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    penn reel in Jaws

    I was wondering if anybody would know what reel was in the movie Jaws. I have heard it was a penn senator But I would also like to know around what year and size because I would like to add one like it to my collection. Thanks

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    Looked like a 16/0 to me....maybe a 14/0

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    16/0. Come on its jaws. You know the 14/0 wouldn't work

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    think Mike's right... 16/0

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    Dont know which one it was but I like the clicker.

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    the big penn's do have sweet clickers.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bb0tgmvSx5E

    Bad camera work but awesome. He had something big

    Maybe JAWS

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    Remember looking this up before and found out that the reel is a penn senator 20/0. There was only 100 made in 1949 and were sold in australia only for fishing the great barrier reef for white sharks. Only one i have ever actually heard of is owned by a guy down in florida.

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    You guys really need to man up and get a 32/0



    You get 2 miles of 130# line with the reel FYI

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Massive-32-0-Cus...#ht_1841wt_907

    From what I have seen on line when searching for useless randon S#&! I dont need, I found a place where people are saying a 20/0 was never made.

    http://orcaonline.org/v-web/bulletin...ight=penn+20+0
    Last edited by jasonr; 01-26-2011 at 07:32 PM.

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    32/0! mans id love to take that thing to the pier and king fish with that. I would love to see the looks on people faces.

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    Penn never made a 20/0. A 16/0 here and there may have been modified to 20/0 specs.
    Just what are those anyway? There has been some photoshop fun that turned into a craigslist scam related to this alleged twenny ought.

    Besides it wasn't the reel or even those harpoon buoys that was the demise of the shark. When they tricked it into tearing up and eating their boat it was all over from then on.

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    so the reel was a 16/0 penn senator???????????

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    yes

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    the reel was made from parts of a 16/0

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    After doing more research then i did in a whole semester of psychology i have come to the conclusion that the left side plate of the reel is definently a 14/0. I rewinded and replayed and even stopped the screen many times to make sure and the screws only line up correctly on a 14/0. I still remember hearing from a reliable source it was a 20/0 but cant remember who it was a few years back. So im saying "what is a 20/0 custom prop with 14/0 sideplate" for my final answer trebek.

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    Wait do they realy have a 32/0???

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    Quote Originally Posted by citation View Post
    Wait do they realy have a 32/0???
    lol. No. The reel was custom made from cutting apart a 16/0 and putting in a custom wider spool. (My guess from looking at the ebay listing)

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    so what is the point of takeing apart a perfectly good 16/0 it is not like you get any more drag on it, it is not like you need any more line on it. well i guess you might for catching dem big sharks but it seems a bit big. I would like 2 see some of the looks i would get if i brought one out 2 the pier

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    It holds 2 miles of #130 line according to the ebay ad. Dont think you'd ever get spooled. Put a big chunk of meat on the hook and cast that puppy out there about 150-170 yards and hang on!!!!!


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    yeah never have 2 wory bout getting spooled

    but how could you cast that

    you could yak it out

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    Its an "ocean city " reel. Not sure of the size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by citation View Post
    I would like 2 see some of the looks i would get if i brought one out 2 the pier
    Just tell em your after some big spots.

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    Hi - new member here - stumbled in while looking for information.

    I used to run the European end of Penn, until its takeover by Shakespeare, and then subsequent take over by Jarden,

    Regarding the Jaws story - I can give you the correct story as told to me by Herbert Henze, former owner & president Penn Reels.

    A little known film director phoned Penn in Philly in the early 1970s looking for half a dozen BIG reels for a forthcoming feature he was making. Penn said - yes, be glad to help, we'll get 6 of the 118 Senators off the production line, and sell them to you.

    Director said no thanks, I am looking for OLD reels (because he wanted the old cliiiiiiiick, cliiiiiiick).

    So, eventually, Penn find the reels & send them off, thinking little more about it.

    Director was of course Mr Spielberg, and the film, Jaws.

    So, I can categorically confirm that the reels used WERE Senator 118 reels.

    If you are ever at any of the Universal Studios parks which have the Jaws ride, take a look at some of the replica props in the queuing area - you will see replica model Penn Senator 118 reels.

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    Welcome to PNS, thanks for the insight.

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