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Equipment Review: PENN International VI

Western Outdoor NewsPublished: Sep 13, 2018

The Penn International series is now better than ever!


After nearly 15 years, the PENN International big game reel will get a makeover. The NEW International VI reel series is made in the USA of domestic and imported components at the historic PENN Fishing Tackle Manufacturing Company building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Refined and modernized, the new PENN International VI redefines offshore big game reels once again and puts anglers one step closer to that trophy of a lifetime. The new reel series features many upgrades which include a weight reduction on key sizes, a new silent anti-reverse and a more refined/adjustable Dura-Drag system. The new series features 28 models in both gold and silver, single speed and two-speed, wide and narrow.


• Machined and anodized aluminum body and side plates

• Stainless steel main and pinion gears

• Quick-Shift II™ 2-speed system**

• Sealed Dura-Drag™ system

• Versa-Strike Adjustable Strike stop

• Double-dog ratchet anti-reverse

• Line Capacity Rings

• Made in USA of domestic and imported components

*All product comparisons are versus prior generation of PENN V Series International.

**Select Models

MSRP: $499.95 – $1,299.95

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