Penn Squall Lever Drag Reel Left Hand Retrieve – SQL40LDLH - Review
The Penn Squall Lever Drag Reel, specifically the SQL40LDLH model, was designed with a focus on functionality and comfort. One notable feature is that the lever drag does not stick out above the reel's frame. This design prevents the fishing line from getting caught or tangled on the lever. The reel itself is made with lightweight graphite frame and sideplates, along with a forged and machined aluminum spool. The main and pinion gears are crafted from high-strength marine grade bronze. To ensure smooth operation, the reel also includes Dura-Drag washers that minimize hesitation even when using extreme drag settings. The 50 and 60 sizes of the reel have switchblade harness lugs, while the drag lever is ratcheted to prevent any unintended changes in drag caused by prolonged trolling and vibrations. The reel features line capacity rings and a 5+1 shielded stainless steel bearing system. Additionally, it has an instant anti-reverse bearing with a silent back up ratchet.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can this reel be used for saltwater fishing?
Yes, the Penn Squall Lever Drag Reel is designed to withstand the harsh conditions of saltwater fishing. Its lightweight graphite frame and sideplates are corrosion-resistant, and the forged and machined aluminum spool ensures durability even in saltwater environments.
2. Is the drag system smooth and reliable?
Yes, the Penn Squall Lever Drag Reel features a Dura-Drag system that provides smooth and consistent drag performance. The Dura-Drag washers minimize hesitation, even when using high drag settings, ensuring a reliable and efficient fishing experience.
3. Does the reel have a silent anti-reverse feature?
Yes, the Penn Squall Lever Drag Reel is equipped with an instant anti-reverse bearing with a silent back up ratchet. This feature prevents the handle from turning backward during a fish's run, providing a solid hookset and enhanced control over your catch.
4. Can this reel handle large fish species?
Absolutely! The Penn Squall Lever Drag Reel is designed to handle large fish species. With its high-strength marine grade bronze gears and sturdy construction, this reel offers the power and reliability needed for battling and landing big game fish.
5. Is this reel suitable for left-handed anglers?
Yes, the Penn Squall Lever Drag Reel is available in a left-hand retrieve model (SQL40LDLH). It is designed to provide comfort and ease of use for left-handed anglers, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable fishing experience.View Buying Options