PENN® Slammer® III Spinning
- Full Metal Body, sideplate, and rotor
- CNC Gear™ technology
- IPX6 Sealed body and spool design
- Sealed Slammer® drag system with Dura-Drag™
- 7+1 stainless steel bearing system
- Sizes 3500-5500 have automatic bail trip
- Sizes 6500-10500 have manual bail trip
PENN® Slammer® III Spinning
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MODEL # SLAIII3500$249.95View model specificationsZoomMono Capacity yd/lb480/4 360/6 285/8Braid Capacity yd/lb310/10 270/15 220/20Bearing Count8Max Drag lb30lb | 13.6kgGear Ratio6.2:1Retrieve Rate37" | 94cmWeight13.90Reel Size3500Reel Handle PositionRight/LeftDrag TypeFront DragDrag MaterialDura DragColorBlack GoldAnti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-Reverse
MODEL # SLAIII4500$249.95View model specificationsZoomMono Capacity yd/lb425/8 320/10 235/12Braid Capacity yd/lb390/15 320/20 250/30Bearing Count8Max Drag lb30lb | 13.6kgGear Ratio6.2:1Retrieve Rate40" | 102cmWeight14.70Reel Size4500Reel Handle PositionRight/LeftDrag TypeFront DragDrag MaterialDura DragColorBlack GoldAnti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-Reverse
MODEL # SLAIII5500$269.95View model specificationsZoomMono Capacity yd/lb430/10 330/12 230/15Braid Capacity yd/lb500/20 380/30 335/40Bearing Count8Max Drag lb40lb | 18.1kgGear Ratio5.6:1Retrieve Rate39" | 99cmWeight22.40Reel Size5500Reel Handle PositionRight/LeftDrag TypeFront DragDrag MaterialDura DragColorBlack GoldAnti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-Reverse
MODEL # SLAIII6500$289.95View model specificationsZoomMono Capacity yd/lb390/12 345/15 205/20Braid Capacity yd/lb485/30 410/40 355/50Bearing Count8Max Drag lb40lb | 18.1kgGear Ratio5.6:1Retrieve Rate42" | 107cmWeight24.30Reel Size6500Reel Handle PositionRight/LeftDrag TypeFront DragDrag MaterialDura DragColorBlack GoldAnti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-Reverse
MODEL # SLAIII6500HS$299.95View model specificationsZoomMono Capacity yd/lb500/12 420/15 255/20Braid Capacity yd/lb605/30 500/40 420/50Bearing Count8Max Drag lb40lb | 18.1kgGear Ratio6.2:1Retrieve Rate48" | 122cmWeight24.70Reel Size6500Reel Handle PositionRight/LeftDrag TypeFront DragDrag MaterialDura DragColorBlack/RedAnti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-Reverse
MODEL # SLAIII7500$319.95View model specificationsZoomMono Capacity yd/lb490/15 330/20 220/30Braid Capacity yd/lb530/40 440/50 400/65Bearing Count8Max Drag lb50lb | 22.6kgGear Ratio4.7:1Retrieve Rate38" | 97cmWeight29.20Reel Size7500Reel Handle PositionRight/LeftDrag TypeFront DragDrag MaterialDura DragColorBlack GoldAnti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-Reverse
MODEL # SLAIII8500$319.95View model specificationsZoomMono Capacity yd/lb455/20 310/30 260/40Braid Capacity yd/lb730/40 600/50 555/65Bearing Count8Max Drag lb50lb | 22.6kgGear Ratio4.7:1Retrieve Rate42" | 107cmWeight30.80Reel Size8500Reel Handle PositionRight/LeftDrag TypeFront DragDrag MaterialDura DragColorBlack GoldAnti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-Reverse
MODEL # SLAIII8500HS$329.95View model specificationsZoomMono Capacity yd/lb490/25 330/30 280/40Braid Capacity yd/lb955/40 805/50 760/65Bearing Count8Max Drag lb50lb | 22.6kgGear Ratio5.3:1Retrieve Rate50" | 127cmWeight31.30Reel Size8500Reel Handle PositionRight/LeftDrag TypeFront DragDrag MaterialDura DragColorBlack/RedAnti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-Reverse
MODEL # SLAIII9500$349.95View model specificationsZoomMono Capacity yd/lb350/30 300/40 240/50Braid Capacity yd/lb730/50 670/65 435/80Bearing Count8Max Drag lb60lb | 27.2kgGear Ratio4.2:1Retrieve Rate40" | 102cmWeight40.90Reel Size9500Reel Handle PositionRight/LeftDrag TypeFront DragDrag MaterialDura DragColorBlack GoldAnti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-Reverse
MODEL # SLAIII10500$349.95View model specificationsZoomMono Capacity yd/lb435/30 360/40 255/50Braid Capacity yd/lb845/50 780/65 540/80Bearing Count8Max Drag lb60lb | 27.2kgGear Ratio4.2:1Retrieve Rate43" | 109 cmWeight43.10Reel Size10500Reel Handle PositionRight/LeftDrag TypeFront DragDrag MaterialDura DragColorBlack GoldAnti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-Reverse
PENN® Slammer® III Spinning is rated out of 5 by 71.
