New PENN Squall II Star Drag Reels Bring User-Friendly Features to Saltwater Anglers

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The new PENN® Squall® II Star Drag reels, designed to meet the rigors of hard-hitting saltwater species from the surf or the boat, are being upgraded with angler-friendly features.

Lightweight and quick on the retrieve, the PENN Squall II Star Drag reels are made even more castable thanks to a revolutionary Live Spindle design and free-floating spool. Equipped with a high-strength, marine-grade bronze alloy main gear and PENN’s proprietary Fast Gear Access Sideplate, the gears and drag system can be quickly accessed for service, making this reel more angler friendly than ever.

At the heart of the PENN Squall II Star Drag reels is a Versa-Drag™ system with HT-100™ washers that give the reel a smooth drag that wears down fish while minimizing impact on the line. Ultra-smooth thanks to its 6+1 shielded, stainless-steel ball bearings system, the reels are ideal for surf fishing and light-duty offshore fishing. The 15CS (Casting Special) model also features upgraded spool bearings and a knob mag dial for the ultimate in control while casting.

The Squall II Star Drag series is available in five sizes, ranging from Sizes 12 to 40. All configurations of the new PENN Squall II reels are available in both right- and left-handed models and have an MSRP of $149.95 to $169.95.

PENN® Squall® II Star Drag Reels: Specifications

Sizes:

12 • 15 • 15 Casting Special • 25 Narrow • 30 • 40

All sizes available in both right- and left-handed configurations

Drag Range:

20 to 25 pounds, depending on model

Key Features:

• Graphite frame and sideplates

• High-strength, marine-grade bronze alloy main gear

• Stainless steel pinion gear

• Live Spindle with free-floating spool

• Versa-Drag® system with HT-100™ washers

• 6+1 shielded stainless-steel ball bearing system

• Fast Gear Access Side Plate

MSRP:

$149.95 to $169.95

Availability:

September 2020

PENN Squall II Star Drag Combos: Specifications

Reel Size / Rod Pairing:

• 15 / Surf Rod

• 25 Narrow / Jigging Rod

• 30 / Boat Rod

Key Features:

• Graphite frame and sideplates

• Fast Gear Access Sideplate

• Live Spindle with Free Floating Spool

• 6+1 shielded stainless steel ball bearing system

• Tubular Graphite Composite Blank

• PENN® Dura-Guides

• Graphite reel seat

MSRP:

$199.99

Availability:

September 2020

About Pure Fishing

Pure Fishing, Inc. is a leading global provider of fishing tackle, lures, rods and reels with a portfolio of brands that includes Abu Garcia®, All Star®, Berkley®, Fenwick®, Fin-Nor®, Greys®, Hardy®, Hodgman®, Johnson®, JRC®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Pflueger®, Sebile®, Shakespeare®, SpiderWire®, Stren®, Ugly Stik®, and Van Staal®.