- You'll have more relaxed, worry-free day of fishing while using this reel.
- It works very smoothly. As a bail-less reel, it's easy to get used to.
- If you're used to using bails, using this reel takes some getting used to.
- It's not actually submersible in water.
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You may have your doubts about the effectiveness of a bail-less spinning reel, but the Penn Spinfisher V 6500 will put your mind at ease. The function of a bail is to keep control of your line on the spool. An engaged bail keeps your line secure on the spool.
A disengaged bail allows you to cast your line out. However, bail systems can sometimes fail, especially when you're making a particularly strong cast.
The bail can also snap back into engage mode and cause you to lose a careful setup. Bail-less reels are therefore a great option, especially for fishing in saltwater
Spinning reels came into existence as an alternative to baitcasting reels. Spinning reels were able to cast lighter lures that baitcasting reels cannot. This meant that spinning reels can handle artificial lures and were used to catch trout and salmon.
Of course, spinning reels can handle live lures as well as artificial ones. A spinning reel is quite versatile and can actually be used in a lot of different settings and it's one of the most popular and common reels today. It can be used for catching small to medium fish, from panfish to bass or redfish.
The main thing to remember about spinning reels is that though it has a lot of uses, it does have limitations. It works as well with heavier lures or bigger game, so stick to lighter lures and small to medium game. Because spinning reels are so popular, they also come in a range of sizes and prices.
A drag system is what keeps your line from snapping, so it's a pretty important feature on a fishing reel. It applies pressure to the spool and acts as a brake mechanism. Penn fitted the Spinfisher V 6500 with the specially formulated and sealed Slammer® Drag System which has three HT-100 drag washers.
These drag washers are made of stiff, fiberglass-laminated carbon fiber fabric. The carbon fiber loses friction when it heats up as it spins. This loss of friction compensates for the loss of line. Thus, this kind of drag system is more effective at its job.
The Spinfisher V 6500 has a 5-shielded stainless steel ball bearing system. “Shielded” here refers to the way the ball bearings were welded. During welding, shielding gas is used to protect the steel from oxygen and water vapor.
Corrosion can seriously impact a ball bearing system. Shielded metal is often more resistant to corrosion. Exposure to water and oxygen can cause rust to form in the bearings, but since the bearings are made of shielded metal, you won't have to worry about corrosion. The ball bearing system is also sealed against the intrusion of saltwater, which also causes rust.
One of the best and perhaps most unique features of the Spinfisher V 6500 is the line capacity rings on the spool. These rings will indicate how much line you have, which will definitely come in handy in various situations. Even while you're busy wresting fish out of the water, you'll see if you have a third or two-thirds of the line left.
There is also a rubber gasket on the spool that keeps the line from slipping. Not every spool has a feature like this. The spool guarantees a smooth start that steadily goes on until you reel the line back.
The Spinfisher V 6500 has Infinite Anti-Reverse, which means that when you're setting the hook, the backplay on the rotor is eliminated. This way, the reel won't slip. A one-way bearing is added to the reel to enable and facilitate this capability.
With the elimination of backplay, you have better sensitivity because no line is given back. An infinite anti-reverse is important in spinning reels, because spinning reels have the tendency to get lines tangled. Anti-reverse can prevent tangles because the rotor doesn't back up. Twisted lines, loops, and other occasions for tangling can therefore be avoided.
A spinning reel may be the most common reel there is, but the Spinfisher V 6500 is special. It's definitely not like any other spinning reel that you can pick up at just any fishing supplies store. It's well made, and a lot of thought went into the creation and design of this reel.