Conventional Reels - Gear ratio describes how many spool rotations completed with one full rotation of the handle.
Spinning Reels - Gear ratio describes how many rotor rotations completed with one full rotation of the handle.
The PENN International VSX series is designed for heavy drags and braided lines. 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 fully machined 2 SPEED stainless steel gear train is the biggest in the business. The Dura-Drag system results in a smoother start up and virtually eliminates hesitation, even under extreme drag settings.