International Baitcast

Made in the USA, International® baitcast reels are hands-down the most solidly constructed baitcast reels on the market. The International baitcasting reel was designed for serious inshore anglers who require frequent, accurate casts and large capacities. Perfectly balanced to compliment your favorite casting rod and built to define a new standard of reliability and quality. Big or small no fish stands a chance.

The International Baitcasting reel was engineered to take a beating. Every International Baitcast reel is built with a full metal body and side plates to ensure its precision gear alignment isn’t compromised under extreme force. You can feel the superior quality and craftsmanship the second you pick up an International baitcast reel. Whether you are light-tackle trolling or casting to tailing fish the International will deliver unparalleled strength and reliability on the water.


By rearranging the sequence of the keyed metal washers and eared HT-100™ washers the reel can be set up for fishing a wide range of drag settings without additional parts.


The Push-to-Turn preset drag knob on the Lever Drag model eliminates accidental changes to the drag and preventing lost fish due to pulled hooks or slack in your line.

International Baitcast


HT-100 drag washers provide smooth drag under heavy loads

2 shielded stainless steel ball bearings

Infinite anti-reverse

Stainless steel stand

Stainless steel main and pinion gears

Made In The USA
Full Metal Body
Infinite Anti Reverse
Model Mono Cap. (yds/lb) Bearings Max Drag Gear Ratio Line Retrieve Weight
965 240/15 2+1 10 lbs 4.7:1 19(in) 13(oz)
975 340/15 2+1 12 lbs 4.5:1 20(in) 15(oz)
975CS 340/15 2+1 12 lbs 4.5:1 20(in) 15(oz)
975CSLD 300/15 5+1 10 lbs 4.4:1 20(in) 17(oz)
975LD 300/15 5+1 10 lbs 4.4:1 20(in) 18(oz)
International Baitcast is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hands down best reel ever I brought 6 of these and been using them for big flathead and blue cats, hands down best reel I've ever put in my hand! Love the drag feature! Pulled in a monster 77 lb blue cat and a 61 lb flathead and they were no challenge for these reels! They are built to take a beating for sure! Great design Penn!
Date published: 2014-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought this reel a month ago and fought a 13 foot blue shark on it which I lanDed
Date published: 2014-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flawless for Inshore Drum I use for inshore drum and trout and it is absolutely flawless.
Date published: 2014-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Reel! I have been using this reel for about 4 months and have fought many large snook, and some really nice sailfish offshore. I was really impressed with this reel!
Date published: 2014-01-28