My shop is a Penn warranty station! I asked about this when I got the reel and someone else on this board said it depended on how much resistance there was. I checked the pinion bearing and it seemed fine. So I fished it. It's gotten worse and made it hard to land a nice tuna last week. I'll replace the bearing and see if that solves the problem. If not, I need to send it in.
Hi Steve, looking for a Penn spinning rod to cast swim baits and iron to albacore. Want something over 7'. Looking at the Carnage II 7'6" CARBWII4080S76.Will it do well with 2-4 oz swim baits and 100-200 gram iron?
Hello, I have a quick question. I am targeting blue fin and yellow fin up to 150 at most. I was going to get the Carnage 2 Jigging 50-130 Spinning and the Slammer 8500. What do you think? It would be for butterfly jigs and be filled with 80 lb solid core. I am brand new to offshore fishing.
Hello Tunanorth I had a quick question about the trq40nld2.. I received a bnib reel from Penn and noticed how much shaft play there is in the handle shaft and shifting mechanism.. is this normal? I've never fished the trq ld so don't know what they are supposed to feel like.
I have a question regarding a post you discussed about the spinfisher 6500 LL secondary drag being too tight on lowest setting. Did you ever find a fix for this? Clicker removal or different drag washer? And will these changes cause damage to the reel in the future..... i just got one and need less drag to flyline sardines.
Just saw a couple of your threads and posting about VISX and was wondering if I made the right decision on putting 100lb braided on a 12vsix and 130lb on a 20vsix and would the reel have enough line if a big fish hits??? My plan of attack was putting a little heavy line and finese the fish.....just got these reels recent and pairing it with a 720 x3h and x4h pheinx.
I just signed up for the 7day in Dec on the Shogun. Do you have a reel I could use for 100lb dropper loop for yellowtail and a 2x4 rod ? What do you have? I have my own tuna gear. I was thinking a new penn 16Visx reel.Try it if I like I will buy one. Thank you Steve. My name Is Richard I fish the Shogun quit often.Looking forward to our trip.
Good Afternoon Steve, I just wondering, why their is still
17 opening , on your June 6 Penn 8
day in 2018, I got worried and booked your Trip
back in March with 3 other Friends, because that Trip
Normally this Trip Fills up Fast
was this past Trip, so bad ,that it turned People off
I was just wondering. any info would be Good
but no Matter what it will Finally be go to Share the Rail
with you . Thanks
Hi Steve, My brother and I joined you on the 2015 and 2016 June Penn trips on the Shogun. This year we will see you in September on the Searcher. We want to fish a shorter trip July or August. Any suggestions? Thanks Paul
Just wanted to tell you that after about a 10 year Penn vacation, I got a Fathom 25 one speed and two speed. While the black matte finish is a little cheesy, the reels themselves are fantastic. I'm really happy with both of them and my hat's off to Penn for making a competitive high tech reel.
I have an old spinfisher ss 5500 graphite reel ,do u think this can handle a cali yellowtail? going on 3/4 on Friday i was going to use it for a back up for surface jigs. Hardly used reel maybe caught 3 bay bass.i think max drag is 15
I had a question about the fathom 30ld2. On the line capacity it says 525yards of 60#. What manufacter of line was that and how much of 65# solid can the reel hold? Im looking for a 50# pound reel for bait, ect. thanks