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Penn Spinfisher VI Fishing Reel and Rod Combos - $135.99 and up

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Penn Spinfisher VI Combos are at their historic low on Amazon. At around a 20-24% discount, it's not crazy low, but this is the lowest they have ever been. They are pretty heavy, but nothing at this price point compares with their ability to take a splash/drop in saltwater. The rods in the combos are about a half power stronger than average from most manufacturers. I would not recommend above a Medium (1/4-1 oz. lure) for most inshore, non-surf fishing:

5500-7'- Medium Heavy - 1pcs: $167.99
5500-8'- Medium Heavy - 2pcs: $167.99
6500-6'6"'- Medium - 1pcs: $183.99
6500ll-7'- Medium Heavy - 1pcs: $199.99
2500-7'- Medium Light - 1pcs: $135.99
4500ll-7'- Medium - 1pcs: $161.22
6500-10'- Heavy - 2pcs: $174.22


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Great rod / reel combo for Saltwater. They have been around for along time. Highly recommend! Thanks for posting fishing deals!
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Great rod / reel combo for Saltwater. They have been around for along time. Highly recommend! Thanks for posting fishing deals!
You mean Penn has been around for a long time, right? This particular rod/reel combo is the newest of the Spinfisher line (Spinfisher VI) Wink

I have a Spinfisher V 3500 and it's an awesome reel. A bit on the heavy side but great for the salt. Tempted to grab the 2500 but I really don't need another spinning reel. Will probably wait for the price to drop under $100 too, anyway.
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Not a deal at all. Bought the combo from walmart for $90 one year ago.
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Can I use this for gold fish? They have this pool at the carnival and I cant ever seem to catch one
Yes you can. The heavy rod/reel combos were designed with carnival goldfish fishing in mind. Make sure to use at least 80lb braided line. Happy fishing. 😋
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Not a deal at all. Bought the combo from walmart for $90 one year ago.
No you didn't. I bought the Spinfisher V Combo for $84.50 similar to you, but this is the Spinfisher VI, and it wasn't out one year ago. The Spinfisher VI is much better sealed than our combos which don't even have a seal on the main shaft. The gears in the VI are also much improved over the weak Spinfisher V gears. Instead of being dumb saying "Not a deal at all", you can pay attention that I already stated this was the lowest price these have ever been.

Alan Hawk does the best spinning reel reviews of anyone, and he was very disappointed with the Spinfisher V. The threads on the brass pinion shredded apart.The Spinfisher VI is the answer to those complaints. http://www.alanhawk.com/reviews/spf.html
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I've been looking for a deal on the Daiwa BG/Penn Battle 2 or Penn Spinfisher IV reels but not really interested in the rod.

Rods in combos tend to be what I consider to be 1-2 notches below the level of the reels they are typically paired with.

Can someone that has used these particular rods comment on their quality?

Selman, where did you find the specs for the Medium rod?
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I've been looking for a deal on the Daiwa BG/Penn Battle 2 or Penn Spinfisher IV reels but not really interested in the rod.

Rods in combos tend to be what I consider to be 1-2 notches below the level of the reels they are typically paired with.

Can someone that has used these particular rods comment on their quality?

Selman, where did you find the specs for the Medium rod?
The daiwa is the best bang for your buck, this spinnfisher is a 6 not a 4 and two steps above a battle. The battle is a work horse, these are more luxury.

I'd go with the bg of those but I'm not giving up my stradic ci4

And these rods are pretty nice for a combo rod, I have the 6500 version
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The daiwa is the best bang for your buck, this spinnfisher is a 6 not a 4 and two steps above a battle. The battle is a work horse, these are more luxury.

I'd go with the bg of those but I'm not giving up my stradic ci4

And these rods are pretty nice for a combo rod, I have the 6500 version
My bad, I meant Penn Spinfisher 6 (damn Roman numerals).

I definitely agree that the Daiwa BG is the best bang for the buck; I just haven't seen any good deals.

Thanks for the feedback on the rod.
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These are a solid deal for anyone looking for a new inexpensive saltwater setup. I have a Battle 2 and just picked up an open box Spinfisher 6 5500 long cast (reel only).
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I've been looking for a deal on the Daiwa BG/Penn Battle 2 or Penn Spinfisher IV reels but not really interested in the rod.

Rods in combos tend to be what I consider to be 1-2 notches below the level of the reels they are typically paired with.

Can someone that has used these particular rods comment on their quality?

