Penn International VSX Conventional Reel
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Proudly made in Philadelphia, the International® VSX is engineered for anglers needing e’X’treme ranges especially when fishing superlines. The VSX achieves a range of 24 pounds of max drag at strike on the 12 size and a total of 80 pounds on the 130 size, which on average is 30 to 60% higher than International V two speed reels.
Made In The USA
The International VSX is built in our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania manufacturing center. Our experienced crew has been designing and producing durable, high-quality reels in this facility since 1932.
The Dura-Drag system results in smoother start ups and virtually eliminates hesitation, even under extreme drag settings. Unlike other products that advertise their high-potential drag settings but fail to inform you that these drag settings result in drag curves that are anything but angler friendly, and have a high potential to pop lines, pull hooks, and result in lost fish.
Quick Shift™ 2-Speed System
The Quick-Shift 2-speed system shifts into high or low gear allowing you to easily adjust to any fishing situation on the fly.
Full Metal Body
Constructed with full metal body and side plates to keep precise gear alignment under heavy loads. There is a reason PENN International® reels are considered The Gold Standard in high quality, big game reels. We hold ourselves to a higher standard. So when building the most respected big game reels on the market, we take extra steps to ensure our reels perform better and last longer.
The Push-to-Turn preset drag knob eliminates accidental changes to the drag and prevents lost fish due to pulled hooks or slack in your line.
Braid ready to handle the strain that braided lines put on a reel.
Ultimate Adjustable Clicker
The ultimate adjustable clicker on the 12VSX allows for the greatest range of bait clicker settings in the industry. Simply turn the dial clockwise to increase the tension for fishing bigger baits or turn it counterclockwise to lighten the tension for smaller baits or to detect lighter strikes. (Available on 12VSX size only)
PENN Custom Shop Product Video with George Poveromo (Video)
There's no denying it, Austro-anglers like to look good and thanks to PENN Reels and their brand new PENN custom shop, you could have your International V Series reels done up in one of seven different colors.
In other words, you have your typical International Gold, in addition to that now, you could have International Silver, you have Solid Black, Gun Smoke, American Red, American Blue, and Tournament Pink, plus you could have a reel done in any combination of those seven exciting colors.
Take for example my 30 Internationals, I opted to have these reels done up all in Gun smoke because I felt that that gives a reel a solid, classy look and plus, when I'm off-shore trolling at 30-pound class tackle, everything looks just so cool and nice.
When I do tuna chunking with my 16 Internationals, I had the 16 Internationals done up in the American Blue with the International Silver spool and also the International Silver drag lever. And I just think that that color combination just lends it a rich, solid look.
In addition to having the different colors to match up your style of fishing or your boat, for example, I find it also helps to differentiate the tackle.
For example, when we do that light tackle trolling with a 30-pound class skier, I have the Gun Smoke reels for that job. It's for when it's time to chunk or do some general light tackle troll of some smaller gear, I have the American Blue International 16.
Now to top it all off, PENN reels will engrave the side plate of the reel. They give you a choice of numerous game fish patterns that could go on to the plate itself. And as you can see from my reel, I have my name, my vessel's name, and I opt to stick with the PENN logo just to lend that power to that reel.
So when you factor in the whole new PENN custom shop program, it just lends another element to your off-shore fishing. It's very easy to do and it doesn't cost that much more to order you reels like this.
You just go on PENNCustomShop.com, design your reel, and then send that order to a registered PENN dealer and that's all there is to it.
So thanks to PENN reels, looking good off-shore has never been easier.
Please be careful when ordering this product, it has limitations that differ from our General 30-day Return Policy. After all, we want you to be satisfied with your order so you'll return again and again as an iboats.com customer, and to also recommend us to your boating friends
- Pure Fishing
Fishing Gear & Equipment may be returned within the first 30 days after shipment if in new, unused condition with all original packaging in good condition; plus parts, accessories, manuals, and/or warranty cards included. You will need to receive a return authorization number (RA #) as well as instructions from our Customer Service Department.
Fishing Gear & Equipment Parts are subjected to a 10-20% restocking fee.
Returns will NOT be allowed on Fishing Bait & Lures.