever you call it. I think I might get one if the reviews are good, might give my Shimano baitrunner a run for it's money. I think it's Nasty Dog who is associated with penn, sorry if I'm wrong, but do you know anything on it?

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NorthChuckTiger
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Posted - 07/08/2012 :  2:00:31 PM  Show Profile Send NorthChuckTiger a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Dayum. Looks nice!

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yakman72
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Posted - 07/08/2012 :  2:00:59 PM  Show Profile Send yakman72 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yeah it does!

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hairball
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Posted - 07/09/2012 :  10:10:27 AM  Show Profile Send hairball a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Looks like a Slammer on steroids which is good. My only complaint with the slammers is that the drag pressure is limited on the larger sizes; the drag is one of the smoothest though. The new design looks like it doubles the drag. Looks like my quest for cost effective jigging reel to replace my heavy old Fin Nor Ahab 16 with a modified drag may have ended.

Iain Pelto
Sea Hunt Triton 160 w/ 90 ETEC "JB3"
Native Manta Ray 14




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StuckonLand
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Posted - 07/09/2012 :  12:01:13 PM  Show Profile Send StuckonLand a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Whats also nice is it's completely sealed and has a huge, beeefed up bail wire. Should be great for jigging.
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Originally posted by hairball

Looks like a Slammer on steroids which is good. My only complaint with the slammers is that the drag pressure is limited on the larger sizes; the drag is one of the smoothest though. The new design looks like it doubles the drag. Looks like my quest for cost effective jigging reel to replace my heavy old Fin Nor Ahab 16 with a modified drag may have ended.

Iain Pelto
Sea Hunt Triton 160 w/ 90 ETEC "JB3"
Native Manta Ray 14








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Phin
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Posted - 07/09/2012 :  12:27:36 PM  Show Profile Send Phin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
why is the bail wire aluminum?
it's listed as if this is some improvement/benefit/desirable feature....


Maybe aluminum is better. The bail takes a lot of abuse on spinners, so the finish the thing's got on it is pretty important.

IMO, the weakest part of a spinner used for offshore fishing is
1)bail wire; specifically, corrosion at ends of it(because of dissimilar metals or poor coating) causing it to break OR weak material causing the bail to bend easily and eventually break
2)bail roller; needs constant maintenance

The old spinfishers used to have a bail that would bend up like a coat hanger if you didn't treat them like fragile packages on the boat. Will be interesting to see if this stronger bail has any problems that aren't related to strength per-se.



The drag and other mechanical features appear to be much improved. Would like to know what drag pressure causes the one-way bearing to fail and the "back up ratchet" to be the only anti-reverse, and how much slop at that point? Anti-reverse isn't as big of a deal on a spinner since you engage the bail a bit more slowly, but anti-reverse is always an issue if dealing with high drag pressures.


If nasty dawg is reading this- I'd be happy to show Penn what happens to the reels if they are fished hard.





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StuckonLand
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Posted - 07/09/2012 :  1:54:07 PM  Show Profile Send StuckonLand a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh btw there is a contest you can enter to win one, 50 reels in 50 days, but only 1 person per family can enter, they only took my dad's application. If you win you receive the 6500 or 5500.

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T-Topless
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Posted - 07/10/2012 :  12:32:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit T-Topless's Homepage Send T-Topless a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Enter here!

http://pennreels.com/50reelssweepstakes


Sweepstakes began June 28, 2012 and ends September 14, 2012.

Might have to upgrade some of my old Penn 3rd and 4th gen SS reels.



Thanks, Captain Ross
http://T-Topless.com folding, stainless steel T-Top fits most center console boats
http://ShadowTop.com entry level (Do-It-Yourself) T-Topless kit
http://Montauk-T-Topless.com for Boston Whaler Montauk, Dauntless or Outrage
http://Flats-Top.com Shade for Flats Boats

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Rapchizzle
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Posted - 07/10/2012 :  3:54:19 PM  Show Profile Send Rapchizzle a Private Message  Reply with Quote
By the looks of the frame, they focused on making it lighter which is a great thing in my book. The SSMs are solid reels, they're just a bit heavy for me for regular use.
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auburnwill13
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Posted - 07/10/2012 :  7:03:47 PM  Show Profile Send auburnwill13 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That is a beautiful reel! I would love to try one out!

