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Defiance Level Wind Reels

New for 2012, these reels are ideal for the budget-conscious angler who won’t settle for anything less than the best. Corrosion-proof, lightweight graphite frame and side plates, fully encircled by stainless steel rings, prevent frame flex and distortion. Machine-cut, marine-grade bronze main gear and hardened stainless steel pinion gear smoothly transmit power to the anodized aluminum spool. Multi-disc HT-100 carbon-fiber drag washers provide smooth, consistent drag under the heaviest loads. Three easy-to-see line capacity rings help you keep track of your remaining line.
  • Type: Conventional
  • Frame Material: Graphite
  • Gear Material: Bronze main; Stainless steel pinion
  • Drag: Star
  • Ball Bearings: 4
  • Handle: Right hand
  • Warranty: One year
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Defiance Level Wind Reel, DFN20LW, 395/15lb., 4.3:1, 17.8oz. 13012125 1238646
Limited availability.

Orig. $79.95

Now  $59.88

Defiance SD 30, DFN30, 290/30lb., 6.0:1, 19.3oz. 13012158 1238651
Limited availability.

Orig. $89.95

Now  $67.88

Product Description

New for 2012, these reels are ideal for the budget-conscious angler who won’t settle for anything less than the best. Corrosion-proof, lightweight graphite frame and side plates, fully encircled by stainless steel rings, prevent frame flex and distortion. Machine-cut, marine-grade bronze main gear and hardened stainless steel pinion gear smoothly transmit power to the anodized aluminum spool. Multi-disc HT-100 carbon-fiber drag washers provide smooth, consistent drag under the heaviest loads. Three easy-to-see line capacity rings help you keep track of your remaining line.
  • Type: Conventional
  • Frame Material: Graphite
  • Gear Material: Bronze main; Stainless steel pinion
  • Drag: Star
  • Ball Bearings: 4
  • Handle: Right hand
  • Warranty: One year

Specs

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PENNDefiance Level Wind Reels
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Smooth reeling (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid fisher (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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5.0

nice reel

By Sandy

from FL

About Me Avid Fisher

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Great Design

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Defiance Level Wind Reels:

      easy to use drag

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I Would recommend this product

      By Seppy

      from Mass

      About Me Avid Fisher

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy Casting
      • Reliable
      • Smooth Drag System
      • Smooth Reeling

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Ocean Fishing

        Comments about Defiance Level Wind Reels:

        Purchased this reel a month ago. Have been out only twice but have had a chance to catch many fish (mostly between 10 and 20lbs. For the money this real is a workhorse. It is a less expensive real with a lot of back bone. I have yet to find something negative to comment on. I would recommend this real for people who are looking to get into deep sea fishing or are just looking for a dependable real and do not want to lay out alot of cash.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Fast delivery in original box.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Good the one time I used it.

        By Vern

        from Monks Corner sc

        About Me Avid Fisher

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Smooth Reeling

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Trolling

          Comments about Defiance Level Wind Reels:

          Have only used once but it worked well .

          Service and delivery comments:

          No problem

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Great lightweight reel

          By Hook'em Danno

          from Melbourne, Fl

          About Me Avid Fisher

          Verified Buyer
          STAFF REVIEWER

          Pros

          • Great line capacity
          • LIGHTWEIGHT
          • Line Doesn't Tangle
          • Smooth Reeling

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Ocean Fishing
            • Trolling

            Comments about Defiance Level Wind Reels:

            Bought two of these as backups to my regular offshore trolling rigs. Spooled them with 40# and they held a tons. Very lightweight and smooth retrieve. Star drag is easy and strong. I may add a few more to my arsenal!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            drag in a bigun with thisun

            By trackerman

            from Whigham, Ga.

            About Me Avid Fisher

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy Casting
            • Reliable
            • Smooth Drag System
            • Smooth Reeling

            Cons

            • Tangles Line

            Best Uses

            • River Fishing
            • River For Big Catfish

            Comments about Defiance Level Wind Reels:

            I use this on a stout rod with 20lb mono for catfish in a fairly fast flowing river, the biggest cat so far was only about 12lbs. and I had zero problems with the reel. The line tangle is backlash and may be because I haven't gotten it properly adjusted yet or the rod is a little funky to cast with, or my thumb gets stupid ;c).

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