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CNC machined-aluminum body, rotor and side-platesStainless steel drive gear, pinion gear and center shaft4 double-shielded stainless steel bearingsOversized 11-disc offshore drag systemAnti-corrosion protective coating Fin-Nor Offshore Technology Spinning reels are truly designed and engineered for offshore big game fish.Offering a large spool capacity and powerful gear ratio, the Fin-Nor Offshore Spinning Reels feature an oversized, 11- disc multi-stack offshore drag system specifically designed to handle biggest offshore gamefish. The Offshore Spinning Reels are finished with Fin-Nor’s powerful saltwater protective coating which fights against the natural corrosive elements that saltwater anglers face.
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Questions & Answers for Fin-Nor Fin-Nor® Offshore Spinning Reels

Question

Is the OF55 good for jigging?

Has anybody used this for Vertical Jigging.
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
by
SpirosAmrikanos
 - Hartsville, SC now in Greece
on Fin-Nor® Offshore Spinning Reels
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
the bail will loosen on you if used for jigging continually. its not really made for it.
answered 9 months ago
by
Saladin
 - central fl
answer 2
yes a little heavy but solid
answered 10 months ago
by
AtomicDog
 - Atlanta
answer 3
Spiros,
Hello From the Northwest Coast of America. I have a Finn-Nor Model 6500 that I use specifically for that purpose. Off-shore fishing here includes dropping line over 100 fathoms with weights near 16 ounces. This is usually due to wind and drift. Jigging is the only viable method to fish at these depths. I use hand tied streamer fly patterns as droppers off the main line. We locate them approx 1 foot up from the weight, and spaced 16 to 24 inches apart. This works well for Halibut and Ling Cod.
The Finn-Nor reel is a five stat performer in this environment by the way. Mine is matched to an Ande 20-50 lb spinning rod. What a combo.The rod matches the reel Purrrfectly....
answered 1 year ago
by
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 - Neskowin, Oregon
answer 4
Yes, works great when paired with an appropriate rod!
answered 1 year ago
by
FishHunterLew
 - Deltona, FL
answer 5
IMHO I would go with shimano.
You will be better off. I had that exact reel.
After 2 trip it fall apart had to jbwell the bail screw. Don't get me wrong it still catch fish.
Life to short ...no head ache with shimano reel or penn reel.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
by
Fish2play
 - Texas
answer 6
The OF series is great for jigging. I use mine for jigging and deep dropping live bait for grouper and snapper, right off the SC coast out of murrells inlet. The reel is nasty.
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answered 4 years, 4 months ago
by
tarpon4me
 - Florence, SC
Question

is this reel really able to retrieve a braided line?

Sorry for my english , I am a french fisherman : I have 4 OFS 95 for surfcasting and I have not enough words to say how I enjoy these reels and their qualities. But I would like a little one for spinning from my kayak with lures and I wonder if these FIN-NOR OF reels are really able to retrieve a braided line? I have been so dissapointed when I noted that the FIN-NOR AHAB are unable to handle braided lines for spinning because they do not have this special double oscillation which is necessary to retrieve correctly a braided line.
Thank you very much for your reply!
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
by
PhilippeKAYAK
 - France
on Fin-Nor® Offshore Spinning Reels
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes they handle braid
answered 10 months ago
by
AtomicDog
 - Atlanta
answer 2
Phillippe, I own and USE a Model 6500 Finn-Nor, and fish it often. I fish depths of over 100 fathoms, and often use it as a jigging tool. Reeling hundreds of meters of line on each drop, all day long is child's play for this reel. I have never encountered a problem with retrevial. I use a 50lb. power-Pro braid on my setup and caught fish until my arms were sore. At these depths, we use 12ounce leads (heavy) without any problems. The hardware will outlast the angler when doing this all day.This is work for big boys.
answered 1 year ago
by
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 - Neskowin, Oregon
answer 3
So far, it seems to handle 80# braid (SpiderWire) like a dream. Hope that helps!
answered 1 year ago
by
FishHunterLew
 - Deltona, FL
answer 4
These reels are excellence with braid actually i think they are better with braids then mono
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
by
Blacktip
answer 5
If you read the specs on them it shows how much braid and the pound test the different size spools hold. So I recon the answer is yes.
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answered 2 years, 6 months ago
by
Kirk7777
 - Arlington, TX.
Question

What size blufin tuna can the OFS95 handle?

I was looking to go for about 150-200 Pound. Also whats a good rod for this reel?
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
by
Katz
on Fin-Nor® Offshore Spinning Reels
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have caught 400 pound sharks with that reel with no trouble
answered 7 months ago
by
Arooster
 - St James City FL
answer 2
I’m not sure about the tuna, but it can handle 300lb+ Goliath Grouper. Considering the price point here, it pairs well with the heavier Ugly Stik Tiger Lite Jigging spinning rod (up to 130# braid).
answered 1 year ago
by
FishHunterLew
 - Deltona, FL
answer 3
I hvae mine lined with 130 lb power pro. We were able to stop 50 lb amberjack in their tracks. I have no doubt that it will handle whatever.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
Thunderstruck
 - Gulf Shores AL
answer 4
The reel will pretty much handle what ever you toss at it. The rod is usually the weakest point on a heavy saltwater outfit. I use Shimano Trevala jigging rods with heavy braid for my offshore spinning needs. However, you need to consider how you're fishing as much as what it is you're fishing for. You may be better equiped with a stand up conventional outfit.
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answered 3 years, 10 months ago
by
tarpon4me
 - Florence, SC
Question

Capacity?

How much 50 pound braid will the OFS95
truely hold?
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Fin-Nor® Offshore Spinning Reels
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
This reel holds 400 yds. of 50 lb. braid
answered 10 months ago
by
AtomicDog
 - Atlanta
answer 2
Most of the time, it seems like the braid “estimates” are higher than reality. For what it’s worth though, my 7500 has 400 yards of 80# braid (SpiderWire), which I believe was above the estimate. Hope that helps!
answered 1 year ago
by
FishHunterLew
 - Deltona, FL
answer 3
The Fin-Nor website list the capacity of the 9500 at 475 yds. of 65 lb. braid. Should be close to 600 yds. of 50 lb.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
by
archangel54
 - Gulf of Mexico
answer 4
around 700 yds with backing
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
by
CaptWellcraft
 - Panama City Fl
Question

what is the size

i was wondering how wide the spool is and how tall it is
asked 5 years ago
by
unluckyangler
 - Rhode Island
on Fin-Nor® Offshore Spinning Reels
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
The OFS-6500 model has a spool diameter of approx. 2 3/4 inches. When fully spooled, it held just under 500 yards of 50lb Power pro braided line. Measured from the reel seat, this model is approx. 5 1/2 inches tall. excluding the turning radius of the handle.
answered 1 year ago
by
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 - Neskowin, Oregon
answer 2
call a basspro shop store or two and ask a rep there
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
bigstriperhound
 - ky
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