These Penn International VSX Combos will satisfy Big-Game Anglers fishing super-braid lines with heavier drag settings. The 30VSX and 50VSX are paired with VS3080ARA56 and VS5010ARA56 standup rods, which feature all AFTCO rollers.
Penn International VSX models are constructed to achieve the extreme drag ranges expected by anglers fishing with super-braids. 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, Penn VSX models have been engineered to achieve these extreme drag settings while maintaining an appropriate and smooth drag curve throughout the entire range of the drag-lever. Simply put, Penn Engineering at its finest.
Ideal for any offshore challenge, Penn International V ARA Stand-up Rods feature all AFTCO Rollers for minimal line wear, tubular P450 Glass, and a machined, Aluminum Butt, gimbal, and reel seat for maximum lifting power and durability. Foregrip material is EVA foam for the ultimate in durability and comfort.
Designed for the extreme angler, Penn International VSX Reels are intended for Big-Game Anglers fishing super-braid lines with heavier drag settings.
Machine-Cut, Heat-Treated Stainless Steel Main and Pinion Gears, and Drag Cam
Powerful Double-Disc Drag with 150-Degree Drag Quadrant
Graduated Push-to-Turn Preset
Four Aircraft-Grade, Sealed, Stainless Steel Ball Bearings
Machined, Gold Anodized One-Piece Frame
Forged & Machined Spool and Side Plates
Stainless Steel Reel Stand
Penn Extreme Drag Cam (30VXS 35-lb@Strike Max; 50VSX 45-lb@Strike Max)
I used this when sailing from Guatemala to Hisponala worked fine. Put away until we went to BVI and pulled out gears quit working, Had to carry home and contacted PENN who were great. They paid shipping both ways, fixed the problem, and turn around time was great.
Consthink all products might have an issue but having a company stand behind the product is huge.