alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Penn "SS" Spinfisher (Pre-"00" Series ) vs. Daiwa "BG" Spinning Reels
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« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2014, 07:38:09 AM »

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« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2018, 10:55:56 AM »

I have a 430 that I purchased new back in the day. It's been a dependable, smooth operating reel. I recently restored it to near new condition. Just wish Penn would have kept making parts for them. As for Diawa's. I only have two 7000c's on surfrods that have withstood the years and built like tanks.
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« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2018, 02:10:45 PM »

So, when exactly did Penn stop making the Spinfishers in the USA, with all the heavy duty construction??

Just a research question.

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« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2018, 12:36:59 AM »

when exactly did Penn stop making the Spinfishers in the USA
Scotts Bait and Tackle says mid-1970's for the greenie, 2001 for the Z series and 2005 for the SS series.
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« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2018, 02:32:52 AM »

So, when exactly did Penn stop making the Spinfishers in the USA, with all the heavy duty construction??

Just a research question.

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Hello Jeri...just a research question or were you thinking of giving one a try? I would love to see you use one in one of your competitions Grin

Some Spinnfishers are still manufactured today at the same location the earlier ones were once made. These were brought back by popular demand.

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« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2018, 04:50:20 AM »

So, when exactly did Penn stop making the Spinfishers in the USA, with all the heavy duty construction??

Just a research question.

Cheers from suny Africa

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Hello Jeri...just a research question or were you thinking of giving one a try? I would love to see you use one in one of your competitions Grin

Some Spinnfishers are still manufactured today at the same location the earlier ones were once made. These were brought back by popular demand.

Best,

Sal

No, I have one that I bought about 20 years ago, and it is built like a tank, though casts like a donkey.

I'm researching a magazine article on the demise in build of fixed spools, from solid construction, has only been servcied once in 20 years Penn Spinfisher - to modern reels that the slightest sign of water, they fill up with water and all the soft metal gears 'melt'. So, are we accepting that these days we should consider them a 'consumable' product, or just very fragile.

Our fishery has gone over to fixed spools and braid, and getting a reel to last more than 12 months is an achievement - about the only ones to last are Quantum Cabo, with their deliberate drain system and the odd Penn Battle III. Other than that - buy, use for 12 months and hope that it lasts that long!!! Admittedly, we are using them fully submerged at times, but still - sea reels that melt with a little salt water!!!
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« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2018, 01:07:00 PM »

So, when exactly did Penn stop making the Spinfishers in the USA, with all the heavy duty construction??

Just a research question.

Cheers from suny Africa

Jeri
Hello Jeri...just a research question or were you thinking of giving one a try? I would love to see you use one in one of your competitions Grin

Some Spinnfishers are still manufactured today at the same location the earlier ones were once made. These were brought back by popular demand.

Best,

Sal

No, I have one that I bought about 20 years ago, and it is built like a tank, though casts like a donkey.

I'm researching a magazine article on the demise in build of fixed spools, from solid construction, has only been servcied once in 20 years Penn Spinfisher - to modern reels that the slightest sign of water, they fill up with water and all the soft metal gears 'melt'. So, are we accepting that these days we should consider them a 'consumable' product, or just very fragile.

Our fishery has gone over to fixed spools and braid, and getting a reel to last more than 12 months is an achievement - about the only ones to last are Quantum Cabo, with their deliberate drain system and the odd Penn Battle III. Other than that - buy, use for 12 months and hope that it lasts that long!!! Admittedly, we are using them fully submerged at times, but still - sea reels that melt with a little salt water!!!
That was a joke Jeri Smiley, I already now how you feel about those olderpenn tanks.
You guys enjoy using those extremely smooth reels with the disposable gears Grin
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« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2018, 10:38:28 PM »


That was a joke Jeri Smiley, I already now how you feel about those olderpenn tanks.
You guys enjoy using those extremely smooth reels with the disposable gears Grin

The reel in question has been pressed into service a few times for a couple of ladies that have taken up competitive surf fishing, and needed a reel to cope with the big Bronzies. It worked well enough, but even fully loaded with braid, it lacked casting ability of more modern reels, and the drag is a little low when looking to slow down a big Bronzie heading for Brazil.

The dated design just lacks the modern finesse, but the build is unquestionably strong - an admirable reel. Just needs to be the standard modern reel makers - including Penn need to re-aquaint themselves with!!!!  Roll Eyes

Cheers from sunny Africa.

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