PENN Reels-Custom Shop

Author: Captain Jot Owens | Posted: 01/25/2010

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Now Available with Custom Color and Engraving on Select PENN International Reels

PENN® International® Big Game Series reels own the blue water. From the 2-speed PENN International VS and VSX series, to the single speed VW series, PENN produces the most recognizable and popular saltwater reels on today's market.

Just like the International reels themselves, anglers like to have a look all their own. PENN has heard the calls and beginning January 1, 2010 PENN will offer select International reels that are customized for each angler or fishing vessel.

Personalization of the PENN International reels begins with 7 custom-tailored colors including tournament pink, American blue, American red, solid black, gun smoke, International silver and International gold.  Anglers can choose these colors to decorate their entire reel or mix it up by adding a second custom color to the reel.  

All PENN International V Series Big Game reels consist of four separate parts consisting of the sideplates, frame, drag lever knob, and spool that can be anodized different colors to for any angler's own unique look.  Finally, anglers now have the option to customize PENN International reels to match any boat style.


Color coordination is not the only option an angler may choose. Now each PENN International reel may be engraved to truly tailor the reel. As a result PENN is proud to offer four popular gamefish and the American flag as custom engraving options.  Plus the option is available to add a boat name or any other text to the sideplate in gold or black ink. Each engraving will be sized proportionally for the left sideplate depending on the model purchased.


To place an order for a customized PENN International reel, anglers must contact one of the PENN Custom Shop retailers listed on When visiting these locations, anglers can make all the choices to have the reel customized by simply completing one form. The dealer will provide all the details for engravings, colors and word options, or feel free to browse the website to explore all the options. An angler's retailer will also be able to give pricing for each option.


Models available for custom colors and custom engraving include the following PENN International Big Game reel series: International Two-speed reels, International Single-speed reels and International VSX series reels.


Here is the run down of options:


Side plate Engraving Options

Penn logo



US Flag




Side plate top level name (up to 25 letters)

Side plate sub-level name (up to 20 letters)

Made in the USA will remain on all side plates


Color Combination (Maximum of two colors per reel)

Gold, Silver, Black, Gun Smoke, American Red, American Blue, Tournament Pink


Check out or check with your local Penn retailer for info on ordering your fully custom Penn reel today.


Thanks for reading,


Capt. Jot Owens

Penn Elite Pro and

Ranger Boats Pro Staff


About The Author: Captain Jot Owens

Company: Jot It Down Fishing Charters LLC

Area Reporting: Southeast NC Wrightsville Beach/Wilmington

Bio: Captain Jot Owens, IV, born and raised in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, has been fishing the waters of the Cape Fear, Masonboro Sound and the North Atlantic Ocean for thirteen years. He began his career at the age of 15 commercial fishing for Grouper and King Mackerel. After the experience in commercial fishing, he began working as a Mate on a charter boat that specialized in offshore fishing for King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, tuna, Wahoo and billfish. During this time he made offshore rigs and prepared baits for the charters. In 2000, Jot began work as a Mate on The Fortune Hunter. During the six years Jot worked as a Mate, he was working towards his Captain�s license. In February 2002, he achieved his goal of obtaining his Captain�s license. Since this time, Jot has been the Master and Captain of the Fortune Hunter Too, fishing for trout, Red Drum, Flounder, Cobia, Tarpon and many other species. Today Captain Jot runs his own boat; the (Jot It down). Captain Jot enjoys everyday he is on the water and brings his passion for fishing to his customers by teaching new techniques and providing knowledge about the many different species of fish found on the East Coast. He looks forward to sharing with you the many fishing techniques that he is so passionate about.

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