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Penn TRQ40G Torque Star Drag Reel Gold

Penn TRQ40G Torque Star Drag Reel Gold

by Penn
Price: $499.95
TD Code
Mono Cap. (yds/lb)Braid Cap. (yds/lb)BearingsMax DragGear RatioLine RetrieveWeightColorPrice
7+125 lbs.6.0:132 in22.3 ozGold$499.95 USD
  • Machined and anodized aluminum body and sideplates
  • Lightweight forged aluminum spool
  • Stainless steel main and pinion gear
  • Live spindle with free floating spool
  • Patented Versa-Dragsystem with HT-100 washers
  • 7 sealed stainless steel ball bearings
  • Instant anti-reverse bearing with silent back up ratchet
  • Three Position Adjustable Bait Clicker
  • Switchblade Harness Lugs on 40 Size only

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
By Jason
St Augustine, Fl
January 20, 2016
Great item
Reliable and smooth
ProsLooks nice
By Michael
Boynton Beach, FL
April 28, 2015
best reel ever
I can flip 45 inch snook with this reel it's awesome
By cristian
Lake worth, FL
April 22, 2015
great reel
this strong reel is my go to for heavy bottom fishing its very strong and has good drag
By Craig
Wilmington, NC
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
1 Question & 1 Answer
Tom Brancaccio
from Southport, NC asked:
February 16, 2015
What series of Penn rods would you pair with TRQ40
1 Answers
For this reel I like the Blue Water Carnage Series. They are lightweight and powerful which is perfect for what you get with the Torque reel. If you plan on Jigging and bottom fishing then check these out ---> For light trolling, baiting and bottom fishing check these out. ---> If you have any other questions please feel free to call or email in and speak with one of our customer service representatives. -Paul W.
on February 16, 2015

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