Penn SS Metal Series Spinfisher Spinning Reel Review

By John Andrews | Fishing Reel Reviews

Penn SS Metal Series Spinfisher Spinning Reel

Penn SS Metal Series Spinfisher Spinning Reel 1

Rating: 3.7/5

Gear Ratio

Weight

Price

PROS

- Great line lever that's ideal for spooling out live bait.

- The reel is ideal for both small and large fish.

CONS

- A relatively heavy reel. It can be tiring on a protracted fishing activity.

- Not completely anti-reverse. It has a reverse gear too.

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Intro

Penn SS Metal Series Spinfisher Spinning Reel is an improvement on the earlier series. It is the best spinning reel for live bait casting yet.

Penn SS Metal Series Spinfisher Spinning Reel 2

Equipped with an anti-reverse gear and a level line spool wrap, Penn SS Metal Series Spinfisher Spinning Reel offers the most reliable angling experience in a wide range of fishing environments. It is your best bet for tackling the large bass fish and other equally challenging fish with ease.

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Product Features

Spool:

The spool on this reel offers secure line anchoring. The reel provides a clear marking for the user to site the optimal line pressure. Most spools come with engraved red lines or the spool flange. Penn SS Metal Series Spinfisher provides the versatility an angler needs. It is accommodative of a variety of lines such as braided, monofilament or Dacron.

The spool on this reel also offers increased casting distance and a skirted spool body to prevent the lines from entangling with the body frame. The adjustable tension knob also gives an angler the required leverage when dragging. With the anodized aluminum spool, anglers are guaranteed a strong tool.

The Reel Body:

The reel's body is made of, largely, Aluminum and steel. The anti-corrosive properties of these two metals make it suitable for both fresh and saltwater fishing. Penn SS Metal Series Spinfisher Spinning Reel is water tight.

It means that it is built to prevent water from seeping into the internal parts such as the bearings and the gears. The design feature guarantees anglers a reel that will give them long lasting service and one that is free from frequent repairs.

The anodized handle is a strong and durable part that anglers can rely on, even in situations of struggle with a heavy bass on the hook-end.

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Reel Gear Ratio:

With over four ball bearings Penn SS Metal Series Spinfisher Spinning Reel gives you a great gear ratio. With a single rotation of the lever, your line gets significant traction with several spool rotations. The reel is fitted with five functional steel bearings. The design decision to use steel is deliberate. This means that apart from the fluid mechanical operations and rotation, anglers can safely use these reels without the fear of corrosion. They are all weather bearings that suit both fresh and salt water environments.

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The use of steel also adds strength and durability to the reel. The gear ratio provides a strong torque advantage with easier line retrieve of up to 42 inches. The reel is fitted with a main gear made of alloy.

Fitted with the stainless still shaft for anti-corrosion and strength, Penn SS Spinfisher Reel also offers an infinite anti-reverse to guard against the effects or line stretching and shaking when there is a big catch on the line.

Drag System:

Penn SS Metal Series Spinfisher Spinning Reel gives anglers a smooth drag and a seamless event-free bait casting experience. It comes with a drag of up to 4.9kg. The casting distance allows anglers a steady anchorage whether they are fishing from a boat or elsewhere.

Since the frame and most other tools are made of steel and anodized aluminum, you are provided with a remarkably strong reel that is suited for handling large and heavy fish. The heavy duty aluminum bait wire has the best live bait casting properties. The line casting capacity is way beyond what you get on most other spinning reels. The live liner spools out the line when using live bait and gives the angler a smooth drag experience at the same time.

Conclusion:

The reel can hold many lines at a go. It is well suited for medium and heavy fish. The waterproof qualities make it the ideal choice for a wide range of fishing activities.

The steel ball bearings offer both durability and reliable service in the gear system Penn SS Metal Series Spinfisher Spinning Reel is also a great choice for live bait casting.

The anti-reverse feature gives anglers a positive feeling when dealing with large fish. With five steel bearings, the reel guarantees a great torque advantage. Few reels offer such a wide combination of desirable qualities in one.

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John is the wisest member of our team since he's the oldest person here. He has gathered lots of tips and tricks throughout his 35-year angling career. His love for angling has led him to join our team because he wants to share his wisdom with others. Back in the day, he had to visit locations around the country and speak to many anglers to get more information about angling and now he wants to share it online. He doesn't fish as much as he used to, but his passion for angling is ever present.

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