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
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
|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|
The greatest surf reel ever made!! great job by penn can handle the fish of your dreams
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
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.
I haven't purchased the new 706Z(don't think they're available yet), but as soon as I can get my hands on them I'll be buying some. I don't see the big deal about only 15# drag. I'm 47 now, bought my first 706 when I was 13, and I've been catching Stripers off of the beaches and jettys in NJ most of my life. Used the Penn 706 "Greenies" at first, and then the Z's later, and I've never had a problem landing Striped Bass up to 48 pounds(my biggest off of a jetty) with the stock drag in these reels. I like playing the fish anyway. I don't get how guys enjoy dragging their fish across the top of the water with 40# of drag. 70% of the fun is hanging on while the bigger bass peel line off. With the large line capacity of the 706's, there's no need to winch the fish in quickly anyway. After two or three good runs, a large Striper is pretty much spent and ready to come in. Don't get me wrong, I own Shimano Stella's too, but the simplicity and ease of cleaning(and repair on the RARE occasion when repairs are needed) are what makes these reels the best!! I am honestly still using the first 706Z I ever bought on my plugging stick now. Thing has to be over 30 years old and there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with it. The 706 reels are my dear and trusted companions and will always hold a special place in my heart!