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 Post subject: penn ss 9500
PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:20 pm 
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can any body give me advice on penn ss 9500 spinnning reel,,how does this reel perform . can it be used for trolling,,,is anybody using this reel in india :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:40 pm 
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Merwyn,
The best person would be Fred, he owns one.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:24 pm 
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I also have a Penn. Not a 9500 but one size smaller. Apart from the weight it has some great features. The drag is very good, it casts well and it takes a beating but remains smooth. One feature or the lack of it can be irritating at times. My Penn does not have an Anti reverse lever. Why? I just can't understand.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:46 am 
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It is a trolling reel. So you should be good as long as you are after something BIG. They are more reliable reels.

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The new penn reels are now made in China and there seems to be a general opinion that they are not as good as the ones that were made in US. However, for the price, I don't think you'll have a better trolling and solid reel than the SS9500.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:01 am 
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Tiger ... go for it ... its a trolling reel so dont even try to spin with it .... and yes it will be around long after your "extinct " :)D


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:10 pm 
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santosh wrote:
The new penn reels are now made in China and there seems to be a general opinion that they are not as good as the ones that were made in US. However, for the price, I don't think you'll have a better trolling and solid reel than the SS9500.


Santosh is right the new penn reels are made in china, but then the penn 9500ss is no longer available it has been improved upon with more ball bearings, a better line lay system so it can handle braided lines better there is also a ball bearing in the line roller and some more features and now the reel is called 950ssm but since it is made in china the quality is not the same as it used to be also the 950ssm is one monster reel for spinning it weighs almost a kilo, so you would have to use it for trolling only, also check out the new penn Torque reel it is purely Made in the US, releasing in Dec.09, but it costs a bomb, Penn has basically intoduced it to compete against the Shimano-Stella and Daiwa-Saltiga.


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Unless you are a collector...Don't go for it.


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I still use a 8500ss after bout 10 yrs its my big gun,There are better reels on the market i am sure,just remember we dont need a Winch all we need is a reel to be sturdy and a smooth drag...the rest is on skill.Years ago i was ridiculed for having too light tackle for Ravas and Barra.....a Abu Atlantic 402 and a cardinal 70,but it was great fun fighing the fish right up to the finish biggest Ravas 27 lbs Bara 40lbs.Line used was 0.40 Garware tats all i could get my hands on during school days.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:09 pm 
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Hi Tiger

The new Daiwa Saltist would be a better option though its made in China too. It retails from $200.00 up.

David


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:16 am 
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Don't go in for any Chinese made reels mate, they are real shoddy. That is why Penn Spinning reels suck now and why Niel's old 8500 is still going strong. I have the whole SS series, the only reel that troubled me is the 6500 where the clicker fell off, that was my last purchase in the SS series and I think it may have been made in China.

I have the 9500 had it for over 10 years but have never used it, it is just too large.

Niel, lets take a look at that 27lb Ravas mate, scan and post the picture mate.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:07 am 
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Barra of that size is a dream..

Neil with his Barra
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I am more interested in that Ravas mate :-), big Ravas always seem to elude me.

I remember that young fella, hey Niel, it this in the old Pointsur house garden?


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Yes Bobby its the Poinsur House,What i have noticed very recently is lots of Small ravas 2lbs-4lbs on the market but no big Ravas.I am sure they will be some big ones around the Goa coast and further on especially the Zuari Estuary.


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