Vintage Penn Saltwater Spinning Reel Review

Penn vintage reels From the house of Penn Fishing comes this series of Spinfisher Z Spinning Reels most of which have been discontinued with the increasing number of state of the art spinning reels with the newest of technologies. The Spinfisher Z series are classics from Penn and are getting to be collectibles with each passing day. Why? Because they were built to perform and do a job. They were made to last and that they have. And they are going to get more expensive day after day.

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These series of reels are almost the only spinning reel with a quality internal spool made in the United States. These reels can be used for almost any type of angling as done by serious anglers right from wave-swept bars to casting. The Spinfisher Z series came to replace the 700 series which was the original series. It started in the mid 60’s. In both the series the reel’s handles are not convertible.

However, both series are inclusive of models with a handle on the right hand side so as to assist anglers who are left handed. The last of the models in this series, the 704Z and the 706Z were recently discontinued in 2005. Each reel comes with a stainless steel bail, main shaft, shielded ball bearings, hard chrome plated line roller and an anodised machined aluminium spool. The housings, side plates, rotor cups are all made of die cast anodised aluminium.

Each reel features a baked enamel finish that is durable, a collapsible handle, dependable drag system and a selective click anti reverse. There were 11 models in this series.

1. Penn 704Z Spinfisher Spinning Reel – This model of the Spinfisher Z series has a mono line capacity of 275 yards of 20 lb of fishing line. With a gear ratio of 3.8:1, the 704Z has a weight of 23 oz. It is recommended for medium heavy saltwater and freshwater fishing. It was discontinued in the year 2005 after being manufactured in the late 80’s.

2. Penn 705Z Spinfisher Spinning Reel – This model of the Spinfisher Z series has a mono line capacity of 275 yards of 20 lb of fishing line. With a gear ratio of 3.8:1, the 705Z has a weight of 23 oz. This reel is the left handed model of the 704Z. It is recommended for medium heavy saltwater and freshwater fishing. It was discontinued in the year 2003 after being manufactured in the late 80’s.

3. Penn 706Z Spinfisher Spinning Reel – This model of the Spinfisher Z series has a mono line capacity of 300 yards of 20 lb of fishing line. With a gear ratio of 3.8:1, the 706Z has a weight of 21 oz. It is recommended for heavy saltwater and freshwater fishing. It was discontinued in the year 2005 after being manufactured in 1998.

4. Penn 710Z Spinfisher Spinning Reel – This model of the Spinfisher Z series has a mono line capacity of 200 yards of 15 lb of fishing line. With a gear ratio of 3.6:1, the 710Z has a weight of 17 oz. It is recommended for medium saltwater and freshwater fishing. It was discontinued in the year 2001 after being manufactured in the late 80’s.

5. Penn 711Z Spinfisher Spinning Reel – This model of the Spinfisher Z series has a mono line capacity of 200 yards of 15 lb of fishing line. With a gear ratio of 3.6:1, the 711Z has a weight of 17 oz. This reel is the left handed model of 710Z. It is recommended for medium saltwater and freshwater fishing. It was discontinued in the year 2001 after being manufactured in the late 80’s.

6. Penn 712Z Spinfisher Spinning Reel – This model of the Spinfisher Z series has a mono line capacity of 200 yards of 10 lb of fishing line. With a gear ratio of 4.1:1, the 712Z has a weight of 12.75 oz. It is recommended for medium saltwater and freshwater fishing. It was discontinued in the year 2001 after being manufactured in the late 80’s.

7. Penn 713Z Spinfisher Spinning Reel – This model of the Spinfisher Z series has a mono line capacity of 200 yards of 10 lb of fishing line. With a gear ratio of 4.1:1, the 713Z has a weight of 12.75 oz. This reel is the left handed model of the 712Z. It is recommended for medium saltwater and freshwater fishing. It was discontinued in the year 2001 after being manufactured in the late 80’s.

8. Penn 714Z Spinfisher Spinning Reel – This model of the Spinfisher Z series has a mono line capacity of 200 yards of 6 lb of fishing line. With a gear ratio of 5.1:1, the 714Z has a weight of 9.5 oz. It is recommended for ultra light saltwater and freshwater fishing. It was discontinued in the year 1999 after being manufactured in the late 80’s.

9. Penn 716Z Spinfisher Spinning Reel – This model of the Spinfisher Z series has a mono line capacity of 150 yards of 6 lb of fishing line. With a gear ratio of 5.1:1, the 716Z has a weight of 9.5 oz. It is recommended for ultra light saltwater and freshwater fishing. It was discontinued in the year 1999 after being manufactured in the late 80’s.

10. Penn 720Z Spinfisher Spinning Reel – This model of the Spinfisher Z series has a mono line capacity of 150 yards of 8 lb of fishing line. With a gear ratio of 4:1, the 720Z has a weight of 9.5 oz. It is recommended for light saltwater and freshwater fishing. It was discontinued in the year 1997 after being manufactured in the late 80’s.

11. Penn 722Z Spinfisher Spinning Reel – This model of the Spinfisher Z series has a mono line capacity of 150 yards of 8 lb of fishing line. With a gear ratio of 5.1:1, the 722Z has a weight of 9.75 oz. It is recommended for light saltwater and freshwater fishing. It was discontinued in the year 1997 after being manufactured in the late 80’s.

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