Rated 5 out of 5 by anchor from Penn is great company I bought a 3500 Penn Slammer 3. I used it a couple times but it began to seize up while reeling. I returned it to Penn and they sent me out a new Slammer 3. This one works great with no problems. I have a couple of 3500 Spinfisher Vs which are excellent reels but the Slammer 3 has an even more excellent line lay. I am looking forward to really putting it through it's paces this season and I am expecting it to be a super asset in my arsenal. BTW: I am a surf fishing "dood" and strictly fish artificials (read "lures") which tells you that these reels are constantly in use while fishing (no bait-n-wait for this dood).
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jake Powers from My favorite reel out of the 10 Penn Reels i own !! I have had this reel for about three months now. I have zero complaints about this reel. For starters the Slammer 3 is a sexy looking reel. The line lay is absolutely perfect on it. A very heavy duty solid reel! The drag is amazing and the smoothest out of all the Penn Reels i own. Even under heavy drags on 6500 the drag is smooth. There is no hesitation or stickyness. I have caught many big snook and have stopped 100lb Tarpon around bridges with this setup. For being a well sealed reel the smoothess is still there. Thank you Penn for producing another dynamite product !
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tony Pasadena from Not for the weak or weary. I bought the 3500 model without even handling one first. Im a ultralight to medium avid fisherman, from perch to strippers. I live right by the Chesapeake Bay and fishing is a cast away from my house. So after receiving the reel i decided to purchase a new rod for this beast. I opted for a Berkley Lightning Shock rod 7'6" med light. Well i quickly learned that was a bad choice. I should of got a medium to medium heavy rod to handle the monster drag system. Even with the drag loose there is enough tention to hook and catch panfish. So anyone wanting to buy one of these sweet reels i recommend not to go light on your blank choice with this reel especially when using spectra pe braided lines.
Date published: 2017-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by skye from honest i had this reel for almost a year. i have used this reel for everything from small tabies( small trevally under 1lb) up to dolphin (mahi mahi up too 25-30lb). i have a 4500 it had 20lb power pro for spining but i currently have 30lb spider wire. the only complaint i have is the drag is very hard for a 4500 reel although for me its not a big deal because i also use it to live bait the same tabbies for fun for barricuda when somtimes we hook wahoo. the reel is tuff and strong and can handle abuse. its defently worth the money, unless you are fishing for small fish where i think a fierce II is perfect!
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by mightycaseys from Slammer III strong & smooth Luckey enough to test out a new slammer reel offshore recently and was suprised at the power, drag capability and smoothness of this reel.Hooked up to a 40 lb gag grouper in 260 ft of water and this reel beat it down! no problem horsing it up from 260' . I believe it was on a Carnage rod, just a great combo. P.S., I own several 1200.00 spinning reels for yellowfin tuna and this reel made me wish I saved the cash and bought a few of these instead.
Date published: 2016-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by Handi2 from The best so far!! I own a reputable reel repair shop in Florida. I am always buying reels to check out. I bought the new 6500 and it is a beast. The main reason for this excellent rating is the way that Penn has sealed the pinion and anti reverse clutch bearing. There are at least 3 seals above these parts. The reel is super smooth and very easy to reel. Its very well balanced and a joy to use all day long. Its a keeper for me and will be buying another.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Renegade Angler from The Best Reel For The Money I bought my 4500 slammer the day it came out. Started out using it on the flats & it did well chasing big snook & tarpon. About a year ago I went back to fishing bridges & passes. Fishing 60lbs braid to 80-120lbs leader. I have it paired to a st Croix tide master 8ft heavy. Caught a ton of bigger land based grouper & snook. I’ve been trying to break my slammer for a while & still haven’t. Never opened it or cleaned or served it. I left it in a crab trap over night as a joke & it worked perfectly after. My reel is in constant neglect & it keeps on running smooth like it did out the box. I bought 2 other slammers since then & treat them with the care all reels should be treated with.
Date published: 2019-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pompano hunter from Handle momentum/bail closing Casting Pompano rigs with 4 oz. sinkers into the surf in Florida caused bail to close prematurely and rigs to snap off. The rotational speed during casting set the handle in motion causing premature bail closing. This happened on all three surf rod/reel combos. Removed cover plate on line roller side of bail mechanism and removed a 'Z' shaped piece of metal only. Close bail manually after casting. Its been a few years and problem has not recurred. Hope this helps others who may have this problem
Date published: 2018-07-27