Penn Slammer reels?

Old 03-15-2004, 11:20 AM
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I've always used Penn rells and have been very, very pleased with all of them. I have a couple of penn 955's that have become my favorites. This past weekend I bought a new penn slammer 2500 spinning reel. I found it to be very smootha nd light weight. I paired it with a 7 foot medium action star custom rod. This is the first slammer reel that I've owned as was wondering if y'all had any input on them. I'm wanting the good, the bad, and the ugly on them.
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Old 03-17-2004, 08:35 PM
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Just bought my second Penn 360 Slammer from the Sports Authority sale ($73) after a very positive experience with one down in FL. I have a half dozen Penn 4400s that I'll be working out of to upgrade all my reels to the Slammers. Have the two matched up on 6'6" and 7' gLoomis rods and absolutely think that they will last me the rest of my life. Like the smoothness and the anti-reverse. As far as I'm concerned, Penn has a home run with this reel.

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Old 03-17-2004, 10:37 PM
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I'm very pleased with my 460 Slammer. It's about a year old, great performance so far.
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Old 03-18-2004, 09:16 AM
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I have the 560 slammer and have caught about 300 bluefish on it over the last 2 years and it still looks like new! I just shoot a little wd-40 on the bail after every washdown. It matches up nicely to 6'6'' ugly stick custom and 20# fireline.
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Old 03-18-2004, 11:37 AM
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Thanks guys. I took mine over to the pond the other day adn tested it out on a few bass. Nothing that really tested the drag just to get a feel for it. I was impressed. I threw good and delivered a couple of nice bass to the bank for me. I'm ready to try it out on a few reds and snook now.
BTW a largemouth bass will eat a D.O.A. shrimp. LOL!
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