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17-06-2008, 11:18 AM
Hello all, i am wondering if anyone can tell me the difference between a Penn 850SS reel and a Penn 8500SS reel.

Thanks, Ian :-/

17-06-2008, 11:40 AM
8500ss Is The Newer Model 850ss Is The Old I Think They Are The Same Mechanically Although The 8500 Has A Different Hamdle Which Retrofits To The 850 I Owned An 850ss For 20yrs Almost And I Have Recently Started Using An 850ssm (antireverse And No Backwind) As The Other Reel I Was Using Wasnt Up To It And I Wanted A Tough Reel Again.