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Stainless steel frame rings enhance rigidity to prevent frame-flex, and line capacity rings make spooling easy. The Lightweight PENN® Defiance™ graphite frame and sideplates; forged-, machined-, and anodized-aluminum spool. Machine-cut marine-grade bronze main gear with hardened stainless steel pinion. HT-100™ carbon fiber drag washers. Four shielded stainless steel bearings.
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Great for a beginner like myself. Realized the difference in casting compared to a non level-wind. Still a nice reel!
July 17, 2012
Reels like a dream.
Just used this reel for the first time yesterday of the coast of Japan. Brought in some Mahi, Yellow Fin, and Wahoo with greater ease then the spin reels I usually use. Love this reel!
July 14, 2012
My Fiance' got me a Penn Defiance 25LW reel/rod combo for my birthday. She Loves Me!! :-) Anyways...although I haven't hooked onto a fish with it yet; it is not for a lack of trying! What fishing I have done with it I have to say this: Very smooth casting and retreiving. Unlike any reel I have ever owned. I loaded mine with 80lb Spider Wire and usually run a steel leader with a 2 - 4oz weight and a 7 - 0 hook. I have no problem getting out 200 - 250ft per cast, even into wind. The easy settings of the freespool and drag are great! Can't wait till I can finally hear that famous "Zing" of a good fighting fish and really give this combo the ultimate test!
March 9, 2012
Although I haven't attempted surf fishing with mine yet, I do plan to do so in the near future. I believe this reel will do very well for surf fishing. Just remember, if your going to do alot of surf fishing, the rod action and length is just as important as the type of reel.
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