Shielded stainless steel ball bearings for easy reeling and top performance. Naval brass or stainless-steel pinion gear. Naval brass or high quality machined anodized marine aluminum main gear.
Powerful gears machined from the highest grade metals. Stainless steel, hard chrome plated line rollers, with bushing underneath to ensure constant rolling for minimum line wear. Housing and rotor cups are anodized die cast aluminum and feature a durable, baked enamel. Stainless steel bail, featuring an internal trip. TWIST OFF DRAG KNOB Right or left hand drive (requiring change of pivot) on a convertible handle which folds easily.
Model: Penn Spinfisher 750 SS Spinning Reel. 15 LB / 320 YDS. 20 LB / 250 YDS.25 LB / 185 YDS. Gear Ratio: High Speed 4.6:1. Spinfisher SS Series - SS Spinning reels are designed for heavy use: surf casting and boat fishing for bluefish and big channel bass, sailfish, cobia and other tough gamefish. The Penn SS drag system is built into the spool and features the revolutionary HT100T drag washers for unbeatable all-around performance. Spinfisher SS Series - The Penn Spinfisher is by far the most recognized spinning reel on the market. Many fishermen prefer the skirted spool style this reel can offer. Not only does the skirt prevent line from becoming entangled or fouled, but it also helps to protect the inner workings of the reel for trouble free performance. The skirt also lessens friction on the line since it completely covers the rotor housing. BUILT LIKE A METAL TANK. With all the advantages that modern Reels have smoothness and speed of gearing, corrosion resistance, better line rollers, smoother drags, etc. , many of us come back to a few old vintage favorites.
Besides the hard to quantify satisfaction of using something with hand made craftsmanship and no computerized technology, why do we use them? The new reels have lots going for them but they also do have some real world disadvantages; Too much chrome, gold and sparkle for pure function. A lot of these things gets boat rash or flakes off, falls off, or cracks or peels.......... All of which detracts from the appearance of the reel once there is a lot of usage on them.On vintage reels with simpler but more durable finishes, the reel can take on "character" and can actually even look better up to a point, with lots of use. The look of a well worn PENN 750 SS SPINFISHER is far better than a modern reel with a decal missing or some inscriptions marred by boat rash. Many of the newer reels have very long reel stems that makes it difficult to easily touch the spool edge. With lines like 15 lb test, the best way to hold the line for casting is to simply touch the edge of the spool and flip the bail over. The line will come to rest between your finger and the spool edge without having to fumble with it, and on the cast you simply point your finger at the moment of the cast that you want to release the line.
With very light lines/ lures this works far better than to hold the 15 lb line around your finger and letting go; the feel is too light to have good control using this standard technique and with the method described, casting is much more accurate. There are far too many plastic and graphite parts on many of these reels, with self tapping screws going into graphite bodies, not the best construction for a decent reel. The number of tiny parts, many plastic, also seems excessive on many reels with parts falling off, cracking or being easily misplaced on disassembly (tiny washers). Simpler is better in the long run.
Vintage reels can be virtually all metal and therefore all screws go into machined threads rather than self tapping holes. The new bail tripping mechanisms can also require much greater inertia than the old spring and trip lever arrangements of old, and many of them are much less reliable because they are forced to move the bail cam past a threshold in the spring action in order to turn the bail over (this requires much greater forces to complete its action, than the older trip systems). How many modern reels do you have that fail to flip the bail over completely? Quite a few I suspect, as I have had to tinker with the tripping mechanisms of the reels of many friends in order to get their bails to function correctly. However, the trade off in unbreakable compression bail springs in new reels vs the inevitable coiled bail spring breakage in vintage reels (albeit w/ more reliable trip mechanisms), does heavily favor the new unbreakable compression bail springs, no argument here.In the end, we will all have our opinions and favorites, sometimes for sentimental reasons. The best actually depends on the level of involvement you are willing to devote to maintaining a vintage reel and also your skills in tinkering with them.
The best for many will be the PENN 750 SS SPINFISHER. A suggestion for the best reel to acquire for the average guy who just prefers a vintage reel but does not have the time or inclination to waste efforts. PLEASE JUDGE THE COSMETIC CONDITION FOR YOURSELF. Your questions are always welcome!Please note: photos are of the exact item(s) you will receive; color may vary due calibration of monitors, light intensity/angle and/or reflection. Photos may be enlarged to show detail. So please note measurements if given and objects in photos that indicate size/scale.
The item "VTG PENN 750SS REEL SPINFISHER LUBE WRENCH USA RARE" is in sale since Friday, May 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Fishing\Reels\Saltwater Reels". The seller is "tasflyfishing" and is located in Sandwich, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.
): 15 LB / 320 YDS 20 LB / 250 YDS 25 LB / 185 YDS