There was a time when a West Coast angler wouldn’t even consider the possibility of using a spinning reel unless it was to chase around spotted bay bass off the local dock. Conventional reels provided an unmatched performance with castability and fish-stopping heavy drags in comparison to spinning reels. Today, the same can not be said and spinning reels are outperforming in a variety of scenarios. In other words, they’re here to stay and they’re better than ever. One of the brands leading the charge of the spinning reel revolutions is PENN and they just came out with their newest addition the PENN Authority, geared to tackle some of our hardest fighting gamefish.
Leading American tackle company PENN Fishing makes a huge splash in the premium reel category by announcing the new PENN Authority, giving competition to the highest-end spinning reels in the market.
The new PENN Authority sets the standard for best-in-class saltwater fishing reels, designed for overall refinement, power, and maximum performance. Perfect for the angler that spends serious time on the water and demands a high-end reel that answers to any situation, the PENN Authority boasts an impressive IPX8-rated sealed body and spool that allows the reel to be submerged 1-meter for 30 minutes and stands up to the most extreme saltwater exposure and spray and wash without suffering water intrusion.
When an angler can’t afford to fail, this reel does not compromise strength or power. Using the best materials on the market, the CNC Gear technology with a stainless steel gear train and pinion gear is designed to be better supported overall to allow for long-term durability. It is machined out of a solid piece of metal, ensuring exact alignment, smooth long-term performance, and maximizing torque when trying to get that last wind on a hard-fighting fish. The full metal body, side-plate, and rotor keep gears protected and eliminates flex in the reel’s frame ensuring rigidity under the heaviest loads.
The Leveline slow oscillation system produces a tight line lay for improved casting and reduced occurrences of wind knots – with a 12+1 bearing system for smooth retrieve with additional bearings in the spool that lends support for the drag when under heavy pressure.
When the hammer slams down, the Slammer drag system with Dura-Drag offers maximum drag pressure and features silky smooth carbon washers which eliminate hesitation even under extreme drag settings. The washers are impregnated with a phenolic bonding agent to reduce wear. This combination brings the fight to any big-game fish, leaving zero power behind.
The Authority reel super spinner far surpasses the durability and performance required and comes into the market with sizes ranging from 2500–10500 making it the most durable best-in-class reel on the market. Four high-speed models are also available (2500-4500-6500-8500).
· IPX8 Rated
· CNC Gear Technology w/ Stainless Steel Main and Pinion Gear
· Slammer Drag System with Dura Drag
· Leveline Slow Oscillation System
· Spare Hypalon handle knob
· 12+1 Stainless Steel Bearing System
Available: September 2022
Price: $499.95 – 599.95
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