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PENN Spinfisher V Wins Best Saltwater Reel Award

The PENN® Spinfisher® V has been awarded the Best Saltwater Reel Award at the 2012 ICAST show in Orlando, Fla. The voters recognized the PENN Spinfisher V as the top new saltwater reel for 2012 by the select ICAST attendees, which include active editorial journalist and retailers.

Considered the top saltwater spinning reel by saltwater anglers worldwide, the new PENN® Spinfisher SSV continues the 50-year legacy for the spinning reel that started in 1963 with the Greenie Series. Incorporating today’s advancement in materials and technology, this fifth-generation reel has no rivals.

The full-metal body including sideplate and rotor is built to withstand the rigors of saltwater use. The Water Tight Design with six separate seals (nine on the Live Liner® models) and the truly sealed HT-100™ Slammer® Drag keeps the internal workings dry. Stainless steel mainshaft and five shielded stainless steel bearings keep the internal workings smooth and corrosion free.

"This award is a reflection of the hard work that our entire team put in from concept to production," said Mike Rice, PENN Product Brand Manager. "The PENN Spinfisher V is a true workhorse. A favorite for years, the newest rendition of the classic is an instant hit here at ICAST. We are very excited to accept this award and look to continue the success in the future."

Additional features include Instant Anti-Reverse, an oversized aluminum bail wire, line capacity rings on the Superline Spool™ and live liner drag on select models.

Reel weights start at 13.4 ounces while the largest Spinfisher SSV weighs 39.8 ounces. Gear ratios range from 6.2:1 on the smallest models, 5.6:1 on the mid-sized models, 4.7:1 on the larger models and 4.2:1 on the largest. Maximum drag capabilities vary from 20 pounds to 40.

The Spinfisher SSV family also introduces the largest of any PENN spinning reel, with a 10500 size model. Built to hold 415 yards of 30-pound monofilament or 750 yards of 50 -pound braid, this reel allows the angler to survive those long line-stripping runs huge fish dish out.