Great for trolling for bluefish or bottom fishing for grouper, the Penn 113H/114H Senator Reel/Slammer Rod Combo packs enough power to let you land fish before playing yourself out. Penn's Senator Reel still hold claim to a ton of world records and their Slammer Rods offer angler-friendly, fast tapered blank for improved leverage, fish-fighting power and a great feel.
Senator Reel features: Machined stainless pinion gear; manganese-bronze main gears; sealed stainless steel ball bearings; multi-disc star drag system; heavy-duty clicker; and corrosion-resistant construction.
Slammer Rod features: Rugged 1-piece 6'6'' E-Glass blank with integrated solid tip; aluminum-oxide guides; graphite reel seat with aluminum hoods; and EVA grips.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tadingle Great Purchase
I received this item as a gift from my wife on Christmas. I finally took it out today on a sports fishing boat out of Newport Beach, Ca. This combo is definitely worth every penny. I was easily able to feel every strike through the rod. Additionally, this thing reels as if it has a motor on the inside assisting you. I was able to circle hook some nice sized sheephead, rock fish, and perch. The sheephead were the largest but was no match for this combo. I have it spooled with 80lb. Braid, and it feels capable of bringing up a whale if necessary.
If you are on the fence about purchasing the combo, just do it. This is an amazing piece of equipment.
December 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by STEELFISHN86 awesome
i have caught many species of fish this very setup ranging from 10lbs- 68lbs. with ease. cobia black drum shark bull reds you name it.
July 25, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rangere7 Great Gear
Our family has used Penn products for over 50 years, both personally and and on our charter boats. All these rods and reels have performed superbly. We have never broken a Penn rod with just a slight bending of the rod. We have landed several 300 bluefin tuna on rods only rated for line 30-80# test line. They stood up under the pressure. I recommend these rods and reels to anyone.
June 22, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by txkrains slammer ehhh
i had this rod and reel not even for a week and the rod snaped i only used it once and i was prepareing for a trip i bent the pole a little bit and it snaped in half but this reel is amazing i love it and its my new fav reel i would sugest buying a difftend rod
July 25, 2010
The difference between the rods are: the rod for the 113 combo is rated for 20-50 LB test line and the rod for the 114 combo if it is the SL3060 then the line rating is 30-60 LB test. There is also a SL3080 for the 114 and this rod has a line rating of 30-80LB test.
I have that combo and the Penn 330GT2 paired with the Uglystick 30 60lb. I use them both equally. The Slammer combo seems to be more sensitive but still very strong. It has the BPS 40lb line. I caught a 350 lb sturgeon in Feb 2010 on the slammer combo. Great gear.
YES, with braid coming out in force for the last few years I use 150 yards 0f 50lb test ANDE line for backing and 300 yards of 80LB test Power Pro braid for my top shot. If you are trolling these rods with this set-up use 25-30 ft of wind on leader. Size poundage of the leader depends on what you are fishing for. Here in the Northeast if you are trolling for stripers use 50-80 pound test leader since you will undoubtably trollind an umbrella rig. Glad to be of assistance
you can put heaver line but 50 or better the fish can see deff in clear water situations. the bigger the line the less u can put on ( for mono) if u get braid u can put a lot on cuz its smaller. U can put a bigger # of braid but it might surpass the rods capability, plus some braid will cut the level winds and the guides..i use a 113H/6'6" slammer 30-50lbs rod and i use 50# suffix with 50# seaguar leader good set up for this rod..hope this helps