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Orders over $150 are shipped FREE!* Orders less than $150 are billed for shipping. Upon placing your order you'll receive an immediate confirmation via email. You are not billed at that time, the confirming email may not reflect oversize or overweight charges or other issues requiring direct contact. We process orders manually, preferring to have a human actually check things over and contact you should there be questions. Within 24 hours of placing your order you will receive a follow-up email confirmation and final  invoice (pdf doc) reflecting your total charges (Monday-Friday). You are not billed until we actually send you your final invoice.  Orders shipped to CA addresses will have California Sales Taxes applied, out of state orders are tax free. During the ordering process you can select expedited shipping if required. For higher value shipments FedEx will require a signature for delivery - this is for your protection, without this provision there is no recourse for a lost or stolen delivery. You can opt out via FedEx website. Your tracking number will be sent upon pickup by FedEx.  (Within the USA we usually ship via Federal Express ground. International, and oversize/weight items will be billed for shipping and you will be sent an emailed invoice reflecting total charges prior to actual billing. We will not ship without you having had a chance to review the invoice). Hawaii and Alaska shipping will be accomplished using USPS Priority service, and our standard shipping cost policy will apply unless the item ordered does not fit in their standard size boxes. If additional shipping fees are required we will contact you.)

You've reached the Penn International section of our site. This page shows off the range of USA made International reels from Penn. To access the Spinning or Standard Conventional reels please use the following hyperlinks:
Penn Conventional Reels pg. I
Penn Spinning Reels pg. III


SPOOLING/RIGGING:

Please note, you will see many spooling options for the reels listed below. It's not our intent to confuse folks, but you do have options here unlike some places and we take pride in the fact we can rig things according to your needs, applications and preferences. We have been pioneers in Super Braid / Spectra rigging and we offer a few methods of rigging the lines together beyond most retailers capability, including the standard long range Bimini to Albright knots, Served and Sato connections. We do not use simple uni-to-uni knots for connecting braid to leader, we take the time to make a better knot, one that will hold up over time and deal with larger fish. Simpler knots don't work as well. You can see videos of what we do on our YouTube channel - CharkBaitUSA. We can upgrade that connection to one of several options, the benefit with those connections is that the diameter is thinner and that allows the line to flow through your rod's guides more smoothly, has less resistance in the water and is stealthier. If you have questions regarding rigging, please give us a call or zap back an email and we can go over things with you. Bottom line, you have options with us and we're proud of our staff's ability to rig things to your needs rather than simply "slapping" things together. Our knots hold, as does our in-line rigging.


Penn International: Simply put, Penn Internationals are the "standard" in the world of Sportfishing. Penn defines the class, literally. You could say, they helped established the sport's progress and state of the art for 75 + years time. They are considered the strongest and most reliable products made, worldwide. Parts availability and product durability have been the strengths of these superb reels, and that makes them the choice for tournament anglers, long range fishermen, and the more discriminating private boat enthusiast. Penn Internationals are reels that are fished, fished hard, and fished for many, many years.


 

PROMOTIONS

We have two excellent special offers going on right now on Penn's International and Torque Series reels. First off, all reels offered receive the benefit of FREE BRAID SPOOLING - and not just any braid. On the Big Game reels for a limited time we are including Toro Tamer's 16 STRAND HOLLOW CORE SPLICEABLE SUPER BRAID, arguably the best high end super braid on the market today. The new line opens up better than any other, making hollow core rigging downright easy (that's due to the construction of the line - 16 strands verses 8-12 for most other higher quality braids). You'll get 300 yards of the best braid made plus a free reel cover, and mono topshot if required. If you prefer, you can go "solid" on the braid, and even mulit-color depth counter if that's your preference. Of course you have many other optional ways to rig up, so pay attention to the spooling options when making your selection. If you don't need the braid, we have an alternate offer.

Your Pick: SPECTRA/BRAID - INCLUDING 12 OR 16 STRAND TORO TAMER SPLICEABLE HOLLOW CORE,

You choose either FREE offer and we'll adjust your billing on your final invoice which you'll see in your mailbox within 24 hours of your order (Monday through Friday). Receive superior quality Super Braid (gel spun polyethelyne line) spooling with mono topshot (if desired) at no additional charge. Both offers represent a value of up to $80, and both are excellent.
 


