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Penn Special Senator H2 Reels

Penn Special Senator H2 Reels

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The Penn Special Senator gives serious saltwater anglers the best of both worlds: power and speed. Whether trolling, casting large baits, or bottom fishing, you have plenty of options with these reels, such as trolling wire on the 113H2SP or fishing at the rail of a tuna boat with the wide framed 113H2LW.

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2BB114.0:12922$99.95 USD
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2BB222.9:12848$179.95 USD
Combining the toughness of the legendary Penn Senator reel with higher gear ratios, the Penn Special Senator gives serious saltwater anglers the best of both worlds: power and speed. Penn Special Senators are ready for your next challenge, whether trolling, casting large baits, or bottom fishing. You have plenty of options with these reels, such as trolling wire on the 113H2SP or fishing at the rail of a tuna boat with the wide framed 113H2LW.
  • Precision-machined, stainless steel pinion gear.
  • High-strength, manganese-bronze main gear.
  • Stainless steel reinforced side plates.
  • Multi-disc star drag system for smooth and consistent drag.
  • Anodized aluminum spool.
  • Two shielded, stainless steel ball bearings.
  • Convertible power handle.
  • Heavy-duty clicker.
  • Graphite rod clamp.
Penn Special Senator model number descriptions:
H- High Speed; LH- Left Handed; SP- Bronze Spool for Wire Line; LW- Wide
5 Stars based on 21 reviews
By william
New Jersey
August 21, 2018
Always had senators and these and they are great!
had one for over 20 years and it is still going as good as the first day.
By Jessie
, NJ
June 15, 2018
Time tested and truly legendary reel.
Great reel for catching small tuna and smaller sharks. My father and his father grew up using Penn reels and had a bunch of the Senators. My grandfathers old Penn is still going to this day and the reel is older than me (33), with little to no maintenance other than a little bit of oil here and there and a good freshwater spray down after saltwater use.
ProsCant beat this thing. You abuse it and it laughs at it.
Conswish they made it in different colors, but I get it's the iconic Penn maroon
By Kevin
Central Point, OR
March 3, 2018
Dependable reel.
Lots of big fish caught, regular maintenance, never a problem on the water.
ProsLast you'll have to buy. Parts are easy to get.
By Beau
Dickinson, TX
October 4, 2016
Great Shark reels for the Gulf
I use these for land based shark fishing and do very well on bull sharks and Blacktips
ProsGood Line Capacity Solid reel
By steve
August 10, 2016
great reel for the money
have two f these reels on senator rods used for wire line jigging great set up for the money
By Jason
Centereach, Ny
August 3, 2016
Great reel
I don't boat fish much anymore, but when I do I love using my Penn senator.
By Haythum
June 26, 2016
Still the legendary Senator
Works great. plenty of parts good for the money.
By Wade
Lihue Hawaii
April 28, 2016
Penn 113H2LW
Great reel for the price. Did not get to use it yet but I know that it will do just fine.
ProsCan't beat the price. Bought it on sale
ConsI stripped down reel and it was just caked on with blue grease. I took most of it off and put grease at the important spots. Now reel free spools way better
By joseph
Pavilion, NY
March 10, 2016
Penn #1
bought this for an upcoming offshore trip to the Gulf of Mexico. no doubt it will work great. I have 12 other Penn reels,several over 40 years old,and they are still working like new.
Prosprice,line capacity,built solid
By Tony
Pasadena, MD
December 1, 2015
Nice Conventional reel
Great reel for the price. The reel is strong and durable to withstand inshore and light offshore conditions for bottom fishing. This was my first conventional reel without a level wind. Had no issues so far.
By Jared
Raynham, MA
April 24, 2015
Classic wire line jigging reel
This has proven to be a great reel over the years. Perhaps I am biased since I grew up wire-line jigging off Sow and Pigs/rest of the Elizabethan Islands but I love this reel. If you are looking to troll monel/stainless/lead core then this is a true workhorse of a reel that will last you years. If you are lucky enough to find an old stainless spool grab and replace 8O)
ProsRuggedness, longevity
ConsThey no longer come with a stainless spool (hard to find now).
By Ethan
April 20, 2015
Awesome Real. Owned many of these. Last forever it seems. Great product
Buy It
ConsNothing really
By Philip
Swampscott, MA
February 16, 2015
Old Reliable
My father grew up using penn senators and he taught me to always use them. They are strong, reliable, and meant to take a beating. At this point I've accumulated so many that if something breaks I have parts for it and they are simple reels to care for. On my boat all you will see on my conventional rods is senators for the most part in various sizes for different purposes.
Prosstrong, durable, reliable, simple
Consno infinite anti-reverse
By JukeJoint
Raleigh, NC
December 22, 2014
Classic Wench
What a nice reel, great drag, built like a tank, easy to repair....fantastic. Great for big trolling spreads and heavy weight. I'm gonna try shark fishing off the beach with this one next...should be fun. I have no worries it can handle it, just if I can.
ProsSuper tough
By John
Tampa, Fl.
November 22, 2014
Penn reliability
Been using senators since the early 70's as a boy. Was a great dependable reel then and still is today. Impossible to beat the bang for your buck you get with these special senator reels.
ProsGreat drag, line capacity and low cost
9 Questions & 9 Answers
from arvada co asked:
April 7, 2019

