Discussion in 'World Of PENN' started by FishAcquisition, Sep 16, 2017.
30 year old 50SW. Two cows on big baits and a 400lb blue marlin. Works great, lasts a long time....
It would have to be my Int 50VISXS. Unfortunately it sits in a box, brand new waiting to be used
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).
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!
I didnt see many coffee grinders in the mix so I'll add my American made slammer,
The things is a beast!
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.
3500 shimano baitrunner.
Penn only and No spinners due to them being banned by the IFGA begining Jan 1, 2019.
525mag and squidder
Do Ocean City's count?
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.
Of course they do!!!! You know your history.
Otto Henze, immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1922. 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. 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. Upon Henze's death in 1948, 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
Cool, when was it made do you think?
40's? No drag.
I have one that looks exactly like a Penn 500.
If you are actually serious...... it's for fishing in Baja!
4/0 with Newell narrow kit and 4:1 gears, 16 VSX ( even if it is noisy), Fathom 40LD2, and 505HS. I do have more Penn’s but these have great memories. I won’t mention the 550 spinner I have caught a lot of small tuna and Y/T on as it hasn’t been used in a while . Who cares what IGFA thinks about spinners!
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