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 5 out of 5 Soild Reel
Owned Reel for 2 mths. It has withstood my surfishing demands well. Best Bang for your Buck
July 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by bucksniper270 Striper Reel
Great Reel as far as Quality & price,I use it for Atlantic Stripers,Smooth bail & drag, extremely Happy with it!!!
July 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by TxSalty05 Great Saltwater Reel
I purchased this reel for my wife to use for fishing with me in the bays. Prior to buying the reel, I read great reviews on the quality of the reel and its durability. I have to say, the reviews I read were spot on. The reel is built extremely well for saltwater use and the Penn quality you get when buying a Penn product is evident in the smooth casting and reeling. On our first use, we hooked up with a 27" trout and another large 31" redfish. The reel handled both fish with ease. The drag mechanism is simple to use and very efficient. This made it great to use when the redfish was on the line. I would suggest this reel to anyone and specifically the 3000 model for bay fishing. It is the perfect size for the bays.
July 10, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by eric21 great reel for the money
Fishing this spring on Cape Cod, I had several sucessful outings with striped bass, catching numbers of fish from 18 to 35 lbs. It was a great start to the season ! Using the Fierce 5000 series on a 9 ft surfcasting rod loaded with 30 lb braid was a well balanced outfit. The drag was smooth and true which was important for these brutes, and it casted and reeled with no failures at this time. The only thing I didnt like although never proving a problem was the bail seems a little light for the reel. Despite this I feel you can't beat the price for the quality of this reel.
July 8, 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.