can you cast a Penn 114H2 Special Senator Reel, and how far with a 12' rod 80lb braid? im going to aruba in a few weeks.

1 Answer
pretty far if the rod is loaded properly with the correct lure weight. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on April 8, 2019

Sheldon etie
from La Marque, tx. asked:
March 18, 2019
Do you have any senator 115HLW
1 Answer
We don't have the senator 115HLW
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on March 20, 2019

Zachary camacho
from Port isabel, texas asked:
May 20, 2017
Will this reek do good for giant sharks
1 Answer
Yes, larger sized Senators are a very popular choice for shark fishing.
Submitted by: Devon on May 26, 2017

Jerry Zdziebkowski
from NJ asked:
April 20, 2017
hi when replacing drag washers non metallic ones do you grease them
1 Answer
Certain non-metallic washers contain a solid lubricant, making them ideal in installations where external lubrication is difficult or undesirable. I would still recommend using a lubricant when installing non metallic washers.
Submitted by: Donald on April 25, 2017

from Myrtle beach South Carolina asked:
March 12, 2017
Are these good reels for land base shark fishing blacktips ????
1 Answer
The Senators are a very popular option for land based shark fishing. So long as you choose a larger model with sufficient line capacity for you application this reel will preform well for you.
Submitted by: Devon on March 14, 2017

from singapore asked:
October 30, 2014
hi, Is this reel HT-100? and doing bottom fishing with 4/0 size isit the right choice with that gear ratio? thanks,
1 Answer
The Senator H2 does not use the HT-100 drag washers. It can be used for bottom fishing but, depending on the depth, you may want a slightly faster reel.
Submitted by: Customer Service on October 30, 2014

from TRINIDAD & tobago asked:
July 14, 2012
Can I use nylon on the bottom and wire on the top with the 114H2 6/0 reel?
1 Answer
You could use this for wire but Penn makes a reel with a spool that is designed for wire. The 113H2SP
Submitted by: Customer Service on July 17, 2012

from Red Rock Pa asked:
May 13, 2012
Are all Penn Senator reels made in China now,or are there any USA made
1 Answer
All Penn Senators are now made in China.
Submitted by: Customer Service on May 15, 2012

from australia asked:
May 12, 2012
I was looking at the penn reels and just wondering if any of the senators or special senators are still made I'm the united states Thanks
1 Answer
All of the Senator L2 and Senator H2 reels are made in CHINA.
Submitted by: Customer Service on May 15, 2012


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