Please note, you will see many spooling options for the reels listed below. It's not our intent to confuse folks, but you do have options here unlike some places and we take pride in the fact we can rig things according to your needs, applications and preferences. We have been pioneers in Super Braid / Spectra rigging and we offer a few methods of rigging the lines together beyond most retailers capability, including the standard long range Bimini to Albright knots, Served and Sato connections. We do not use simple uni-to-uni knots for connecting braid to leader, we take the time to make a better knot, one that will hold up over time and deal with larger fish. Simpler knots don't work as well. You can see videos of what we do on our YouTube channel - CharkBaitUSA. We can upgrade that connection to one of several options, the benefit with those connections is that the diameter is thinner and that allows the line to flow through your rod's guides more smoothly, has less resistance in the water and is stealthier. If you have questions regarding rigging, please give us a call or zap back an email and we can go over things with you.

Line Selections:
Braid - Cortland, Izorline, Momoi and ToroTamer
Mono - Hi Seas Triple Fish and Grand Slam IGFA, Izorline, Momoi, Izorline, P-Line, Berkley and Ande


 


What's New from Penn?

Torque Series

International Two Speed and Single Speed Reels

Light Line Internationals


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We're so sure of that, we back up our words with
30 day price protection!

What's New?

Penn International - IN SILVER!
2 Speed Reels with fresh cosmetics!

Penn Internationals are the standards by which other trolling reels are measured, and they do more than troll. In Silver finish, they are beautiful!

Over the years they've been upgraded significantly. Certainly there are few if any better heavy duty trolling pieces made, and their drags and freespool performance has been updated to be more in keeping with what we seek for use at the rail for larger grade tuna. They've always been a rich gold in color, great anodizing finish, especially when compared to some offshore produced reels. Well, we have a window of opportunity to add some spice and (in my mind) better cosmetics to the Penn International mix, with new SILVER anodized reels now being made. Can't say how long this will be an option, but you have to admit, the new silver colored reels really bring more pop to the Penn cosmetics. At our shops most folks think they're looking at another manufacturers reels! Beautiful performers, and at least in my opinion, better looking, too!

All International models well be made in silver, 12, 16, 30, 50, and if you can wait, we'll have 80's and 130's too!

 

 

 


International 12 and 130 pictured above

 
 
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FREE Braid Spooling + FREE Mono Spooling
 or Aluminum Rod Belt (up to $80 Comparable Value)

Select your FREEBIE below and if required the spooling requirements: Super Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions? give us a call or zap over an email.  
FREE Toro Tamer Rod Belt
OR FREE Super Braid Solid, 12 or 16 Strand Hollow Core

Select Free offer above
 
Rigging Options
- select the reel model using the drop-down menu above. Then, select your spooling requirements: Spectra and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below. 
 
FREE Braid Spooling + FREE Mono Spooling
Select your spooling requirements: Super Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions? give us a call or zap over an email. 
Braid Test
Braid TYPE
Free Options: Toro Tamer Solid OR HOLLOW
Mono Manufacturer  for Standard Spooling or Topshot
Mono Test for Standard Spooling or Topshot
Rigging Style
Casting - mono on top, Bottom fishing Spectra top

ADDITIONAL COST OPTIONS

300 yards Toro Tamer Solid BRAID supplied free
- SELECT options above,
we will bill for only the additional amount you select below
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 12 or 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $20.00
per 100 yards

FREE SHIPPING - FREE High Quality BRAID!


 

Penn International
Torque Lever Drag Two Speeds -
IN STOCK!

Your Pick: SUPER BRAID - INCLUDING 12 or 16 STRAND TORO TAMER SPLICEABLE HOLLOW CORE,

You choose either FREE offer. Receive superior quality Super Braid (gel spun polyethelyne line) spooling with mono topshot (if desired) at no additional charge. Both offers represent a value of up to $80, and both are excellent.
 

 

We've been waiting for these a long, long time. Penn's been out of the game, but they are back in a big way with their new reels. The Fathoms and Squalls have been wonderful, and the new Torques have been excellent, but we've lacked the 2 speed option. Heck, Penn pretty much invented 2 speed reels, so why didn't they come to the party... Well, what's done is done and darn it, these were worth waiting for.

