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Penn Senator Trolling  Reels

Penn Senator Standard Trolling Reels

by Penn

Standard Trolling Series - Penn Senator Reels are the world's most powerful star drag reels -- rugged offshore workhorses that have amassed more IGFA big game world records than all other makes combined.

$399.95 - $499.95
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TD Code
Mono Capacity
Braid Capacity
BearingsMax DragGear RatioLine Retrieve
2302.0:12989$399.95 USD
2351.6:129136$499.95 USD
Standard Trolling Series - Penn Senator Reels are the world's most powerful star drag reels -- rugged offshore workhorses that have amassed more IGFA big game world records than all other makes combined.
5 Stars based on 5 reviews
Wentzville MO
13ft 2inch Hammerhead Shark
July 11, 2016
1st time out caught a 13ft2inch Hammerhead shark from the beach on vacation.I took baits out by kayak about 450 yards, shark took another 400 yards on its 1st run.I had the star drag on full during that run.The reel heated up so hot that I had to dump water on reel and line...and it just sizzeled like bacon it really was unbelievable.I'm gonna buy another soon.I can't say enough great things about this reel.For land based shark fishing it's my 1st choice.Shark was tagged and released.
ProsLine capacity, reliability, big gearing, heavy duty construction and it's the reel from JAWS!!
By Nicholas
naples, FL
Trusty Workhorse
April 28, 2016
The 12/0 is beefy but manageable. I think the majority will be able to fish with this without having to be strapped in (depending on the rod you couple this with of course). Therefore making it perfect for grouper and/or shark fishing off a boat. It has enough drag to stop most 300-400 pound groupers from diving into the wrecks, but also holds enough line to accommodate the long runs taken by 10 foot + sharks (you won't have to anchor up to chase them down as often). The reel has few moving parts hence few points of failure. Basic maintenance will likely keep this reel catching fish for decades. 12/0's are what I usually fish with while on a boat and have had great success with them (largest grouper - give of take 500lbs / largest shark - 13ft). I like them so much I just bought another one.
By Jake
Great for Shark Fishing
March 31, 2016
This is my go to reel for land based shark fishing. This reel has served me well for many years, and I expect it to serve me well for many more to come.
ProsReliable Large line capacity
By Skip Harris
Great Big Gamefihing Reel
September 28, 2014
I own several of these reels in both this 14/0 and 18/0 for my Charter Boat Business and we use them pretty hard for cranking in big fish. They are very reliable, but if one does have a problem shipping it back to the Penn Factory for a rebuild has a very quick turn around time.
By Jason
South Pacific
Awesome Reel Penn Senator 117L
March 21, 2013
Awesome reel! Bought this reel to replace a smaller reel that wasn't quite up to speed for the fish in the south Pacific. But the Penn Senator 117 was up to the challenge right out of the box. On March 12, 2013, was the first day I used the reel for trolling and it caught 3 big Mahi Mahi and 3 big Wahoo (Ono) each wieghing between 25 and 40 pounds each. The reel was extremely smooth.
ProsEasy to set Drag Holds a ton of 130lbs Mono Good sturdy handle which makes it easy to reel
ConsThe reel is big and a bit heavy, but that does not detract from the value and experience.
3 Questions & 5 Answers
from Islamorada, Florida asked:
January 13, 2016
what sizes do are these reels? 12/0 14/0?
Yes, they are 12/0 for the 116 and 14/0 for the 117.
on January 14, 2016

Brian McKenna
from Whitman, Massachusetts asked:
August 12, 2012
How do you properly cast these reels? What type of line should be used?
These would not cast well.
Customer Service
on August 13, 2012
I put 1100 yards of 80lb mono on my 116L (12/0).
on August 26, 2014
from Big Pine Key, Florida

Doc Mike
from Boca Grande Fla asked:
April 30, 2012
Is this reel big enough for Goliath Grouper?
The reel has more that enough line capacity and with the low gear ratio will have plenty of pulling power to get them off the bottom.
Customer Service
on May 1, 2012
To answer your question (yes) just make sure you match the reel with a equaly heavy rod. Rod in Texas.
on July 20, 2012
from Texas

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