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Penn 50VSW Reel

Penn 50VSW Reel

by Penn
Reg Price $649.95
Our Price $599.99

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Mono Capacity
Braid Capacity (yds/lb)BearingsMax Drag
Gear Ratio
428lbs/45lbs3.1:1/1.3:134/1475Reg Price $649.95Our Price $599.99
The International V reels offer the most advanced and reliable fish-fighting performance in the world, with an ergonomically designed, contoured, one-piece machined frame, and unbelievable cranking power and strength. Distinctive pure gold color separates Penn from the impostors.
Penn International® V Series Reels feature:
  • Machine-Cut, Heat-Treated Stainless Steel Main and Pinion Gears, and Drag Cam
  • Powerful Double-Disc Drag with 150-Degree Drag Quadrant
  • Graduated Push-to-Turn Preset
  • Penn's Quick-Shift™ Two-Speed
  • Four Aircraft-Grade, Sealed, Stainless Steel Ball Bearings
  • Machined, Gold Anodized One-Piece Frame
  • Forged & Machined Spool and Side Plates
  • Stainless Steel Reel Stand

International® 16VS
Built for light-tackle anglers, the 16VS is ideal for light line pursuits, both inshore and offshore.
   • Penn Light-Tackle Drag Cam
   • Graphite Rod Clamp
   • Smooth Frame (Harness Lugs Optional)
   • Application-Specific Designed Gearing
International® 16VSX
Designed for the extreme angler, the 16VSX is intended for Big-Game Anglers fishing super-braid lines with heavier drag settings.
   • Penn Extreme Drag Cam (28-lb@Strike Max)
   • Metal Rod Clamp
   • Harness Lugs
   • Application-Specific Designed Gearing
International® 80VSW
The Penn International® 80VSW is a heavy-duty big brother to the flagship family of Penn International® Reels. Designed for true big-game angling, the Penn International® 80VSW is a brute, a perfect choice for Blue and Black Marlin, Shark and larger tuna.
   • Penn Soft-Grip Handle with Titanium Arm
5 Stars based on 11 reviews
By Samuel
reading, PA
January 29, 2019
Great solid fishing reel
I own 2 Penn International 50vsw's. This is a great multipurpose reel. I use it for offshore tuna and sword fishing. II would suggest putting a few hundred yards of 80/100lb braid and finishing off with 200 yards of mono. Only downside is the weight of this reel, without offshore experience this reel can burn you out.
ProsGreat drag, it can stop a huge sword fish in its tracks.
ConsThe fishing reel weight.
By Will
Hilton Head, SC
April 3, 2018
Penn International 70VS Great Reel
Super reel, great power and Penn bulletproof durability.
TD service is superb and Don goes out of his way to make the deal work!
I worry more about jaws breaking my rod holders than reel failure.
ProsPower and durability
ConsA little heavy but I never notice when the adrenaline is pumping
By Pedro
Velas, Azores
June 3, 2017
Great reel!
This is the second International 50 that i buy so this time went for the 2 speed.
It's reliable as only a Penn can be with plus of that second speed to help fight the big ones.
It's what i'll keep buying from now.
By Eric Dula
Boca Raton, FL
May 21, 2017
Penn 50VSW Reel
I bought two INTERNATIONAL V 50VSW, to replace my 1980's 50SW, these are my main workhorse Trolling rigs. Great freespool, heavy drag when needed, all around fighting reels. They are built to last, the lever drag and two speed button are great for switching it up as you fight that fish. smooth and easy drag control right at your thumb. and that unmistakable clicker when that Wahoo strikes your bait is Awesome! I run these on Chaos 30-80 rods with Jerry Brown 80lb braid with a 50lb mono top shot. great setup for heavy trolling.
ProsSmooth Drag through the whole range, built to last a lifetime. Strong big handle to fight any fish, and two speed reeling to bring in line fast when you need to. Heavy Duty frame and sideplates withstand those rough days!
ConsCost is a little high, but we'll worth it. if you clean and oil them, they will last a lifetime and hold value!
By daryl decosta
knoxville, tn
March 27, 2017
penn 80 vsw great!
we use these for high speed, and are excellent!
By Brian
lake worth , florida
April 30, 2015
Shark slayer
We have put on 50 pounds of drag shark fishing and this is still an amazing reel
By Brian
lake worth , florida
April 30, 2015
Solid reel
I love this function of drag and gears on an amazing looking reel
By Andrew
Costa Rica
February 4, 2015
Very nice
Strong build, smooth.
ProsStrong build, loud clicker, smooth.
By Steve komenda
New York
June 28, 2013
Penn 50vsw
Absolutely love this reel would recommend it to anyone
By Christopher
Centerville, MA
April 17, 2013
Top Reel
After a great deal of research into the various reels in the 50 class this is what I settled on. It has proven itself a winner as it is extremely tough and reliable. Very little maintenance is required, just wash it down (lightly with fresh water, a strong spray will push salt and grime into the reel) and get an end of the year service every couple of years and this reel will last you a lifetime. A little expensive but you can't go wrong with this reel.
Prosvery tough very reliable low maintenance
By Terrance
southampton, non
December 5, 2012
exelant big game fishing
easy to you use can fight with the fish long hour want get tired.
Prosreeling and the gear system is easy to use
1 Question & 1 Answer
from Egypt asked:
October 14, 2015
Looking for a rod for Penn 50VSW reel with a detachable curved butt or better with both curved and straight butts; a Penn rod would be a plus but not a must
1 Answer
Unfortunately we do not have any options that currently offer both a straight and bent butt. You would most likely have to pick one and then order the other butt separately.
Submitted by: David on October 15, 2015


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