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Top 13 inexpensive conventional reels

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  PENN International VISX PENN Fathom Level Wind PENN Torque Star Drag PENN International VIS PENN Fathom Star Drag PENN Fathom Lever Drag PENN Squall Lever Drag 2 Speed PENN Warfare Level Wind PENN Fathom II Level Wind TLD TEKOTA TALICA TIAGRA
  PENN International VISX PENN Fathom Level Wind PENN Torque Star Drag PENN International VIS PENN Fathom Star Drag PENN Fathom Lever Drag PENN Squall Lever Drag 2 Speed PENN Warfare Level Wind PENN Fathom II Level Wind TLD TEKOTA TALICA TIAGRA
Rating ★★★★★ ★★★★★ - - - - - - - - - - -
Brand Shimano PENN PENN Shimano PENN Shimano PENN PENN PENN Shimano PENN PENN PENN
Gear ratio 3.9:1 5.5:1 6.0:1 6.2:1 2.3:1 / 1.1:1 3.6:1 6.0:1 5.3:1 4.2:1 / 1.8:1 4.2:1 3.9:1 4.3:1 3.5:1 / 1.3:1
Anti-reverse feature - Instant Anti-Reverse Instant Anti-Reverse - Multi-Stop - Instant Anti-Reverse Multi-Stop Multi-Stop - Instant Anti-Reverse Instant Anti-Reverse Multi-Stop
Bearing count - 5 8 - 6 - 6 5 4 - 3 4 5
Braid capacity yd/lb - 860/20 645/30 450/50 650/30 450/50 370/65 - 5025/100 4175/130 3085/200 - 625/50 500/65 440/80 635/50 525/65 455/80 1995/50 1660/65 1435/80 - 1020/30 710/50 590/65 900/65 775/80 650/100 1330/100  1105/130  815/200
Color - Black Gold Gold - Gold - Black Gold Black/Red Black Gold - Black/Red/Smoke Black Gold Gold
Drag material - HT-100 HT-100 - Dura Drag - HT-100 Dura Drag Dura Drag - HT-100 HT-100 Dura Drag
Drag type - Star Drag Star Drag - Lever Drag - Star Drag Lever Drag Lever Drag - Star Drag Star Drag Lever Drag
Max drag lb - 30lb | 13.6kg 25lb | 11.3kg - 100lb | 45.4kg - 25lb | 11.3kg 33lb | 14.9kg 32lb | 14.5kg - 15lb | 6.8kg 30lb | 13.6kg 60lb | 27.2kg
Model - FTHII15LW TRQ12 - INT70VIS - FTH12 FTH15LD SQL16VS - WAR15LW FTH15LW INT12VISX
Mono capacity yd/lb - 475/15 315/20 290/25 320/20 290/25 220/30 - 1330/100 1005/130 870/150 - 440/20 300/30 250/40 435/20 325/30 250/40 1395/20 1035/30 595/50 - 455/25 370/30 285/40 440/40 320/50 280/60 870/40 645/50 575/60
Reel handle position - Right Right - Right - Right Right Right - Right Right Right
Reel size - 20 25 - 130 - 50 30 IGFA30 - 30 60 50
Retrieve rate - 30" | 76cm 32" | 81cm - 41/19 - 40" | 102cm 36" | 91cm 41/18 - 27" | 69cm 35" | 89cm 40/15
Weight - 21.90 19.00 - 169.00 - 18.40 19.80 47.00 - 23.10 25.10 63.00

PENN International VISX

The PENN International VI series is designed and manufactured in the USA of domestic and imported components. Precision machined from high-strength, lightweight, aircraft grade aluminum in our Philadelphia machining center. Our experienced crew has been designing and producing durable, high-quality reels in this facility since 1932.  The VI consists of a large stainless steel gear train for strength and speed, and a Dura-Drag system which results in a smoother start up and virtually eliminates hesitation, even under extreme drag settings.

