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Penn Inernational Baitcasters

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the price is not too bad compared to a abu if the penn is better quality. The 965 is $240 and the 975 is $260 and goes up from there for the lever drag models.

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I've owned a 965 and several 975's, sold them all. Great reels, Mickey Mouse push button release. As far as the internals, can someone elaborate, I've opened both the 975 and Abu's, and can't recall that one is superior to the other internallyheadscratch.gif

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abu has that copper dog for ati reverse and penn has the one way "sometimes" roller bearing former reels are lighter but the latter palm easier yada yada yada

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View PostI've owned a 965 and several 975's, sold them all. Great reels, Mickey Mouse push button release. As far as the internals, can someone elaborate, I've opened both the 975 and Abu's, and can't recall that one is superior to the other internallyheadscratch.gif

 

The drag is different... very very different.

 

I can cast just as far with my old penn 965 as with my abu 6500 big game... had the abu first, but now its my backup reel.

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