Conventional Star Drag Reels

PENN Star Drag Reels are built for the rigors of saltwater fishing. Perfect for jigging, casting, and some trolling applications because they give the serious saltwater angler what they want, power and speed.


Made in the USA, the top of the line Torque™ is engineered from a machine and anodized aluminum body. Its HT-100™ Versa-Drag™ system provides smooth drag and adaptable Versa-Gear™ option allows you lower the gear ratio.

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Featuring a full metal body for superior durability, the Fathom star drag includes a live spindle design along with an internally adjustable centrifugal break for exceptional castability. A true work horse built for the rigors of saltwater fishing.

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Baja Special

A West coast favorite, Baja Special® reels are perfectly suited for a wide range of fishing applications from long-distance casting and surf fishing to throwing jigs for tuna. Machined aluminum frame with reinforced sideplates ensure these reels will be in your arsenal for a lifetime.

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Special Senator

Offering the same legendary Senator® toughness with higher ratios, PENN Special Senator reels are ready for trolling, bottom fishing, or anything else you can think of. These reels can do it all.

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Tried and true, the PENN Senator® has long been an icon on the big game fishing scene. Today they remain the most trusted, most powerful star drag reel on the market. In fact, that’s why Senators bring world record after world record to the IGFA record books.

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The Squall™ Star Drag provides the same castable live spindle design as the Fathom and Torque reels but in a lightweight graphite design. Both the 12 and 15 size Squall reels feature an externally adjustable magnetic brake for cast control.

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Value packed conventional reel with enough punch to give most saltwater species a quick trip to the boat. The Defiance™ is built with a lightweight graphite frame and rugged stainless steel frame rings to prevent frame flex.

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The PENN Jigmaster® is a favorite reel of live bait anglers because of its extreme freespool quick take-apart sideplate that is ideal for changing spools when fishing conditions change.

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