Harry Brosofsky (11/4/2007)Penn if you are considering only unimportant things like gear strength, drag quality and consistency, finish, etc. Shimano if you are only looking at marketing hype ;-)
That merchant stopped selling Shimano due to unfair business practices, like price fixing, forcing him to buy specific inventory, etc., as well as customer complaints.His site is an e-commercesite thatis NOT sponsored by Penn. It has nothing to do with Penn, other than selling Penn (along with Accurate, Avet, Newell, and others). The photos speak for themselves. BTW, he speaks very highly of some of the other brands he sells and calls a spade a spade on the Penn stuff.AUBuilder Hetalks about marketing type for Shimano, but send us straightto an online merchant's catalog to support his argument. :dohSeems kinda fishy to me. If that site was a consumer report type site I might take that info seriously,unfortunately that is from Penn I'm guessing who is just trying to pettle their product with online merchants and catalogs just like everyone else. Not an "authoritative source for unbiased analysis" if you ask me.