Of All the Penn Reels you own which is your Favorite

lasparky11

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Mar 7, 2008
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Ontario, CA USA
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Gene
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X-wife she's so fat she floats
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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nefarious235

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Aug 1, 2008
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Proudly American
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Dan
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canoe & plastic flotsam
Slammer III
 

falconer

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Aug 17, 2006
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Doug Pineo
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16 foot 1955 Crestliner
Baja Special... simple, strong, made in usa
525 Mag... excellent caster, beefy drags, landed a 40# class BF on it this year, made in usa
Jigmaster... the hot rod of all hot rods, the mods are endless, made is usa ( at least the older ones that are still a dime a dozen )
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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TEAMFISH

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DAVE
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SOLD IT
It would have to be my Int 50VISXS. Unfortunately it sits in a box, brand new waiting to be used:(
 
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chxh8me

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Jul 20, 2010
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Thousand Oaks
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Mike
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21' Whaler Walkaround
Torque 100. I have had it forever and it has probably caught the majority of my offshore fish.
Torque 25N (black star drag) because it caught my biggest yft (75lb)
Fathom 40NLD2 because it caught my biggest bft (in avatar pic)

I guess I can’t leave out the jigmaster for my first ever yt. Don’t use that reel anymore, but I won’t sell it either (especially after upgrading it with Newell parts).
 
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Kai

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Oxnard
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Fish Killer
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none.
Penn Torque 25n. Best fundamentally sound star drag I ever owned. Great 25-40 lb reel!

The reel casts awesome! Better than my 12 Fathom!
 

stella marina

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Nov 21, 2011
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santa cruz
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Andrew
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Parker 2320, 16 Klamath cc, 10 ft Livingston "bass slayer"
I didnt see many coffee grinders in the mix so I'll add my American made slammer,
The things is a beast!
 

Shimano Penn

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Fond Memory
Like so many here I have owned too many to remember them all but I do recall the one that excited me the most. Remember when the GLS came out? It was my first lever drag reel ever. I had mostly 113's and my BIG reel was a 114HLW! WoooHoooo!!!! That light little GLS was the most awesome "new thing" I'd ever seen.
 

cortezpirasea

Pangero
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Russell
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21 ft panga Sea Moan/17 ft gregor Pirasea II
3500 shimano baitrunner.
 

Adrien Baker

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Adrien Baker
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Ultra
I really want to buy a US Senator (Baja Special) but I'm not exactly sure what I'm supposed to use it for. My first saltwater reel was a Senator 4/0 113HLW.

Adrien
 

FishAcquisition

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Sep 19, 2005
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La Quinta
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Only Aspirations-not the name of my boat-just have aspirations
Do Ocean City's count?
Of course they do!!!! You know your history.

Otto Henze, immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1922.[1] At 25, he worked as a machinist for the reel manufacturer Ocean City Manufacturing Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1932, Henze rented a 3rd floor loft on 492 North Third Street in Philadelphia from a general machinist firm, William Schmitz & Company.[2] There he completed his first two reel designs, the Models F and K.

In February 1933, the first Penn Reels were sold to the Miller Auto Supply Company in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Encouraged by the sales, Henze developed two more designs. Privation during the Great Depression forced families into subsistence fishing, aiding company growth. In 1942, Penn Reels moved to West Hunting Park Avenue.[3] Upon Henze's death in 1948,[1] his wife Martha assumed the company presidency. Penn Reels grew from a regional presence to a world leader in the years that followed.

But no spinners due to the IFGA Ban Jan 1 2019
 
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FishAcquisition

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La Quinta
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Only Aspirations-not the name of my boat-just have aspirations
Cool, when was it made do you think?