Spinfisher V

Fifty years ago we introduced the toughest spinning reel the world has ever known. Until now….Introducing the fifth generation of Spinfisher®, the Spinfisher V.

The new Spinfisher V includes several significant upgrades, making this the most advanced addition to your arsenal.

Watch the video to learn more about all the upgrades. Or experience the adventure of the Spinfisher V when we field tested it in Costa Rica against some of the hardest fighting fish in this video.

Water Tight Design

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.

Slammer® 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.

Superline Spool™
No backing needed because the rubber gasket keeps superline from slipping.

Line Capacity Rings
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 find you a benchmark for backing your superlines with monofilament which will help eliminate wasted time and line.

Live Liner® Drag
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 you're tight on your fish.

Do you want even more details? Watch the upclose look at the Spinfisher V video for an in depth look at all the features.

Spinfisher V
Spinfisher V


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

Slammer Drag
Live Liner Drag
Full Metal Body
Water Tight Design
Line Capacity Rings
Superline Spool
Braid Ready
Infinite Anti Reverse
Model Mono Cap. (yds/lb) Braid Cap. (yds/lb) Bearings Max Drag Gear Ratio Line Retrieve Weight
SSV3500 390/4 • 250/6 • 210/8 230/10 • 215/15 • 165/20 5+1 20 lbs 6.2:1 30(in) 14.4(oz)
SSV4500 300/8 • 250/10 • 185/12 365/15 • 280/20 • 200/30 5+1 25 lbs 6.2:1 34(in) 15.4(oz)
SSV4500LL* 300/8 • 250/10 • 185/12 365/15 • 280/20 • 200/30 5+1 25 lbs 6.2:1 34(in) 16.9(oz)
SSV5500 360/10 • 270/12 • 240/15 425/20 • 320/30 • 250/40 5+1 30 lbs 5.6:1 35(in) 21.6(oz)
SSV6500 330/12 • 300/15 • 210/20 430/30 • 340/40 • 280/50 5+1 30 lbs 5.6:1 39(in) 22.3(oz)
SSV6500BLS ** 330/12 • 300/15 • 210/20 430/30 • 340/40 • 280/50 5+1 30 lbs 5.6:1 39(in) 23.0(oz)
SSV6500LL* 330/12 • 300/15 • 210/20 430/30 • 340/40 • 280/50 5+1 30 lbs 5.6:1 39(in) 25.1(oz)
SSV7500 440/15 • 300/20 • 210/30 430/40 • 360/50 • 320/65 5+1 35 lbs 4.7:1 36(in) 28.7(oz)
SSV8500 440/20 • 300/30 • 250/40 650/40 • 540/50 • 470/65 5+1 35 lbs 4.7:1 42(in) 31.6(oz)
SSV8500LL* 440/20 • 300/30 • 250/40 650/40 • 540/50 • 470/65 5+1 35 lbs 4.7:1 42(in) 34.3(oz)
SSV9500 360/30 • 300/40 • 220/50 630/50 • 540/65 • 490/80 5+1 40 lbs 4.2:1 39(in) 41.9(oz)
SSV10500 415/30 • 350/40 • 255/50 750/50 • 670/65 • 580/80 5+1 40 lbs 4.2:1 42(in) 43.5(oz)
* L - Live Liner feature for live bait fishing ** BLS - Bail-less model
NEW Product
Spinfisher V is rated 4.8049 out of 5 by 41.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from True thoroughbred saltwater reel. I bought two of the Spinfishers V's back in Feb, a 4500 and a 5500. The number of advanced features on them simply put these reels in the class of Shimano's Biomaster SW series (for which I have the 5000 size). The Spinfishers are really smooth and robust, the quality is really up there with the Shimano's. They are all great great reels but when the Shimano's cost more than double than the Spinfisher so I think I know who the winner is. Pound for pound I cannot find anything equal or come even close to the Spinfisher V yet. I am not a die hard fan of any brand but Penn really has won me over this time round and I think I will stick with them for a while. 
Date published: 2014-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spinfisher V SSV7500 from Veracruz Mexico Very good Spinfisher reel came the ssv 7500 V and above with good luck, on the first day of use in the first run Diablo catch a fish on the coast of Veracruz near Palma Sola, had never caught a similar fish, the reel showed very good performance as the fish gave a very good fight, I recommend it 100%. You better a bad day fishing than a good day at work.******* Muy buen carrete salio el Spinfisher V ssv 7500 y sobretodo con muy buena suerte, en el primer día de uso en la primera tirada atrape un pez Diablo en las Costas de Veracruz cerca de Palma Sola, nunca habia atrapado un pez similar, el carrete mostró muy buen desempeño ya que el pez dio una muy buena pelea, lo recomiendo al 100%. Mas vale un mal dia de pesca que un buen dia de trabajo.
Date published: 2014-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top quality all the way around! I bought a 6500LL a few months back to add to my collection for striped bass, I never thought it would be this nice! Spooled with 50# braid I have hauled in some nice fish. A recent failure of my okuma Coronado CD-80a bait feeder reel had me quick to replace it with an 8500LL. I was hoping the clicker was a little louder with the live liner on but If a fish is running hard with it you will know. Great casting performance, smoothest retrieve, and an amazing drag all perfectly matched to make this reel one of the best on the market! They are built to last, try one and see for yourself. 
Date published: 2014-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Reel Excellent Value Since the introduction of the Spinfisher V I've bought a 4500, 5500 and 6500 LL and love them all. The 6500 LL easily handled a 60 Lb sting ray. Last year a similar sized fish completely blew up a Shimano Baitrunner 6500. I've moved all my Shimano reels to the shelf. My next purchase will be a bail less 6500 for the fall run..
Date published: 2014-03-12