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Penn International 16 Kite Reel


This Hooker Electric Penn 16 kite reel is capable of retrieving at speeds of 800 feet per min at 40 pounds of drag, with full variable speed.

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This Hooker Electric Penn® International® 16 VSX-VS Kite Reel is capable of retrieving at speeds of 800 feet per min at 40 pounds of drag, with full variable speed. This is not your typical kite reel.  The reel is compact, light, fast, and strong. The handle mechanism is retained and it can be used in low gear if needed.

Penn® International® 16 VSX-VS Kite Reel models are constructed to achieve the extreme drag ranges expected by anglers fishing with super-braids. Unlike other products that advertise their high-potential drag settings but fail to inform you that these drag settings result in drag curves that are anything but angler friendly, and have a high potential to pop lines, pull hooks, and result in lost fish, Penn® International® VSX models have been engineered to achieve these extreme drag settings while maintaining an appropriate and smooth drag curve throughout the entire range of the drag-lever. Simply put, Penn Engineering at its finest.

For the combo option, the Penn® International® VS is the light-line version [11 pounds strike/16 pounds full], and is generally intended for 16-40 pound lines, while the 16VSX is generally intended for 40-80 pound lines [28 pounds strike/40 pounds full]. The 16VS has plenty of inherent strength to handle higher drag settings. The 16VSX has slightly a lower gear ratio and comes with a metal rod clamp.

Please take note: This reel is capable of breaking spars under hi-wind conditions while flying your kites, so set your drag before use. No other reel manufacture can claim this fact!

16VSX Reel Features:

  • Machined and anodized aluminum body and side plates
  • Stainless steel main and pinion gears
  • Quick-Shift II™ 2-speed system
  • Dura-Drag™ system
  • Versa-Strike Adjustable Strike stop
  • Double-dog ratchet anti-reverse
  • Line Capacity Rings

Hooker Electric Attachment Features:

  • Powerful 1HP brushless 12VDC motor
  • Full variable speed control
  • Retains handle function

Motor Only: Hooker Electric drive and components installed on a customer supplied reel.
Combo: Hooker Electric drive and components installed on a brand new Penn reel.
Electrical: Motor is connected with a UL listed and CSA certified 30A Hubbell electrical connector.

Canada or Any Other International Purchases: Please place orders by phone only.

Additional information

Weight 12.75 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 14 × 10 in

16 VS Motor Only, 16 VS Combo, 16 VSX Motor Only, 16 VSX Combo


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