Spinfisher V Series - Penn SSV Reels
In 1963 Penn Reels introduced the Spinfisher which has grown to be
the most popular reels on the market. For those 50 years, the Spinfisher Series
has been the toughest spinning reel in the world. Now for 2013, Penn has
incorporated todays advancement in materials and technology in their fifth
generation Spinfisher V aka the SSV. A favorite for years, the newest rendition
of the classic is an instant hit winning ICAST's 2012 Best of Show in the
Saltwater Reel Category!
line of Penn SSV reels are workhorses built to withstand saltwater and ready for
big fish. The SSV is a versatile spinning reel that is great for surf fishing, live
bait fishing (Live Liner Model) and jigging. Its full metal body and sideplate
keep the gears precisely aligned even under heavy load with trophy class fish.
For long term durability the SSV features a deep anodization to provide extra corrosion resistance.
Also Penn resigned the bail, now an oversized thicker/stronger heavy duty
aluminum bail wire. The bail has a friction trip ramp in order to prevent
premature bail trip when casting. For super smooth operation all of the Penn SSV
reels have stainless steel main shafts as well as five shielded stainless steel
bearings and one infinite anti-reverse one way roller bearing. All of the SSV
reels have 6 seals (9 seals on the live liner models) that keep the gearbox and
drag clean and smooth. Please note this reel is not 100% waterproof.
Penn SSV reels have machined and anodized aluminum spools with Penn's unique
(and exclusive) "Braid Ready" Superline Spool and Line Capacity Rings.
There's no need for backing because the spool has a rubber gasket which keeps
braided line secure. The very helpful Line Capacity Rings are divide the
spool into thirds for quick and easy line capacity readings. This eliminates the
question of how much line you have left when fighting a fish and it also
provides a benchmark when re-spooling. For the
smoothest drag under heavy pressure the Penn SSV's spool is stacked with only
the best drag material. Penn's legendary HT-100 "wet" (greased) carbon fiber
drag provides amazing drag capabilities. Extreme drag pressure, a wide range of
a large diameter drag knob so you can easily crank down to max drag.
The Spinfisher V series has a sealed drag system with three 3 HT-100 drag
washers (1 on the top of the spool, 2 large diameter washers underneath the
spool). All HT-100 washers are greased for smoothness and longevity.
new Penn SSV has been improved upon and modernized but still kept it's roots in
long term durability, functionality and most of all affordability. The SSV still
has the classic Penn "Black and Gold" look. The smaller sizes have enhanced gear
ratios. The largest sizes have triple-supported oversized stainless steel main shafts
(on 9500 and 10500) and dual anti-reverse (one way roller bearing with a back up
dog ratchet on 7500-10500 sizes).
For serious live bait fisherman, Penn offers three SSV Live Liner Models
(4500LL, 6500LL, 8500LL). Simply pull the switch back and the front drag
disengages and the spool runs off of the (rear) Live Liner drag. The Live Liner drag lets your live bait swim free. When you get bit, simply
crank over the handle and the Live Liner drag disengages leaving the front
(fighting) drag engaged, now putting pressure on the fish.
*Please note that the Penn Spinfisher V has replaced the Penn SSg, SSm and
Slammer series of reels.