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This is not just another new reel; it’s the most castable reel available in it’s class! The groundbreaking PENN® Fathom™ has a Live Spindle™ design that reduces friction to infinitesimal levels—the spool spins independently of the spindle and the pinion gear, helping you reach way out farther than ever, and reduces retrieve effort as well. 5 shielded stainless bearings plus anti-reverse roller bearing; full-metal body and sideplates; machine-cut bronze main gear; Versa-Drag™ with HT-100™ washers.
Live Spindle™ design reduces friction
Spool spins independently of spindle and pinion gear
Five shielded stainless bearings plus anti-reverse roller bearing
Penn® Fathom™ Star Drag Conventional Reels
Great reel. I purchased the 15 size and I couldn't be happier. I use it for bottom fishing live bait, but when I wanted to test it's castability, I was really impressed. It has amazing freespool for flylining live bait. It has an internal cast control which is also good to have. I paired it with an 8' Shimano Terez medium light action rod and it is honestly one of the lightest set ups I own. For the money, power, line capacity, and castability, PENN came through with a great line of reels here. I'll be buying a few more of these... I would hope that PENN will come out with interchangeable gear sets like the Torque does!
June 30, 2012
Not a lot of experience yet as I used this reel once since purchasing, but so far impressed. Paired with a trevala jigging rod for bottom fishing with 50 lb braid, it is the lightest set up I have used. It is extrememly strong for such a small lightweight reel. I really like the clicker on the star drag. It gives you much better drag control.
June 28, 2012
PENN Fathom30 FTH30
I have surf fished for 40 years and used many reels through this time. The new PENN Fathom 30 is now my favorite, awesome reel!!! The live spindle design definitely has taken my baits to new reaches from the Texas shorelines/jetties. Plenty of line, large gears and light weight design make this reel well worth the money. I am proud to own this smooth machine and would recommend it to any angler that asked.
April 23, 2012
this is the greatest reel ever it cast great and preforms well
November 10, 2011
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