These are among the most robust, and surprisingly lightest, of all two speed casting reels ever designed. And, they feel good, Penn took the time to test them, develop them, and build 'em right. The reels are International through and through, except these are better. They cast.  Of course you have a machined and anodized aluminum body and sideplates, a lightweight forged aluminum spool with line capacity rings, Stainless Steel main and pinion gears, 6 shielded stainless steel ball bearings of very good quality and a QUIET double dog anti-reverse system. That's a very good thing. And, even better you get a sealed Dura Drag system with Penn's excellent HT material. These reels are also made in the USA. The guys got 'em right, and while not an inexpensive reel, once you pick one up you'll understand that these are some very nice reels that won't let you down in the middle of a fight.

 

SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL LINE CAP. (mono) LINE CAP. (braid) LOW GEAR HIGH GEAR INCHES PER CRANK MAX DRAG M.S.R.P.
TRQ 15LD2 355/12#, 305/15# 415/30#
390/50#
2.8:1 6:1 30/14 20 $549
TRQ 25NLD2 305/20#
245/30#
475/50#
395/65#
2.8:1 5.5:1 38/19 33 $579
TRQ
30LD2
330/30
255/40
525/65#
455/80#
2.8:1 5.5:1 38/19 33 $579
TRQ
40NLD2
315/40#
235/50#
655/65#
565/80#
2.5:1 5.1:1 42/21 40 $599

I.P.T. = Inches-Per-Turn retrieve rate

 

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Free SUPER BRAID Spooling & Optional Spooling

FREE Braid Spooling + FREE Mono Spooling
 or POWER PLIERS (up to $80 Comparable Value)

Select your FREEBIE below and if required the spooling requirements: Super Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions? give us a call or zap over an email.  

FREE Braid Spooling + FREE Mono Spooling
Select your FREEBIE below and if required the spooling requirements: Super Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions? give us a call or zap over an email.  
FREE Toro Tamer  Super Braid Solid or 16 Strand Hollow Core
Select  Free Super Braid 300 yds.
 
Braid Test
Braid TYPE
Free Options: Toro Tamer Solid OR HOLLOW
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
300 yards Toro Tamer 16 Strand Hollow Core or Solid BRAID supplied free
- SELECT options above,
we will bill for only the additional amount you select below
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above
 
Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 12 or 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $20.00
per 100 yards

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FREE SHIPPING 
& FREE High Quality Braid!

Made in America, and very proud of it!


 

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Penn Reels
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PENN INTERNATIONAL - BIG GAME REELS
The Great American Reel Company - Penn Fishing Tackle

These are the reels that define the craft. For big game and long range enthusiasts, you can own no better gear than these products - they define the art. Penn Internationals are totally uncompromising in their strength and material integrity. They represent a true "lifetime" purchase, with excellent parts availability - worldwide, and tournament grade performance.

Penn has created some exciting new products and refined some of our favorites over the past few years. Their International line benefits from improved drag performance.  The new polished drags are smoother in operation and capable of enhanced performance over extended fights. Their new and redesigned reels are also much improved in freespool performance. Internationals are no longer just designed as trolling reels, they now offer great rail performance for flylining a bait and even casting in the hands of a skilled angler.

For decades Penn has defined the craft of sportfishing. That tradition has not changed, in fact it's become even stronger. Unlike imported product lines, Penn does support their gear through long term parts availability. That's one major distinguishing feature of Penn reels and others (like the much over-hyped, profit pushed stuff offered by a bicycle company from Japan). Penn reels offer much better drag performance (proven fact), much better parts availability (proven fact), much better anodizing for a nicer finish appearance over time (proven fact). Buy American quality, buy a Penn.


In specific terms, without the smoke and mirror hype, how are the Penn International Series reels different than the Japanese competition? There are several significant differences that most consumers never have the opportunity to learn given competing manufacturer and retailer profit based hype. Penn has always been known to produce rock-solid products that operate in a bullet proof fashion. They have always been reliable, durable and strong, but much of their real beauty lies on the inside. They never operated with the "built-in obsolescence" mentality of the imports. Before getting into the products, we'll first focus a bit on what you are buying when you purchase a Penn you own something that will catch fish, long term.

It all begins with the frame and side plates. Penn International V-Series frames, sideplates and spools are precision machined from solid forgings of a high-strength, but lightweight aircraft grade aluminum alloy. No half graphite or plastic bridge cover, just high-strength alloy. This is a big game fishing reel, plastic covers just don't offer the same strength. It's what one well advertised Japanese competitor does to save costs, but it ultimately costs you the consumer...

