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Penn Slammer IV 5500 for a 10 foot rod

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Anyone here use a Slammer III or IV 5500 on a 10ft rod for throwing plugs? 

 

I recently got a good deal on a 10ft Tsunami Trophy II -Medium, and I was looking at the Penn Slammer IV 5500. It felt pretty heavy and I noticed it was like 22oz. I'm wondering if the 5500 might be too heavy for throwing different plugs all day.

Any feedback is greatly appreciated!

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I have the 4500 and 5500 Slammer III versions, which weigh in at 14.7 and 22.4. I use the 4500 on a 10' Lamiglas XS 101 MS when tossing plugs and the 5500 with bait. They're both decent reels but the 5500 is heavy for plugging all day IMO. I assume the Slammer IV versions weigh about the same as the III's. If you're not committed to the Penn Slammer IV, but want the line capacity of the 5500, the Daiwa Saltist MQ 6000 might be one to consider. The Saltist MQ 6000 is priced about $50 higher than the Penn IV 5000 but weighs in at only 15.2oz, handles 320 yrd of 30# braid (though Penn is 380/30#) and gear ratio is about the same MQ/ 5.6: 1 v. Penn IV 5.7:1. I believe the sealing and compatibility in the surf is about the same but neither is meant for dunking.    .    

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7 hours ago, seachunk2 said:

I have the 4500 and 5500 Slammer III versions, which weigh in at 14.7 and 22.4. I use the 4500 on a 10' Lamiglas XS 101 MS when tossing plugs and the 5500 with bait. They're both decent reels but the 5500 is heavy for plugging all day IMO. I assume the Slammer IV versions weigh about the same as the III's. If you're not committed to the Penn Slammer IV, but want the line capacity of the 5500, the Daiwa Saltist MQ 6000 might be one to consider. The Saltist MQ 6000 is priced about $50 higher than the Penn IV 5000 but weighs in at only 15.2oz, handles 320 yrd of 30# braid (though Penn is 380/30#) and gear ratio is about the same MQ/ 5.6: 1 v. Penn IV 5.7:1. I believe the sealing and compatibility in the surf is about the same but neither is meant for dunking.    .    

That's what I was afraid of, the 5500 being too heavy for plugging, and yeah the weight of the III and IV are both like 22oz. I'm able to get a good deal on the Slammer for like a $100, hence why I was considering. I have a Saragosa 5000 on my 9ft, but that reel only weighs like 15oz and feels great. Maybe I get the Slammer and put it on my bait rod. I was hoping to use it for plugging since it seems to be ok if it gets splashed or takes a quick dunk.

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Grab yourself a spare Gosa 6K spool and just swap it out…   then you’ll have a Gosa 5K for your 9 footer and a Gosa 6K for.your new 10 footer.

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Ive used a slammer 3 5500 on a 10 ft 6 Blackhole nano rod for 5 yrs atleast. When i lived in nybi fished 7 days a week. I loved it.

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On 12/1/2022 at 4:23 AM, seachunk2 said:

I have the 4500 and 5500 Slammer III versions, which weigh in at 14.7 and 22.4. I use the 4500 on a 10' Lamiglas XS 101 MS when tossing plugs and the 5500 with bait. They're both decent reels but the 5500 is heavy for plugging all day IMO. I assume the Slammer IV versions weigh about the same as the III's. If you're not committed to the Penn Slammer IV, but want the line capacity of the 5500, the Daiwa Saltist MQ 6000 might be one to consider. The Saltist MQ 6000 is priced about $50 higher than the Penn IV 5000 but weighs in at only 15.2oz, handles 320 yrd of 30# braid (though Penn is 380/30#) and gear ratio is about the same MQ/ 5.6: 1 v. Penn IV 5.7:1. I believe the sealing and compatibility in the surf is about the same but neither is meant for dunking.    .    

 Here's another question. Do you think a battle 3000 would be too small on a 9'? 

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Yes, it's too small. A 3000 is a reel better paired with a 7' to 8' rod, IMO. Any reel could work with any rod I suppose, but if the objective is good fit and balance, a 3000 on a 9' is not a good match.

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I’ve been using a Slammer 3 5500 on my 10’ and 11’ with no issues .Go look at what a VS 200 weighs.You will have no problem with that reel.

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I have a one and I use it on a 10' gsb. It's actually perfectly balanced. It's the same weight as a vsx200 and allot of people use those reels to throw plugs all day. It all depends on how and where you fish. I think the set up you are using will be fine. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I have a 5500 on a 10ft rod and I don’t really notice the weight plugging all day. I was also never one to really worry about weight of setups. I fished a 6 hour shift with it taking on waves and the reel didn’t miss a beat.

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On 12/2/2022 at 4:42 PM, 70bbvette said:

I’ve been using a Slammer 3 5500 on my 10’ and 11’ with no issues .Go look at what a VS 200 weighs.You will have no problem with that reel.

Guess I will give it a go on the new 10ft Tsunami I got and see how it feels. I know the rod feels super light, so hopefully it doesn't feel off.

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