The Squall Star Drag is designed from a lightweight graphite frame and is outfitted with a free-floating spool due to the Live Spindle design for exceptional casting performance. The externally adjustable Adjusta-Mag braking system utilized on the 12 and 15 sizes create one of the most castable reels in its class. Also available in new 25N, 30 and 40 sizes you can find a lightweight setup whether you are jigging or making quick, extended casts to tuna in a feeding frenzy.

Adjusta-Mag™ Brake

Adjusta-Mag is your fine tuning adjustment for precision control settings. It contains a magnet composed of rare earth metals, which emit a magnetic field. This magnetic field, through a series of complex molecular interactions, alters the rotational speed of any electrically conductive material passing through its field. (Available on 12 & 15 Sizes)

Live Spindle Design

The revolutionary Live Spindle™ design ensures exceptional casting performance. The improved configuration allows the spool to spin independently of the spindle and pinion gear, which significantly reduces friction experienced from the extreme acceleration of the spool when casting. Other reels using a “fixed spindle” design slow the rotation of the spool and reduce casting distance. Additionally the Live Spindle improves the retrieve of the reel because the spindle and pinion do not need to turn relative to each other during heavy loads, unlike a “fixed spindle” reels that result in a difficult retrieve and erratic drag.


By rearranging the sequence of the keyed metal washers and eared HT-100™ washers the reel can be set up for fishing a wide range of drag settings without additional parts.

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.



Lightweight graphite frame

Machined and anodized aluminum spool

Externally adjustable magnetic casting brake on 12 and 15 sizes

High-strength marine grade bronze alloy main gear

Precision-machined stainless steel pinion gear

Live spindle with free floating spool

Shielded stainless steel ball bearings

HT-100™ drag washers provide smooth drag under heavy loads

Stainless steel reel stand

Counter-balanced handle with oversized paddle knob

Line Capacity Rings
Infinite Anti Reverse
Live Spindle
Model Mono Cap. (yds/lb) Braid Cap. (yds/lb) Bearings Max Drag Gear Ratio Line Retrieve Weight
SQL12 270/12 • 230/15 • 160/20 525/15 • 430/20 • 320/30 6+1 15 lbs 6.0:1 28(in) 14.4(oz)
SQL15 280/15 • 240/17 • 190/20 500/20 • 380/30 • 270/50 6+1 15 lbs 6.0:1 28(in) 14.6(oz)
SQL25N 320/20 • 290/25 • 220/30 650/30 • 450/50 • 370/65 6+1 20 lbs 6.0:1 40(in) 18(oz)
SQL30 440/20 • 300/30 • 250/40 625/50 • 500/65 • 440/80 6+1 20 lbs 6.0:1 40(in) 18.5(oz)
SQL40 350/30 • 300/40 • 220/50 725/50 • 600/65 • 525/80 6+1 20 lbs 6.0:1 40(in) 19(oz)
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Squall is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for surf casting ! Excellent for beach fishing! With rods of 3.90 to 4.30 m, big performance !
Date published: 2014-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SMOOTH!!...CASTING/RETRIEVE/DRAG SETTING Purchased the 15 several months ago and since had a variety of species on the hook. Mainly used in Kayak Inshore/Offshore applications. Money well spent. I really like the features so much I sold the baitcaster (Shimano), went with a 12 in its place.
Date published: 2013-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than the 525! I you thought the Penn 525 was it for long distance casting ... try the 515. higher retrieve speed and it just goes and goes in free spool.
Date published: 2014-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great reel Troll for marlin and striper and Is a strong reel!!
Date published: 2013-07-16