The Ultimate Big Game Saltwater Fishing Reel

Penn Senator 9/0 Star Drag Saltwater Fishing Reel 2.5:1 Big Game Model 115L2

The Penn Senator 9/0 (model 115L2) is the worlds best known big game trolling reel. This rugged workhorse has earned IGFA big game world records for more years than any other reel in the industry. Now this classic is offered with a custom frame constructed from one piece of aircraft grade aluminum to reduce frame twist and improve rigidity under heavy loads.


Penn Senator 9/0 Star Drag Saltwater Fishing Reel 2.5:1 Big Game Model 115L2

The Penn Senator series is world renowned as the most universally respected, durable star-drag saltwater fishing reel ever made. Its rugged design allows it to be an offshore workhorse that has amassed more IGFA Big Game world records than any other reel in its class. This hard-working reel is a must-have for trolling anglers looking for dependability at a great price. This dependable reel features Bakelight sideplates and stainless steel frame rings, machined and anodized aluminum spool, marine grade bronze alloy main gear, and a multi-disc star drag system with smooth HT-100 drag washers. Other features include 2 shielded stainless steel ball bearings, a heavy duty clicker, and a convertible power handle. A graphite rod clamp is included. This new custom frame features a forged aluminum construction that eliminates the chrome-over-brass crossbar found on previous frames and enhances rigidity to prevent frame-flex.

Gear Ratio

A classic 9/0 senator with a low gear ratio for trolling, casting and bottom fishing for large saltwater gamefish such as Amberjack, Marlin and Tuna. This reel is also suitable for tackling other larger species such as Grouper, Giant Black Seabass and Halibut.


First launched in 1936, the legendary Senator series has endured the test of time and is world renowned as one of the most universal, respected star drag reels on the market today. This venerable workhorse has amassed more IGFA big game world records than any other brand in existence and is the choice of serious saltwater anglers everywhere. Its rugged design makes it equally at home “bucktailing” striper bass at Montauk or albacore trolling off California, wreck fishing off New Jersey or giant halibut in Alaska. HT-100 drag washers ensure smooth drag under heavy loads and a stainless steel frame rings enhance rigidity to prevent frame-flex. These features make the Senator a truly versatile workhorse that will not let you down.

Line Capacity

The 9/0 senator spooled with 60-100 pound test line will allow you to trolling for larger saltwater game fish such as Amberjack, Tuna, Black Seabass, Grouper, and Giant Halibut. This kit includes a custom made frame made from aircraft grade aluminum which replaces 4 of the original chrome over brass crossbars on the stock senator allowing for increased strength and a sleek look.

The powerful and durable PENN Senator has written the book on saltwater angling, with over 180 IGFA world records held by this classic reel. Serious fishermen rely on the Senator for a wide range of applications, from “bucktailing” striper bass at Montauk to albacore trolling off California, wreck fishing in Florida or tackling giant halibut in Alaska.

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