Top 6 inexpensive conventional reels

Top 6

  PENN International VISW PENN Rival Level Wind PENN Special Senator Star Drag PENN Squall Lever Drag 2 Speed PENN Fathom II Level Wind TIAGRA
  PENN International VISW PENN Rival Level Wind PENN Special Senator Star Drag PENN Squall Lever Drag 2 Speed PENN Fathom II Level Wind TIAGRA
Rating ★★★★★ - - - - -
Anti-reverse feature Multi-Stop Multi-Stop Multi-Stop Multi-Stop - Instant Anti-Reverse
Bearing count 2 2 5 4 - 5
Braid capacity yd/lb 580/20 435/30 305/50 925/50 750/65 650/80 3640/100 3025/130 2235/200 1995/50 1660/65 1435/80 - 590/20 445/30 310/50
Color Black/Silver Red/Black Silver Black Gold - Black Gold
Drag material HT-100 HT-100 Dura Drag Dura Drag - HT-100
Drag type Star Drag Star Drag Lever Drag Lever Drag - Star Drag
Gear ratio 5.1:1 3.3:1 3.1:1 / 1.5:1 4.2:1 / 1.8:1 3.9:1 5.5:1
Max drag lb 15lb | 6.8kg 20lb | 9.0kg 65lb 32lb | 14.5kg - 30lb | 13.6kg
Mono capacity yd/lb 375/12  320/15  215/20 440/30 370/40 270/50 1565/60 1120/80 965/100 1395/20 1035/30 595/50 - 380/12 325/15 215/20
Reel handle position Left Left Right Right - Left
Reel size 15 113 80 IGFA30 - 15
Retrieve rate 29" | 74cm 26" | 66cm 40/19 41/18 - 30" | 76cm
Weight 17.70 30.00 113.00 47.00 - 20.70

PENN International VISW

The PENN International VI series is designed and manufactured in the USA of domestic and imported components. Precision machined from high-strength, lightweight, aircraft grade aluminum in our Philadelphia machining center. Our experienced crew has been designing and producing durable, high-quality reels in this facility since 1932.  The VI consists of a large stainless steel gear train for strength and speed, and a Dura-Drag system which results in a smoother start up and virtually eliminates hesitation, even under extreme drag settings.

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PENN Rival Level Wind

The PENN Rival was engineered to be an extremely versatile all-around reel at an affordable price. Features a lightweight graphite frame and sideplates with aluminum frame rings for improved rigidity to prevent frame-flex.  HT-100 drag washers provide smooth drag under heavy loads. Line Capacity Rings eliminate the question of how much line you have left when fighting a fish.

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PENN Special Senator Star Drag

The PENN Senator needs no introduction. First launched in 1936, the Senator Series has endured the test of time. The Senator is world- renowned for being a universal, respected star drag reel. Its rugged design allows it to be an offshore workhorse that has amassed more IGFA big game world records than any other reel in the industry.The Senator is designed to be a low gear ratio winch, it will pull anything off the bottom. HT-100 drag washers provide smooth drag under heavy loads.  Stainless Steel Frame Rings Stainless steel frame rings enhances rigidity to prevent frame-flex.

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PENN Squall Lever Drag 2 Speed

The PENN Squall Lever Drag 2-Speed is basically a graphite International and comes in the 3 most popular big game sizes. Made from graphite for its benefits of being both lightweight and corrosion resistant. The Quick-Shift 2-Speed and Dura-Drag systems have been perfected in our International reels and the technology has transferred down to the Squall platform.

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PENN Fathom II Level Wind

The PENN Fathom II Level Wind's heavy duty construction and powerful gears make it a true workhorse and favorite of charter boat Captains. It is designed to handle extreme abuse day-in and day-out. Whether you are bottom-fishing or casting live bait, the Fathom II will stand up to the hardest fishing conditions. A Full Metal Body keeps precise gear alignment while the Fast Gear Access Side Plate allows for easy maintenance. The Fathom II also houses our powerful HT-100 drag system to stop any fish that bites. Available in standard, line counter and left hand models

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The Number One choice of serious offshore anglers and captains.

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