The Penn Warfare Star Drag multiplier reel is engineered to be
an extremely versatile all-rounder at an affordable price. It makes a great
backup or beginner reel, with a lot of durability features you usually expect
from more expensive models, including an instant anti-reverse bearing, HT-100
carbon fibre drag washers and machined brass main and pinion gears.
For such an affordable reel, you’ll be surprised at the smoothness
of the drag and the retrieve, whether you’re fishing with braid or mono. Line
Capacity Rings eliminate the question of how much line you have left when
fighting a fish. Instant anti-reverse is becoming more ubiquitous on high-end
reels, but Penn managed to include an instant anti-reverse bearing in the
Warfare Star Drag reels without inflating the price. This will let the line to
pay out while the handle remains stationary.
Strength & Lightness
The graphite frame and sideplates keep the weight down, but
the rigid aluminium rings on the sides help reinforce against twisting from
powerful fish. The spool is forged and machined from aluminium, while the main
and pinion gear are both machined brass. Meanwhile, the drag washers are made
from Penn’s famous HT-100 carbon fibre, which is laminated on fibreglass and run
through a stamping die. HT-100 drag systems make Penn reels like this
exceptional in their power and strength. It’s rare to see quality workmanship
like this on a budget fishing reel.
Star Drag vs Level Wind
Because the Star Drag doesn’t have a level wind, there’s less risk of you releasing the drag and losing your fish. This makes it a better model for beginners or for anglers who are targeting small-medium sized fish. If you want to adjust your drag, use a line guide or want the option of a left-handed reel, you should consider.
Warfare Star Drag Reel Size Differences
|Mono Capacity (yards/lb)|
|Braid Capacity (yards/lb)|
|Weight||18.3oz (519g)||19.6oz (556g)|
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