Selman, where did you find the specs for the Medium rod?
I found the specs (1/4-1oz.) for the Medium rod on the side of my Medium rod. The Spinfisher V rod is pretty excellent. I found the Penn Pursuit graphite composite rods to really suck, but the Spinfisher rods are nice. They are technically still graphite composite like the Pursuit II, but where as the Pursuit feels like a fiberglass rod but slightly more rigid, the Spinfisher rods feel exactly the same as my pure graphite rods. The medium has a somewhat whippy tip like you'd expect in the Medium, but the backbone is similar to a Heavy bass rod. It is an interesting rod and tosses a 1oz. wooden popping cork with ease while still having enough action to jig with. I am very satisfied with it, and would put the value of the rod in the $60-80 range. The weight is similar to what you'd expect from a Medium-Heavy to Heavy bass rod. As I said in the description, I feel that the Spinfisher rods are almost a power above their ratings. It just gives the impression of being heavy duty like most Penn reels are. Penn is going to cheaper solid steel eyelets since idiots are always complaining about insert metal oxide guide pop-outs after they slap their rods on a gunnel of their boats or toss their knots through the guides. This is the biggest downside to newer Penn rods in my opinion. Metal oxide guides are slicker for longer distance casting and they are quieter when using braid. If you are satisfied by the durability of insert-free steel eyelets, then the rod is great and worth some money.

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The daiwa is the best bang for your buck, this spinnfisher is a 6 not a 4 and two steps above a battle. The battle is a work horse, these are more luxury.

I'd go with the bg of those but I'm not giving up my stradic ci4

And these rods are pretty nice for a combo rod, I have the 6500 version
I would agree that a Battle is a workhorse, but I would certainly not agree that the Spinfisher is merely luxury. The spinfisher has seals for the drag and body (Spinfisher V stupidly lacked a mainshaft seal), the Battle is completely unsealed except for the seals on the bearings. They are virtually identical except for the sealing. For a boat or shore, the Battle is a pretty stout reel. For wade fishers that fall into holes and regularly dunk their reels, seals or very frequent maintenance is required to get more than a couple of years from a reel. I would take the BG over a Penn Battle too.
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Combos are 95 & 102 now with the battle 2 6000 series!
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I found the specs (1/4-1oz.) for the Medium rod on the side of my Medium rod. The Spinfisher V rod is pretty excellent. I found the Penn Pursuit graphite composite rods to really suck, but the Spinfisher rods are nice. They are technically still graphite composite like the Pursuit II, but where as the Pursuit feels like a fiberglass rod but slightly more rigid, the Spinfisher rods feel exactly the same as my pure graphite rods. The medium has a somewhat whippy tip like you'd expect in the Medium, but the backbone is similar to a Heavy bass rod. It is an interesting rod and tosses a 1oz. wooden popping cork with ease while still having enough action to jig with. I am very satisfied with it, and would put the value of the rod in the $60-80 range. The weight is similar to what you'd expect from a Medium-Heavy to Heavy bass rod. As I said in the description, I feel that the Spinfisher rods are almost a power above their ratings. It just gives the impression of being heavy duty like most Penn reels are. Penn is going to cheaper solid steel eyelets since idiots are always complaining about insert metal oxide guide pop-outs after they slap their rods on a gunnel of their boats or toss their knots through the guides. This is the biggest downside to newer Penn rods in my opinion. Metal oxide guides are slicker for longer distance casting and they are quieter when using braid. If you are satisfied by the durability of insert-free steel eyelets, then the rod is great and worth some money.



I would agree that a Battle is a workhorse, but I would certainly not agree that the Spinfisher is merely luxury. The spinfisher has seals for the drag and body (Spinfisher V stupidly lacked a mainshaft seal), the Battle is completely unsealed except for the seals on the bearings. They are virtually identical except for the sealing. For a boat or shore, the Battle is a pretty stout reel. For wade fishers that fall into holes and regularly dunk their reels, seals or very frequent maintenance is required to get more than a couple of years from a reel. I would take the BG over a Penn Battle too.
The conflict 2 is a cheaper sealed real. I'm not sure anyone is going to listen to you after you compared a pursuit to a spinnfisher out of nowhere. But yeah a pursuit is inferior to a spinfisher, lol

Sealed reels are $100 all day from various companies, $120-140 from shimano or penn. This spinshisher is $170 a luxury. Not a luxury like my slammer but still a luxury
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The conflict 2 is a cheaper sealed real. I'm not sure anyone is going to listen to you after you compared a pursuit to a spinnfisher out of nowhere. But yeah a pursuit is inferior to a spinfisher, lol

Sealed reels are $100 all day from various companies, $120-140 from shimano or penn. This spinshisher is $170 a luxury. Not a luxury like my slammer but still a luxury
If a person doesn't want to listen, I don't care. They were too stupid to get the point. For those intelligent enough to listen, I pointed out that both of these Penn rods are listed as "graphite composite", or fiberglass/graphite, not unlike an Ugly Stik., but there is a dramatic difference in their construction quality. The Spinfisher, and Battle rods for that matter, feel like pure graphite, versus lower end stuff feeling like almost pure fiberglass. The comment was made specifically to allay the fears of the person that rightfully pointed out that most rods in combos suck.

Conflict 2 in 2500 size with no rod is $149 at Amazon. The Spinfisher VI with a good rod is $136. You aren't comparing apples to oranges at all. If we fairly say the rod is at least $50, then we are talking $86 for the Spinfisher VI which was just released. That's cheaper than anything posted in your illogical post.

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Not a luxury like my slammer but still a luxury
So douchey!
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