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  1. Have a Penn slammer 3 for sale, used it for 1 season, never dunked and always rinsed. Just cleaned and re greased this winter. Mechanically 9 out of 10, aesthetically 8.5 out of 10. Asking 150$ shipped or best reasonable offer. Also can meet locally in MA,
  2. Penn slammer 3 4500 Just bought a few weeks ago and used 5-6 times comes With box , shims, extra soft knob . Bought a bigger reel so someone should be able to enjoy this asking $220 buyer pays shipping
  3. Question for the Slammer III owners. I have a 4500 and have only fished it a few times for a couple hours total. The reel has never felt right while under load. I primarily throw 3/4-2oz. lures with it and when reeling under load I have a very rhythmic knock/vibration and stutter sound. You can also feel this sound. It is worse the faster you retrieve and if reeling super super slow you can’t really notice it at all. Reeling in a 2oz. buck tail though at a decent retrieve speed will be very very noticeable. The sound and feel I can best relate to would be driving on railroad track timber’s or running a stick or pipe down a fence row. It’s very duh duh duh duh duh sounding and feeling. Think drumroll type of cadence. Off the rod and under no load the reel feels very smooth and silent other than some slight play in the handle knob. Any thoughts? I’ve heard in the past people having issues with similar symptoms. Someone mentioned a possible bad bearing? My reel was purchased new a couple months ago but is an older stock with a 2017 manufactured date.
  4. Purchased my first PENN reel yesterday after using Shimano spinning and casting reels for a long time in the freshwater bass world. Surprisingly the Slammer III 4500 that I which was purchased from a very well known and busy tackle shop in Miami has a date code of G17 which translates to July 2017. Seems like rather old stock for such a busy tackle shop. This date code means my reel was made prior to the changes rolled out to newer Slammers since with the upgraded line roller bearing and bail wire, etc. A couple searches found that it is not a simple drop in bearing replacement and has multiple parts that need to be ordered. My question being is this something PENN is looking to retrofit at no cost to the customers being that its been a full three years since these changes were made? I really like the reel but obviously these changes came about for reasons enough to change the design of this series. Being 2020 and buying new in box full price gear I would really like the reel to have the latest features that the reels from late 2017 - to present day all come with. Thoughts and any info would be appreciated.
  5. Hi, I got a 7' Tsunami slow pitch H spinning rod to use around the jetty in the fall. Looking at the Slammer III due to the splash resistance rating. Any suggestions for the 3500 vs 4500? Thanks!
  6. Looking to sell my Penn Spinfisher V 4500. The reel is a few years old, but has been well maintained. Currently there is 25lb test cast king braid on the reel. There are a few rashes from being used, however the reel was just serviced by Ricks Reel Repair in Florida. I would like to get $80 for the reel and would prefer paypal.
  7. I picked my braid by thickness. In return .40mm is just slightly bigger than MFR on the reel. Later after I received the braid and was spooling it, I noticed that my braid is a lot heavier then MFR for braid. I have yet to be fishing with the reel ever (brand new) other then testing the casting in the front yard. Can you please give me information on this Spinfisher V 4500 Spectra extrem braid 40mm (60 lbs) Questions: Potential damage or problems? Why pick braid by strength vs thickness? What braid type is tested on this reel? (meaning best built for) Comment to Penn: This is my first Penn reel and seeing your support, I believe I have made the right choice (for me). I live in the Philippines now and purchasing ANY good quality products here can be vary VARY challenging. I bought 2 reels here 2 years ago and one was completely seized and the other shattered when doing regular maintenance and I was completely finished buying junk. After buying this reel, I found this sight and I seen how much you are doing to support your costumers. I want to say first, THANK YOU from a new customer. Second as I said, I believe I have made the right choice for an affordable, reliable, and long life reel and I hope to be a loyal Penn fan for many years to come!