Of All the Penn Reels you own which is your Favorite

Discussion in 'World Of PENN' started by FishAcquisition, Sep 16, 2017.

  1. mike channel islands

    mike channel islands Member

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    thats a mariner at least it looks like that great reel can't believe its in that good of shape worth a lot more than 35
     
  2. Sea 2'er

    Sea 2'er Elk Country USA

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    Killed a lot of albacore, back in the day with a Newell-narrowed Squidder loaded with 20#.
     
  3. willbuyone

    willbuyone Terry Cobb

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    Terry Cobb
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    My new favorite Penn Torque 12 star drag .

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  4. gecsr1

    gecsr1 28' Aquasport "Reel Adventure II"

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    28' Aquasport "Reel Adventure II" / PlainJaneRods
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    12lt 2spd
     
  5. tunanorth

    tunanorth I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Tunanorth
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    Bass Tracker 16
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    Can't resist weighing in on is one. Although the recent tuna bite at Guadalupe Island have made the International 16VISX [if they are biting well] and Torque TRQ40NLD2 [if they re not] are my faves for that location, and indispensable tools for the fortunate anglers who go there, in the end I'm jut an old-school long-rod surface iron tosser. I caught my very first surface iron yellow at age 13 off the Malihini in 1967 [Captain Dwight Pollard]. As such, IMO the star-drag Torque TRQ25N is the best surface iron reel ever made. I loved my Newells back in the day, but the TRQ's "Live Spindle" makes it cast better than aluminum-spool Newells, and 99-percent as good as graphite spool versions. Once the fish actually bites, you have all of the finest modern stuff, from drag to gears to "Made in USA". I have both a "stock" 6-1 version, and also a "geared down" 4.8-1 version. Truth be told, I prefer the 6-1 model, but do need to check myself if I start cranking too fast during a hot bite.
     
  6. Let em eat 74

    Let em eat 74 Well-Known "Member"

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    This one......because it did this


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  7. skipjack

    skipjack Member

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    skip
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    My 2 16vsx's
     
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  8. kelppaddydaddy

    kelppaddydaddy Member

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    When it absolutely needs to be yo-yo’ed! 696CB9E9-F6C3-4DCD-B4E5-D59E4D092621.jpeg
     
  9. fasteddie2

    fasteddie2 Newbie

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    Favorite Pen reel, for what??
    #1 Live bait, Penn mag 2
    # 2casting iron? Penn mag 2
    3manipuling a popper penn battle 6000
    #*4reeling yo yo jigs baja special
    #5 jigging game Penn Phatom 25n
     
  10. tunachris

    tunachris Member

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    I have a 50SW that I got in 1987. First run of the 2 speed 50W. Still my go to salami reel. Caught a lot of big fish on the reel. It has been to Cal numerous times for service/upgrades. Built like a tank, I use it to pound nails in between trips.
     
  11. bluewaterbum

    bluewaterbum Well-Known "Member"

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    My LD25n, has been my reel of choice for vertical jigging.
     
  12. lasparky11

    lasparky11 Well-Known "Member"

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    Gene
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    My Cal built LT6, I don't leave home without it. Fish 40-60# live bait plus it's a great yoyo reel.

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    Last edited: Jan 30, 2018
  13. nefarious235

    nefarious235 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Slammer III
     
  14. fujirose

    fujirose Well-Known "Member"

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    My old trusty topless 16S.
     
  15. falconer

    falconer Member

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    Doug Pineo
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    Baja Specials are great. I have 3, and they can't be beat for best combination of modern technology and beautiful craftsmanship of the whole reel, but particularly the bakelite side plates. How many of you know exactly how the tool and die guys do that? Don't bullshit me, how many of you know exactly? Also love my first generation Torques in all three sizes, beasts! THEN, my 16VSX hot-rodded by Cal and Eric Sheets. A winch, yet you can cast a sardine. Mine has 600 yards of 100# Cortland hollow, plus a 30 yard topshot. Also love my MTL specials.
     
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  16. falconer

    falconer Member

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  17. falconer

    falconer Member

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    Doug Pineo
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    Fricken' 4/0 MTL. Awesome reel, killed by "corporate".
     
  18. USMCfish

    USMCfish USMC-FISH

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    Lee
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    Baja Special 2 for this guy, never a issue very solid and smooth!
     
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  19. dvarney

    dvarney Newbie

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    Torq25n!
     
  20. titan05

    titan05 Pelagic Terminator

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    Jim
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    my 2 favorite OLD Classics

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    Last edited: Feb 22, 2018

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