Internal components are crafted in an even more rigorous manner than the frames, after all, they're the guts of an International that will separate the proverbial men from the boys. International gears begin life on a Swiss-made "Gear Hobber" where stainless gear blanks are precision machined to tolerances that literally meet NASA grade standards. Compare gears on Penn Internationals to ANY other big game reel and you'll find that Penn's quality and durability outmatch the competition. It's almost an embarrassing comparison. The image on the right shows a Penn 80VSW's gears compared to the well advertised Japanese 130 class reel. The Penn 80 has gears 44% larger on the low end and 54% larger on the high-speed gear than what shimano offers on their 130! Penn's 130 gears simply embarrass them even more! It's like comparing an old Datsu to a F350 Super-Duty, not quite a fair fight...and that's the whole point of this discussion.

Just as important as the main gears, is the one-piece spindle and pinion gears. The International spindle and high-speed pinion gear are machined from a solid piece of high-strength stainless steel allow. The low speed pinion is also machined from the same material. It's then permanently pressed onto the spindle. The competition simply keys their pinions to one another, as well as to the drag palate! They actually expect a SMALL pin of stainless steel to withstand the enormous sheer strength to which these pieces are subjected when fighting a large gamefish. The Penn International is bullet-proof, as strong as they can be made, with long term performance at the forefront of design considerations.


The Torque is a ground breaking new reel from Penn, and it's garnered much publicity by virtue of it's unique design and incredible cranking power.  The full compliment of Torque reels are now available!

What makes this reel different? All star drag reels have pretty much followed a 1930's patented reel design made by Penn. The Torque is a whole new direction. The Torque series of reels incorporate an integrated side plate (ISP) that serves as the basis for their design. The side plate integrates the components into one rigid assembly. As a result the reels can achieve super-high drag capabilities with fewer parts and greater strength and tighter tolerances than a traditional reel. When the drag is increased the side plate absorbs the load, without any binding or alignment problems. Gears, pinions and handle maintain perfect alignment no matter how heavy the load! That's just part of the reason for the buzz this reel is generating. It's powerful, with a gear that dwarfs the offshore manufactured "competition" in terms of size, strength and power. The reel has a 6.3:1 retrieve rate, AND it's powerful when it comes to cranking in a fish. This is a reel that's made for Spectra, it was designed with the capabilities of the "super" lines in mind. It's "over-built," for good reason. The Penn design team knew it would be fished hard, so they built the Torque with hard use in mind.

Penn Torque Series

The new Penn Torque series of reels offer a big change in reel design. Penn and most other reel manufacturers base star drag reels on Penn's 1933 patent in which a bridge plate was used to mount the gear stud and main gear. Things have evolved since that time, machining and materials have advanced, and reel design can now reflect these advancements through some creative thinking. The innovative folks at Penn came up with a better idea, sketched out on a napkin during lunch... From that sketch came a new patent. The Torque series of reels incorporate an integrated side plate (ISP) that serves as the basis for their design. The side plate integrates the components into one rigid assembly. As a result the reels can achieve super-high drag capabilities with fewer parts and greater strength and tighter tolerances than a traditional reel. When the drag is increased the side plate absorbs the load, without any binding or alignment problems. Gears, pinions and handle maintain perfect alignment no matter how heavy the load!

Traditional bridge designs do not lend themselves well to high speed gearing as the increased load often distorts and misaligns the gear stud. Some manufacturers add some "slop" into the gear studs, for a semi-floating alignment (at the sacrifice of misalignment). With Penn's new design pinions and gears are unaffected by force and load so alignment with the pinion is consistent. The new design allows for an OVERSIZED high speed gear for a unique combination of power and speed.

Speaking of gears...

In the photo above you can see a comparison of gear sizes, an interesting comparison. The large gear on the right is the Penn Torque gear. It's huge, and made from hard and strong stainless steel. The skinny gear on the left is from a shimano Torset (er I mean Torsa, a reel we've been making fun of for some time now...). Penn describes the gear on the left as "a competitor's multi-cam $700 lever drag reel." They also go on to describe "when we went to measure the hardness, "they were so soft we couldn't even measure it on the same scale as the Penn gear." The gear pictured in the center is just as soft as the Torset's, and also 40% smaller in thickness than the Penn. The overseas gears just don't cut it, when they are compared to the USA made product.

Penn introduced two lever drag versions of the original star drag Torques in 2008 and in 2011 they improved the original star drag reels, making them lighter and improving the casting characteristics.

