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PENN US Senator 4/0

Made in the USA, Designed for Elite Captains and Guides

The reel made famous by the movie "Jaws" is reborn as the all-new PENN® US Senator. They might have needed a bigger boat, but they had the best reel. Anglers worldwide continue to trust the original PENN Senator, and have ever since its 1936 debut.

The new US Senator is made in the USA and built to endure virtually any saltwater species from the toothiest sharks to the less menacing grouper or rockfish. The US Senator models are the US113N, US113 and US113W. The US113N is a direct replacement for the proven Baja Special. The US113 is the standard 4/0 size and will be a favorite among the commercial fleet. The US113W was designed for Ulua anglers in Hawaii but will be ideal for other applications where more line capacity is needed.

All are built with Bakelite sideplates and a machined aluminum one-piece frame. Features include oversized stainless-steel main gears and heat-treated pinion gears for durability; six shielded stainless-steel bearings for smooth operation and a lubed HT-100™ Versa-Drag™ system with carbon fiber washers for a cool, smooth drag.

The forged, machined and anodized aluminum spool is braid-ready. Line capacity rings indicate line remaining on the spool; vital information for determining when to give chase. The reel also incorporates a live spindle with free-floating spool.

The Versa-Handle™ allows the angler to adjust handle length to match the fishing situation and the oversized power knob delivers ultimate cranking power. Harness lugs are reversible and fold into the reel frame when not needed.

The spool capacity on the 29.1-ounce PENN US Senator US113N is 380 yards of 30-pound monofilament/785 yards of 50-pound braid. For the 30-ounce PENN US Senator US113 the spool capacity is 525 yards of 30-pound monofilament/1085 yards of 50-pound braid. The 31-ounce PENN US Senator US113W holds 580 yards of 40-pound monofilament/1425 yards of 50-pound braid.

The gear ratio for each reel is 4.3-to-1 with 34 inches of line collected with each turn of the handle. The maximum drag for the US Senator is 27 pounds.

The US Senator will have an MSRP of $249.95 to $299.95 and will be available in September of 2014.