Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 24
Rated 4 out of 5 by RebelsWingman Excellant starter reel
My brother gave me an older 320GT after my first saltwater fishing trip. On that first trip, I had my trusty catfish rod and reel, Zebco 888 with 30lb braid and a Catfish Ugly Stik. I hooked into a very large stingray and that's where the Zebco gave up the ghost, the plastic housing actually got hot! The next trip was with the Penn with 80lb braid and Tiger Lite Ugly Stik., much better suited for this kind of fishing. I've landed many sharks 4' and under, and stingrays up to 60lbs with this outfit. After 4 years of fishing with this reel, the drag gave out on me last year. I'm a bit of a tinker, so I tore it down during the winter and fixed it. But I don't have the complete faith in it now, so I ordered a new Penn Fathom 60 series as my primary reel. Now the 320GT will be my backup. The reason I went with the Fahom over a new GT was the drag; 30lb versus 12lb.
March 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BullFrogLips Great Reel
I have the 330 series on an ugly stick catfish rod and use 25-40 lb mono for catfishing. This reel is easy for beginners, easy to cast, and the best deal for the price. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a reel to pull in big fish.
I use 1oz egg to 8oz bank sinkers and the reel can quickly adjust to the different weight. Casts smooth even when your going for distance! It can withstand river bouty punishment and perform very well every time.
January 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gibby123 Solid reel, solid price
What can I say? It's a Penn reel. Made in USA or China, doesn't matter because quality is still there.
If you can only buy one reel this year, I think the GT level wind should be the one. It's versital enough to handle a multitude of species and fishing styles. And it will last too.
I'd also pair it with an UglyStik Striper model pole. One heck of a combo for under $150 bucks. Nice.
December 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5
by BayStateFisher Great Reel!
I purchased the 450 reel and paired it with a Offshore Angler Power Plus Rod. Great combo and smooth reel. First time out I pulled in a 25 pound 45 inch striper and took under 2 minutes with 100 pound braid. Highly recommended.
June 22, 2012