PENN Defiance Conventional Reels
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
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
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