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Penn Squall Level Wind Reels

Penn Squall Level Wind Reels

by Penn

Penn Squall Level Wind Reels are intended to be successors to the proven GT reels, but with a few upgrades of course.

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Model
TD Code
Mono Cap. (yds/lb)Braid Cap. (yds/lb)BearingsMax DragGear RatioLine RetrieveWeightPrice
SQL15LW
PEN-1196
320/15
280/17
215/20
580/20
435/30
305/50
2+115 lbs4.9:128 in16.2 oz$119.95 USD
SQL20LW
PEN-1197
415/17
315/20
290/25
865/20
650/30
455/50
2+115 lbs4.9:128 in16.9 oz$119.95 USD
SQL20LWLH
PEN-1198
415/17
315/20
290/25
865/20
650/30
455/50
2+115 lbs4.9:128 in16.9 oz$119.95 USD
SQL20LWLC
PEN-1199
415/17
315/20
290/25
865/20
650/30
455/50
2+115 lbs4.9:128 in17.8 oz$129.95 USD
SQL30LW
PEN-1200
455/25
370/30
285/40
1020/30
710/50
590/65
2+120 lbs4.9:135 in20.9 oz$139.95 USD
SQL30LWLH
PEN-1201
455/25
370/30
285/40
1020/30
710/50
590/65
2+120 lbs4.9:135 in20.9 oz$139.95 USD
SQL50LW
PEN-1202
435/40
320/50
285/60
900/65
775/80
665/100
2+120 lbs4.0:132 in24.6 oz$149.95 USD
Penn Squall Level Wind Reels are intended to be successors to the proven GT reels, but with a few upgrades. Penn has added an Infinite Anti Reverse bearing, Line Capacity Rings, and their Versa-Handle. And a machined brass main gear mates to a high strength stainless steel pinion gear, giving the reel a perfect combination of strength and smoothness.
  • Lightweight graphite frame and sideplates
  • Forged and machined aluminum spool
  • High-strength marine grade bronze alloy main gear
  • Stainless steel pinion gear
  • HT-100 carbon fiber drag washers
  • 2+1 Shielded stainless steel bearing system
  • Instant Anti-Reverse bearing with silent back up ratchet
  • Line Capacity Rings
  • Left-hand models: SQL20LWLH & SQL30LWLH
  • Line Counter model: SQL20LWLC
4.5 Stars based on 13 reviews
By Ari
Los Angeles, CA
July 13, 2016
Great lightweight reel.
Bought this for my 5yr old to take fishing on the ocean in So California with me. It's lightweight and easy to use for him, I enjoy using it myself too. We have it loaded to the top with 300yds of 50# spectra.
ProsSize and weight
By Robert
Md
June 9, 2016
Penn squall level wind 15
Just brought one of these reels put 300 yards of 40lb power pro and took it rock fishing .caught about 15 fish with it. One was35" and well over 20 lbs. paired it with a 6'6" tiger light med heavy casting rod. Rod and reel performed great
By Jonas
Santa Cruz, California
April 28, 2016
Worth the Money!
This reel is used by fishermen from all backgrounds. A very reliable reel! Follow me on Instagram @oneguapo
By fishinfrank
Cape Cod, MA
November 20, 2015
Corroded spools after one season
I purchased two Penn squalls this season (SQL50LW and SQL60LD) to replace my older Penn GTI reels used mainly for striped bass fishing. I have been very impressed with the reel performance but extremely disappointed with how both spools have held up after only one season. The spools quickly became corroded even with vigorously washing the reels after each saltwater use. My GTI setups remained corrosion free after 8+ years of similar fishing and washing patterns. I have always fished Penn reels exclusively because I know the reel will function properly and land fish for many years to come. Unfortunately, the materials used in the new Penn Squall reels just do not seem to be the same quality of older Penn models. This review has been posted on the Penn website, however, Penn seems to remove negative reviews of their products.
By William
Stony Brook, NY
August 4, 2015
Perfect reel for fluke fishing
Perfect replacement for my 310 gti. Already caught the largest fluke on a party boat and won the pool. Can't wait to use on my trip to Montauk.
ProsLightweight and affordable.
By Ken
Millburn, NJ
May 30, 2015
Great bass reel
good price, nice reel.
By Michael
Boynton Beach, FL
April 28, 2015
great for casting lures and live bait
Really good drag overall solid reel
By Mark
Maryland
January 13, 2015
Can't wait till spring
I bought myself a Christmas gift and can't wait to try it out on spring striper season. I got two Penn SQL50LW reels they look really great but haven't got them on the water yet. Thanks Tackle Direct for the great price and free shipping.
Prosbuilt to hold up to salt water
By Tony
Pasadena, MD
October 17, 2014
Great Reel
This is a great reel from penn. I have many different penn reels that I use for trolling and this is my favorite by far. Looking to get a few more of these.
ProsNice strong drag system and loud clicker.
ConsThe price.
By Mike
Singapore, Singapore
June 25, 2014
Value for Money Reel
Weekend finally came where I had the chance to use this reel. It was shipped by TD on urgent basis to enable me to use it for the weekend. Thanks TD for the excellent service. Back to the reel, it feels big but when matched to a Heavy Jig rod, it was just the right size. Spooled Sufix 832 65 lbs and it was good to go. Used it in waters 100-150 yards deep. Retrieve was smooth despite it having 2 bearings and not too tiring due to its 35 inch retrieve per turn. Landing a fighter fish of 10 lb was easy with its 20 lb drag. This is my first Penn. After this experience, I am going to get more of Penn reels. Solid build and manageable weight. Excellent value for money!
ProsLarge spool capacity. Much cheaper than other reels of similar specs and size. Good retrieve length of 35 inch per turn. Good drag of 20 lb.
ConsCan't think of any for something at this price point !
By Jerry
Salemburg, NC
March 30, 2014
They are best reel on market
I have the 50lw it was easy for wife yo use and great reel for money
By Cliff
New Jersey
January 6, 2014
Great Reel For The Price
The reel is a great value for the money. Well built and should hold up to years of use. Perfect size for fluking and striped bass fishing we do in New Jersey.
By amor
bakersfield, ca
November 21, 2013
great little reel
paired this with an ugly stik tiger lyte. powerful enough for bottom fishing down to about 150 ft. it only has a retrieve rate of about 28 in. very pleasant to use, instant anti-reverse and I love that color being matched perfectly with the rod. my son loved using it reeling in huge red rockfish and Bolinas. no regrets here.
9 Questions & 9 Answers
Nathaniel
from Chicago,Il asked:
March 27, 2017
Would this be a good reel for surf shark fishing?
1 Answers
We would recommend the Squall VSW series for shark fishing. At the very least the squall lever drag series without the level wind.
Devon
on March 28, 2017

