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PENN Conflict vs. Spinfisher V

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Hey guys,

 

Came here in search of a little wisdom. I was wondering whether to get the Conflict or Spinfisher V. I know very little about the new Conflict and was wondering whether or not anyone here has tested it out yet. It would be worked as a backup reel more often than not, but I would still like to have the assurance when out there of knowing I have a functioning, fully capable reel to handle whatever. Mainly fishing for stripers, but will occasionally work in tog and sea bass. Mainly worked from shore so casting is a pressing issue. I will also be working form the jetties so durability and how "sealed" it is is a bit of a concern as well. I will not be dunking it. It will be outfitted with a 10'6 Mojo 3/4-4. I would love to hear back from some of you guys. Thanks in advance!

post #2 of 12
Penn Battle. They're all the same reel in a string. The price point goes up as the features arguably improve. The V is the best although may not be necessary. They can all handle inshore species without hesitation. The battle is the most sensitve, the V the most durable.
post #3 of 12
The V agreed would be most dependable but the conflict is arguably lighter if thats something you need (bad wrists w/ old ago)
post #4 of 12
My vote is Conflict for boat fishing, and the Spinfisher for shore fishing.
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 

Yeah I guess you're right HFB. They're really not all that different. I guess at that price point I should just jump to something that's a little more reliable aka the Spinfisher.

post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by i fish brooo View Post

Yeah I guess you're right HFB. They're really not all that different. I guess at that price point I should just jump to something that's a little more reliable aka the Spinfisher.


In all honesty, of the 3 - I think the battle is my favorite, it just can NOT get wet. I use the V where I'd use my van staal, but on a lighter rod, because I'll never have a series of VS (you only need one for 100% of the species on the planet! - the 250)

If you can get a V tho, you won't be disappointed. Go for the 5500, it's a beast
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 

Well I'm partial to the bailess reels. I would have to jump up to the 6500. How does the Spinfisher cast relative to that Battle?

post #8 of 12
I have the bailless 6500, got it late last year so it has seen limited time on the water, but it does cast very nice. Have It on a 10' stcroix with 20pp
post #9 of 12
A SSV4500 with 20lbs braid on a 10'6" St Croix with lowriders would be a killer combo. But it has a bail.
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by i fish brooo View Post

Well I'm partial to the bailess reels. I would have to jump up to the 6500. How does the Spinfisher cast relative to that Battle?

Compared to the Battle - CRAP. compared to the VS250 godlike. I just love the way the Battle handles line on casting and retrieving. The V is right behind the Battle tho. I'm now partial to bailless the majority of the time, but with the reinforced bail arm, I've transitioned back quickly. I still flip manually
post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 
Yeah I hear ya. Line lay is obvi extremely important. I might spend a bit more time looking into it but def leaning towards the V
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by i fish brooo View Post

Yeah I hear ya. Line lay is obvi extremely important. I might spend a bit more time looking into it but def leaning towards the V


the line lay on the v is superb and casts great as well.

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