Z Series

The Z Series reels are back. Simplicity...that's how it was designed 50 years ago and that's how it's proudly made today in our Philadelphia manufacturing center.

The Z Series Spinning reel 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.

HT-100™ Drag Washers

HT-100 drag washers provide smooth drag under heavy loads

Z Series
Z Series


Full Metal Body with graphite sideplate

HT-100™ carbon fiber drag washers

Machine cut brass main gear with stainless steel pinion gear

Machined and anodized aluminum spool

Made In The USA
Model Mono Cap. (yds/lb) Braid Cap. (yds/lb) Bearings Max Drag Gear Ratio Line Retrieve Weight
704Z 405/12 • 345/15 • 235/20 600/20 • 465/30 • 335/50 1 15 lbs 3.8:1 30(in) 23.5(oz)
706Z * 435/15 • 295/20 • 270/25 590/30 • 400/50 • 355/65 3 15 lbs 3.8:1 33(in) 22.8(oz)
* BLS - Bail-less model
Z Series is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome reel I can only say one thing about this reel.       OUTSTANDING!!!!!! First time I fished with this reel I whooped a red on it. Second time I fished with it I made a 20 pound king mackerel look like .005 pound guppie it is just awesome now i see why everyone wanted to bring it back. Awsome job penn A++++++ in my book
Date published: 2014-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The greatest surf reel ever made!! great job by penn can handle the fish of your dreams
Date published: 2014-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 706Z The Penn 706Z I have is over 10 years old.  It is among my favorite heavy duty reels. Black drum, amberjack, catfish, bull redfish, and more have succumbed to the power of this durable reel. The design simplicity and strength are the heart of of this beauty.  
Date published: 2014-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from old school design haven't fished it yet but the feel is just so right. can't wait just to throw some weights for practice...that loud dog is music to my ears....btw i have the 706Z
Date published: 2014-03-06