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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Push-to-Turn: 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.
Braid Ready: Braid ready to handle the strain that braided lines put on a reel.
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