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Penn Sargus Reel Test

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Penn Sargus

The Sargus is a superb, tough yet light weight spinning reel from

It features five stainless steel bearings and a rotor bearing for silky smooth operation, plus a corrosion resistant aluminium alloy body. The front drag knob is sealed to prevent water or sand intrusion, with fine adjustment for that perfect drag setting.

Other key features include Penn’s techno-balanced rotor, a non-twist line roller and inter-changeable handle from left hand to right hand. The high ratio gear system and powerful drag makes this a serious addition for the surf or boat angler.

There are five sizes available, the largest with a spool capacity of 310 yards of 20lb nylon. Obviously a great deal more if you load up with braid. The spec recommends its use for flatties, bass, mullet etc, but I prefer to push tackle to its limits. Loaded with 30lb braid, I used it on a recent tope trip where it performed impeccably.



The powerful drag system and tough gearing made short work of the searing runs from a thirty-pounder, easily matching the 10,000 size boat reels I normally use. It would be excellent for up-tiding, targeting tope, rays and smoothound too.

Not content with the tope, I used it again for some deep water angling out of Ballycastle. Over slack water in 400 feet I dropped down baited feathers to see what was about and lifted double figure ling and conger without any bother at all. If you prefer a fixed spool for salt water boat angling, you won’t go far wrong with this kit.



Take note pikers, when you head out toping in Carlingford Lough with your pike rods and delicate bait runners, think about the Penn Sargus as an alternative reel that offers decent salt water protection, buckets of power and a smooth drag system to easily deal with those initial screaming takes.




  • 5+1 stainless steel ball bearings
  • Infinite anti-reverse
  • Techno balanced rotor
  • Machined aluminium spool
  • Sealed drag system
  • Non twist line roller
  • Aluminium frame and rotor



Available from all good tackle shops

Trade enquiries: Pure Fishing

Tel: 00 44 (0) 1527 405410



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