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Monday, 21 November 2016 18:56

PENN Slammer III

ICAST Best New Saltwater Reel award winner currently shipping to retailers

 

COLUMBIA, S.C. (November 14, 2016) - The new PENN Slammer III reels are now being shipped to retailers across the nation, just in time for holiday gift shopping. A favorite among voters at the ICAST 2016 show, the PENN Slammer III won the Best Saltwater Reel award at the annual event. The new PENN Slammer III reels are among the best spinning reels in the market place and are destined to be a favorite among professional and recreational anglers.

  PENN Slammer III Spinning 7500 2017 copy copy

The Slammer III features the new IPX6 Sealed System to keep water out of the gear box and drag system in heavy spray and sea conditions. The Slammer III also incorporates the PENN proprietary sealed Dura-Drag system with washers that eliminate hesitation even under extreme drag settings. With the computer-controlled CNC gear technology system, the precision brass main, pinion and oscillation gears are individually machined for exact tolerances to provide the smoothest operation.

The full metal body, sideplate and rotor house seven stainless steel bearings for a lifetime of fishing in saltwater conditions.

Eight models of the Slammer III are offered to cover a wide range of inshore, near shore and offshore angling opportunities from the pier, beach or boat. Maximum drags start at 30 pounds in the smaller models to 60 pounds on the largest. The oversized reel handle grip gives the angler added control during the fight.

The 3500 Slammer III is the smallest of the family weighing 13.9 ounces while the 10500 weighs 43.1 ounces. Slammer III prices start at $249.95 MSRP.

 

 

PENN® SLAMMER III SPINNING REEL

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Line pickup by the reel is critical for many fishing applications. Fish charging the boat are lost if the angler cannot keep line taut. A wahoo can swim 50 mph for a short distance, a tuna in the high 40s mph and a sailfish is lightning fast at 70 mph. Tarpon are relatively slower at 35 mph as are Cobia and Snook. Rarely do any of these fish rush toward the boat but when they do a quick pickup on the reel retrieve is critical.

slammer chart

 

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