Since Otto Henze founded the Penn fishing Tackle Company in 1932, they have been at the forefront of modern reel design and production. Penn pride ourselves on the fact that millions of experienced anglers around the world put their faith in Penn products every day. That's what inspires them to continue their founder's dream of manufacturing the world's highest quality fishing tackle. The Penn Squall Level Wind reel is the successor to the GT series reels which have been around for decades and proven themselves on big fish. The Squall LW has all of the proven features of the GT series, with the addition of improved gear ratios and an Instant Anti-Reverse bearing, in a more compact package. Left hand sizes available in the 20 and 30 sizes. Reel is built to last with a lightweight graphite frame and side plate, forged and machined aluminum spool with line capacity rings along with a bronze main gear and stainless steel pinion gear. Reel is equipped with HT-100 drag system and has 2 stainless steel bearings. Instant anti-reverse round out this tough conventional reel. Reel is available in three models depending on your line weight requirements. The first model is for 280 yds. (256 meters), 17 lbs. (7.7 kg) test line, with maximum drag of 15 lbs. (6.8 kg), gear ratio of 4.9:1, retrieve rate of 28" (71 cm) and weighs 16.2 oz. (459.3 g). The second model is for 315 yds. (288 meters) 20 lbs. (4.5 kg) test line, with maximum drag of 15 lbs. (6.8 kg), gear ratio of 4.9:1, retrieve rate of 28" (71 cm) and weighs 16.9 oz. (479.1 g). The third model is for 370 yds. (338.33 meters), 30 lbs. (13.6 kg) test line, with maximum drag of 20 lbs. (9 kg), gear ratio of 4.9:1, retrieve rate of 35" (89 cm) and weighs 20.9 oz. (592.5 g). All three models have 3 bearings, mechanical breaking system, star drag and right hand handle positions.