Custom built for light-tackle big-game fishing, the Penn Torque 2-Speed Lever Drag won’t leave you undergunned. The weight of the reel has been reduced 40 percent from the previous generation without any loss of strength. The Quick-Shift two-speed system shifts the machined stainless-steel gears smoothly, and the reel sports the same sealed drag found in much-larger International V Big Game reels. The forged-aluminum braid-ready spool features capacity rings to help the fisherman keep track of line lost in battle, with the size 40 holding up to 565 yards of 80-pound braid. It’s available in four sizes: 15, 25, 30 and 40.
Price: $549 to $599