Penn Torque Star Drag Series

Penn's Torque star drag reels feature machined and anodized aluminum body and sideplates, with lightweight forged aluminum spools. Their main and pinion gears are made from Stainless steel, and utilize the Versa-Drag system for custom tuning the drag curve of the reels. To aid casting, they have 7 sealed Stainless steal ball bearings, and use a live spindle system for a truly free floating spool. The reels all have an instant anti-reverse with silent back up ratchet. You have a three position adjustable bait clicker for more precise handling of bait. The clicker can be adjusted by turning the knurled knob right beneath the clicker. Another nice feature of the new Torque reels is their spool marking. Simple thing, but useful, as the three markings let you know when you have 1/3, 2/3 or a full spool of line on the reel. They provide a benchmark for backing your Spectra or other braided line with mono, or topshotting.

Penn introduced a narrow 30 size, called the 25N at the tail end of 2012. It's a wonderful size favored by many on the left coast, taller than the standard 25, holds line like the standard (wide) 25 but is taller so you've got a better rate of line retrieve per crank. It's a great size for tossing iron. Please note, the black colored reels are going away in favor of Penn's gold color. Stock is limited.

On the larger 40 size you have switchable harness lugs. You also have some options, with Penn's Versa-Gear accessories. You can change your gear ratio from 6:1 to 4.8:1 or 5.4:1 for true flexibility. It's not a two speed reel, but similarly to Tiburon's old Quick Change system, you can customize your reel for different applications through a simple gear change procedure. The reels come standard with 6:1 gearing, optional gear kits can be ordered from us as they become available. As of 07/11 the new gear kits (all stainless steel) are available. The kits run $49.95.

 
Model# Ratio Inches Per Turn Ratio Inches Per Turn Ratio Inches Per Turn
 
TRQ12 6.0:1 28" 5.4:1 25" 4.8:1 23"
TRQ15 28" 25" 23"
TRQ25 32" 29" 26"
TRQ30/25N 40" 36" 32"
TRQ40 40" 36" 32"

 

 

Model Mono Cap. (yds/lb) Braid Cap. (yds/lb) Bearings Max Drag Gear Ratio* Line Retrieve Weight (oz) Price
TRQ12 360/10 • 260/12 • 230/15 525/15 • 420/20 • 320/30 7+1 25 lbs 6.1:1 28 16.6 $399.95
TRQ15 320/12 • 280/15 • 190/20 500/20 • 380/30 • 270/50 7+1 25 lbs 6.1:1 28 16.9 $399.95
TRQ25 320/20 • 290/25 • 220/30 650/30 • 450/50 • 370/65 7+1 25 lbs 6.1:1 29 19.5 $429.95
TRQ25N 320/20 • 290/25 • 220/30 650/30 • 450/50 • 370/65 7+1 25 lbs 6.1:1 40 20.5 $449.95
TRQ30 440/20 • 300/30 • 250/40 625/50 • 500/65 • 440/80 7+1 25 lbs 6.1:1 40  21.9 $449.95
TRQ40 350/30 • 300/40 • 220/50 725/50 • 600/65 • 525/80 7+1 25 lbs 6.1:1 40 22.3 $449.95
* Note, the reels come in the gear ratio listed above, alternate gear kits are available to modify your retrieve rate.
Black and gold models available. “B” and “G” in model number reference black and gold cosmetics respectively.
(Penn has discontinued the black colored reels, all our gold in color as of this writing -7/15. We have a very limited supply of black reels... )

Your Pick: SPECTRA/BRAID - INCLUDING 12 & 16 STRAND TORO TAMER SPLICEABLE HOLLOW CORE,

You choose either FREE offer and we'll adjust your billing on your final invoice which you'll see in your mailbox within 24 hours of your order (Monday through Friday). Receive either the POWER PLIERS as pictured or superior quality Super Braid (gel spun polyethelyne line) spooling with mono topshot (if desired) at no additional charge. Both offers represent a value of up to $80, and both are excellent.
 

 

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Please add item to cart
- Note, black going away, only gold color as option once black has sold out.

