Genuine question as I’m sure the test subjects have done quite a bit if testing on the reels, including yourself, does Penn see any direction in using the same frame but a different set of internals (humor me, SS, different bearings and placement, etc) so far?
I’ll thrown in I think that if someone wants a reel for fishing bigger grade pelagics, maybe up to 100lbs? That I see Penn needing a bigger reel the size of a Tranx 500 .. seems like most of the stuff is in place, especially with the current level wind frames. An idea way out in the outfield, but it could be a start.
The designs are set for now. Minor "running changes" may occur during the life of a series, but that's about all.
Outside of our geographic area, there is not that much demand for a 500-size LP.
It won't be this year or even next year, but if tastes evolve in the direction of large LP's in more geographic areas, it could happen.