The Squall™ Lever Drag construction features a durable lightweight graphite frame and sideplates, recessed ergonomic drag lever, and top of the line Dura-Drag™ system to put your mind and muscles at ease. Its sleek design and tough components is what makes the Squall Lever Drag series a heavy hitter among lightweight graphite lever drags. Watch the video to learn more.

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.

Ergonomic Design
Function and ergonomics were on top of the list when we designed the Squall Lever Drag reels. Note that the lever drag does not protrude above the frame of the reel so there is no way for the line to loop over and hang up on the lever of the Squall Lever Drag which could result in a break-off. One less thing to worry about when the line pops out of the clip.

Dura-Drag washers virtually eliminate hesitation, even under extreme drag settings. This is the same top of the line drag material used in International V series reels.

Line Capacity Rings
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.

Switch Blade™ Harness Lugs
Switch Blade harness lugs give you all the benefits of traditional lugs without the risk of grabbing loose line and potentially breaking off fish. When the lugs are not in use they remain flush with the reel frame, when you need them they easily pop up with the tip of your finger. The other benefit of the proprietary Switch Blade harness lugs is basic ergonomics. Let's face it, harness lugs can be uncomfortable when you are palming the reel on the cast or retrieve. If you don't plan to use the lugs then stow them in the down position and you have one of the most ergonomic reels on the market.

The Squall Lever Drag is available in left hand retrieve models in 40 & 60 sizes



Lightweight graphite frames and sideplates

Forged and machined aluminum spool

Stainless steel main and pinion gear

Ratcheted drag lever prevents "drag creep" caused by hours of trolling and vibrations

6 stainless steel bearing system

Dura Drag
Line Capacity Rings
Braid Ready
Switchblade Lugs
Model Mono Cap. (yds/lb) Braid Cap. (yds/lb) Bearings Max Drag @ Strike Max Drag @ Full Gear Ratio Line Retrieve Weight
SQL30LD 390/20 • 350/25 • 260/30 1025/20 • 775/30 • 550/50 5+1 9 lbs 13 lbs 6.1:1 37(in) 18.2(oz)
SQL40LD 490/25 • 360/30 • 300/40 1075/30 • 750/50 • 625/65 5+1 14 lbs 18 lbs 5.1:1 37(in) 20.9(oz)
SQL40LDLH 490/25 • 360/30 • 300/40 1075/30 • 750/50 • 625/65 5+1 14 lbs 18 lbs 5.1:1 37(in) 20.9(oz)
SQL50LD 500/30 • 420/40 • 310/50 1050/50 • 875/65 • 750/80 5+1 15 lbs 20 lbs 4.3:1 35(in) 27.4(oz)
SQL60LD 500/40 • 370/50 • 330/60 1050/65 • 900/80 • 775/100 5+1 20 lbs 30 lbs 4.3:1 35(in) 28.1(oz)
SQL60LDLH 500/40 • 370/50 • 330/60 1050/65 • 900/80 • 775/100 5+1 20 lbs 30 lbs 4.3:1 35(in) 28.1(oz)
Squall is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Squall 30's Bought 2 Squall 30's and they are just great loaded up with 30lb braid. I use them for trolling and the drag is amazing as it works all the way up to full setting. Highly recommended and i am looking into getting bigger reels from the Squall line.
Date published: 2014-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Squall 40s I bought two of these last year, I was going to buy Shimano TLDs but the new features incorporated into these Squall reels (ratcheting drag, line capacity rings) got me to bite. I have used them for all types of offshore and nearshore saltwater fishing and they have held up real well.
Date published: 2014-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Squall 60's Went to the Keys on a big game fihing trip and caught some nice mahi and wahoo on these. These reels did an awesome job.I love em.There were internationals in the spread but these were the only ones that we landed the fish with. I only use penn reels.I cant afford the internationals so these were the way to go for me.
Date published: 2014-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great reel overall I got the squall 40 after deciding the shamano TLDs did not have some of the features penn incorperated in these reels like the anti-reverse and the capacity rings. this is a high quality reel for the price but is a little stiff out of the box.
Date published: 2014-03-18