PENN 8500SS

I have a penn 8500ss and was wondering if any of you tackle gurus can help me out. Would this reel be capable of taking 50lbs braid and holding upto some sambo jigging i have only ever used it from shore on salmon etc. Any help would be much appreciated


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Yes it can handle it but not

Fri, 2007-01-05 21:43

Yes it can handle it but not often and you must have the ratchet on as its the other anti-reverse pawl. Ideally its a 10kg reel becoz of its anti-reverse system and teflon spacers in the spool.

If its gonna be a once or twice a yr thing then its fine but ideally go for a more modern reel. Dont forget the SS are discontinued and there's only so much spare parts available.

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thanks alot for the response

Fri, 2007-01-05 21:50

thanks alot for the response honsu going on your info a may be better sticking with my overheads

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anti reverse

Sat, 2007-01-06 09:32

You sure the anti reverse mechanism will be unavailable in the future??? Me thinks everyone with an 8500ss should buy a spare or two.

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I use an 8500ss with 15kg

Sat, 2007-01-06 14:15

I use an 8500ss with 15kg line for jigging. Use it as an allrounder for mates i take out who dont have gear. Have caught plenty of sambos without a drama.

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Thanks alot for the feed

Sat, 2007-01-06 15:38

Thanks alot for the feed back bouttime might keep the line class down about like you have and give it a crack