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Penn Reel 117L

Penn Reel 117L

by Penn
Price: $499.95
Model
TD Code
Mono Capacity
(yds/lb)
Braid Capacity
(yds/lbs)
BearingsMax DragGear RatioLine Retrieve
(inches)
Weight
(oz)
Price
117L
PEN-0025
1600/90
1300/100
1025/130
7000/80
5200/100
4000/130
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
By SCOTT BROWN
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
Eastport,Maine
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 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.
8 Questions & 9 Answers
Al
from Shalimar asked:
June 4, 2017
How much 80# line does it hold?
7000/80 5200/100 4000/130
Bernie
on June 7, 2017

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

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

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

Gary
from NJ asked:
July 28, 2012
Were is this reel made?
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
WHAT COUNTRY IS IT MADE IN ( U.S.A ) ARE (CHINA ) IF MADE IN CHINA YOU SHOULD BE ASHAME SELLING THIS ITEM , PENN WAS MADE HERE A LONG TIME .
This new 117L is being 100% manufactured in the USA.
Customer Service
on July 30, 2012

Megalops
from Florida asked:
July 16, 2012
Does this reel come with 2 complete turnbuckle rod braces?
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.
Megalops
on July 17, 2012
from Florida

Rod
from Texas asked:
June 21, 2012
is this a new 117L from Penn because I thought Penn stopped production of this model.
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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