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Penn International 12VSX Reel

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Penn International 12VSX Extreme Drag 2-Speed Reel

Proudly made in Philadelphia, the International® VSX is engineered for anglers needing e’X’treme ranges especially when fishing superlines. The VSX achieves a range of 24 pounds of max drag at strike on the 12 size and a total of 80 pounds on the 130 size, which on average is 30 to 60% higher than International V two speed reels.

Dura Drag™

The Dura-Drag system results in smoother start ups and virtually eliminates hesitation, even under extreme drag settings. 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.

Made In The USA

The International VSX is built in our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania manufacturing center. Our experienced crew has been designing and producing durable, high-quality reels in this facility since 1932.

Quick Shift™ 2-Speed System

The Quick-Shift 2-speed system shifts into high or low gear allowing you to easily adjust to any fishing situation on the fly.


The Push-to-Turn preset drag knob eliminates accidental changes to the drag and prevents lost fish due to pulled hooks or slack in your line.

Ultimate Adjustable Clicker

The ultimate adjustable clicker on the 12VSX allows for the greatest range of bait clicker settings in the industry. Simply turn the dial clockwise to increase the tension for fishing bigger baits or turn it counterclockwise to lighten the tension for smaller baits or to detect lighter strikes. (Available on 12VSX size only)

Full Metal Body

Constructed with full metal body and side plates to keep precise gear alignment under heavy loads. There is a reason PENN International® reels are considered The Gold Standard in high quality, big game reels. We hold ourselves to a higher standard. So when building the most respected big game reels on the market, we take extra steps to ensure our reels perform better and last longer. 




  • Ratcheted drag lever prevents “drag creep” caused by hours of trolling and vibrations
  • Shielded stainless steel ball bearings
  • Stainless steel reel stand
  • Braid Ready to handle the strain that braided lines put on a reel
  • 130VSX has titanium handle blank
  • Ultimate adjustable clicker available on 12VSX only


ModelMono Cap. (yds/lb)Braid Cap. (yds/lb)BearingsMax Drag @ Strike / @ FullGear Ratio High/LowLine Retrieve High/LowWeight
12VSX 360/30 • 300/40 • 220/50 750/50 • 625/65 • 525/80 4 24lbs. / 36lbs. 5.0:1 / 2.5:1 38/19 33(oz)
16VSX 1075/16 • 700/20 • 480/30 825/65 • 700/80 • 600/100 4 30lbs. / 42lbs. 4.3:1 / 1.7:1 36/15 41(oz)
30VSX 525/30 • 320/50 • 280/60 775/80 • 650/100 • 550/130 4 38lbs. / 50lbs. 3.8:1 / 1.6:1 37/15 60(oz)
50VSX 500/50 • 440/60 • 330/80 875/130 • 775/150 • 650/200 4 44lbs. / 56lbs. 3.1:1 / 1.3:1 34/14 76(oz)
130VSX 975/130 • 850/150 • 525/200 3650/150 • 2975/200 • 2475/250 6 80lbs. / 100lbs. 2.2:1 / 1.2:1 38/21 176(oz)

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