PENN® Z Series Made in the U.S.A. – Back By Popular Demand

50 years ago PENN® created the Z Series spinning reels, a simple reel by anyone’s standards. It was the simplicity that made the reel so trustworthy and popular.

Now, in response to consumer demand, the reel returns to the PENN line up exactly as it was built ten years ago. PENN will reintroduce two models in the Z Series, the bailed 704 model and the bail-less 706 model. Both reels are built with minimal parts, making the Z Series an easy to use, easy to maintain piece of tackle. No updates or changes have been made so parts will be interchangeable with older models of the reel still in the hands of PENN’s loyal saltwater anglers.

The Full Metal Body has a graphite sideplate. HT-100™ carbon fiber drag washers are always smooth and won’t overheat. The spool is machined and anodized aluminum. For smooth cranking the reel features a machine cut brass main gear and stainless steel pinion gear.

The 704Z utilizes one shielded stainless steel ball bearing and weighs 23.5 ounces with a 3.8:1 gear ratio that collects 30 inches of line for each turn of the standard paddle handle. Built with the use of monofilament line in mind, both Z Series models carry a maximum drag of 15 pounds. Line capacity is 235 yards of 20-pound mono or 335 yards of 50-pound braid.

The bail-less 706Z has three shielded stainless steel ball bearings, weighs 22.8 ounces with a 3.8:1 gear ratio and retrieves 33 inches of line for each turn of the pancake handle. Line capacity is 270 yards of 25-pound mono or 335 yards of 65-pound braid.

704Z [$199.95]

Line capacity: 235 yards/20-pound mono or 335/50 braid
Gear ratio: 3.8:1 or Inches per turn: 30
Max drag with freespool: 15
Weight: 23.5 ounces

706Z – Bail-less [$199.95]

Line capacity: 270 yards/25-pound mono or 335/65 braid
Gear ratio: 3.8:1 or Inches per turn: 33
Max drag with freespool: 15
Weight: 22.8 ounces