The Penn SquallLevel Wind Reels are believed to be successors to the proven GT reels which have been around for decades, but with a few upgrades and is among one of the longest casting reels on the market. Penn manufacturers have added an Instant Anti-Reverse Bearing with silent back up ratchet, a forged and machined aluminum spool with Line Capacity Rings, a Versa-Handle system for the angler to choose how long the handle should be in less than a minute, a machined bronze main gear, and a high-strength marine stainless steel pinion gear, giving the reel a perfect combination of strength and smoothness. Not to forget, the HT-100 carbon fiber drag system and magnetic casting brake. The flawless drag can primarily handle a blacktip or a spinner shark that averages 30 to 100 lbs and still put the brakes on it to stop. No nonsense features…
The Penn Squall30 Level Wind LEFT HAND Star Drag is of excellent quality and works perfectly with any fish in the sea. The lightweight graphite frame reel performs admirably and handles smoothly even when catching the big lings and halibuts. It also works very well for medium game as well. Whether in offshore reef outings or deep sea fishing for larger pelagic species, The Penn Squall 30 Level Wind LEFT HAND Star Drag is a solid performer since the reels are always as tough as nails.
This is a great reel for the money and is worth every penny considering it only retails at $145.40 with the option of free delivery t. Also, keep in mind that this is a LEFT handed reel. If you want a RIGHT handed one, then you need the SQL30LW. And if you need something bigger along the same product line, then you need the SQL50LW, since the product has switchable lugs on the 50 size.
The only defect with the reel is mounting it on a perfect rod, since there might be trouble when releasing the bail under pressure, but it will go away after break in. Perhaps, this might be a feature Penn can offer in the future – A matching rod and reel combo!
Never let any big fish get away. I would definitely recommend this reel for any fisherman that takes there fishing game seriously. Catch quality fish with The Penn Squall 30 Level Wind LEFT HAND Star Drag. You can’t go wrong with Penn if you want reliability and durability. Cast your bait!