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Penn Warfare Star Drag Reels

Penn Warfare Star Drag Reels

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$89.95 - $99.95
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Gear RatioMono Cap.
Braid Cap.
BearingsMax DragLine Retrieve
2+1153418.3$89.95 USD
2+1153419.6$99.95 USD
2+1153419.6$99.95 USD
The Penn Warfare Star Drag Reels were engineered to be an all around reel that is versatile and of course at a great price. These reels feature a lightweight graphite frame and sideplates with aluminum frame rings for improved rigidity to prevent frame-flex. The HT-100 carbon fiber drag washers provide smooth drag under heavy loads. No need to question how much line you have left when fighting a fish, the line capacity rings answers this for you.

  • Lightweight graphite frame and sideplates
  • Forged and machined aluminum spool
  • Machined brass main and pinion gear
  • HT-100 carbon fiber drag washers
  • Instant Anti-reverse bearing
  • Line capacity rings
  • Instant anti-reverse bearing
4 Stars based on 5 reviews
By Jessie
December 30, 2018
Not one of Penns better products
These graphite reels were not meant to last when used regularly. Graphite has a flex to it, so while fighting a decent sized fish, can cause the internals to become out of line causing stress and wear on them much quicker than an aluminum reel. Bearing and gear misalignment are your major enemies when it comes down to it with graphite frames, the flex just allows too much movement. Spend the extra cash and get an aluminum frame, you will be thankful 15 yrs down the road when it's still going strong as the day you bought it.
By Exkeydet
Lexington, VA
June 1, 2017
Great Reel for the Money!
I run a college fishing club in Virginia that is primarily focused on freshwater fishing, in particular, fly fishing for trout in the mountains. Thus I was caught off-guard when the kids expressed an interest in saltwater fishing.

I quickly realized that few had any saltwater experience, let alone any equipment, so I went about assembling several "loaner" combos to supplement my old arsenal of tackle that I'd hauled down from NJ when I relocated to VA years ago.

I should note that I typically buy upper-end fishing tackle. If not the best, as close as I can get to it, within the bounds of my financial reality.

Were these reels for my use, I would have purchased a more expensive model, but as "loaners" for a bunch of college kids, they're perfect. Good enough to last for many years, but not so expensive that I would suffer a heart attack should one accidentally get lost over the side.

My 4-star rating reflects my overall assessment of the reels when compared to the rest of the Penn line and is not intended as criticism. If you're looking for high-end equipment, move on up scale, but if you want a nice quality, affordable reel for occasional saltwater fishing trips, or to equip younger family members, it's hard to beat the Penn Warfare Series.
ProsNicely made and affordable.
ConsLight-weight construction. In truth, the light-weight construction likely reflects design improvements. It's just hard for a 60+ year-old ex-NJ party boat fisherman that grew-up using his dad's and grandfather's Penn Long Beach and Senators to accept.
By Taino Kayak
November 30, 2016
Penn does it again.
A tried and true workhorse, in a modern, lighter version. Love it.
By Haythum
June 26, 2016
fair for the money
surf casting and medium in shore fishing. maybe some off shore too.
By Brent
January 24, 2016
Excellent Product
Large line capacity and a smooth drag, it's also very resistant to corrosion as well. One of my new favorites. I would highly reccomend this reel.
ProsLarge line capacity, smooth drag.
ConsYou won't want to use any other reel.
3 Questions & 3 Answers
from Oh asked:
November 28, 2018
Is this reel a good casting reel ? Thank You .
1 Answers
It is a good casting reel but can be also used for jigging and light duty trolling. The warfare reels are very versatile.
on November 29, 2018

from Connecticut asked:
December 7, 2015
Do they come left handed retrieve
1 Answers
This reel does not come in a left hand retrieve.
on December 8, 2015

from mentone alabama asked:
August 18, 2015
what is the difference between the war30 and the war30cp
1 Answers
Hello Nathan. The CP stands for Clam Pack. So the only difference is how the reel is packed. one comes in a plastic clam pack and the other comes in a box.
on August 21, 2015


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