Penn International VSX Reels are constructed to achieve the extreme drag
ranges expected by anglers fishing with super-braids. Unlike other
products that advertise their high-potential drag settings but fail to
inform you that these drag settings result in drag curves that are
anything but angler friendly, losing fish as a result of popped lines
and pulled hooks. Penn International VSX Reels have been engineered to
achieve these extreme drag settings while maintaining an appropriate and
smooth drag curve throughout the entire range of the drag-lever. Simply
put, Penn International VSX Reels display Penn Engineering at its
The Shimano TLD-IIA Reels are powerful, light and durable can quickly describe Shimano's new TLD 2-Speed lever-drag reel series. Each Shimano TLD-IIA reel features Shimano's patented 2-speed shifting mechanism and A-RB anti-rust bearings, along with unique handles to provide comfort and fish-fighting advantages. The A-RB bearings provide the corrosion resistance needed for saltwater use, plus anglers will appreciate the cranking ease of the ergonomic Power Handle on the 20 and 30 size reels, and the offset ergonomic Power Grip on the 50 size reels. Construction features on all four reels include stamped graphite frames, graphite sideplates, an aluminum spool, a loud clicker and rod clamp.
Shimano Tyrnos Saltwater Trolling Reels feature an open top crossbar
design and Shimano's stainless steel A-RB anti-rust bearings. Other key
features designed primarily for trolling are a ratcheting lever drag to
eliminate any lever movement caused by boat vibration and a loud clicker
with enough tension to hold large baits. Additional features include
oversized gears for power while maintaining a high-speed 5.0:1 gear
ratio, and an extra long handle shank with an oversized ergonomic rubber
power grip. Shimano Tyrnos reels are constructed with diecast aluminum
frames and graphite sideplates to reduce weight while maintaining
strength and durability.
Shimano Tiagra Reels are widely accepted as the
ultimate offshore reels by captains worldwide because of their
durability and superb performance against the biggest and baddest fish
in the ocean. With the introduction of the newer Shimano Tiagra "A"
series of reels, an improved ratcheting lever drag was introduced,
allowing for more precise drag adjustments along with an improved
2-speed gearing system. Shimano Tiagra "A" Series Reels (Tiagra 12 and
Tiagra 16 excluded) received an offset ergonomic power grip that gives
anglers more leverage.