Fifty years ago Penn introduced the toughest spinning reel the world has ever known. Until now….Introducing the fifth generation of Spinfisher, the Penn Spinfisher V Reels. The new Spinfisher V includes several significant upgrades, making this the most advanced addition to your arsenal. A total of 6 seals (9 seals on the live liner models) are used to create the new Water Tight Design used in the Spinfisher V. Whether you dunk the reel in the surf, or let it ride in the spray all the way home, you don’t have to worry about saltwater getting into the gearbox or drag system. Slammer Drag System - A truly sealed drag system with a total of 3 HT-100 drag washers (1 on the top of the spool, 2 underneath the spool). All HT-100 washers are greased for smoothness and longevity. Extreme range, endless adjustment, and a large diameter drag knob so you can easily crank down to max drag. A full metal body and sideplate keep precise gear alignment under heavy loads. Superline Spool - No backing needed because the rubber gasket keeps superline from slipping. Line Capacity Rings - Eliminates the question of how much line you have left when fighting a fish. The three lines on the spool flange let you know when you have 1/3rd, 2/3rd or a full spool of line. Also if you respool often these lines find you a benchmark for backing your superlines with monofilament which will help eliminate wasted time and line. Live Liner Drag - Are you a serious live bait fisherman? The Live Liner drag was built for fishing live bait. Simply pull the switch back and the front drag disengages and runs off the Live Liner drag. The Live Liner drag is a much lighter drag that lets your live bait swim free. When you get bit, simply start cranking the handle and the Live Liner drag disengages, the front drag engages, and you're tight on your fish.