"Here's to swimmin' with bow-legged women"
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fishless
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Posted - 07/12/2012 :  8:02:56 PM  Show Profile Send fishless a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Anyone know what the price point of these new reels with be?
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StuckonLand
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Posted - 07/13/2012 :  01:11:58 AM  Show Profile Send StuckonLand a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I would think around $180.
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Originally posted by fishless

Anyone know what the price point of these new reels with be?



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OnefishTwofish
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Posted - 07/14/2012 :  12:47:04 PM  Show Profile Send OnefishTwofish a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've been looking into this reel too. looks like a great value, with a ton of quality features.

here's some info from a penn rep i found on another forum (hope it's legit to post this...happy to remove if anyone's feathers get ruffled):


Gears main gear is Al/Zn alloy, the pinion is brass. Same materials used in the SSm, Slammer, and Conquer. We believe the current gear material to be more than adequate in terms of strength and durability at these price points, and when compared to the competition. The reality is that to offer a machined brass or stainless main gear would drive the cost through the roof, increasing the retails by roughly $75-$100. Increasing the retail on one of our best selling spinning reels by this margin does not make sense.we need to keep the retail on this reel within reach of our core PENN customers. That being said we have heard the feedback loud and clear on the desire for an upgraded main gear, and we are researching this option for future projects. Just so there is no misunderstandingthe retail on a spinning reel with a machined main gear will be somewhere in the $250-$300 neighborhood.

Gear ratio 6.2:1 is a high speed retrieve, when combined with a smaller spool like we have on the 3500 size (13.4oz)30 is close to the industry standard. Check any other reel in this size range and youll see what I mean. You may see 31-33 from the competition, but keep in mind they measure IPT (inches per turn) from the outside diameter of the spool, we measure it by the definition of a full spool of line (our 3rd line capacity ring), which is noticeably less than the full diameter of the spool...so to be fair we are not comparing apples to apples. Our definition is much more realistic, nobody can fish a spool that is 100% full (90% is much more realistic), and we refuse to embellish our specifications (IPT, Max Drag, Weight, etc).

Seals this is a watertight system, not a fully sealed system like the Torque, there is a difference. The Spinfisher V has 6 seals, the Torque has 7. The Spinfisher V has a seal on the handle cap (bearing cover), the Torque does not. The Torque has a seal on the main shaft and under the rotor, the Spinfisher V does not. The Spinfisher V can be dunked, splashed, or submerged without accepting water into the gear box and drag system. If the handle is turned or the drag is engaged (with line going out) underwater then there is the possibility for water to enter the gearbox and drag systembut it will be minimal. If you plan on fishing underwater please check out the Torque spinning reel.

Country of Origin this reel is made overseas, if it was built in the US it would cost well over $300 retail. We are committed to building product in the US as we have shown through new product introductions over the past couple years, but to remain competitive in this industry overseas manufacturing is a necessity at certain price points. We are commited to building a quality proudct overseas by choosing the correct partners and investing heavily in quality control.

Pricing:

SSV3500/4500 - $139.95
SSV4500LL/5500/6500 - $159.95
SSV6500LL/7500/8500 - $179.95
SSV8500LL/9500/10500 - $199.95

Slammer and Spinfisher (SSm/SSg) are being discontinued.there will be deals out there over the next couple months so if you really like the current models you need to get them while you can. Conquer is staying in the lineup, no change to the pricing.

