The PENN Squall Star Drag is lightweight, quick on the retrieve, and extremely castable due to its revolutionary Live Spindle design. The revolutionary Live Spindle design makes the Squall one of the longest casting reels on the market. Powerful HT-100™ drag system can put the breaks on any big kingfish or yellowtail.


Adjusta-Mag: is your fine tuning adjustment for precision control settings. It contains a magnet composed of rare earth metals, which emit a magnetic field. This magnetic field, through a series of complex molecular interactions, alters the rotational speed of any electrically conductive material passing through its field. ( Available on 12 and 15 sizes only )

Revolutionary Live Spindle design is the reason the Squall Star Drag is the most castable reel in the market place. The improved configuration allows the spool to spin independently of the spindle and pinion gear, which significantly reduces friction experienced from the extreme acceleration of the spool when casting. Other reels using a “fixed spindle” design slow the rotation of the spool and reduce casting distance. Additionally the Live Spindle improves the retrieve of the reel because the spindle and pinion do not need to turn relative to each other during heavy loads, unlike a “fixed spindle” reels that result in a difficult retrieve and erratic drag.

VERSA-DRAG By rearranging the sequence of the keyed metal washers and eared HT-100 washers the reel can be set up for fishing a wide range of drag settings without additional parts.

VERSA-HANDLE system allows the angler to choose how long the handle should be in less than a minute, tools are included with each reel.


  • Lightweight graphite frame
  • Machined and anodized aluminum spool
  • Externally adjustable magnetic casting brake ( SQL12 and SQL15 only )
  • High Strength marine grade bronze alloy main gear
  • Precision machined stainless steel pinion gear
  • Live Spindle with free floating spool
  • Versa-Drag system allows for multiple drag settings for various fishing conditions
  • 6 shielded stainless steel ball bearings
  • HT-100 drag washers provide smooth drag under heavy loads
  • Instant anti-reverse bearing with silent back up ratchet
Versa Drag System Line Capacity Rings Live Spindle HT-100 Drag Washers Versa Handle Infinite Anti-Reverse
Model Mono Cap
Braid Cap
Bearings Max Drag
Gear Ratio Line Retrieve


SQL12 270/12 230/15 160/20 525/15 430/20 320/30 6+1 15 6.0:1 28 14.4
SQL15 280/15 240/17 190/20 500/20 380/30 270/50 6+1 15 6.0:1 28 14.6
SQL25N 320/20 300/25 220/30 650/30 450/50 370/65 6+1 20 6.0:1 40 18.0
SQL30 440/20 300/30 250/40 625/50 500/65 440/80 6+1 20 6.0:1 40 18.5
SQL40 350/30 300/40 220/50 725/50 600/65 525/80 6+1 20 6.0:1 40 19.0
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