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Penn International 80 VISW 2-Speed Big Game Reel

This International® reel was designed and manufactured in the USA of domestic and imported components in Penn's® Philadelphia machining center. Its fully machined stainless steel gear train is one of the biggest in the business! 

  • Machined and anodized aluminum body and sideplates
  • Stainless steel main and pinion gears
  • Quick-Shift II™ 2-speed system
  • Dura-Drag™ system provides smoother start up and virtually eliminates hesitation, even under extreme drag settings
  • Versa-Strike adjustable strike stop
  • Double-dog ratchet anti-reverse
  • Five bearings
  • Line capacity rings
  • Right-hand use
  • Distinctive pure gold color
  • Max drag: 65 lbs.
  • Line retrieve: 40" (high), 19" (low)
  • Made in USA of domestic and imported components
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In 1922, Otto Henze left Germany at age 25 and emigrated to the United States, starting Penn Fishing Tackle Manufacturing Company® in Philadelphia soon thereafter. In 1932, he designed the Mod F and the Mod K reels and began selling them to the general public in 1933.

The company's growth in the early thirties was dramatic, especially considering that America was at the height of the depression. Tough times proved to be an advantage for the start-up company, since many people fished for their food. Penn's affordable reels were just what men needed to put food on the table, day after day. In 1936, Penn introduced its most famous reel to this day, the "Senator."

Throughout the early years, Penn reels were used by such well-known and prestigious fisherman as Zane Gray and Ernest Hemingway and have been used in years since to set numerous world records.

The company's commitment to quality products designed for the world's most favorite pastime is evident in today's product range, encompassing salt and freshwater rods and reels, line, and fishing accessories.

Penn — the biggest name in fishing!
Description Line capacity Gear ratio Weight Price Qty


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Mono: 1565/60 1120/80 965/100; Braid: 3640/100 3025/130 2235/200 High: 3.1:1 Low: 1.5:1 7 lbs. 1 oz. $969.99