Penn Torque Star Drag Reels
$449.95 - $499.95
|Mono Capacity||Braid Capacity||Bearings||Max Drag||Gear Ratio||Line Retrieve||Weight||Color||Price|
|7+1||25 lbs.||6.0:1||28 in||16.6 oz||Gold||$449.95 USD|
|7+1||25 lbs.||6.0:1||40 in||20.50 oz||Gold||$479.95 USD|
|7+1||25 lbs.||6.0:1||29 in||19.5 oz||Gold||$479.95 USD|
|7+1||25 lbs.||6.0:1||32 in||21.9 oz||Gold||$499.95 USD|
|7+1||25 lbs.||6.0:1||32 in||22.3 oz||Gold||$499.95 USD|
Penn TORQUE Star Drag Reels come standard with a 6.0:1 gear ratio for rapid line retrieve. However you may find the need for a lower gear ratio in certain fishing situations, for example: bottom fishing where power is more important than speed. For these situations the Penn Versa-Gear System allows you to easily purchase and install a 5.4:1 or 4.8:1 ratio.
4.5 Stars based on 4 reviews
St Augustine, Fl
January 20, 2016
Reliable and smooth
Boynton Beach, FL
April 28, 2015
best reel ever
I can flip 45 inch snook with this reel it's awesome
Lake worth, FL
April 22, 2015
this strong reel is my go to for heavy bottom fishing its very strong and has good drag
May 19, 2012
Very nice reel
Overall, this reel feels very solid. I caught a few large amberjack with a torque 20 mounted on a star plasma jigging rod and 80lb braid. The drag was very smooth even with substantial pressure applied. Penn and Tackle direct both understate the inches per crank number on the site and box. It's really in the high 30's to 40" per crank which works great for jigging. I have not tried the versa gear yet but I intend to the next time I bottom fish in water less than 200'. I'm curious to see if a lower ratio will help alleviate my one complaint with this reel. I have found that most reels with an offset gearbox tend to make the rod roll in your hand while reeling under strain and this one does as well. I strongly recommend either wearing a glove on your rod hand or using a gimbal belt with this reel to minimize the roll and minimize the amount of fighting you have to do with the rod while fighting a larger fish.
ProsStrength, smooth drag, retrieve speed
ConsTends to roll the rod under strain
3 Questions & 3 Answers
from Stuart, Florida asked:
June 14, 2015
I'm interested in purchasing the Penn TRQ30 for use in bottom fishing and trolling. Which rod would you recommend to use with this reel or would you recommend a different reel all together?
Hello Ken. You picked a great reel. Take a look at the Shimano Terez slick butt rods. They will fit your application perfectly and can be seen here: http://www.tackledirect.com/shimano-terez-slick-butt-stand-up-ring-guide-rods.html Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions.
on June 15, 2015
from phila. pa. asked:
February 22, 2015
what penn torgue would you use for deep water sea bass and what rod would go with it
Mike, I would recommend the Torque 25 or 20 depending on what pound line you plan on using. I would highly recommend the Lamiglas Tri-Flex inshore 7' 3-6 oz casting rod for you off shore sea bass trips. LAM-0106 TFX7030CT
on February 26, 2015
from Santa Barbara, CA asked:
September 28, 2012
Are Torque Star Drags still made in U.S.A.?
Yes they are made in the USA.
on September 29, 2012