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 Squall Level Wind reel is the successor to the GT series reels which have been around for decades and proven themselves on big fish. The Squall LW has all of the proven features of the GT series, with the addition of improved gear ratios and an Instant Anti-Reverse bearing, in a more compact package. Left hand sizes available in the 20 and 30 sizes.