PENN® Squall® Star Drag
- Graphite frame and sideplates
- Marine-grade bronze alloy main gear
- Stainless steel pinion gear
- Live Spindle design
- HT-100 drag system
- 6 shielded stainless steel ball bearings
- Instant Anti-Reverse bearing with silent back up ratchet
PENN® Squall® Star Drag is rated out of 5 by 16.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Reel Screamers Guide Serv from Very good versatile reel I have purchased several of these as well as the Fathoms and like them both. You can scale them down to handle smaller fish or put them on beefier rods to handle larger fish without a problem. As a charter boat I often use them deep dropping for various fish up to and including grouper and amberjack. They get a lot of use on my boat. I have run into occasional issues with the free spool lever so make sure that you clean and lube very good, especially if using in saltwater.
Date published: 2015-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by SaltwaterTom from Solid surf reel, has withstood years of abuse I bought my Squall 15 star drag 4 years ago when I was chasing medium shark and big drum in the Texas surf. Two years of intermittent dunking in sandy surf, followed by two years on a boat pulling in 40 inch bull reds, snapper, and king mackerel, and it's still going strong.
Date published: 2016-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by Trainman327 from Great reel for a good price This reel is my first conventional surf casting reel. I have used bait casters in fresh water for decades and have been using spinning reels in the surf since childhood. But I have not used them for long distance casting in the surf. Foolish on my part! The Penn Squall SQL15 was a great first reel to cut my teeth on. I have it matched with a Penn Prevail 12’ Heavy Surf Casting Rod (PRESF2040C12). The magnetic brake was great for helping me spend more time casting and less time unknotting backlashes as I learn to surf cast with a conventional reel. I started with it at a 10 setting and after a weekend of casts I have it down to a 5 setting. I can now cast further that I was ever able to with spinning reels. In fact I’m getting the entire 190 yards of 20 lb. test off the reel and will be switching to braid next season. I have caught only one fish large enough to feel the reel was challenged, a large sting ray, and it handled that fine. Only time will tell if it can handle the stress of heavier challenges but for now I am very pleased with this purchase.
Date published: 2016-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bingo from Squall 15 is a Great Surf Casting Reel I've had the Squall 15 for two seasons to fish in the Southern California Surf targeting Sharks and Bat Rays. I was concerned if this reel had the line capacity needed for long runs, but 50lb braid backing and 100 yards of 25lb mono top shot gives me enough line to feel comfortable using for bigger fish. The magnetic cast control on this reel makes backlash non-existent. I did have a problem with clicker breaking after a year but that was a easy fix. If you want to fish a conventional reel without the concern of backlash this is the reel to get.
Date published: 2016-02-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by Danny Beak from Great reel for surf casting. Spend a little time dialing it in and you will be good to go. Very easy to cast pleasure to fish with
Date published: 2015-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jkw312 from Great Reel! Great for surf fishing. Second bait cast reel I own for surf fishing and wish I had gotten this one first, it'll cast a mile! Matched with 10' Prevail for the surf at Cape Hatteras.
Date published: 2015-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hooper from Nice Reel Used this for the 1st full season in 2015. Nice inshore fluke reel. Plenty of drag and smooth return. Used for striper too, worked well for live lining bunker.
Date published: 2016-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by Whes from Great casting. launch my line to second breakers with no problems
Date published: 2016-02-04
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MODEL # SQL12$149.95View model specificationsZoomMono Capacity yd/lb270/12 230/15 160/20Braid Capacity yd/lb525/15 430/20 320/30Bearing Count7Max Drag lb15lb | 6.8kgGear Ratio6.0:1Retrieve Rate28" | 71cmWeight14.40Reel Size12Reel Handle PositionRightBraking SystemMagneticDrag TypeStar DragDrag MaterialHT-100ColorBlack GoldAnti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-Reverse
MODEL # SQL15$149.95View model specificationsZoomMono Capacity yd/lb280/15 240/17 190/20Braid Capacity yd/lb500/20 380/30 270/50Bearing Count7Max Drag lb15lb | 6.8kgGear Ratio6.0:1Retrieve Rate28" | 71cmWeight14.60Reel Size15Reel Handle PositionRightBraking SystemMagneticDrag TypeStar DragDrag MaterialHT-100ColorBlack GoldAnti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-Reverse
MODEL # SQL25N$149.95View model specificationsZoomMono Capacity yd/lb320/20 300/25 220/30Braid Capacity yd/lb650/30 450/50 370/65Bearing Count7Max Drag lb20lb | 9.0kgGear Ratio6.0:1Retrieve Rate40" | 102cmWeight18.00Reel Size25NReel Handle PositionRightBraking SystemMechanicalDrag TypeStar DragDrag MaterialHT-100ColorBlack GoldAnti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-Reverse
MODEL # SQL30$149.95View model specificationsZoomMono Capacity yd/lb440/20 300/30 250/40Braid Capacity yd/lb625/50 500/65 440/80Bearing Count7Max Drag lb20lb | 9.0kgGear Ratio6.0:1Retrieve Rate40" | 102cmWeight18.50Reel Size30Reel Handle PositionRightBraking SystemMechanicalDrag TypeStar DragDrag MaterialHT-100ColorBlack GoldAnti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-Reverse
MODEL # SQL40$149.95View model specificationsZoomMono Capacity yd/lb350/30 300/40 220/50Braid Capacity yd/lb725/50 600/65 525/80Bearing Count7Max Drag lb20lb | 9.0kgGear Ratio6.0:1Retrieve Rate40" | 102cmWeight19.00Reel Size40Reel Handle PositionRightBraking SystemMechanicalDrag TypeStar DragDrag MaterialHT-100ColorBlack GoldAnti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-Reverse
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