Penn Squall Level Wind Reel

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  • Level wind trolling reel for big game fish in a variety of saltwater conditions
  • Durable construction with lightweight graphite frame and side plates and bronze main gear and stainless pinion gear
  • HT-100 carbon fiber drag system provides powerful drag without sacrificing smoothness
  • 2 stainless steel ball bearings and instant anti-reverse bearing that eliminates rotor backplay
  • Forged and machined aluminum spool is braid ready and has line capacity rings marked at 1/3, 2/3, and full capacity
  • Graphite frame and side plates keep the reel lightweight
  • Machined high-strength main gear is marine grade bronze alloy
  • High strength stainless steel pinion gear for the ideal smoothness
  • HT-100 drag washers remain cool and smooth in the heat of battle
  • 2+1 shielded stainless steel bearing system and anti-reverse
SKU: 1292941 Categories: ,

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  • 15lw- 280yd/17lbs
  • 20lw- 315yd/20lbs
  • 30lw- 370yd/30lbs
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Make sure this fits by entering your model number.; Level wind trolling reel for big game fish in a variety of saltwater conditions;

Durable construction with lightweight graphite frame and side plates and bronze main gear and stainless pinion gear;

HT-100 carbon fiber drag system provides powerful drag without sacrificing smoothness;

2 stainless steel ball bearings and instant anti-reverse bearing that eliminates rotor backplay;

Forged and machined aluminum spool is braid ready and has line capacity rings marked at 1/3, 2/3, and full capacity;

Graphite frame and side plates keep the reel lightweight;

Machined high-strength main gear is marine grade bronze alloy;

High strength stainless steel pinion gear for the ideal smoothness;

HT-100 drag washers remain cool and smooth in the heat of battle; 2+1 shielded stainless steel bearing system and anti-reverse

Specification: Penn Squall Level Wind Reel

Product Dimensions

7.9 x 7.9 x 5.9 inches, 1.1 pounds

Shipping Weight

1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Item model number

SQL20LW

Brand

Penn

MPN

1292941

Style

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UPC

031324197084

15 reviews for Penn Squall Level Wind Reel

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  1. lonnie feller

    These are the best reels are not only great in quality but super easy on the budget! A good majority of the guide boats in Homer ak use these reels and by far are the most popular reel in Cook Inlet for halibut, Ling, and Salmon! I have the squall 30s for my halibut.LINE (I am using this setup for Trolling kings in homer ak and can be used for rock bass and such….lings too)This is how I spool Braided line on my reels.Braided line is EXPENSIVE! If you spool 300yds of braided line it will fill less than half of your reel up with line. You WANT that reel fuller to its top end in order to get the full reel and drag capabilities. On these reels one revolution of the reel handle is 3′ of incoming line but if you only have half the spool filled, it will be much less than that. Fighting a fish or checking bait in 40′ of water isn’t that noticeable but 200′ of water IS! so here is a trick to fill the reel up with only 250-300yds of expensive braided line and less than a $7 of backing material.Use a Blood knot to tie Dacron to spool base. MAKE SURE TO TAPE THE STRING DOWN! You don’t want slippage!Start with 35yards of 80lb Dacron, moisten the string on the spool with a light oil to prevent corrosion on your reel,spool on another 45yds for a total of 80 yds of just Dacron…. (this is the stuff i used from amazon) Izorline Premium Dacron Fishing Line 400 Yds. – 80 Lb.Then use an Albreight Knot (google it) to fasten your braided 65lb line to finish out your spool. I buy the 1500 yard spools…….. 1500yds divided by 5 reels is 300yds of braid or 1500/6= 250yds……I do 300yds and get 5 reels out of it. The Dacron 80lb comes in 400 yards so 400yds/5reels= 80yds…. I can spool each rod brand new at $34 per reel…The kicker is I only have to respool the braided 300yd portion which saves a TON of money since you only have to go to the “backing” material. Plus even if you want to respool the Dacron backing it only costs less than $7 to replace.Braided line I usedSpiderwire 1500-Yard Stealth Glow-Vis Braid Fishing Line, Glow Vis Green, 65/15

