New PENN International reels (Gold only)

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    Posted: 23 Aug 2017 at 11:37am
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How sexy and cool do the new PENN Internationals look - updated and looking smart and best thing is they still come out of the good ole USA
 
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These look awesome, the handle upgrade is very much needed. Weight of the 50w looks awesome as well, 500g lighter than a 50w Tiagra if the specs are to be believed! When will they be hitting NZ?
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Originally posted by Stonefish Stonefish wrote:

These look awesome, the handle upgrade is very much needed. Weight of the 50w looks awesome as well, 500g lighter than a 50w Tiagra if the specs are to be believed! When will they be hitting NZ?
 
Yes it's all looking good - they will be available early to mid next month...
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Why arent the X models pushed hard in shops as an altenative to a talica? i have never seen one in a shop before. i think they have the potential to really take off as some people just dont like buying shimano
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Good to see some Tiagra styling in there LOL
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Nice Jas, some real innovation. The drag position using pulled makes sense and a really significant range.
Will we see the entire range here?
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have they worked out how to make a clicker that works yet?
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We will be doing a full write up on these shortly, as Jas indicates will be available next month in NZ.

Widerange if you have an issue with your Old PENN International clicker then best to bring it in for a service and for sure we can make your clicker loud and working. Seam to remember it worked fine on your Huge Swordfish a few years back?
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Originally posted by PE Pete PE Pete wrote:

Nice Jas, some real innovation. The drag position using pulled makes sense and a really significant range.
Will we see the entire range here?
 
Hi PE Pete - not the full range but we will be running the Gold's here in the below mods - the silver looks great to but no plans for these to be run....
 
INT12VISX INTERNATIONAL 12VISX REEL GLD 
INT16VIS INTERNATIONAL 16VIS REEL GLD
INT16VISX INTERNATIONAL 16VISX REEL GLD 
INT30VISW INTERNATIONAL 30VISW REEL GLD 
INT20VISX INTERNATIONAL 20VISX REEL GLD 
INT30VISX INTERNATIONAL 30VISX REEL GLD 
INT50VISW INTERNATIONAL 50VISW REEL GLD 
INT50VISX INTERNATIONAL 50VISX REEL GLD 
INT70VIS INTERNATIONAL 70VIS REEL GLD
INT80VISW INTERNATIONAL 80VISW REEL GLD
INT130VIS INTERNATIONAL 130VIS REEL GLD 
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Originally posted by huntaway.tom huntaway.tom wrote:

Why arent the X models pushed hard in shops as an altenative to a talica? i have never seen one in a shop before. i think they have the potential to really take off as some people just dont like buying shimano
 
Hi ht - yip I hear ya
 
With these new mod's coming out I am pushing for a lot more marketing here in NZ on them. The X mod's have always taken the back seat to the SW's to being wider etc but I'm getting myself the little 12 and 20 VISX I do love them....
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Hey Steve,
Na that clicker has never worker during my ownership of the reel seem to remember we've laughed about it before but despite services and "blue printing"...it's still crap
I've got a vxs? 50 (don't know if you've had that for a service)which has an equally ineffective clicker so assumed it's how they are.
As I caught that"huge sword" on a daytime drop the clicker wasn't used as it's more about getting tight after a bite.
I like my penn inters but tend to use them for bottom fishing more than trolling because of this issue
if it makes you feel better my experience of talicas is that they have a pretty crap clicker too,although they are just quiet.the switch doesn't jump out and disengage when an angry fish is pulling string.
Sooo,   have they put a decent clicker on the new models?
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Paul , we can do a couple of things to reduce the clicker shaft bouncing effect when loosing line rapidly, clicker plunger moves out and occasionally turns off, so we can reduce the travel of clicker and fit heavier return spring, drop your reel off sometime and I will do this modification for free.
As for the New Penn VI series , I have not seen inside one yet, however had a good look over one yesterday and they appear to be a totally new engineered reel, so let's hope Penn have address the clicker issue, I will have stock of these in about a weeks time, so will strip one down for inspection and full report then.
As for your Talica Clicker crap issue , best to return to Shimano NZ for a warranty claim.
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HAHAHAHAHA
So what you are saying Steve is Paul should see a Dr for his hearing loss and dementia as he can't here the clicker on the occasions he does remember to turn it on. 

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Ok guys, I have a new Penn 50 VISW here for anyone interested to have a look and play with, will strip and report shortly, they certainly feel different and 20% lighter than previous model, would think they will fit in well with Gamefishing season not far away, anyone looking for new game reels should seriously consider these as an option, cheers swordfishsteve
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Here is image of my stock reel, soon to be stripped:

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Reel porn. Interesting looking handle👍
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Hey Pete, yes it is a very comfortable handle knob, see more info here On Trade me here:https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1407256872

My intention is to Inform Not offend, so please no crap throwing Smile
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Hi Steve, Any upgrades or changed with the internals/drag? Or mainly just a facelift change with a new handle?
If you do a write up id been keen to chuck it in our fishing club newsletter as a few of the non computer savvy members would be interested in a read.
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Originally posted by Tonyg26 Tonyg26 wrote:

Hi Steve, Any upgrades or changed with the internals/drag? Or mainly just a facelift change with a new handle?
If you do a write up id been keen to chuck it in our fishing club newsletter as a few of the non computer savvy members would be interested in a read.
Cheers Tony, WSFC


Prettttttty sure these new ones use a thrust bearing assembly (a la Okuma Makaira) to eliminate lateral loads on the pinion bearing, meaning you can run tons of drag and not have the handle get stiff or crush the pinion bearing in short order.
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Hey Guys
So we had a look inside the New Penn 50 VISW reel yesterday, very interesting changes with many New Design features including New Clicker Design, New Design Quick Shift II, New Design Longer Handle crank arm and Ergonomic T Bar Knob, New Pull Bar Twin Dura Drag Sealed System, New Design Double Dog Silent Anti Reverse, 12% Lighter, New Design Adjustable Strike Stop, New design Harness Lugs & Line Capacity Rings on Spool.
Not using thrust bearing ( Makaira) 
Call in for a look if anyone interested in feeling the differences, cheers swordfishsteveSmile

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