I've used Penn reels for years! Then I purchased a couple of Avet! After fishing
for for almost 40 years, I've slowly over the last 4 years, replaced all my Penns with Avet. I sold the last 2 Penn 30sw's 7 months ago. I now own 3 EXWs, 3 LXs, 3 JXs. 80/40/25lb lines! I am able to travel to Baja
with the medium and larger stuff. All 3 sizes I usually use in Southern California
waters. I probably sold 20+ Penn reels and Diawa over Craig's list. I realized I was keeping some of it for sentimental reasons. Now all Avet. I actually took my whole management team about 3 years ago to the Avet factory in Chatsworth California
. All made in the USA by Aerospace engineers who have loved fishing
all their lives! Hopes this helps! Tight lines!