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Penn Reel 117L

Penn Reel 117L

by Penn
Price: $499.95

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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 7 reviews
By victor jankowski
Howell Michigan
February 24, 2018
Fantasy Trip!
Ok it's been a very long winter, and I have not had the opportunity to actually confront the "Great White" that haunts our 26 acre pond here in Howell Michigan. Fantasy set aside...At first impression it appears to be made very well and extremely competent to handle anything that roams the Seven Seas, This coming summer (God Willing) I hopefully will be able to put it to a mighty test in the absolutely wonderful beaches of Panama City.
ProsFormidable and apparently powerful for the beast that dwells silently in the abyss, Or something like that...And a great talking piece when the fishing crews arrive to break bread and tell mighty tales of wooden ships and men made of iron...Or something like that...
ConsDon't know yet!
Wentzville MO
July 11, 2016
13ft 2inch Hammerhead Shark
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
April 28, 2016
Trusty Workhorse
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
March 31, 2016
Great for Shark Fishing
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
September 28, 2014
Great Big Gamefihing Reel
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 Kyle
Big Pine Key, Florida
January 8, 2014
great reel
I love this reel. Smooth drag and lots of line capacity. I put it to the test against a big tiger shark and it held up great. I recommend ALL Penn Senator reels.
ProsSmooth drag and lots of line capacity.
ConsIt's a heavy reel which can make fighting a large fish from a standing position hard.
By Jason
South Pacific
March 21, 2013
Awesome Reel Penn Senator 117L
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.
10 Questions & 11 Answers
from Alabama asked:
February 26, 2018
I know this has already been asked but it has been a while since the previous question was asked. Is this still being made in the US, including the parts to make it?
1 Answers
Not sure about the parts but the reel itself is assembled here in the U.S.
on March 2, 2018

from Shalimar asked:
June 4, 2017
How much 80# line does it hold?
1 Answers
7000/80 5200/100 4000/130
on June 7, 2017

from barbados asked:
January 17, 2013
is this model a 12/0 size
1 Answers
The 117L is a 14/0 size.
Customer Service
on January 18, 2013

Shane Cox
from Millbrook, AL asked:
May 17, 2018
What are some good rod recommendations for this reel for surf fishing for big shark? Trying to stay under $300.
1 Answers
I would recommend something along the lines of Penn ALLBW3080C60BB Ally Boat Rod - Conventional.
on June 6, 2018

Silas kelly
from Clermont Australia asked:
November 28, 2016
Will you post to Australia?
1 Answers
The Penn 117L will post to Australia.
on November 28, 2016

Humaid Mubarak Eid
from United Arab Emirates Dubai asked:
November 25, 2016
Made in USA or China. ....Please. ...Thanks
1 Answers
The Penn 117L is made in the USA.
on November 26, 2016

from NJ asked:
July 28, 2012
Were is this reel made?
1 Answers
The new Penn 117L is 100% manufactured in the USA.
Customer Service
on July 30, 2012

joe neumann
from Marco Island Florida asked:
July 27, 2012
1 Answers
This new 117L is being 100% manufactured in the USA.
Customer Service
on July 30, 2012

from Florida asked:
July 16, 2012
Does this reel come with 2 complete turnbuckle rod braces?
2 Answers
Yes this reel does come with the rod brace.
Customer Service
on July 17, 2012
"The rod brace" ??? Does it come with two braces, one for the top of the reel and one for the bottom? I'm asking about the complete rod brace assemblies which connect to the eyelets via turnbuckles. I believe they're Penn part # 56C-117.
on July 17, 2012
from Florida

from Texas asked:
June 21, 2012
is this a new 117L from Penn because I thought Penn stopped production of this model.
1 Answers
It is a new 117L from Penn that is MADE IN THE USA! They just brought this reel back after being discontinued for the past 4-5 years. They will be out and shipping July 2012.
Customer Service
on June 25, 2012


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