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PENN Slammer III Wins Best Saltwater Reel Award

by: Kevin Jarnagin, Blue Heron Communications

The PENN® Slammer III.
Photo by courtesy Penn Reels
(Jul 15, 2016 - COLUMBIA, S.C.)  The PENN® Slammer III has been awarded the Best Saltwater Reel Award at the 2016 ICAST show in Orlando, Fla. The voters recognized the PENN Slammer III as the top new saltwater reel for 2016 by the select ICAST attendees, which include active editorial journalist and retailers.
 
PENN reels are known to perform in heavy-duty fishing situations with features and benefits on which professional anglers and charter captains trust. One of those trusted reels is the Slammer III and now the time-tested and proven Slammer spinning reel returns due to popular demand. 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.
 
Gear ratios range from 6.2:1 with 37 inches of line retrieve on the smaller reels to 4.2:1 with 43 inches of line retrieve on the largest. 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.


 
About Pure Fishing, Inc.
Pure Fishing, Inc. is a leading global provider of fishing tackle, lures, rods and reels with a portfolio of brands that includes Abu Garcia®, All Star®, Berkley®, Chub™, Fenwick®, Gulp!®, Hardy & Greys™, Hodgman®, Johnson™, Mitchell®, PENN®, Pflueger®, Sébile®, Shakespeare®, SpiderWire®, Stren®, Trilene® and Ugly Stik®. Pure Fishing, Inc. operates in 22 countries with a dedicated workforce conversant in 28 languages. Pure Fishing, Inc., a part of Newell Brands' strong portfolio of well-known brands, is a leader in developing outdoor and active lifestyle products.
 
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