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Penn Sargus Baitcast

Overall Customer Rating: 5 of 5 stars Penn Sargus Baitcast Reels 5 out of 5 (2 Reviews)
Manufacturer: Penn
Series: Baitcast Reels
Model: Sargus Baitcast
Reel Type: Casting

Penn Sargus Baitcast specifications

Model Line Capacity Gear Ratio Ball Bearings Reel Weight (oz.) Max. Drag Type







* All Sargus Baitcast Reels specifications from the official Penn catalog. Penn reserves the right to make changes without obligation.


Fishermen's opinions about Penn Sargus Baitcast

Penn Sargus Baitcast


2/10/2013 12:50:25 PM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

I own two of those reels both for the salt. I've used them for about 2 years now and service them myself. They are relatively easy to take apart. The left side plate is unlocked by an inconspicuous plastic button, and the right plate is kept on by a screw covered by the spool (in addition to the side plate screws). The spool bearings are 3x4x10 of which the shields are held by a retainer ring. The internals are similar to design with other baitcasters with multiple drag washers (unlike the 2 washers in last years curados). The handle and star drag control are metal, and it has a larger spool like a 300 size. There is an external magnetic cast control wheel, and in internal centrifugal system with a series of small plastic weights and springs. Its nice to have both, but the centrifugal system is only accessible with a screw driver, and the weights have to be carefully moved it's, one by one, so I wouldn't recommend changing while fishing. Drag pressure is good, I keep the drags greased and maintain my gear so I don't really have any problems. The only problems I've had are a failing level wind after two years of socal surf fishing. I replaced the pawl and solved the problem. Great reel, but the thing is, it's not a very popular reel.
Reviewed by: Nick (Hampton, Va)

Penn Sargus Baitcast


12/24/2012 12:51:26 PM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

I own both a Sargus and a Battle, both 4000 series loaded with 10lb. Ande line. Once you put a couple of fingerprints of Cals on the metal washers, the drag works smoothly and oiling up bail hinges and line roller guide, the bail works fine. However, when using the Sargus on large Bluefish and Stripers, though the reel works fine, it feels very, very small, as though it's about to fly apart in 50 pieces, but it works fine and comes back wanting more abuse. Mind you, nothing breaks on the real and it can take real punishment, it just feels small.
Reviewed by: Ellis Feibush (Hampton, Va)

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