No matter where you hail from, summer means outfitting time, and there’s no better season for searching out new gear. To that end, we editors at SWS have rounded up 11 great choices to enhance your summer fishing fun.
Feast your eyes on the Penn Torque Star Drag 25, Penn’s newest addition to its legendary lineup of saltwater reels. With a machined aluminum body and side plates, a lightweight forged aluminum spool, stainless-steel main and pinion gears, and a live spindle design for flawless free-spool, the reel is destined to put the wood to the big boys. Once hooked up, the Versa-Drag system, with HT-100 washers, seven shielded stainless-steel ball bearings and instant anti-reverse, will manhandle any fish. This reel is offered in both gold and black. All Penn Torque reels are made in the USA. $475.95
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