Tear 'em up with this frighteningly powerful new reel from Penn. Solid metal body keeps gears aligned even when under load, while the Fierce Spinning Reel's four stainless steel bearings, Techno-Balanced™ spool, machined-aluminum handle and Soft Touch knob together facilitate smooth, consistent retrieves. Model FRC2000 comes with a sleek, low-profile handle knob.
Rated 4 out of 5 by joethefish nice reel
I bought a cheap real to go to the beach with as i didnt want to damage my good stuff with salt water. That cheapie reel lasted a whole day. I grabbed one of these and it did great. Its also the right size for when i get home and freshwater fish. Feels like a good reel and is very smooth.
May 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rockdoc36 Penn Spinning Reel
Good spinning reel for the money. Performs well like I thought a Penn. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good salt water reel.
May 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by sheaff217 Great Reel
I purchased a 3000 for fishing on the river. So far this year I have landed a 34 in musky and several smallmouth over 18 inches. I have 20 pound braid on it and it is the perfect combo for what I needed and I couldnt ask for any more. I know I dont fish in saltwater but I saw this at bass pro and I really liked it and I have no regrets. I would like to get a bigger model soon for strickly musky fishing. You wont go wrong with these reels!!!!
April 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by FLfisherman555 Great reel for the money!
For the price, you cant beat it. High quality reel, that performs well in the saltwater. Caught big snook and trout on it. If you're looking for a affordable reel that perfroms BUY IT
April 20, 2013
I use the 8000 for shark, but if you get into some big stripers, you will be glad you have the 8000, although the only difference between the 7000 & 8000 is spool size. I like the extra line capacity for the heavier line that I use saltwater fishing, so if you were going with lighter line then you may want to consider a smaller spool size of the 6000 or 7000. Either way they are some good reels.
Go big or go home - If your using mono then you want the big reel for line capacity. Especially if your using anything over 20lb test. If you plan on using braid you can get away with a smaller reel which will be more lightweight.
I am looking for a reasonably priced spinning reel that will be able to catch surface fish (kelp bass, calico bass). I also want it to be able to do some deep (150 to 300 feet) fishing for rock cod or California sculpin (so I don't have to change my rod and reel). Is this a good choice, and which model would suffice? 5000 or 6000?
7000 or 8000 would work fine. I have two 8000's that I use for shark and load it with 300yrds of 40lb p-line. From the surf you will need some heavy line, so depending on how much line you want to load depends on which series to get (spool size). Either way you won't go wrong with this reel.
For a medium heavy stick I would probably use either a Fierce 5000 or 6000. A 5000 will get the job done. I have a 4000 and you can fit up to 30 lbs braid, you really don't need more than that. The 7000 and 8000 are a lot bigger, definitely for the big fish so it would be a waste having that and not really using it to its potential.