First off, regarding two speeds - LOVE THEM!
It's great being able to punch down into low gear and put the hurt on a big halibut, AJ, etc. SO much easier to just keep winding steadily than to have to pump the fish up, because every time you drop that rod tip, you run the chance that the fish will get some leverage and take off again.
But ... when taking out friends who are unfamiliar with two speeds & lever drags ... welllllllll ... don't let them out of your sight for a moment. It just takes one overly excited person slamming the lever all the way forward and things turn into pandemonium.
there's a reason I hand those single-speed Penn's out to newbies!
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