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04-04-2019, 11:25 AM
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Posted By Tunanorth

The new "VISX" models have re-designed lugs that...

The new "VISX" models have re-designed lugs that help keep the line from getting caught. It can happen with the older VSX models.
02-23-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,975
Posted By Tunanorth

reels

Bear in mind that the "V" series Internationals, like the mentioned 50VSW and 30VSW were discontinued last year. The new models are designated "VI", so the equivalent new models would be 50VISW and...
12-02-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,708
Posted By Tunanorth

Depends. From the sizes you mention, it may be...

Depends.
From the sizes you mention, it may be that you will be doing more finesse-type inshore fishing. The Clash series is designed to save weight wherever possible [including no sealing], in...
12-01-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,562
Posted By Tunanorth

drag

Absolutely!
The new Dura-Drag material [not really new any more] is so much better than the old ht100, that Penn made sure that they made sizes that allowed retrofitting onto "some" older models,...
12-01-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,562
Posted By Tunanorth

There is a substantial difference in both...

There is a substantial difference in both performance and longevity between Dura Drag and greased HT100. Well worth the extra money.
However, not all of the older models can be fitted with the new...
11-18-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,627
Posted By Tunanorth

Another discussion and some really big tuna being...

Another discussion and some really big tuna being caught on them.
https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/140-pound-yellowfin-on-international-16visx.671695/
11-17-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,627
Posted By Tunanorth

Link to another discussion on BDO regarding...

Link to another discussion on BDO regarding 30VISX line capacities, with line-winding Guru Basil.
https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/30-visx.671719/#post-4461840
11-16-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,952
Posted By Tunanorth

Here is a thread from a couple of years ago, with...

Here is a thread from a couple of years ago, with well-known reel Guru Alan Tani commenting very favorably on the Squall LD's....
11-15-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,952
Posted By Tunanorth

Apples vs. oranges. The Squalls are "graphite...

Apples vs. oranges.
The Squalls are "graphite body", and the LX is "metal body".
You don't specify if you want a 2-speed or not, but in Penn's lineup, the reel that aligns most closely to the LX...
11-15-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,627
Posted By Tunanorth

The amazing yellowfin tuna action at Guadalupe...

The amazing yellowfin tuna action at Guadalupe Island has resulted in a number of anglers hitting it hard with the 12VISX, 16VISX, and in some cases 20VISX models, which align with that San...
11-13-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,421
Posted By Tunanorth

Correct!

Correct!
11-12-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 628
Posted By Tunanorth

Sometimes a good source for real old PENN stuff. ...

Sometimes a good source for real old PENN stuff.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/892206524197279/
10-20-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,123
Posted By Tunanorth

The "25N" is the same size as the 16HGA. In the...

The "25N" is the same size as the 16HGA. In the 2-speed lever drag version it is indeed .7 ounces heavier due to additional mechanisms [like the shifter], but if you go apples-apples and compare the...
10-19-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,123
Posted By Tunanorth

Somewhat of an "apples-oranges" comparison. ...

Somewhat of an "apples-oranges" comparison.
Besides the fact that the Fathom is a 2-speed lever drag and Torium a single-speed star drag, their dimensions are different, with the Fathom 15 being...
10-06-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,162
Posted By Tunanorth

With the release of the VI series Internationals,...

With the release of the VI series Internationals, dealers with remaining stock of the V series may be offering some excellent discounts.
10-04-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,162
Posted By Tunanorth

Please explain. The only possibility I can...

Please explain.
The only possibility I can think of would be the handful of special reel models made exclusively for the European market, where American part sources would not have them.
10-04-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,162
Posted By Tunanorth

Gen6 Internationals are out now, plus some...

Gen6 Internationals are out now, plus some excellent prices can probably be had on the Gen5's that remain on dealer shelves.
Link to video about Gen6 Internationals....
09-23-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 24,417
Posted By Tunanorth

To clarify, there is a substantial difference in...

To clarify, there is a substantial difference in size between the Penn Squall 2-speeds and Squall single speeds:
Single speed Squall SQL30LD= Capacity 260/30 mono or 550/50 braid
2-speed Squall...
08-21-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,371
Posted By Tunanorth

A little longer and more comprehensive video...

A little longer and more comprehensive video overview of the entire new International VI series.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gsxsm_UDOv4
07-27-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,986
Posted By Tunanorth

warranty

The instructions outline what you need to do.
You did them and they did not respond?




Rod Service
PENN warrants to the original purchaser that its rods are free from defects in materials or...
07-25-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,990
Posted By Tunanorth

Bear in mind that the Penn Baja Special has been...

Bear in mind that the Penn Baja Special has been discontinued for several years. Current equivalent model is the U.S. Senator US113N, which is extremely popular as a grouper/general bottom fishing...
07-23-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,986
Posted By Tunanorth

No support? Did you reach out to them? Link...

No support?
Did you reach out to them?
Link to warranty instructions http://www.pennfishing.com/PENN-warranty.html
As noted, the "combo" rods are indeed fairly inexpensive; comparing them to...
07-22-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,113
Posted By Tunanorth

Southern California/Baja, or other location?

Southern California/Baja, or other location?
07-21-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,917
Posted By Tunanorth

FTR, Penn Internationals are Made in USA.

FTR, Penn Internationals are Made in USA.
07-17-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 699
Posted By Tunanorth

I have used the Carnage quite a bit in SoCal...

I have used the Carnage quite a bit in SoCal waters. It balances best with 7500-size reels [PENN sizing system], and 65-pound braid. Best casting is with mid-size poppers like the 2.5 ounce...
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