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Penn Spinfisher V VS Penn Conquer

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I was wondering what the difference is between the two are. The only difference I see is the price and the drop back. 

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I was wondering what the difference is between the two are. The only difference I see is the price and the drop back. 

Micodese,

The Conquer has 5 more bearings than the SSV, the EAS (easy access system) for easy maintenance and the eternal alloy spool lip. Conquer's are also lighter in the equivalent size SSV. SSV's have the water tight design, 3 live liner models available and a back up ratchet on the larger models (7500-10500). Any questions let me know.

Conquer 5000 - 14.6oz
SSV5500 - 20.4oz

tony

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I am looking at the 6500 series and the price is not much different from one another. What are the two are comparable, SSV6500 and the CQR7000? The live liner aspect does not appeal to me. Mostly lures. 3.2 oz is the weight difference between the two. Conquer has better torque and more bearings. What is the difference between the HT-100 and the Slammer Drag? Is the conquer full metal as well? One more thing what is the level line on the conquer?

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I am looking at the 6500 series and the price is not much different from one another. What are the two are comparable, SSV6500 and the CQR7000? The live liner aspect does not appeal to me. Mostly lures. 3.2 oz is the weight difference between the two. Conquer has better torque and more bearings. What is the difference between the HT-100 and the Slammer Drag? Is the conquer full metal as well? One more thing what is the level line on the conquer?

Micodese,

Size wise yes the Conquer 7000 and SSV 6500 are closest in comparison. Both drags are HT-100, Conquer has 4 quarter sized drag washers under the spool, the SSV has 2 large oversized drag washers under the spool (similar to the Slammer series = Slammer drag.) Conquer has a metal body. Level line is our way of showcasing the reels that have perfect oscillation which results in perfect line lay. Even though the Spinfisher V doesn't have the level line title, users have given us great reviews to date.

CQR7000 drag washer next to SSV6500 drag washer.

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I actually prefer the Spinfisher SSV's wrapping prowess over the reels i have fished with the leveline feature, Penn did a outstanding job with the new reels in regards to their oscillation , especially for a non worm driven system. The worm drive oscillation on the long cast model will be icing on the cake.
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I actually prefer the Spinfisher SSV's wrapping prowess over the reels i have fished with the leveline feature, Penn did a outstanding job with the new reels in regards to their oscillation , especially for a non worm driven system. The worm drive oscillation on the long cast model will be icing on the cake.

Thanks for the input about that. Definitely going to look into the Spinfisher more.

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Micodese,

Size wise yes the Conquer 7000 and SSV 6500 are closest in comparison. Both drags are HT-100, Conquer has 4 quarter sized drag washers under the spool, the SSV has 2 large oversized drag washers under the spool (similar to the Slammer series = Slammer drag.) Conquer has a metal body. Level line is our way of showcasing the reels that have perfect oscillation which results in perfect line lay. Even though the Spinfisher V doesn't have the level line title, users have given us great reviews to date.

CQR7000 drag washer next to SSV6500 drag washer.

Why is the washers two different sizes? You would think the bigger washer would be in the conquer not the spinfisher

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The Conquer is an older design than the SSV. The SSV is a better reel every day of the week and twice on Sundays. I figure the Conquer will get pushed out of the lineup as soon as Penn's new, more expensive spinner comes along.

post #9 of 23
I have the Conquer 7000 and have found the reel nice to use and has served me well so far,highly recommend that reel.
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The newer Penn SSV reels have changed the lettering to "water resistant design". I have serviced many of them with water intrusion. Especially the kayak guy's. Still great reels but a little on the heavy side.

 

The Penn Concour has a bad rap but I have found them to be excellent reels. Very smooth and fast reeling. The drag is also excellent. I would not use them for kayak fishing b/c of too many ways for water to get in.

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who says the conquer has a bad rap?
I have the 5000 and 8000 and they are both very good in all respects.
the 8000 has bought in a number of 6' plus sharks without a whimper
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The newer Penn SSV reels have changed the lettering to "water resistant design". I have serviced many of them with water intrusion. Especially the kayak guy's. Still great reels but a little on the heavy side.

The Penn Concour has a bad rap but I have found them to be excellent reels. Very smooth and fast reeling. The drag is also excellent. I would not use them for kayak fishing b/c of too many ways for water to get in.

Handi,

Welcome to SOL. Just curious, do you repair out of a tackle shop or do it on your own? If you could email me, I would like to ask you a few questions about the water intrusion

tony

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post #13 of 23

Yes I have a shop in Gulf Breeze Florida. I'm retired, 59 years old, and have been servicing reels for many years. The only water intrusion I see is on the reels used by the kayak fishermen/women in this area. And most of this is from user neglect. I have a few crosswind gears and blocks here now that had to be replaced from the dreaded corrosion. The metal used is one of the reasons for said corrosion on the SSV reels.

 

I have also serviced many that were in excellent shape and used just as much. The owners must take care to stop this from happening with regular service.

post #14 of 23
I find that the conquer is more of an inshore reel. It is great at playing fish and because of its extra gears, it releases the heat created by the gears and drag washers in the long run of a fish. I use the conquer as my permit and bonefish reel. The spinfisher v is more of a workhorse, it is solid with high drag levels and even though the lighter levels are used as inshore reels I prefer to use them as nearshore or offshore reels. They are very simple but they are solid and will do the desired job. Honestly you can use either reel for inshore or nearshore/ offshore. The spinfisher v is a lower price and in my experience require less repairing in the long run. I have used my sv6500 for tarpon and snook, but oftentimes it has been put up against bruisers like grouper, and big blackfin tuna. Overall it depends on what you are using each reel for but they are both great reels. Take another look at you price range as well.
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I was thinking about getting the conflict 5000 reel, and i was comparing it to the spinfisher 5500, and the conflict seemed better in everything.confused.gif What would you recommend for salmon fishing in B.C.thanx.gif
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