Reel advice

General Kayak Fishing Discussions
Post Reply
revfisher
Posts: 29
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:54 pm
Kayak Make: Ocean Kayak
Kayak Model: 4.3 Prowler

Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:52 pm

So, I just bought a new Penn Spin Fisher 6 2500 with ipx5 water proofing. Was hoping for some advice on general care?

User avatar
B0ydie
Posts: 97
Joined: Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:04 pm
Kayak Make: stealth
Kayak Model: Profisha 460
VHF Call Sign: ZMW7673

Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:09 pm

I have had a spin Fisher for about 10 yrs and its still going strong I just give it a light rinse with cold fresh water with drag done up when I get back in each time then ba k drag off and hang to let dry.
Once a year i clean and degrease the drag washers. The reel itself has never had a service

Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk

Profish 400

User avatar
B0ydie
Posts: 97
Joined: Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:04 pm
Kayak Make: stealth
Kayak Model: Profisha 460
VHF Call Sign: ZMW7673

Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:10 pm

regrease the washers

Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk

Profish 400

revfisher
Posts: 29
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:54 pm
Kayak Make: Ocean Kayak
Kayak Model: 4.3 Prowler

Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:20 pm

How often would you regrease them?

Also I got the 2500, probably wouldn't need much bigger for simple 10m depth kayak fishing yea? Thinking of getting a second.

User avatar
B0ydie
Posts: 97
Joined: Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:04 pm
Kayak Make: stealth
Kayak Model: Profisha 460
VHF Call Sign: ZMW7673

Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:16 am

I clean degrease and regrease all my drag washers on my spinning reels once a year
I use cals drag grease

Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk

Profish 400

User avatar
Schecter
Posts: 741
Joined: Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:37 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Profish EVO IV
VHF Call Sign: ZMW8098
Location: Auckland

Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:01 am

I hope this video helps.

I have the Penn 4500 Spinfisher 6. It's a beast! I haven't owned a Penn in years until I bought this one and I forgot how heavy the Penn's are compared to my stradics.

Viking Tempo
Viking Profish 440

PB: Snapper=79cm. Rogers Road, 26/10/14

PB: Gurnard=34cm. Orere Point, 17/06/15

PB: Kingfish=75cm. Omaio, 13/02/16


Manurewa Marlins RLFC. The Home of Joe Galuvao, Henry Fa'afili, Greg Eastwood, Daniel O'Regan, Jesse Bromwich,
Kenny Bromwich, Peter Hiku, Ligi Sao, Siliva Havili.

User avatar
AndrewRawlingson
Posts: 2565
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:03 pm
Location: Northland

Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:53 pm

Interesting thread. I have a Slammer III 4500 on my light kingfish rod. It’s not a small reel and pretty heavy too. Having said that, I appreciate it’s IPX6 rating. I’m considering a Spinfisher to replace my Stradic Ci4+ on my softie rod when it dies, but wish they could make them a little lighter. As for maintenance, a gentle water spray does the trick.

twobarefeet
Posts: 42
Joined: Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:30 pm
Kayak Make: Ocean Kayak
Kayak Model: Trident 4.3 Ultra
Location: Wellington

Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:42 am

Solid reel for under $200.

I've been using one for the last year. Drag is still solid after a hiding. The weight I don't think is an issue, 300grams for the 2500 size l

Quick rinse with the hose and she's good to go.

Oil the line roller and the handle joint. And as others have said clean and regrease (lightly) the drag washer every so often.

Also if you are brave, the spinfishers are relatively easy to fully service yourself. Except for the rubber gaskets, they can be a nightmare to refit.

Post Reply
  • Information
  • Who is online

    Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 18 guests