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  2. Donald S. Kim

    Very nice reels. I have always been loyal to Penn fishing gear. I have International 30s and 50s for offshore fishing and 650 SS spinners for inshore and live bait fishing, but wanted to broaden my light tackle arsenal.I bought these to use for live bait kite fishing for sailfish, and am very happy with them. I was looking at Penn Spinfishers, Shimano Baitrunners, etc. but since I have little children, and often take inexperienced people fishing, I thought these conventional style reels would be better suited.I paired them with Penn Mariner II 6′ Medium action rods..for me this is an ideal combination for bottom fishing, live bait fishing and even light tackle trolling.-the level wind is great for anglers who do not know how to manually level the line when retrieving, especially when kite fishing, where one has to constantly let out and retrieve line.-The conventional style reels are less prone to creating line twist…inexperienced anglers with a spinner will often keep cranking the reel even though the drag is pulling…this creates line twists…won’t happen with a conventional reel. The level winder on these reels are very smooth and much better than they were in ‘the old days’.- Free spool tension: These reels have a secondary drag for when the reel is in free spool (like a bait caster reel), this is invaluable for preventing backlashes/bird nests on the reel and a great feature for live bait fishing-Both the star drag and the free spool tensions have clicking detents…i.e. as you adjust them they have little clicks..this is really nice to have a tactile sense of how much you are adjusting the drags.-The reels are very light weight, and look beautiful!First trip out with them I fought a 76″ sailfish, a 14# King Mackerel, and an 8 pound Atlantic Bonito…the reels performed perfectly.

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  3. Scott A. Shaver

    I took this out twice. The second time while reeling in my line to check the bait the level wind mechanism just totally failed and started making some horrible noises. Had to manually push the thing across the bar to get my line in. No I did not over crank the thing, it is simply a piece of junk. I’m in the process of removing it but having trouble getting the reel to engage to retrieve line now. In the mean time I’ve ordered a non-level wind, lever drag Penn Squall, hoping this isn’t a POS as well. If it is, I’m done with any products having anything to do with Penn. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005OU1X5C/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza

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  4. Texas Fish

    Took this out into the Gulf of Mexico on a head boat. Excellent reel. Never had a single problem. Level wind worked great and drag was up to some healthy red, cuberra and vermillion snapper. I have thhebreel mounted on an Ugly Stik Tiger casting rod. Very nice combo.The line lay when spooling up the rod skews slightly to one side, hence the 4/5 stars. This was very slight and did not affect the fishing abilities of the reel at all. I also do not believe it materially affected the line capacity of the reel.I spooled the reel on the road under less ideal conditions and thought this might be the root cause of the line skewing. When I got home from the trip, I stripped the line (40# mono) and respooled the reel. I used my spooling station for the respool. I got the same imbalance/skewing the 2nd time, so I am now thinking this condition might just the way this reel works. I have no real issue with the line skewing and would recommend the reel to anyone going out on a head boat a few times a year.

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  5. Fishin Bob

    I’ve always been a Penn fan and these reels will keep me a fan. They are not expensive, have an excellent star drag system and stand up well in the salt environment where I use them. We put them to the test, once again, on 25 Oct, 2016 and the lesser Amber-jack, Barracuda and Red Snapper were wearing out our arms. Perfect for fish from 5 to 50 pounds

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  6. young ron

    read all the reviews and went ahead and ordered one,wish i had’nt fell apart after a few hours fishing this was not any serious hard fishing fairly shallow 20/30m fish averaging 3/4kg,it literally fell apart in my hands bits disapearing over the side of the boat,its now at the bottom of the the deep blue withthe other bits,will avoid penn at all costs in the future

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  7. Amazon Customer

    Came in estimated time , brand new and sealed without any box damage. Reel feels smooth , solid and very good looking, levelwind is the weak spot on all levelwind reels but on this one is moving slowly and it seems stronger than evereryone other reel that i own. 4 Stars because is made in China and levelwind gears are plastic (like every other levelwind reel) , time will tell about durability. Consumption, a very good and reliable reel for a good price!

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  8. jc Martinez

    excellent quality working perfect with any fish in the irish sea.

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  9. Amazon Customer

    Spot on

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  10. Amazon Customer

    Really nice well made Reel

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  11. Eden Pulchinski

    Nice wheels for the price. Holden some nice 30 to 40 pound fish in with them. I noticed on the two units I purchased that be real release lever can get a little sticky. Not sure if this will correct itself but it was a bit of a problem. Love the looks of the real and The size is just right for Bahama fishing. I ordered the 50 pound reels.

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  12. oliver koebel

    War in norwegen sehr zufrieden mit der multi ….besser währe jedoch wenn sie für den deutschen markt das zählwerk nicht in fuß sondern in meter angibt so muß man immer umrechnen.Das zählwerk ist aber sehr hilfreich in verbindung mit dem gps…

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  13. Shawn

    Its a Penn…..one does not have to say much more. ..however disappointed that these reals do not have an auto engagement when you start to crank. There much be people that fish differently than me that require this.I am sure it will out live me LOL.

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  14. Caribbean Pirate

    This is a fabulous trolling reel, he high quality I’ve grown to expect from Penn, at a very reasonable price this reel is a workhorse, I have two of them for our trips to the Caribbean.

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  15. davet

    This is a really good trolling reel. I have an older Penn real but wanted one with a line counter.

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