Fishing Reels From Penn

Since its founding in 1932, Penn Fishing Tackle Company has been producing high quality fishing reels. Live to Fish strives to honor Penn’s tradition of excellence by offering some of their top-performing reel models to you. We know that it can be hard to choose the perfect reel to pair with your rod, so we’re going to break down all of the Penn reel options for you.


Penn Conventional Reels

Penn General Purpose Level Wind Reel
The Penn General Purpose Level Wind Reel boasts a classic time-proven design.

Let’s begin with Penn’s General Purpose Level Wind Reel. It boasts a simplistic, time-proven design that’s been hard at work since its inception in the 1940s. The General Purpose Level Wind Reel is a conventional reel that performs well in both freshwater and saltwater. Use it for trolling and casting. Special features on this model include HT-100 drag washers, a stainless steel wind system, and a counter-balanced handle with oversized paddle knobs for comfort. Live to Fish carries the 309M Level Wind Reel, which is a right-handed reel with a mechanical braking system and a multi-stop anti-reverse feature.

Penn General Purpose Level Wind Reel Specifications. Click a size to view more info:
Reel Size Mono Capacity Braid Capacity Max Drag Gear Ratio Retrieval Rate
Size 209M 360/17 290/20 190/30 575/30 400/50 330/65 10 lb. 3:2:1 19″
Size 309M 450/20 300/30 250/40 625/50 525/65 450/80 15 lb. 2.8:1 20″

The Penn Squall Lever Drag Reel is another option if you’re on the market for a conventional reel. It is lightweight and ergonomically designed with graphite construction for corrosion resistance. The stainless steel gears offer a higher gear speed ratio than their competition. The Squall Lever Drag Reel is perfectly built for trolling near the shore for kingfish, dolphin, and wahoo. This reel features a Dura-Drag system, six stainless steel bearings, a silent double-dog anti-reverse, and switchblade lugs on the 50 and 60 options.

Watch the Squall Lever Drag Reel in action here:

Penn Squall Lever Drag Reel Specifications. Click a size to view more info:
Reel Size Mono Capacity Braid Capacity Max Drag Gear Ratio Retrieval Rate
Size 40 490/25 360/30 300/40 1075/30 750/50 625/65 20 lb. 5.1:1 37″
Size 50 500/30 420/40 310/50 1050/50 875/65 750/80 27 lb. 4.3:1 35″
Size 60 500/40 370/50 330/60 1050/65 900/80 775/100 27 lb. 4.3:1 35″

Penn Spinning Reels

If you are looking for a spinning reel, Live to Fish offers two options from Penn: the Spinfisher V Spinning Reel and the Fierce II Spinning Reel. Let’s take a look at each one.

Penn Spinfisher V Reel
The Penn Spinfisher V is a beautiful spinning reel with a patented water-tight design.

The Penn Spinfisher V Spinning Reel has a patented Water Tight design that protects the gearbox and drag systems from saltwater damage. Its full metal body and side plate keep precise gear alignment under heavy loads with a max drag of 40 pounds on the SSV9500 option. Other features include a machined and anodized aluminum Superline spool with line capacity rings, a sealed HT-100 Slammer Drag System, instant anti-reverse, and five shielded stainless steel ball bearings.

Penn Spinfisher V Spinning Reel Specifications. Click a size to view more info:
Reel Size Mono Capacity Braid Capacity Max Drag Gear Ratio Retrieval Rate
SSV 4500 300/8 250/10 185/12 365/15 280/20 200/30 25 lb. 6.2:1 35″
SSV 5500 360/10 270/12 240/15 425/20 320/30 250/40 30 lb. 5.6:1 35″
SSV 7500 440/15 300/20 210/30 430/40 360/50 320/65 13 lb. 4.7:1 36″
SSV 8500 440/20 300/30 250/40 650/40 540/50 470/65 35 lb. 4.7:1 42″
SSV 9500 360/30 300/40 220/50 630/50 540/65 490/80 20lb 4.2:1 39″

If you would like to watch the Spinfisher V in action, check out the video here:

Penn Fierce II SpinningReel
The Penn Fierce II Spinning Reel is dependable and durable even through the roughest conditions.

The Penn Fierce II Spinning Reel offers dependability and power so that you can tame the toughest fish in the roughest conditions. Like the Spinfisher V, it has a full metal body. It also boasts a stainless steel main shaft and thick aluminum bail wire. The drag system features oiled-felt construction. The Fierce II also has a Superline spool and line capacity rings.

Penn Fierce II Spinning Reel Specifications. Click a size to view more info:
Reel Size Mono Capacity Braid Capacity Max Drag Gear Ratio Retrieval Rate
Size 2000 240/4 180/6 125/8 210/8 180/10 165/15 7 lb. 6.2:1 30″
Size 3000 200/8 165/10 120/12 250/15 180/20 130/30 10 lb. 6.2:1 35″
Size 4000 270/8 220/10 165/12 360/15 260/20 185/30 13 lb. 6.2:1 37″
Size 5000 225/12 200/15 135/20 420/20 300/30 240/40 20 lb. 5.6:1 36″
Size 6000 335/15 230/20 210/25 490/30 390/40 335/50 20 lb. 5.6:1 41″
Size 8000 340/20 310/25 230/30 475/50 390/65 345/80 25 lb. 5.3:1 44″

You can see this reel in action by viewing the video here:


Hopefully our overview of the various Penn reels has made your choice a little easier. If not, leave a comment or get in touch and we’ll get things sorted out for you. Be sure to also keep an eye out for blog updates as the Live to Fish crew is going to be taking out a Penn reel or two on a fishing trip very soon!

3 thoughts on “Fishing Reels From Penn

  1. Hi there Frank and thanks for your interest! We do have an e-newsletter service over at our main site. You can join by going to this link and signing up:

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    The newsletter will keep you up-to-date with new posts on this blog and you’ll also get a 10% coupon off of your first purchase on our store. I’ve decided to add a newsletter subscription page to this blog based on your comments, so thanks a bunch for the feedback. Happy fishing and let me know if you have any more questions!

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