COLUMBIA, S.C. (April 18, 2011)- Using the new PENN 2nd Generation 40 Torque Star Drag Conventional Reels, prototype PENN Carnage Rods, and 30-pound Stren Stamina, Captain George Mitchell and Team won this weekend's Greater Palm Beach Offshore 440 SKA Tournament. The tournament was held on Saturday, April 16 – Sunday, April 17 and was based out of Lake Park Harbor Marina, Palm Beach, FL.
"This was a great win for our team," said Mitchell. "We've been using the new PENN 2nd Generation Torque Star Drag reels and could not wait to put them to the test during this tournament. The new reels performed flawlessly, and we could not be happier with their performance."
The team's winning 40.81lb Kingfish was caught on day one of the tournament and gave the team their first win for the 2011 SKA Tournament Season. The team included: Capt George Mitchell, Capt. George Wells, Eddie Mitchell, Clay Harris, Kenny Harris, and Billy Burke.
Built in the USA, the new PENN Torque Star Drag reels offer features required for saltwater use. The machined and anodized aluminum body frame, with truss design, and sideplates ignore the corrosion of saltwater while being lightweight yet strong. Stainless steel main and pinion gears add to the corrosion protection and strength.
Five sizes of the Torque Star Drag are available, all with 25-pound maximum drag. For more information visit – www.PENNreels.com.