FREE Braid Spooling + FREE Mono Spooling
Select your FREEBIE below and if required the spooling requirements: Super Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions? give us a call or zap over an email.   
FREE Toro Tamer Super Braid Solid or 16 Strand Hollow Core
Free Super Braid 300 yds,
we'll adjust your final invoice price when we prepare your order if you select the Braid.
Braid Spooling
- select the reel model using the drop-down menu above. Then, select your spooling requirements: Spectra and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions, give us a call or zap over an email 

- NO CHARGE selections in blue fields below
- Option in RED at increased costs
Braid Test
Braid TYPE
Free Options: Toro Tamer Solid OR HOLLOW
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
300 yards Toro Tamer 16 Strand Hollow Core or Solid BRAID supplied free
- SELECT options above,
we will bill for only the additional amount you select below
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 12 or 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $20.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 200 lb hollow - per 100 yards $28.00
per 100 yards

 


Penn International V Series Two Speed Reels

Your Pick: SPECTRA/BRAID - INCLUDING 12 & 16 STRAND TORO TAMER SPLICEABLE HOLLOW CORE,

You choose either FREE offer and we'll adjust your billing on your final invoice which you'll see in your mailbox within 24 hours of your order (Monday through Friday). Receive either the POWER PLIERS as pictured or superior quality Super Braid (gel spun polyethelyne line) spooling with mono topshot (if desired) at no additional charge. Both offers represent a value of up to $80, and both are excellent.
 

 

The V series reels from Penn incorporate several enhancements that make them even better performers than they were over the past decades of record setting use. The new models incorporate Penn's more modern push button shifter, more durable and higher capacity drags, improved ergonomics in terms of their handle, and a few other things you'll be hard pressed to see or feel until the time comes to put the new reel to a real test. Let's just say, these are the best reels Penn has ever made, and they set new standards in terms of performance, durability and reliability.

Personally, I have to admit to having a true fondness for fishing my Newell and Penn International reels. I own my share of Avet reels and love them too.  And I lust after owning a Tiburon. When I dream about big game fishing, there's no doubt a Penn International is in the picture.  For good reason, Penn Internationals define the class in big game fishing.

The new Penn International V two speed is available in two gear options.  You'll notice that the reel has now gone topless! The 16 features an open top design for easier bait fishing and for clearing bird's nests (that never happens to us, but for someone else it's a good thing...).  The reel is enhanced from the older model in terms of the shift mechanism.  Gone are the days of the push button / pull handle program.  It's a true push button and twist button design for easy and effortless use.  The 16's are available in two gear options a high speed and a higher torque version.  Of course the new Penn was made with tournament fishing in mind, IGFA 16# class, but with Spectra spooling the new 16 is a dandy 40-60# performer.

The folks at Penn have been listening, and they've built exactly what we've been wanting to see. It's narrow, topless and tough! The new 30VSX and 50VSX will become one of the most desired long range reels on the market. If you're going after 200# + tuna you'll appreciate what these new reels have to offer.

The new Penn 30VSX & 50VSX have been extensively field tested, here in CA aboard a couple long range boats, as well as Mexico and the East Coast. These reels have been engineered to achieve high drag settings while maintaining an appropriate and smooth drag curve throughout the entire range of the drag lever. The drag is predictable, you won't be surprised with a line-busting increase of pressure over just a couple degrees push of the lever. The drag curve on this reel works like it should, with a fairly consistent increase in drag pressure all along its lever's arc. This makes the reel "angler friendly" in operation. There are no surprises, just strong reliable performance...made for taking advantage of the unique properties of Spectra lines.

For the trolling application, and for use off a kite, the wide version of the 30's and 50's make a lot of sense. You gain greater line capacity, and of course with the new drags from Penn you have the ability to bump up the line test and fish heavier tests, which demand a bit more room on a reel. The 30VSW and 50VSW have all the right features to make you comfortable putting them to the test of big game fishing. I do look at these reels more from a trolling standpoint, rather than rail fishing which the narrower versions do so well. The larger mid-size 70 is a bit of a cross-over, with line capacity like an 80 and weight more like a 50 wide. It's found great favor here on the long range side of things, as a kite reel and rail use cow reel for the larger 300# class yellowfin.

The new 80 series International incorporates all the enhancements Penn has been offering in their newest reels. The new Dura-Drags will offer improved long term performance (and the old system was darn good as it was!). There's a new more comfortable handle, much nicer shifting mechanism, even some freespool for guys trying to fish a bait. The new reels from Penn are excellent, and they demonstrate just how well the folks from Penn have been listening to fishermen!

Penn's legendary 12!

The new 12 is made in both forms, the light line specialty VS and our West Coast favored VSX high drag capability version. The new 12 is typical USA produced Penn, it's a tank. Not the lightest 2 speed on the market, but no doubt it's one of the most robustly and well tested pieces ever produced. There are some unique features on the new reel, chief among them is the variable clicker feature, a wonderful things for guys bait fishing, drift fishing. Simply rotate the knurled piece under the clicker for greater or lesser resistance from the clicker. The handle is also longer than you'd think would come on a reel of this size, but it makes great sense given the heavy applications and big fish intentions of this fine piece of machining. Penn did a great job on this new International.

