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01-02-2011, 09:57 PM
Does anyone have side by side pics of these reels?
I want to see the size differance buy can't find any comparison pics.
Thanks for the help guys!

01-04-2011, 03:11 PM
This is the Penn site Penn GT Level Wind Reels, Penn GTi Reels - PennFishingStore (http://www.pennfishingstore.com/penn-gt-level-wind-reels.html)
no side by side photos but it does have some specs. If you think that it would help I can measure my 320 and maybe you can get an idea.

Big Game
01-04-2011, 09:48 PM

I think the 320 is a 20lb class reel and the 330 is a 30lb class reel. Take your pick.
Let me know if I am wrong -

Tight lines, Big Game

01-05-2011, 06:42 PM
Thanks for the help fellas!
I could not find side by side's so I went ahead and ordered the Penn 330 GT2.
It should be here in a few weeks! Can't wait till RockCod, LingCod, Salmon season!
Tight lines Fellas!

01-05-2011, 07:24 PM
Dam...Ghost slayer just read the post.......that reel is way to big for all of that. I own a 320 and only use it as a back up for sturgeon.....its just to big !

01-06-2011, 07:47 AM
Maybe it is a little too big? But I won't know until I get it!
But if the WSB decide to show up in numbers again I'm sure It will come in handy!
I was thinking about also buying a 320 some time in the future.
I did read the post! My decision to purchase that reel was not based on it. I wanted to get side by side to have a better idea of the size differance.
Either way I'm gonna use it no matter what.
Thanks for the info guys!
Tight Lines.

01-06-2011, 05:28 PM
Just out of curiosity:confused: why didn't you go to a store and compare them side x side?

01-06-2011, 09:48 PM
I did go to a store but all the ones I went too only had the 320's available for sale.
None of them had the 330's for sale?
I was hoping one of the stores would have both but no luck.

01-07-2011, 06:52 AM
Well that explains that! LOL

01-12-2011, 10:00 PM
The 330 is too big IMO. For local fishing, the 320 is all you need. If your concerned with line capacity, just fill the reel with braid and use a 100 yd. topshot of mono. I have a 320 filled with 20# mono. It works fine for all the species you mentioned.

01-13-2011, 07:36 AM
The more and more I think about it. The more and more I'm beggining to change my mind.
Well once the local tackle shop receives the reel I'll look at both of them and decide. The guy told me I'm not obligated to buy it. He told me if I decide to get a different reel it would not be a problem becasue they would sell it anyway.
Thanks for the input fellas.

01-13-2011, 10:55 AM
330 GT2 is an excellent choice! Not only do you have the ability to do sturgeon, stripers and salmon, it can be used as a winch for rockfish and ghost if you desire and tuna! So the difference between the 2 is quality! 320's that I have, sort of wore down over the past 2 years despite routine maintenance.

330LD and 330GT are far better in quality and not really over-kill for the Bay and Ocean! Pair them up with Ugly Sticks Medium Light and Medium and your ready for anything come your way, including sharks and rays!

My 3 cents worth of opinion! :vrolijk_26:

02-15-2011, 08:02 PM
I took my 320 GT to alaska and boated 20+ kings, nothing big but averaged 25 pounds and 3 halibut all over 120 pounds, it worked great. I also landed my one and only WSB this past summer out of HMB. Not a big fish but I was proud of it, tipped the scale at 54 pounds.

02-16-2011, 09:10 AM
Good stuff Smithstation.
Those are some big fish! Look at you trying to me modest:). Not a big fish at 53 lbs.?
Thats pretty big in my book!

02-24-2011, 11:39 AM
Good stuff Smithstation.
Those are some big fish! Look at you trying to me modest:). Not a big fish at 53 lbs.?
Thats pretty big in my book!
Thanks GS, It was a giant in my book but seeing the other 60+ pounders caught last summer made mine look marginal, I am still proud of it and it was one of the best eating fish I ever had.
What amazed me was the people that launched out of HMB in 15-17 foot aluminum boats. They were lunds and other boats made for the fresh water, not the ocean with 3-5 foot rollers. They fished all day, I was impressed with their comfort level in those little boats. I wouldnt have taken my 18ft hewes out and they were in much smaller boats.....