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Penn 345 / 340 GTI Reels

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Penn Fishing Reels:
Penn International 130
Penn International 80
Penn International 50
Penn International 30
Penn 345 GTI
Penn Senator 6/0 114
Penn Senator 4/0 113
Penn Squidder
Penn #209
Elec-Tra-Mate XP Series
Accurate Conversion Parts
Ace Line Hauler

These are big level wind reels with a lightweight graphite frame and large handle.   Both feature a 3.25:1 gear ratio. 340GTi is a 4/0 that holds 475 yards/30lb. test. 345GTi is a 5/0 that holds 375 yards/50lb.  This reel is popular for heavy duty bottom fishing and it is also suitable for live baiting and trolling.  These reels are pretty inexpensive selling for around $150 new.  The 340GTI and 345GTI are dramatic departures from traditional Penn styling. These level winds are designed for pretty serious fishing including wreck fishing, trolling for bluefish and small tuna or drifting live baits for big game.  

Penn 345 GTI

I used to own one but it didn’t hold up over time.  After the second season this reel was more or less junk.  The worm gear and idle gear were both missing teeth and the both eccentric springs broke free.  Maybe the reel I got was and anomaly, made on a Monday by some schlub with a hangover.  If you are looking for a cheap reel with decent power this is it but if you want it to last you should look elsewhere.
Penn 345 GTI PARTS