Penn International Specifications

 

MODEL

MONO CAPACITY TYPICAL LONG RANGE RIGGING W/~100-200 YD TOPSHOT BEARINGS MAX DRAG @STRIKE GEARING WEIGHT IN OUNCES PRICE
Torque 12 230/15# 320/30
no topper
7+1 25# 6.1:1 16.6 $399.99
Torque 15 280/15# 320/30
no topper
7+1 25# 6.1:1 16.9 $399.99
Torque 25 320/20# 320/30
no topper
7+1 25# 6.1:1 19.5 $429.99
Torque
30
300/30# 320/30
no topper
7+1 25# 6.1:1 21.9 $449.99
Torque 40 300/40# 320/30
no topper
7+1 25# 6.1:1 22.3 $449.99
12VS 875/12# 1075/30#
750/50#
no topper
4 10# 5.3 & 3.3:1 32 $529.99
12VSX 300/40# 750/50#
625/65#
no topper
4 20# 5.01 & 2.5:1 33 $529.99
16VS 1000/16# 500/65#
300/80#
4 10# 5.3 & 2:1 41 $549.99
16VSX 1000/16# 500/65#
300/80#
4 28# 4.25 & 1.7:1 41 $549.99
30VSX
Narrow Topless
525/30#
320/50#
775/80# OR
550/135#
25'# TOPSHOT
4 35# 3.8 & 1.6:1 60 $599.99
30VSW 900/30# 500/80# OR
300/135#
100 yd + of 60-80# TOPSHOT
4 28# 3.8 & 1.6:1 58 $599.99
50VSX
Narrow Topless
500/50#
330/80#
500/135#
80-100# TOPSHOT
4 45# 3.1 & 1.3:1 75 $649.99 
50VSW 850/50# 500/135#
80-100# TOPSHOT
4 30# 3.1 & 1.3:1 73 $649.99 
70VS 600/80# 700/135#
100# TOPSHOT
4 35# 3.1 & 1.4:1 100 $749.99
80VSW 950/80# 1000/200#
100-150# TOPSHOT
4 40# 3 & 1.4:1 111 $899.99
  130VSX 950/130# 2975/200#
25' 150# TOPSHOT
4 40# 2.1 & 1.2:1 176 $1299.99

 

CHARKBAIT SPECIAL OFFER

Penn International Rigged Your Way

There's no better way to prepare your new International for fishing that laying on some quality Braid/Spectra with a mono top-shot.

 

Your Pick: SPECTRA/BRAID - INCLUDING 12 & 16 STRAND TORO TAMER SPLICEABLE HOLLOW CORE,

You choose either FREE offer and we'll adjust your billing on your final invoice which you'll see in your mailbox within 24 hours of your order (Monday through Friday). Receive  superior quality Super Braid (gel spun polyethelyne line) spooling with mono topshot (if desired) at no additional charge. Both offers represent a value of up to $80, and both are excellent.
 
 

 

Qty:   

FREE Braid Spooling + FREE Mono Spooling
Select your FREEBIE below and if required the spooling requirements: Super Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions? give us a call or zap over an email.   
FREE Toro Tamer Super Braid Solid or 16 Strand Hollow Core
Free Super Braid 300 yds,
we'll adjust your final invoice price when we prepare your order if you select the Braid.
Braid Test
Braid TYPE
Free Options: Toro Tamer Solid OR HOLLOW
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
300 yards Toro Tamer 16 Strand Hollow Core or Solid BRAID supplied free
- SELECT options above,
we will bill for only the additional amount you select below
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 12 or 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $20.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 200 lb hollow - per 100 yards $28.00
per 100 yards
 

 


 

Penn's NEW Torque Spinning Reels!

Your Pick: SPECTRA/BRAID - INCLUDING 16 STRAND TORO TAMER SPLICEABLE HOLLOW CORE,
or CharkBait Premium Quality Multi-Function Pliers

You choose either FREE offer and we'll adjust your billing on your final invoice which you'll see in your mailbox within 24 hours of your order (Monday through Friday). Receive either the POWER PLIERS as pictured or superior quality Super Braid (gel spun polyethelyne line) spooling with mono topshot (if desired) at no additional charge. Both offers represent a value of up to $80, and both are excellent.
 

