penn warfare star drag review, size comparison

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  1. BowBoy

    BowBoy "SSSSHHHH its a secret"

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    For the price, im tempted tk pick up a few. Anyone fish these that can give feedback? What are the size comparisons to a newell or penn reel for the 20 and 30?

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    tunanorth I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    The non-levelwind 20 is identical to the classic Penn 501 [slightly narrower than the current 25], and the 30 is the same as the current Squall/Fathom/Torque 30.
     
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    Tunanorth,

    Not familiar with the size comparison of the 30 you gave. How bout compared to a penn 500?

    How do they fish?
     
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    The 30 is bigger than a 500. 360 yds of 30# for the 30 vs 275 of 30# on the 500.
     
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    I hope there nothing like the defiance, which selfdestruct after two uses....
     
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    They were designed to be the same capacity, but it should be noted that it has been a decade at least since the capacity of the 500 has been updated.
     
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    For the entry-level price point, they have been remarkably durable. During the field-test period of summer 2014, I used a 20 and 30 exclusively all summer long whenever we were in "schoolie" size tuna or yellowtail [not for bigger units of course], and really tried to break them, but they came through with flying colors.
     
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    Hmm maybe I'll check one out. Th and for the insight.
     
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    I bought a Warfare 20N last fall and so far I am happy with it. Filled with 50lb braid and used it for bottom fishing as well as jigging. Unbeatable for that price (paid around $70 at srmo)
     

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