alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial 2018 Sneak Peak - PENN International VI
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« on: May 19, 2017, 07:55:52 AM »



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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2017, 09:31:25 AM »

Fantastic, Tony --

Thanks!

We should all be grateful that Penn is so proactive with this superior line of proven reels.

Can't wait to have one on the bench for a pre-fish service -- and to become more familiar with this new lineup.

The initial features pointed out are very well thought out.

One question:

If the A/R is silent -- does that mean there is just an ARB Bearing?  No dogs?  That might be a concern -- but I am sure that there is an explanation that makes sense for this capable line of reels.

Bravo!!!

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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2017, 09:35:10 AM »

That will get your juices flowing! Nice.
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 09:56:31 AM »

Fantastic, Tony --

Thanks!

We should all be grateful that Penn is so proactive with this superior line of proven reels.

Can't wait to have one on the bench for a pre-fish service -- and to become more familiar with this new lineup.

The initial features pointed out are very well thought out.

One question:

If the A/R is silent -- does that mean there is just an ARB Bearing?  No dogs?  That might be a concern -- but I am sure that there is an explanation that makes sense for this capable line of reels.

Bravo!!!

Best,

Fred


Hi Fred,

We will post more info and specs as we get closer to ICAST, but no ARB. 

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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 10:00:45 AM »

That is good -- Thanks again, Tony...

Best,

Fred
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2017, 10:50:56 AM »

Tony,
Thanks for sharing the sneak peak at the new product line with us here!

That reel looks good.  

I like the new quadrant/stike preset indicator, and the new shift button (hopefully its aluminum now since the plastic ones broke frequently.  More importantly the redesigned lever looks like it may solve the water/salt intrusion issues that were so common with the old design.  I am hoping the cam assembly was redesigned to be a bit larger in diameter as well, since they had a tendancy to bind following salt intrusion and storage, though I suspect it remains the same (then existing cam parts and production-related stuff remain usable on these models).  I am interested to see the newly designed dogs, and whether the drag or 2 speed mechanisms have been modified as well.  

I like what I can see so far.

John
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2017, 12:17:14 PM »

Would like to know the gear ratios.
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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2017, 01:59:24 PM »

very nice!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2017, 05:28:24 PM »

very nice!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2017, 06:16:33 PM »

I haven't seen the schematics, but I very much doubt that these reels have anti-reverse bearings. There are ways to make mechanical dogs silent -- Okuma does it on their Makairas and the smaller Avet reels (HX and smaller) have quiet, if not silent dogs -- and I'm sure that Penn did something similar.
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« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2017, 06:20:26 PM »

what sizes will this be in?
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« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2017, 06:28:06 PM »

Equivalent thread on BD: https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/video-for-new-penn-50visx.656458/

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« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2017, 05:02:37 PM »

Would like to know the gear ratios.

VISX's:
12=5.1-1/1.8-1
16=4.6-1/1.6-1
20=4.1-1/1.4-1
30=4.1-1/1.4-1
50=3.5-1/1.3-1
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« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2017, 05:25:02 PM »

Very nice!! Will the 20 have a spool about as narrow as an International ll 20T ??
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« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2017, 05:39:16 PM »

Very nice!! Will the 20 have a spool about as narrow as an International ll 20T ??



I'm old enough to remember the 20T, but too old to remember the exact dimensions!
The answer is "probably", and the capacity is 365/50 mono or 750/100 braid.
Max drag 50 pounds, weight 51 ounces.

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