I think biggest mistake Penn made with those is going to alum spools. They corrode and look like crap after a year. Going to alum spools to loose a few ounces was stupid..take one said:anyone have any experience with the 113HLW and the 114HLW
Dunk,Dunk said:I think biggest mistake Penn made with those is going to alum spools. They corrode and look like crap after a year. Going to alum spools to loose a few ounces was stupid..
I've two red plate high speed 6/0's(114H) a red side plate high speed 4/0 113H and a black plate 9/0 115. You can have them all for 150 bucks. Nothing wrong with any of them except they should be serviced and cleaned. Actually they are really simple to work on.. The 113 is full of 40lb monel wire. No alum spools here, all chrome over bronze. There's just going to waste here. I'm done with heavy reels like that. Avet is the way to go.
new for this year......Bob ECT said:They still make the 113HSP with the brass spool but not the 114
I 100% agree. As long as the senators and internationals are still engineer'd and made in the USA, I will continue to buy them. I pray everyday that they remain here and not go oversea's , because if that day ever comes I am going to be one unhappy persontool box said:Senators are the best reels for the money on the market IMO. We used 6/0's for years and never had a problem, caught a lot of large fish with them, tuna, shark, mahi. Last year when I bought the new rig I upgraded all the reels to Internationals.
Treat them right and they will last a lifetime, you cannot go wrong with them for the money they are great.