spinfisher V vs fin-nor os

what holds more line capacity? penn spinfisher v 10500 or fin-nor os 9500?


  • brandonlehrerbrandonlehrer Posts: 55 Deckhand
    Here's the specs
    Fin-nor Offshore Series 9500:
    42.7 of line retrieve
    60 pounds of drag
    600 Yards of 20 pound mono
    400 yards of 25 pound mono
    375 yards of 30 pound mono

    Penn Spin Fisher v 10500 specs:
    415 yards of 30 pound test
    350 yards of 40 pound test
    255 yards of 50 pound test
    40 pounds of drag
    40 inch line retrieve
  • mjhproductionsmjhproductions Posts: 9 Greenhorn
    What are you using it for, if line capacity and max drag stick with the Fin Nor, my buddies Spinfisher V just got tore up by a large kingfish, the drag could not keep up and the reel started shooting parts out! Ii will say his was a smaller Spinfisher V 4000 and it was no match for the fish. Fin Nor reels have always had great drag systems!
  • reel stamasreel stamas Posts: 6,153 Admiral
    The big Fin-Nor can be found at some pretty good discounts (<$150) I'd go w/the Fin-Nor too...
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  • fishboyfishboy Posts: 1,326 Officer
    60lbs of drag!? Dang, that is a lot!
  • superdupersuperduper Posts: 1,923 Captain
    ****, that drag heavy!
  • JettyparkJettypark Posts: 1,947 Captain
    I have my fin nor 9500 for years now and it still work great...I have try to break it and the **** thing still is kicking..
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  • LargeMouthBassAnglerLargeMouthBassAngler Posts: 136 Officer
    i find out that the spinfisher v holds alittle more line, but im getting a fin-nor for its drag a quality, im going to use it for sharks from the beach, thats why i asked, what has more line capacity.
  • GermGerm Posts: 1,704 Captain
    fin nors are great, but I think the specs listed are incorrect depending what site you goto. I know I have a 6500 and the line specs have changed. I think the it was also orginally rated at 44# of drag I think its drop a bit.

    The spinfishers are a much more refined reel over a fin nor OFS series
  • GermGerm Posts: 1,704 Captain
    just looked on their catalog online, says mine is 60# of drag as well, which I will tell you is not true

    and mine used to be listed to hold 400 yards of 100# braid, now their catalog says 400 yards of 50# braid
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