New: PENN Squall II Star Drag Reels

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NEW for 2020! The PENN® Squall® II Star Drag is lightweight, quick on the retrieve, and extremely castable due to its revolutionary Live Spindle design. Now featuring PENN's proprietary Fast Gear Access Sideplate, the Squall II is more angler friendly than ever. Available in 5 sizes from 12 to 40, the Squall II Star Drag has the reels to handle everything from surf to light-duty offshore work. The 15CS features upgraded spool bearings and a knob mag dial for ultimate control while casting. Available this Fall and starting at $149.95!


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Some of the field-testing of the new Squall II star drags models was done last fall at Guadalupe Island. Although these are definitely not Guadalupe reels, they will perform extremely well for most local and "finesse" presentations.

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What are the stats on the combo(s) that will be offered?


 

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Link to full specs:


 

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II Star Drag has the reels to handle everything from surf to light-duty offshore work. The 15CS features upgraded spool bearings and a knob mag dial for ultimate control while casting. Available this Fall and starting at $149.95! Kodi nox
 
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I see the max drag on the 12 and 15 sizes is now 20lbs. Curious, did PENN add a backup mechanical dog in addition to the ARB?
 

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I see the max drag on the 12 and 15 sizes is now 20lbs. Curious, did PENN add a backup mechanical dog in addition to the ARB?


No mechanical backup dog, but an improvement in the graphite frame.
 

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Some of the field-testing of the new Squall II star drags models was done last fall at Guadalupe Island. Although these are definitely not Guadalupe reels, they will perform extremely well for most local and "finesse" presentations.
Caught several 50# class 'lupe YFT on my 1st gen Squall 25N SD last Aug/Sept. w/30# - maybe normally not the island tool, but can definently do the job when conditions force down sizing gear. Sold the 1st gen and hope to get a new issue rpl'mt before July - also a couple more Fathom II's if... these reels are authentic 👍 Maybe late on the uptake, but thanks for the heads-up.
 

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No mechanical backup dog, but an improvement in the graphite frame.
Just received the new SQLii12SD today. It definitely feels more solid than the previous version. The upgraded handle is also much better !
 

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Good. The old smaller squall handles were like pinching a peanut.
 

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Here's a 42-pounder I got on the SQLII15SD and 20-pound test aboard the Pegasus a few days ago.

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