 

 

Qty:   
FREE Braid Spooling + FREE Mono Spooling
Select your FREEBIE below and if required the spooling requirements: Super Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions? give us a call or zap over an email.   
FREE Toro Tamer Super Braid Solid or 16 Strand Hollow Core
Free Super Braid 300 yds,
we'll adjust your final invoice price when we prepare your order if you select the Braid.

- NO CHARGE selections in blue fields below
  
MONO Spooling is offered at no charge - make your selections below.
- Option in RED at increased costs
-
Free ToroTamer Solid, hollow-core and other options will carry costs.

 
Braid Test
Braid TYPE
Includes Toro Tamer Solid @ n/c for 300 yds as option
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style

ADDITIONAL COST OPTIONS

300 yards Toro Tamer Solid BRAID supplied with selection above.
- SELECT options above,
we will bill for the additional amount you select below
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 12 or 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $20.00
per 100 yards
 

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Light Line Penn Internationals

Penn International 965 and 975  (Star Drag) Penn's got the pulse of the U.S. angler down pat, like no other reel manufacturer out there.  They don't discontinue lines and bring out stuff all that often.   But, when they do come in with a new product, you can be sure it's the "right stuff." Penn's finally introduced the culmination of the 900 series, the new 975.   With this introduction you now have International quality for all your lighter line casting needs.   with the legendary Penn International quality and performance you'd expect from the world's most prestigious tackle manufacturer.  Now you can fish an International  International line to a whole new world of light line fishing. The reels are perfect for light line fishing, they're compact, and built with the famous International level of quality, and performance. The product features: forged, machined aluminum frames, spool and side plates; corrosion resistant anodized gold finish; stainless steel high speed gears; sealed stainless steel ball bearings; oversized multi-disc HT 100 drags; 3 level centrifugal brake casting control...

Penn 975LD (Lever Drag)

Penn's lever drag 975 has been on the market for a few years now and the performance under pressure has been great.  Folks who have bought and fished the reel all say that it casts great, and fishes even better. If you're looking for a 20# reel, like having a levelwind for the application intended and wanted a lever-drag, you're going to fall head over heels for this reel.  Penn's done a great job of producing a lever-drag with good freespool and casting.  There's no reel that's right for all applications, but Penn sure does try to make a lot of folks happy by offering relevant revisions to some successful themes.  The new 975LD is a great addition to an already terrific reel, now available in three configurations (975, 975CS, 975LD).

The popular 975 leverdrag benefited from the introduction of a non-levelwind version, just what we've been wishing for since the reel was introduced. Now we have a topless non-levelwind version of this terrific reel. Casting performance is excellent, drags are capable, quality of manufacture is very good. Again the new owners of Penn are demonstrating that they know what anglers demand, and they're committed to building the right gear for our applications.

Several years ago Beth here at our shop used a  975 that that I bought for her with great success, even with bluefin in the 50# range. We rigged her up with 300 yards of 30# braid and topshot of 20# P-line. It's been her "go to" rig for a few years now, used on the big boats and La Paz. The leverdrag reel is even better given it's more precise drag performance! So, now we've got an LD from Penn that offers bait anglers the type of reel they've been requesting for several years. A quality light line leverdrag without the encumbrance of a levelwind.

Take advantage of our RIGGED YOUR WAY SPECIAL. 
WE'LL RIG YOUR NEW 975LD WITH SUPER BRAID BACKING, AND ADD YOUR TOP-SHOT.  YOUR REEL WILL BE RIGGED AND READY TO FISH! Please order below with your spooling requirement specified.

CHARKBAIT SPECIAL OFFER

Penn International Rigged Your Way

There's no better way to prepare your new International for fishing that laying on some ToroTamer Super Braid with a mono top-shot.

Qty:   
Please add item to cart
Braid Spooling
- select the reel model using the drop-down menu above. Then, select your spooling requirements: Spectra and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions, give us a call or zap over an email 

- NO CHARGE selections in blue fields below
- Option in RED at increased costs
Braid Test
Free Options: Toro Tamer Solid
Braid TYPE
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
300 yards Toro Tamer 16 Strand Hollow Core or Solid BRAID supplied free
- SELECT options above,
we will bill for only the additional amount you select below
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 12 or 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $20.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 200 lb hollow - per 100 yards $28.00
per 100 yards
 

 


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