The PENN Defiance was engineered to be an extremely versatile all-around reel comes in at an affordable price 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 ball bearings

Line Capacity Rings
Braid Ready
Model Mono Cap. (yds/lb) Braid Cap. (yds/lb) Bearings Max Drag Gear Ratio Line Retrieve Weight
DFN30 390/25 • 290/30 • 250/40 850/30 • 700/40 • 600/50 4 15 lbs 6.0:1 39(in) 19.3(oz)
Defiance is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great reel for live bait I bought this reel for fishing grater amberjacks, and albacore. I have combined it with an ugly stick, 20 lb. very satisfied from the result, and its ability to land every fish that I caught in the boat
Date published: 2014-03-24