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PENN Defiance Conventional Reels

   

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DFN20LW

Right

4.3:1

Line Capacity:
20/275

Braid Capacity:
40/450

Ball Bearings:
4

Max Drag:
15 Lbs.

Recovery:
22.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
17.8

Description:
Level Wind
  • $79.99

  • SKU: 1849162

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DFN25LW

Right

4.3:1

Line Capacity:
30/225

Braid Capacity:
50/450

Ball Bearings:
4

Max Drag:
15 Lbs.

Recovery:
24.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
18.8

Description:
Level Wind
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  • SKU: 1849163

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DFN30

Right

6.0:1

Line Capacity:
40/250

Braid Capacity:
50/600

Ball Bearings:
4

Max Drag:
15 Lbs.

Recovery:
24.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
19.3

Description:
Non-Level Wind
  • $89.99

  • SKU: 1849164

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DFN40LW

Right

3.6:1

Line Capacity:
40/285

Braid Capacity:
65/580

Ball Bearings:
4

Max Drag:
15 Lbs.

Recovery:
26.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
21.6

Description:
Level Wind
  • $89.99

  • SKU: 1849165

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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.

  • Stainless steel frame rings
  • Line capacity rings
  • Lightweight graphite frame and sideplates
  • Forged-, machined-, and anodized-aluminum spool
  • Machine-cut marine-grade bronze main gear
  • Hardened stainless steel pinion
  • HT-100™ carbon fiber drag washers
  • Four shielded stainless steel bearings
PENN Defiance Conventional Reels 3.3 5 9 9
Love this reel I love this reel... I have pulled up huge amberjack, nurse shark, hammer heads, goliath grouper and this huge Red Snapper yesterday! I now own 4 of these reels and have not had a single problem with them. June 8, 2014
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
Penn Quality 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
Equip malf On the 2nd time we used this reel its anti-reverse gear broke during a shark tourney, of course it happened right at the beginning, so the reel was useless all day. Iv'e had this reel about a year, only used it twice, the other time it pulled in about a 4 ft blacktip, I thought it did really well then. I was excited to use it in the tourney, oh well. Hope it's covered. Ive been seeing a few other reviews with the same issues. August 25, 2014
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specifications for dfn30

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Are the specs correct for the DFN30? Does it have a 6:1 gear ratio?
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look at the product page
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Yes, it is a star drag, non level wind and the gear ration is 6:1 per Penn.
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Yes the Daiwa Beefstick Casting Surf rod would work with this reel.
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I was thinking of getting the defiance 25 for inshore fishing for Calicos and also would also use it for surf fishing. Would this reel do the job?
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Surf fishing, get a spinning reel. Easy casting.
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not for surf
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No, need a casting reel for the surf, not a conventional reel. Something like a penn torque star drag reel
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Might be a little more reel than you need.
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Good Casting for Surf?

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I'd choose a spinning reel for cast. These types of reels are used more for drop and trolling.
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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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if you are doing some surf fishing

consider the defiance 30 because of the

non-level wind.the reel is very smooth and

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