- Machined and anodized alumium body and sideplates
- Stainless steel main and pinion gears
- Quick-Shift II 2-speed system on two speed models
- Sealed Dura-Drag system
- Versa-Strike Adjustable Strike stop
- Double-dog ratchet anti-reverse
- Line Capacity Rings
- Availability Date TBD
Penn redefines the big game lever drag market with their all new Penn International VI Series. This next (6th) generation in big game tackle from Penn Fishing Reels is built on the same tried and true legacy that the fishing world has loved and depended on for many years. The Penn International Series is now better than ever!
The Penn International VI Series Fishing Reels have a solid list of quality new features...
The reels are built as tough as Rocky! - Made in the USA to be the toughest with stainless steel gear train machined in Penn's Original Philadelphia Manufacturing Facility. The gearing offers the perfect combination of strength, durability, power (gear ratio - speed/torque) and weight (drilled out to cut weight). Penn's focused on precise machining for the ultimate in smooth no play/slop operation. Pick up the reel and you'll feel its super solid build.
The all new design is lighter and stronger. Here's some figures so you get an idea of facts. The Penn 30VSW 58oz, the Penn 30VISW 56oz. The Penn 50VSW 75oz, the Penn 50VISW 67oz.
The Penn VI's new ultra durable sealed Dura-Drag drag system provides increased drag pressure, smoother use and ensures dependable long lasting service. With regards to the drag operation, a great stand out feature is Penn's exclusive Versa-Strike. It's an all new adjustable strike stop. This awesome industry first feature allows customizing of the reel's strike position to match angling preferences. This is changing the game!
Another major improvement is the new handle arm and grip which were resigned. The new handle now has a great ergonomic knob for comfotable fish fighting grip. The handle's two speed shift (on 2-Speed Models) was also improved making shifting gears easy and quick.
Other stand out features found on the new Penn VI Series Reels... Machined and anodized aluminum body and sideplates, Ultra Strong Stainless steel main and pinion gears, Innovative Versa-Strike Adjustable Strike Stop, Ultra Dependable and Secure Double-Dog Ratchet Anti-reverse, Helpful Line Capacity Rings, Functional Line Shedding Harness Lug Design, Improved Clicker.
We talked to Captain Deane on the Canyon Runner who has put serious fish in the boat with these new reels. Dean loves the new design and all of its features. "We've fished these new reels hard for about two plus years now, no issues. The 50's pulled on some serious fish! Also we hammered the big eyes chunking with the new 20 size. That size reel is great. It's awesome Penn has re-introduced the size. It was missing in the line up for too many years. With the popularity of braid it is a great size for tuna and shark fishing. The CR Crew really likes the new Penn International VI Series. It feels much smoother and solid than any other fishing reel. These reels are awesome work horses!"
Made in the USA of domestic and imported compenents.
The Penn International VI family is priced from $499.95 to 1299 MSRP. The VI Reels are expected to be available later this summer in both Silver and Gold.