PENN International VS Two-Speed Reels
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The unmistakable gleaming, corrosion-resistant anodized gold of PENN® International® V Two-Speed Big Game Reels sets you apart as an angler who fishes with the best. PENN's International V Two-Speed Big Game Reels are designed with forged-aluminum spools that are machined for precise alignment, and the 1-piece machined-aluminum frames provide the utmost in strength and rigidity. Powerful lever drag system features super-smooth and durable HT100™ drag material, adjustable drag control knob, and freespool, strike and full drag settings. The adjustable drag clicker on the 80STW model lets you set just the right amount of tension for your fishing style. High-strength, machine-cut stainless steel gears; ultra-smooth shielded stainless steel ball bearings. All 2-speed models have the Penn exclusive Two-Speed system that lets you instantly choose between fast retrieve speed or low power speed with the push of a button. Made in USA.
- All-time favorite 2-speed, lever drag reels
- Full Metal Body and sideplates for flex free performance
- Quick-Shift™ 2-speed system
- 4 stainless steel ball bearings (80VSW has 6)
- Push-To-Turn™ preset knob
- Dura-Drag™ washers
- Ratcheted drag lever
- Stainless steel reel stand
Penn® International® V Two-Speed Big Game Reels
Very good all rounder
I have been using these reels for years. With good maintenance, & proper cleaning after use. These reels will last you a life time.
We have had fish that have gone for hours & days, hooked up. This reel stood up to the test ever time.
A good tradesman never blames his tools.
This is a tool, I would recommend, always.
September 20, 2011
Best reel for big game fisherman
These reels are by far the best performing and longest lasting reels on the market today. I have four 30 vsw's two 50 vsw's and one 80 vsw and i have caught everything from Bull sharks to blue marlin these reels outperform the competition in every way. I use to have a lot of shimano tritons but i was tired of getting them repaired so i upgraded. So if your looking for a reel that could handle a blue marlin or dolphin or maybe a reel that you could rip a grouper out of a wreck these reels are your best bet.
May 26, 2011
The international series reels are built very heavy and will handle any big game fish, I have a couple that are 10 years old and look and work like new. They are heavy and sometimes not ideal for medium size fish which you are holding your reel for extended periods of time, the gold finish requires careful handling as it scratches easily. But as far as a work horse that holds a lot of line with a great drag mechanism there is none better.
May 18, 2009
What's the big deal????
I have used these reels on several occasions and I don't see the big deal. Penn makes great reels, but for my dollar, the Senators are much better.
January 14, 2009
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