Penn Special Senator H2 Reels

Penn Special Senator H2 Reels

by Penn

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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TD Code
Mono Capacity
Braid Capacity
BearingsMax Drag
@ Strike
Gear RatioLine Retrieve
2BB114.0:12922$114.95 USD
2BB203.3:12630$129.95 USD
2BB203.3:12630$109.95 USD
2BB203.3:12635$169.95 USD
-2BB203.3:12631$199.95 USD
2BB222.9:12845$149.95 USD
2BB222.9:12848$209.95 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 31 reviews
By Lonnie
Love Penn
April 18, 2022
So far like all my other Penn reels this reel has lived up to my expectations.
By Will
Creekside California
Good trolling reels
March 31, 2022
Got these for trolling for fish. Work good. Caught a Tuna on it with ease. Good quality product
By Mike
Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Solid reel
November 19, 2021
Picked up a few this past offseason and they’re perfect for trolling Striper
By Rasheed
Charlotte, NC
October 14, 2021
It is exactly as discribed.
By Nathan
December 14, 2020
You could throw this thing of a skyscraper and it wouldn't break.
By Anonymous
Wilmington De
Penn 113 h2 sp
October 10, 2020
As always penn rock solid
  • Price and durable
By Amanda
Dallas, TX
long lasting great reel
September 17, 2020
We own a charter company and these reels are our go to for a lighter tackle, great quality !
By Tom C.
Great reel
August 18, 2020
Can’t beat this reel for the money.
By Van
Great old school (style) reels!
July 23, 2019
I have hundreds of hours on my Senators and they have never given me any problems. I have a bunch that are at least 20 to 30 years old as well that are still in my rotation. Great reels.
By Alarider
Mobile, AL
Penn Senators are the best value money can buy!
July 20, 2019
I, like many others, have been using Penn Senator reels for over 30 years. They last longer than any others and are simply the best value in fishing reels you will ever find! Get some.
  • Durability
  • Your children will want it!
By william
New Jersey
Always had senators and these and they are great!
August 21, 2018
had one for over 20 years and it is still going as good as the first day.
By Jessie
, NJ
Time tested and truly legendary reel.
June 15, 2018
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.
  • Cant beat this thing. You abuse it and it laughs at it.
  • wish they made it in different colors, but I get it's the iconic Penn maroon
By Kevin
Central Point, OR
Dependable reel.
March 3, 2018
Lots of big fish caught, regular maintenance, never a problem on the water.
  • Last you'll have to buy. Parts are easy to get.
By Beau
Dickinson, TX
Great Shark reels for the Gulf
October 4, 2016
I use these for land based shark fishing and do very well on bull sharks and Blacktips
  • Good Line Capacity
  • Solid reel
By steve
great reel for the money
August 10, 2016
have two f these reels on senator rods used for wire line jigging great set up for the money
15 Questions & 15 Answers
from Longport asked:
June 9, 2019
Is the 112h2 model equivalent to the old 3/0 senators? Also is it an all metal body as well?
1 Answer
The all metal body and spool is the 113H2SP, more specifically made for wire trolling. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on June 10, 2019

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

from 19075 asked:
April 18, 2021
Are these made in China , or USA? Thanks
1 Answer
Penn Senators are made in the US.
Submitted by: Cory - TackleDirect Customer Service on April 19, 2021

michael s
from jupiter fl asked:
November 16, 2020
what is the max drag on the 113h2
1 Answer
Hello, the max drag on the Penn 113H2 4/0 Special Senator Reel is 20 lb.
Submitted by: Bass O on November 16, 2020

thomas colonair
from Massachusetts asked:
November 15, 2020
how many yards of wire line can i put on a113h2

1 Answer
Hello, the manufacturer does not have a wire line rating for this reel. The mono is 30/440 and the braid is 50/925.

Submitted by: Bass O on November 16, 2020

michael s
from jupiter fl asked:
November 12, 2020
how would this reel hold up on big sharks, and also would it work on a ugly stik bigwater 7ft casting reel? Thanks 
1 Answer
Well this reel certainly has the braid capacity to deal with the relentless long runs. But it would make for a slow fight. the reel would pair and balance well with your uglystik as well
Submitted by: Alex T on November 12, 2020

from Miami asked:
February 3, 2020
Is the handle position of 113h2 right or left?
1 Answer
The 113H2 handle is going to be on the right handed side but they do come in left handed as well 
Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on February 5, 2020

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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