Best Budget Big Game Reel

The best budget big game reel is the Penn Squall Leverwind and Penn Squall Lever Drag 2-Speed reel. The Squall Leverwind is a smaller capacity reel while the Squall Lever Drag 2-speed is a large Tuna or Marlin reel. These 2 Penn reels are high quality, reliable and tough big game reels. Penn has been making fishing reels since 1932 and continues today because of one thing….they make excellent reels. Take a look at these 2 budget big game fishing reels here…Penn Squall Big Game Fishing Reels at

Penn Squall Leverwind Big Game Reel Specifications

  • Penn SQL30LW squall conventional Reel, RH
  • 2 Ball Bearings and 1 Roller Bearing
  • 4.9: 1 ratio
  • Aluminum spool
  • Braided line capacity: 30 lb 1020 yards, 50 lb 710 yards
  • Mono line capacity: 25 lb 455 yards, 30 lb 370 yards
  • Reels saltwater level wind
  • Graphite frame and side plates decrease reel weight
  • Machined high-strength main gear is marine grade bronze alloy
  • High strength stainless steel pinion gear for the optimal smoothness

Penn Squall Lever Drag 2-Speed Big Game Reel Specifications

  • Reel, RH
  • 3 Ball Bearings and 1 Roller Bearing
  • 2.9:1 / 1.5:1 ratio
  • Aluminum spool
  • Braided line capacity: 2485 yards of 65 lb, 2145 yards of 80 lb and  1835 yards of 100 lb
  • Mono line capacity: 1550 yards of 30 lb, 890 yards of 50 lb and 565 yards of 80 lb
  • Reels saltwater lever drag
  • Lightweight yet powerful lever drag fishing reel with graphite frame and sideplates makes it ideal for big game saltwater fishing
  • Quick Shift 2-speed system easily shifts into high or low gear
  • Dura-Drag system virtually eliminates snags and hesitation, even under extreme drag settings
  • Double dog ratchet system prevents handle from reversing