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Penn Squall Star Drag

Overall Customer Rating: 4 of 5 stars Penn Squall Star Drag Reels 4 out of 5 (1 Reviews)
Manufacturer: Penn
Series: Conventional Reels
Model: Squall Star Drag
Reel Type: Conventional Star Drag

Penn Squall Star Drag specifications

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

SQL12

525/15, 430/20, 320/30

6.0:1

6+1

14.4

15

SQL15

500/20, 380/30, 270/50

6.0:1

6+1

14.6

15

SQL25N

650/30, 450/50, 370/65

6.0:1

6+1

18

20

SQL30

625/50, 500/65, 440/80

6.0:1

6+1

18.5

20

SQL40

725/50, 600/65, 525/80

6.0:1

6+1

19

20


* All Squall Star Drag Reels specifications from the official Penn catalog. Penn reserves the right to make changes without obligation.


 

Fishermen's opinions about Penn Squall Star Drag

 
Penn Squall Star Drag

Nice Reel, but a couple things to watch for

2013-03-02T11:38:03

3/2/2013 11:38:03 AM 4 of 5 stars 4 out of 5 stars

This is a solid, well made reel. It operates smoothly, and the fit and finish are excellent. The drag is solid and effective. Three things kept me from giving it 5 stars: First, the rivets that hold the seat flange to the housing have a small gap. If you get a loopy bird's nest using braid, it can catch under these rivets. That stops you from spinning the spool to get to the offending loops. You have to carefully find where it's caught and loosen it from the rivet to continue to untangle. Second is the reel clamp bracket bolts are spaced so closely together they will not allow the clamp to be attached to an average diameter surf rod. Probably not a problem on a boat rod or a fresh water rod, but I fish from the sand. Finally the handle knob is flat and angular instead of the larger more ergonomic handles found on reels like the Diawa Sealine X.
The mag brake and reel tension knobs are easy to adjust. They move through tiny detents that "click" so you can very precisely move either in very small increments. It is a smooth casting reel. The line capacity, even on the 15, is a little limited for long surf casting unless you use braid.
Reviewed by: MasterFish (North Carolina)

 
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