Published on Thursday, 25th August 2016 - 12:16PM08/25/2016
New Stuff: Penn Slammer III Reels
Penn has re-introduced its popular Slammer reels, designed for heavy-duty fishing situations.
All 8 reels in the Slammer III series feature Penn’s new IPX6 Sealed System to keep water out of the gearbox and drag system. The Slammer III reels also incorporate Penn’s proprietary sealed Dura-Drag system with washers that eliminate hesitation, even under extreme drag settings. With the computer-controlled CNC-crafted gear system, the precision brass main, pinion and oscillation gears are individually machined for exact tolerances to provide ultra-smooth operation.
The full metal body, sideplate and rotor house 7 stainless steel bearings for a lifetime of fishing in saltwater.
Eight models of the Slammer III are offered to cover a wide range of inshore, nearshore and offshore situations. Gear ratios range from 6.2:1 with 37” of line retrieve on the smaller reels to 4.2:1 with 43” of line retrieve on the largest. Maximum drags start at 30 pounds on the smaller models to 60 pounds on the largest. The oversized reel handle grip provides added control during the fight. The 3500 Slammer III is the smallest of the family, weighing 13.9 ounces, while the big 10500 model weighs 43.1 ounces and holds 850 yards of 50-pound braid.