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PENN Fathom Level Wind

The PENN Fathom Level Wind's heavy-duty construction and powerful 4.3:1 gear ratio make it a true workhorse and favorite of charter boat Captains. It is designed to handle extreme abuse day-in and day-out. Whether you are bottom-fishing or casting live bait, the Fathom will stand-up to the hardest fishing conditions.  A Full Metal Body and sideplate keep precise gear alignment under heavy loads.  Powerful HT- 100™ drag system. Left hand available in the 20 and 25 sizes.

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PENN Torque Star Drag

The PENN Torque Star Drag is made in the USA of domestic and imported components, and features an open top design with a machined and anodized aluminum body and sideplates, along with a lightweight forged aluminum spool. The revolutionary Live Spindle design makes the Torque extremely castable. Engineered to provide long lasting PENN durability, the HT-100 drag system is smooth from the beginning to the end.

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PENN International VIS

The PENN International VI series is designed and manufactured in the USA of domestic and imported components. Precision machined from high-strength, lightweight, aircraft grade aluminum in our Philadelphia machining center. Our experienced crew has been designing and producing durable, high-quality reels in this facility since 1932.  The VI consists of a large stainless steel gear train for strength and speed, and a Dura-Drag system which results in a smoother start up and virtually eliminates hesitation, even under extreme drag settings.

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PENN Fathom Star Drag

The PENN Fathom star drag is lightweight, quick on the retrieve, and extremely castable due to its revolutionary Live Spindle design. The revolutionary Live Spindle design assist the Fathom SD in long cast. A Full Metal Body and sideplate keep precise gear alignment under heavy loads, and the powerful HT-100™ drag system will stay smooth from start to finish.

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PENN Fathom Lever Drag

Featuring a Full Metal Body for durability, the Fathom lever drag series offers power and speed in a lightweight package. These reels are engineered to be fished with superline and cover a wide range of fishing applications such as jigging, live baiting, and bottom fishing.

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PENN Squall Lever Drag 2 Speed

The PENN Squall Lever Drag 2-Speed is basically a graphite International and comes in the 3 most popular big game sizes. Made from graphite for its benefits of being both lightweight and corrosion resistant. The Quick-Shift 2-Speed and Dura-Drag systems have been perfected in our International reels and the technology has transferred down to the Squall platform.

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PENN Warfare Level Wind

The PENN® Warfare was engineered to be an extremely versatile all- around reel at an affordable price. It features a lightweight graphite frame and sideplates with aluminum frame rings for improved rigidity to prevent frame-flex.  HT-100 drag washers provide smooth drag under heavy loads. Line Capacity Rings eliminate the question of how much line you have left when fighting a fish.

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PENN Fathom II Level Wind

The PENN Fathom II Level Wind's heavy duty construction and powerful gears make it a true workhorse and favorite of charter boat Captains. It is designed to handle extreme abuse day-in and day-out. Whether you are bottom-fishing or casting live bait, the Fathom II will stand up to the hardest fishing conditions. A Full Metal Body keeps precise gear alignment while the Fast Gear Access Side Plate allows for easy maintenance. The Fathom II also houses our powerful HT-100 drag system to stop any fish that bites. Available in standard, line counter and left hand models

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TLD

Preferred for its light weight and reliability, this offshore leverdrag reel will give you years of dependable service.

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TEKOTA

With line capacity, construction and advanced features, the Tekota is a great solution for anglers who troll for both fresh and saltwater species. Great Lakes anglers will appreciate the palmable line counter, and saltwater enthusiasts will appreciate the durability and strength.

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TALICA

The Talica is the pinnacle of the small lever drag 2-Speed market. Designed from the ground up to be an excellent casting reel with an ultra-smooth and powerful drag system to handle long battles. These reels were purpose built to take advantage of modern braided lines such as Power Pro Hollow Ace and shorter fluorocarbon leaders. We offer the Talica in 11 different sizes to tackle a variety of offshore fish from the football size tuna, to record setting class pelagic species.

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TIAGRA

The Number One choice of serious offshore anglers and captains.

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