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Old 09-07-2019, 06:52 PM
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Iím looking to set up a couple combos for jigging tuna. Are the penn slammers made in the USA? Between the slammer and spinfisher vi have you all seen a huge advantage of one vs the other?

What size class would I want to go with for this? 6500, 7500, bigger?
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I went with the 6500HS You can put 300 yds of braid with 150 yd top shot of mono. 40 lbs of drag and a 6.2:1 gear ratio.
Thatís a fast retrieve. Itís still light enough I can cast it If I spot a Cobia or Dorado. Bad ass reel for the money.

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300 yds of what strength braid? Is the slammer made in the USA?
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Spinfishers are made in China, the Slammer is still made in the USA..
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I have been pretty unhappy with the 7 spinfishers VIs I own. Anti reverse just going away out of the blue on a hookset and some of them got very stiff to reel in the cold weather. There is a thread in this forum a while back discussing them.
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Most all Penn reels that retail for lessthan $250 are made in China..

The value of nice clean Penn 113H's is rising due to the fact the replacement reel made in China is so bad, and it is such a popular reel.

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Reel size will depend on fish size you're targeting and depths (line capacity). I fish 8k Stella's as well as the new 8k Diawa Big Game reel. The BG is a heck of a reel for the money. At that price point I would strongly recommend looking into the Diawa Big Game.

https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/Daiwa-BG-Spinning-Reel?hvarAID=shopping_googleproductextensions&affc ode_c=&gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=CjwKCAjwzdLrBRBiEiwAEHr AYpxswcAtBxwAgVzas9cCkRWAOW9dhEHqO2Nt_EibxPYfsyj41 06oahoCW-cQAvD_BwE

Tsunami also makes an economical jigging rod.
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Old 09-08-2019, 06:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Ebbie View Post
I went with the 6500HS You can put 300 yds of braid with 150 yd top shot of mono. 40 lbs of drag and a 6.2:1 gear ratio.
Thatís a fast retrieve. Itís still light enough I can cast it If I spot a Cobia or Dorado. Bad ass reel for the money.

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Most all Penn reels that retail for lessthan $250 are made in China..

The value of nice clean Penn 113H's is rising due to the fact the replacement reel made in China is so bad, and it is such a popular reel.
Why doesnít it state that the slammers are made in the USA on the penn website?
I will primarily be fishing tuna at the humps in the keys and possibly offshore NC with these reels
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Old 09-08-2019, 06:23 AM
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I use a Diawa BG 6500, a friend got the smaller 4500 and we used them at the humps no issues at all. My 6500 has a max drag of 30lbs-35lbs. That is a lot IMHO. But it may not be enough for all the fishie's out there. I was jigging in 200' the other day and what ever it was, handed my ass to the reel drag. I had no control over that beast. Not the first time that has happened at that spot. I suspect it was a goliath this time, Other times I think it was a larger amberjack.

I run 60lb braid with 15-20' of 80Lb mono topshot. With the braid there is no issues with Line capacity, unless you are trying to get to the bottom while at the humps. But for the most part you are likely fishing 50-200 ' top water out there.
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I use a Diawa BG 6500, a friend got the smaller 4500 and we used them at the humps no issues at all. My 6500 has a max drag of 30lbs-35lbs. That is a lot IMHO. But it may not be enough for all the fishie's out there. I was jigging in 200' the other day and what ever it was, handed my ass to the reel drag. I had no control over that beast. Not the first time that has happened at that spot. I suspect it was a goliath this time, Other times I think it was a larger amberjack.

I run 60lb braid with 15-20' of 80Lb mono topshot. With the braid there is no issues with Line capacity, unless you are trying to get to the bottom while at the humps. But for the most part you are likely fishing 50-200 ' top water out there.
I think Iím going to go with the 6500 size. You didnít have any issues cranking the drag up and running the 60lb braid?
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The reel has preformed well But I use it within range of the specs. 20-30 lbs of drag, That is alot when it is on the end of a 5í rod. Like I said last fish, for the most part reel handle was unused. I just put 2 hands on rod and watch line go out.

The 6500 has higher drag than buddies 4500, but size does get heavy when jigging for a while.
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Anyone else know anything about the slammer being made in the USA or not? Curious why it doesnít say so on the website?
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The Slammer III's are made in China.

Looking on Amazon, there is one or two buyer's pics that show "Made in China" stickers on the front of the rotor (under the spool).

And I found a specific post from tunanorth (Penn rep) over on BD where he specifically says they are made in China. Last post in this thread:

https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/th...r-7500.659108/
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Well that is unfortunate, doesnít make sense that the only spinning reel they make in the USA is 600 bucks.

So regardless, with 60+ lb braid would yíall say the 7500 or bigger for a jigging reel?
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I wouldn't go bigger. I have jigged with a Spinfisher V 6500 spooled with 50lb braid quite a bit and have little to complain about.

With 65lb braid you will probably be in the 20-25lbs drag range...if that high. As someone mentioned earlier, that's a lot to hold onto.

The Slammer retrieve rates are higher with the 6500 (42") / 6500HS (48") than the 7500 (38"). Something to consider when speed jigging. Not a huge deal with the butterfly jigs.

I don't see the need to go above a 6500.
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I wouldn't go bigger. I have jigged with a Spinfisher V 6500 spooled with 50lb braid quite a bit and have little to complain about.

With 65lb braid you will probably be in the 20-25lbs drag range...if that high. As someone mentioned earlier, that's a lot to hold onto.

The Slammer retrieve rates are higher with the 6500 (42") / 6500HS (48") than the 7500 (38"). Something to consider when speed jigging. Not a huge deal with the butterfly jigs.

I don't see the need to go above a 6500.
With the slammer 6500 only taking 335 yds of 40lb braid... if I went with 50-60lb and even a short top shot of mono I feel like Iíd be cutting it pretty close with the deep water critters?
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Double check your capacities on their website.

The 6500 shows 355yds of 50lb braid. The 6500HS shows 420yds of 50lb braid. Granted, you'll probably get about 30yds less than that realistically.

I've been running a 10ft leader connected with an FG or Albright. No need for 100yds of mono topshot.
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Originally Posted by JCW1982 View Post
Double check your capacities on their website.

The 6500 shows 355yds of 50lb braid. The 6500HS shows 420yds of 50lb braid. Granted, you'll probably get about 30yds less than that realistically.

I've been running a 10ft leader connected with an FG or Albright. No need for 100yds of mono topshot.
yes sorry I was looking at the 5500... I didnít want to go with the HS, so do you think 355 of 50 will be sufficient fishing large black fins and medium yft?
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I put a hs slammer 8500 on a xh terez rod .....took it out cobia fishing at cbbt .....caught a bunch
of 20 to 40 pound skates it wasn’t even fair ....lol
the few cobia that rod caught never stood a chance

I bought this combo for the keys jigging for Aj”s
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Originally Posted by JCW1982 View Post
Double check your capacities on their website.

The 6500 shows 355yds of 50lb braid. The 6500HS shows 420yds of 50lb braid. Granted, you'll probably get about 30yds less than that realistically.

I've been running a 10ft leader connected with an FG or Albright. No need for 100yds of mono topshot.
Realistically though, if fishing in 700-1000 ft of water, will the 350 yds be enough? I know I wont be fishing the bottom, but if the fish gives a good run deep and away from the boat I want to know if that would be enough?
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