Designed to maximise the direct power of modern high performance braid lines, the Penn International VSX 2-speed reels feature a full metal body and side-plates to retain perfectear alignment under maximum load. The ultra smooth but extremely powerful lever drag system incorporating Dura Drag washers ensures a smooth delivery of line on demand, even when set heavy, with the smallest 12VSX reel capable of applying an astonishing 36lbs of drag pressure. The drag is also ratcheted to prevent drag creep when constantly trolling. The Quick-Shift 2-speeder change is instantly finger tip controlled, with the lower option there to put maximum pressure on big fish at depth. But with strategically positioned shielded stainless steel ball-bearings in place, even under heavy pressure, the retrieve is smooth and powerful. Penn's long heritage and expertise has produced a reel for record breakers, and includes the 12VSX and 16VSX models ideal for many European and UK situations.