PENN Squall Lever Drag Reels
Ive had the reel for about a year and its a workhorse. Ive caught the biggest Blackfin tuna of my life on this reel and it performed flawlessly. The drag was silky smooth during the fight. I like how you can adjust the handle to give you either more speed or more torque. My only flaw about this reel is that it scratches and dings fairly easily. Other than that I would recommend this reel to the avid fisherman who likes fishing off boats or shark fishing off the beach.
January 4, 2015
I have been using the 50 version of this reel now for a little over 4 months now. Spooled with 50lb test, with 100lb powerpro backing, this reel handles all I can thow at it here in Hawaii. Bought specifically for landing Giant Trevally. Using while sliding live bait, this beast of a reel handles. So far the largest brought up with it has been a 47lbs. The drag is smooth and strong, casting is no problem on a 12 ft rod with 8 oz lead. Excellent reel, highly recommend
October 18, 2012
I purchase 2-30LD's to replace 2 reels that were stolen and ended up buying 2 additional reels after using them. Have caught everything from blackfin tuna, Dolphin, sailfish, kings and even Wahoo with no disappointment. Reel preformed well under pressure with no failures
January 10, 2012
Won Snapper Tournament with this!
I purchased a 40LD last year and took it out bottom fishing. When I got on the boat, the deck hand made a comment about me busting that thing before the day was up. Bot did I surprise him! First I bring in a 28.4 lb snapper with no issues. At that point the deck hand wanted to try it out and was really impressed with how it handled. The reel is really smooth even under extreme pressure. By the end of the day, the hand and captain were talking about getting these for their boat. I now own a 60LD and can't wait to catch my first yellowfin tuna with this bad boy!
January 5, 2013