Proudly made in Philadelphia, the International® VSX is engineered for anglers needing e’X’treme ranges especially when fishing superlines. The VSX achieves a range of 24 pounds of max drag at strike on the 12 size and a total of 80 pounds on the 130 size, which on average is 30 to 60% higher than International V two speed reels.
Made In The USA
The International VSX is built in our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania manufacturing center. Our experienced crew has been designing and producing durable, high-quality reels in this facility since 1932.
The Dura-Drag system results in smoother start ups and virtually eliminates hesitation, even under extreme drag settings. Unlike other products that advertise their high-potential drag settings but fail to inform you that these drag settings result in drag curves that are anything but angler friendly, and have a high potential to pop lines, pull hooks, and result in lost fish.
Quick Shift™ 2-Speed System
The Quick-Shift 2-speed system shifts into high or low gear allowing you to easily adjust to any fishing situation on the fly.
Full Metal Body
Constructed with full metal body and side plates to keep precise gear alignment under heavy loads. There is a reason PENN International® reels are considered The Gold Standard in high quality, big game reels. We hold ourselves to a higher standard. So when building the most respected big game reels on the market, we take extra steps to ensure our reels perform better and last longer. Click here to take a look at a side by side comparison next to the competition.
The Push-to-Turn preset drag knob eliminates accidental changes to the drag and prevents lost fish due to pulled hooks or slack in your line.
Braid ready to handle the strain that braided lines put on a reel.
Ultimate Adjustable Clicker
The ultimate adjustable clicker on the 12VSX allows for the greatest range of bait clicker settings in the industry. Simply turn the dial clockwise to increase the tension for fishing bigger baits or turn it counterclockwise to lighten the tension for smaller baits or to detect lighter strikes. (Available on 12VSX size only)
Ratcheted drag lever prevents “drag creep” caused by hours of trolling and vibrations
Shielded stainless steel ball bearings
Stainless steel reel stand
Braid Ready to handle the strain that braided lines put on a reel
130VSX has titanium handle blank
Ultimate adjustable clicker available on 12VSX only
|Model||Mono Cap. (yds/lb)||Braid Cap. (yds/lb)||Bearings||Max Drag @ Strike / @ Full||Gear Ratio High/Low||Line Retrieve High/Low||Weight|
|12VSX||360/30 • 300/40 • 220/50||750/50 • 625/65 • 525/80||4||24lbs. / 36lbs.||5.0:1 / 2.5:1||38/19||33(oz)|
|16VSX||1075/16 • 700/20 • 480/30||825/65 • 700/80 • 600/100||4||30lbs. / 42lbs.||4.3:1 / 1.7:1||36/15||41(oz)|
|30VSX||525/30 • 320/50 • 280/60||775/80 • 650/100 • 550/130||4||38lbs. / 50lbs.||3.8:1 / 1.6:1||37/15||60(oz)|
|50VSX||500/50 • 440/60 • 330/80||875/130 • 775/150 • 650/200||4||44lbs. / 56lbs.||3.1:1 / 1.3:1||34/14||76(oz)|
|130VSX||975/130 • 850/150 • 525/200||3650/150 • 2975/200 • 2475/250||6||80lbs. / 100lbs.||2.2:1 / 1.2:1||38/21||176(oz)|
Have all the Penn VSX's, 12 to 50 and they all can be fished hard. Great freespool, all the drag you need and then some, exceptionally reliable and resistant to the elements. Able to handle anything the conditions demand. I use these for West Coast long range tuna/yellowtail/wahoo/dorado and rockfish. They hold up and will stay dependable by doing the normal maintenance. Highly recommended.
I love this reel hook my first Pacific Blue Marlin with between 300-400 lbs reel was performing great. Unfortunately lost the Marlin due to line breaking.
I have several Penn reels including a VSX 50 that I used for my frequent fishing trips to Los Cabos, Mexico. I is a strong, durable, reliable reel you can depend on. It is a true friend in a battle! Only con... It is quite heavy.