Travis
from Gulf shores asked:
March 8, 2017
Is the 50 enough to handle sharks 4-7' from the surf? I will be kayaking baits out so not worried about casting. Putting on a 6'6 heavy rod
1 Answers
the Penn Squall 50 would be large enough to handle sharks in the 4-7 ft range. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
Donald
on March 9, 2017

Evan
from NC asked:
January 23, 2017
Would the 20W be a good option for trolling for Spanish Mackerel using #0 or #1 planers?
1 Answers
The Penn Squall 20w would be a good reel for the type of fishing you will be doing.
Donald
on January 25, 2017

claude
from quebec canada asked:
August 4, 2015
is it good enough for tuna and mahi mahi in the pacific?
1 Answers
For small tuna and mahi this would be fine. If you wanted to tackle larger tuna, I would recommend a reel with a lever drag.
David
on August 11, 2015

Angela
from Chicago asked:
March 16, 2015
Does this reel suitable for trolling some wahoos? Nd tuna fishing..
1 Answers
While this reel can handle wahoo and tuna we do not recommend level wind reels for this application. I would strongly consider the Squall LD series in the 60 size for wahoo and tuna trolling. See the link below for this reel http://www.tackledirect.com/penn-sql60ld-squall-lever-drag-reel.html If you have any questions on this or any other reels please feel free to contact our product specialist. Direct +1-609-788-3819 Email sales@tackledirect.com -Paul
Paul
on March 16, 2015

George
from Pa asked:
January 18, 2015
would this reel be suitable for trolling umbrella rigs for stripped bass?
1 Answers
Yes, it will work for your application.
Customer Service
on January 20, 2015

Chris
from Portland, OR asked:
October 21, 2014
would these reels be suited for cod/halibut fishing in Norway? and which model do you suggest?
1 Answers
Yes and no. They have plenty of line capacity to get the job done, but the gear ratio may not be the best. You might want to look at a two speed reel. They will give you the torque needed to lift the big boys off the bottom in deep and fast water.
Customer Service
on October 22, 2014

Eric Davis
from Burlingtonm NC asked:
September 29, 2014
Is this reel considered suitable for surf casting?
1 Answers
You can use it for surf casting, but a non level wind will cast better.
Customer Service
on September 30, 2014

Omar Guillen
from Glendale, AZ asked:
August 11, 2014
Do these reels have a line-out alarm "clicker"?
1 Answers
Yes it has a clicker.
Customer Service
on August 12, 2014

 
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