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 Chockpish1 Great freshwater reel!
I have the 2000 size, that I use for broke trout fishing! I wanted a reel that could be used in freshwater as well as saltwater, because I fish a lot of brackish water. This reel has worked well for me, just had to get used to the high gear ratio, but other than that it's great! Holds plenty of line, small frame and all the power you need, maybe a little to much for the broke trout I fish for, but you never know when something big will bite you hook, so better be safe than sorry! The reason for four stars, will have to see how long it's going to last!
November 12, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by James2012 Penn Fierce Salt Water Fishing Reel
It's works great. Good casting reel with smooth action. I feels solid.
November 5, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by lotsofish Pleasant surprise
Penn had fallen out of favor with me for quite some time. Too much "plastic" to little metal. However I recently purchase a Penn Battle 5000 at the Bass Pro Shop in Foxboro MA because I picked one off the reel counter and gave it a few terns and was totally impressed. I tried it out on some bass (stripers) and blue fish...it performed flawlessly. I needed another reel for my son to use in Upstate NY for the fall salmon runs. Figured I give the Fierce a try. Handled king salmon to 25 pounds in some fast water with no problem. I used it in the surf for bass and it again performed well within my expectations. Great product...so far...longevity is the next test.
October 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by RedCloud SW FLA. Avid Fisherman
Penn Fierce 4000,
The Fierce in the 4000 size is an outstanding reel. I fish 2-4 times a week with this reel and it has preformed perfectly. Smooth drag under pressure of larger snook, jacks, sea trout and red fish. It is the least expensive in my arsenal and one of the best that I have. This reel compares favorably to my Penn Battle.
October 3, 2012
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?
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.
The Sargus was made as an affordable alternative to the Battle which is why they look alike. So the Sargus is a step down from the Battle, and the Fierce is a step down from the Sargus. But the Fierce is very well made. It is very affordable and has the all metal design just like the Sargus and higher scale Battle. If money is an issue do not feel bad getting a Fierce, it is great.