The Conquer will continue to retail at a higher price point.if you take a close look at the internals youll see why. The EAS (Easy Access System) makes the design complex ($$), as does the slow oscillation system. The drag design is also more complex ($$). Take a look inside both reels, or have your local tackle shop do it, and they will explain to you why the Conquer costs more to build than the Spinfisher V. One of the keys to the Spinfisher Vs design was to keep it simple so the everyday angler could maintain/repair there reels as needed.

Bailess (manual) 6500 and longcast 7500 models will be available in Sept 2013. Kits for the bailess will not be available but if you are determined to modify your reel you will be able to buy parts through the PENN parts department.

This reel has a crosswind block, as do all other currently manufactured PENN spinning reels.

Anti-reverse bearing is stainless steel, ball bearings are stainless as well as shielded.

Line roller is substantially larger than SSg/SSm and Slammer models.....50% larger on average.
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T-Topless
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Posted - 07/15/2012 :  05:14:36 AM  Show Profile  Visit T-Topless's Homepage Send T-Topless a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Great update!

Mind providing the link where you found this in case there are updates there?


... gone fishing

Thanks, Captain Ross
http://T-Topless.com folding, stainless steel T-Top fits most center console boats
http://ShadowTop.com entry level (Do-It-Yourself) T-Topless kit
http://Montauk-T-Topless.com for Boston Whaler Montauk, Dauntless or Outrage
http://Flats-Top.com Shade for Flats Boats

Drop your top and go T-Topless! T-Topless@RNR-Marine.com
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DFreedom
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Posted - 07/15/2012 :  07:41:32 AM  Show Profile Send DFreedom a Private Message  Reply with Quote
A little out of my price range. I'll keep my fingers crossed I win one.
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OnefishTwofish
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Posted - 07/15/2012 :  3:37:22 PM  Show Profile Send OnefishTwofish a Private Message  Reply with Quote
sure thing- here's the linK

http://www.stripersonline.com/t/852898/penn-spinfisher-v

great resource- these guys really beat their equipment (primarily surf fisherman), and the reviews tend to have more detail than i know what to do with.
as a side note, looks like the spinnfisher just won best of show for saltwater reels at iCast (credit to YnR for that tidbit)
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Nasty Dawg
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Posted - 07/27/2012 :  2:14:47 PM  Show Profile Send Nasty Dawg a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sorry I have been out of town for a few weeks at the Icast show in Orlando where we were showing off the new Spinfisher V (Which won the best saltwater reel award). If anyone has any questions on the new SSV please let me know. The post we posted on Striper's Online (above) answers most of the questions I saw on here. these reels are a serious piece of equipment and the drag system is killer. Check out the PENN youtube channel as there are several video's on the new SSV. http://www.youtube.com/user/pennfishing?feature=results_main.

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T-Topless
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Posted - 07/28/2012 :  08:06:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit T-Topless's Homepage Send T-Topless a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Now that they are out at the ICAST show 2 weeks ago, does anyone in Charleston have one yet (Haddrells, Charleston Angler, etc.?)

Thanks, Captain Ross
http://T-Topless.com folding, stainless steel T-Top fits most center console boats
http://ShadowTop.com entry level (Do-It-Yourself) T-Topless kit
http://Montauk-T-Topless.com for Boston Whaler Montauk, Dauntless or Outrage
http://Flats-Top.com Shade for Flats Boats

Drop your top and go T-Topless! T-Topless@RNR-Marine.com
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Fargo252
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Posted - 07/28/2012 :  6:10:54 PM  Show Profile Send Fargo252 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just looked in the garage and between me and my dad we own at least one of every spin fisher. So of course I'll have to continue that.

Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn.
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YnR
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Posted - 07/29/2012 :  11:14:37 AM  Show Profile Send YnR a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Expected release date is Oct.
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Nasty Dawg
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Posted - 07/29/2012 :  8:58:11 PM  Show Profile Send Nasty Dawg a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Most sizes will be available in September but the live liners and 9500 and 10500 want be available until January.

AFFILIATED WITH PENN FISHING TACKLE [http://www.pennreels.com/]
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