The PENN Squall Lever Drag 2-Speed is basically a graphite International and comes in the 3 most popular big game sizes. Made from graphite for its benefits of being both lightweight and corrosion resistant. The Quick-Shift 2-Speed and Dura-Drag systems have been perfected in our International reels and the technology has transferred down to the Squall platform.
This reel is beefy! feels great and look good. I purchased 4 of these and strictly use them for Halibut fishing. Initially they operated very smooth and was nice to have the 2nd speed to crank the boys from the deep water. All that being said, I purchased them after my charter season ended hoping that they would be a great addition to my outfit. Unfortunately, after less than 3 trips one of my reels 2 speed would not remain engaged and was needed to be pulled out of service. feeling bummed and disappointed I keep the other 3 in the rotation. I was hoping it was just a isolated incident....nope I am down to 2 working Penn's. Not sure what is going on with the quality of these reels I have an older Penn that is almost 15 years old and still going strong. I have been a loyal Penn user but I will no longer purchase anymore. If you plan on fishing more than a few days a year I would not recommend purchasing them.
Super smooth drag. I was in the market for upgrading my tackle for trolling and dialed it down to the Penn Squall and the Shimano TLD. After some research i came to the conclusiob this was a better trolling witb a significant less price tag. I will be testing them offshore in the next couple of weeks and will update accordingly.
Love this reel. I'm updating my whole fishing setup with 5 of these reels. Super loud clicker and the graphite makes it really light compared to the all metal internationals. Some other reviews say that the graphite wont hold up to larger fish like Marlin or Tuna but we catch those on the single speed large senators with less drag, and they are primarily graphite so I have no doubts at all that this reel can handle large predators.
So, I bought this reel 3 years ago and I am by no means a fishing expert. I fish off of Okinawa, Japan for Mahi, Wahoo, and Marlin. Until a few weeks ago, I'd only caught MahiMahi with this reel, but it's true test came around two weeks ago, whenI caught the 10 ft 350 lb Pacific Blue Marlin in the associated pictures. This reel performed admirably, and if I had more experience, I would have set the drag a little tighter, but that is on me. Solid reel at an okay price that will get the job done provided your line, swivels, knots, and lures don't fail you first.
These reels are exactly what I need for chasing tuna in Mexico. They are working great, but will need to see if they pass the test of time.
Never seen this reel, but I’ve bought a model 30 of a different brand, this thing is twice the size!!! I’ll use it eventually, but not for the grouper, American reds. This is for the goliaths
This is my second squall reel. It is a great all around reel for bottom fishing big saltwater game. I like the fact that it is lighter that the international V or VI series but it still comes with a sturdy frame and internal components like the 40lb braking drag. The other advantage of the plastic frame is saltwater corrosion is definitely not a problem.
This will be our go to reel when buying new ones from here on out. We used it for high speed trolling for wahoo and also caught more dolphin on it than I can count. Schoolies didn't even require us to come out of trolling speed to reel them in and flip in the boat!
This is meant to be a reel for the serious fisherman. It is big and can hold a lot of line. I give it 2 stars because it has 2 gears.
Great reel carry a lot of line, classy and strong enough to catch monisters, light weight I liked it too much, price also is good and affordable.
Lever drag either on or off hard oo adjust tension when snagged resulting in lot of birds nests
I bought 2 of these and can't say enough about them. I use them strictly for halibut in southeast Alaska. I have them filled with 80lb Sufix 832 Braid over Sufix Superior 80lb mono backing. Love the loud clicker for the halibut on circle hooks. Set the drag light and they take the bait/hook and swim away... you can hear the clicker from anywhere in the boat, simply load up the lever drag and set the hook. The lever drag is knew to me and I love it... I'll never own another star drag... EVER. The two speed is a nice feature. When into a solid fish (largest I have handled on these reels was only 85lb), kicking it into low gear really allows you winch on the fish once you've played them out a little.
Es el segundo que compro y puedo decir que es un carrete bueno. Saca piezas de 15kg como si nada. El freno es facil de usar y con la segunda marcha saca piezas de 15kg (alalunga) como si nada.
The 2 speed, in particular the low speed for retrieving heavy fish is very nice. Makes a lot of less stress for anyone with back and shoulder problems. Would be much better with level line guide as line tends to pile up on spool unless directed with fingers.
Great west coast halibut reel!! Used with my trusty tld 20 2 speeds and I find myself grabbing for the penn more and more! Great drag and loud clicker
Ottimo , veloce e rapido nelle spedizioni, conoscevo già questo articolo e trovarlo a questo prezzo è eccezionale
Magnífico. El mejor carrete q he adquirido. Excelente calidad y suavidad y un arrastre de lo mejor. Buenas pescas.
Ottimo articolo ...corrispondente alle aspettative
Perfecto, muy contento con la compra de estos carretes.
excelente carrete no le pide nada a los international y económico!
I fish Marlin with lots of big game reels and this reel is excellent for the price
Awesome reel... awesome
Me gusta la calidad de la marca