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Penn Spinfisher V Spinning Fishing Reel

Review Last Updated: March 13, 2020

Nancy Reagan
Product Review by Nancy Reagan

Product Features

  • 40lb Max Drag
  • Sealed HT-100 Slammer
  • Watertight Spinning Reel
  • 39' Line Retrieve


Today we'll be reviewing the Penn Spinfisher V Spinning Fishing Reel.

Our reviews are based on in-depth research and product analysis. Let's dive in!


  • Great for experienced anglers
  • Perfect for surf conditions
  • Watertight and durable reel
  • Line ring markings
  • Spool requires no backing
  • Braid ready
  • Great value for money


  • Not suitable for beginners
  • Higher price point

Penn Spinfisher V Spinning Fishing Reel Product Review

Our priciest pick, the Spinfisher V Spinning Fishing Reel has a premium IPX5 sealed body and spool design.

Whether you get hit by a huge wave or leave it out in the spray, you can rest assured know that no saltwater will be able to access the gearbox.

HT-100 carbon fiber drag washers will allow you to accurately regulate the amount of line coming off your reel and different speeds.

Suitable for experienced fishermen, the Spinfisher V is ready for battle.

This reel is a solid build, heavy-duty, and perfect for harsh surfcasting due to its tight controls.

For surf fishing, I highly recommend this spinning reel. For its maximum potential, I suggest investing in a 10 to 12-foot ugly stick and 50lb braid.

The Spinfisher V’s watertight spinning reel provides excellent performance in sand and saltwater environments while offering exceptional protection from corrosion.

Some reels are notorious for closing on the cast.

The Spinfisher V has an HT-100 slammer drag system in a fully sealed spool allowing the friction trip ramp to prevent premature bail trip when casting.

Another great feature is the line rings marked at 1/3, 2/3, and full capacity, this is invaluable because you’ll always know how much line remains during a tough fight.

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