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Penn International 30VSX Reel

Penn International 30VSX Reel

by Penn
Price: $599.95

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Mono Capacity
Braid Capacity
Max Drag
Line Retrieve
Per Crank
38 lbs/50 lbsHigh: 3.8:1
Low: 1.6:1
High: 37 in
Low: 15 in
60 oz$599.95 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 Series Reels feature:
  • Machine-Cut, Heat-Treated Stainless Steel Main and Pinion Gears, and Drag Cam
  • Powerful Double-Disc Drag with 150-Degree Drag Quadrant
  • Graduated Push-to-Turn Preset
  • One-Touch Shifting
  • Four Aircraft-Grade, Sealed, Stainless Steel Ball Bearings
  • Machined, Gold Anodized One-Piece Frame
  • Forged & Machined Spool and Side Plates
  • Stainless Steel Reel Stand

International® 16VSX
Designed for the extreme angler, the 16VSX is intended for Big-Game Anglers fishing super-braid lines with heavier drag settings.
   • Penn Extreme Drag Cam (28-lb@Strike Max)
   • Metal Rod Clamp
   • Harness Lugs
   • Application-Specific Designed Gearing
International® 30VSX
Designed for the extreme angler, the 30VSX is intended for Big-Game Anglers fishing super-braid lines with heavier drag settings.
   • Penn Extreme Drag Cam (35-lb@Strike Max)
   • Metal Rod Clamp
   • Harness Lugs
   • Application-Specific Designed Gearing
International® 50VSX
Designed for the extreme angler, the 50VSX is intended for Big-Game Anglers fishing super-braid lines with heavier drag settings.
   • Penn Extreme Drag Cam (45-lb@Strike Max)
   • Metal Rod Clamp
   • Harness Lugs
   • Application-Specific Designed Gearing
5 Stars based on 1 reviews
By Randall Hayes
La Porte Texas
April 7, 2016
Awesome Reel
I first used these reels in Cabo , after fishing off different boat and using different tackle , I really liked these the best . With Breaded lines there is not need for double wide reels and it is easier to guide the line when fighting a really big fish ! With a large live bait they deck hands could cast out to the Marlin coming into the spread . Which were reeled to the boat , Have a nine foot striped blue marlin full body mount hanging from my ceiling to as proof there reels can whip the beast of the sea to the boat ! I had shopped around and the price at Tackle Direct is off the hook , Great service, fast shipping , friendly people to talk to on the phone and they even filled the reels with line for free with the promotion code !
ProsThese reels are built like a tank and loaded with features , awesome reels
ConsI just got two and your trying to decide ! Break open the wallet and make the purchase !
2 Questions & 2 Answers
Dimitris Kourkoulos
from zurich switzerland asked:
October 19, 2016
hi ,,,is that usa made,,,,thank you
1 Answers
The Penn International 30VSX Reel is made in the USA.
on October 19, 2016

Jim Moore
from San Antonio, Texas asked:
December 20, 2014
How does the 30VSX differ from the 30SW from the early 1990s? Thanks.
1 Answers
Penn International 30VSX Gear Ratio: Line: Capacity: Weight: HI:3.8-1 LOW:1.6-1 100 lb. 450/100 Spectra 60 oz Penn International 30SW Gear Ratio: Line: Capacity: Weight: 3.8:1 30 lb. 900 yds. 63 oz The differences as you can see are in the line capacity and the fact that the SW is a single speed and the VSX is a 2 speed. The SW can handle fish to about 100#. The VSX will handle fish larger than 100#.
Customer Service
on December 23, 2014


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