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Penn 706Z Z Series Bail-less Spinning Reel

Penn 706Z Z Series Bail-less Spinning Reel

by Penn
Price: $199.95
TD Code
Mono Cap. (yds/lb)Braid Cap. (yds/lb)BearingsMax DragGear RatioLine RetrieveWeightPrice
315 lbs3.8:133 in22.8 oz$199.95 USD
Penn Z Series Spinning Reels are back by popular demand: 704Z and a bail-less 706Z. No updates or changes have been made so that parts will be interchangeable with older models still being fished. Z Series reels are made in the USA at Penn's plant in Philadelphia.

  • 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
  • 1 Shielded stainless steel ball bearing
706Z, Bail-less model
  • 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
  • 3 Shielded stainless steel ball bearings
4.5 Stars based on 9 reviews
By Jason
Centereach, Ny
Time proven
July 8, 2016
And old classic time proven reel returns. Why Penn stopped production on these reels is beyond me.
ProsDurable and easy to maintain.
ConsNot sealed in any way.
By Viktor Jankowski
Howell MI.
Welcome Back!
July 1, 2016
Well! Well! Look who the cat dragged in! A blast from the past has returned (by popular demand) to the surf fishing scene. Penn recently has re-introduced the 704Z AND 706Z. And I for one. just had to have it in my most modest collection. Upon arrival, took it out for some light bass fishing and had some minor success. The Penn functioned perfectly and completed the job it was designed for. This test was only an introduction to the reel and not a torture test. Only time (and use) will prove the longevity of the 706Z. As for now...All I can say is...I really like it!
Pros(1) Reasonable price. (2) Brass and stainless steel worm gear drive. (3) Modern metallurgy, mostly metal construction. (4) Simple repair and maintenance. Great Penn Service. Please Note: I am just a simple fisherman, that no one ever heard of. No gain for me in anyway for statements made.
Cons(1) This following is not really a Con...Use this reel for what it was made for. Forget 600 pound Groupers. Like Dirty Harry once said. "Every man must know his limitations..." And every reel has it's limitations. This is one of those reels. Enjoy and use it for what it was made for. (2) The finish on the reel could stand some improvement. At least mine could...
By Mike
Long Beach, NY
Excellent surf reel
March 21, 2016
The 706 is a tried and true spinning reel. Maintenance is as simple as anyone can hope for. I have this spooled with 40# powerpro, on a 10.6 St Croix Legend, and it casts a mile. Priced perfectly and delivered quick.
ProsMaintenance, price point
ConsA little grinding on spool edge when dunked in sandy water
By Ken
Morehead City, NC
Time tested reliability in tough environments
March 21, 2016
Simple no frills durability with a classy Penn look
ProsSimple and heavy weight for beach use
ConsIt is heavy
By william griffenburg
Penn Z series never disappoints
March 20, 2016
same great qualities as the older model. the first bail-less reel purchased, still adjusting.
By Steve Ungaro
Southeast Pennsylvania
Solid "old school" Penn craftmanship
March 20, 2016
Great action with big fish
ProsSmooth bearing action Solid all metal construction
By Db
new york, NY
classic surf reel
March 17, 2015
Z series I owned is sbiut 30-40 years old. This one came out I loved to buy the new one again. it looks exactly same but feels mire smooth. surf king's return..
By David
Palm beach florida
Penn z
June 16, 2014
Very nice spinner reel
ProsSmooth action
ConsNot the best for drift boat fishing in the case when a fish gets hooked on the way to the bottom.
By Bruce Ross
Still a "classic!"
November 16, 2013
I gave the reel a "test run" the other night in the Florida keyes Caught a large Mangrove snapper,good sized margate,7yellowtails(several "flags"), and the biggest ladyfish I have ever seen Weighed in at 51/2 pounds The reel feels slightly smoother than my old 706Z New reel has an added ball-bearing on drive gear Kudos for the folks at Penn to bring back this classic,loved reel
ProsSimple design with high quality parts Strong alloy frame and spool drag is excellent:smooth and consistent Ht-100 washer have good stopping power
ConsCan,t think of any Oh,it needs at least 10ball-bearings!!( Intended as humor!!)
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