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Penn 12VSX International VSX Two Speed Reel

Penn 12VSX International VSX Two Speed Reel

by Penn
Price: $529.95

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Mono Capacity
Braid Capacity
Max Drag
Line Retrieve
Per Crank
24 lbs/36 lbsHigh: 5.0:1
Low: 2.5:1
High: 38 in
Low: 19 in
33 oz$529.95 USD
Penn International VSX models are constructed to achieve the extreme drag ranges expected by anglers fishing with super-braids. Unlike other products that advertise their high-potential drag settings but fail to inform you that these drag settings result in drag curves that are anything but angler friendly, and have a high potential to pop lines, pull hooks, and result in lost fish, Penn VSX models have been engineered to achieve these extreme drag settings while maintaining an appropriate and smooth drag curve throughout the entire range of the drag-lever. Simply put, Penn Engineering at its finest.
Penn International VSX Two Speed Reels
  • Full metal body and sideplates keep precise gear alignment under heavy loads
  • Quick-Shift 2-speed system easily shifts into high or low gear
  • Push-To-Turn preset knob eliminates accidental changes to the drag
  • Dura-Drag washers virtually eliminate hesitation, even under extreme drag settings
  • Ratcheted drag lever prevents ''drag creep'' caused by hours of trolling and vibrations
  • Shielded stainless steel ball bearings
  • Stainless steel reel stand
  • Braid Ready to handle the strain that braided lines put on a reel
5 Stars based on 2 reviews
By Eric Dula
Boca Raton, FL
March 3, 2017
Penn International VSX12
One if the best reels I have used. I have it in a Crowder ESU7030 20-50lb ppole with Power Pro 8 slick 80lb blue braid. Great for deep drop on the reef or light trolling for Mahi, tuna or kingfish. Penn is the only way to go!
ProsSmooth, heavy drag when you need it. Light weight reel for the long fights. Not as wide as other international like my sw50 so it's easier to guide the line back on.
ConsPrice is a little high, but we'll worth it. Take care of a Penn and you will pass it on to your kids!
By Cecil
Fort myers florida
April 8, 2015
Built like a battle ship. Made for a lifetime. Aircraft aluminium body, forged spool. A joy to fish with
I fish for big grouper, Kings, Amberjack and sharks 70 times or more a year. Shift to low gear and enjoy the fight. Bought a two speed torque for my wife because of the lighter weight. Need to choose a rod with the reel on it to get the balance you like. Once I switched to two speed reel it is hard to fish with a one speed on the bigger fish.
ProsRugged, built for a lifetime, quality, American made, smooth drag, high drag ratings, can choose VSX or VS if you have a preference for braid or mono. Very smooth reel body for those who like to palm the reel in the left hand while fishing. Easy to keep baits on in strike zone in a verity of fishing situations.
ConsWeighs more than torque two speed, more expensive than granite models.
1 Question & 1 Answer
from Mayslanding, N.J. asked:
October 2, 2014
Does the 12 come with top lugs?
1 Answers
Lugs are included in the box along with wrench to insert them. Look at the top of the real and you can see the SS inserts.
on April 8, 2015
from Fort myers , florida


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