The PENN Defiance was engineered to be an extremely versatile all-around reel and packs enough punch to get just about any species back to the boat. It features a lightweight graphite frame and sideplates with stainless steel frame rings for improved rigidity to prevent “frame-flex”.
Line Capacity Rings
Eliminates the question of how much line you have left when fighting a fish. The three lines on the spool flange let you know when you have 1/3rd, 2/3rd, or a full spool of line. Also if you respool often these lines give you a benchmark for backing your superlines with monofilament which will help eliminate wasted time and line.
Are you bottom fishing or trolling? Are you looking for power or speed? The Squall Lever Drag’s Versa-Handle system allows you to choose how long the handle should be in less than a minute (tools are included with each reel). Assemble the reel in the long position for more power or assemble in the short position for more speed.
HT-100™ Drag Washers
HT-100 drag washers provide smooth drag under heavy loads.
Lightweight graphite frame and sideplates
Forged, machined and anodized aluminum spool
Stainless steel frame rings enhances rigidity to prevent "frame flex"
Machine-cut marine grade bronze main gear with hardened stainless steel pinion
HT-100™ carbon fiber drag washers
Line Capacity Rings
4 shielded stainless steel bearing system
|Model||Mono Cap. (yds/lb)||Braid Cap. (yds/lb)||Bearings||Max Drag||Gear Ratio||Line Retrieve||Weight|
|DFN20LW||450/12 • 395/15 • 275/20||725/20 • 550/30 • 450/40||4||15 lbs||4.3:1||22(in)||17.8(oz)|
|DFN25LW||330/20 • 300/25 • 225/30||660/30 • 550/40 • 450/50||4||15 lbs||4.3:1||24(in)||18.8(oz)|
|DFN40LW||500/20 • 340/30 • 285/40||800/40 • 700/50 • 580/65||4||15 lbs||3.6:1||26(in)||21.6(oz)|
Reeled in a 126lb halibut on 70lb spectra without any problems.Preformed exactly as it should.
I purchased a Defiance 25lw spooled it with 475yrds of 80lb braided line... One word awesome, I was actually pretty surprised how well this reel could cast for its size (not that it's huge) the clicker is loud enough for u to hear from short distances, and the drag is phenomenal. Love it great reel will have for a life time or pass it to my son one day thanks Penn for delivering great fishing products I'm pretty sure anglers of the world appreciate the quality as well.
First time fishing with a drag reel and I hooked a 275lb bull shark offshore by the Fowey lighthouse. I'm no experience angler, but it took about 10 minutes to reel in with about 100 yards of line out. The fight was far beyond any fish I have caught and the reel did the work with no issues. Great reel Great experience.
I was extremely impressed i landed a 100lb sting ray after a 45min fight. it performed to its best