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PENN® Fierce™ Saltwater Spinning Reels

   

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FRC2000

6.2:1

Line Capacity:
6/210

Braid Capacity:
10/225

Ball Bearings:
4+1

Recovery:
29.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
8.8
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FRC3000

6.2:1

Line Capacity:
8/170

Braid Capacity:
15/205

Ball Bearings:
4+1

Recovery:
31.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
11.7
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  • SKU: 1747431

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FRC4000

6.2:1

Line Capacity:
10/230

Braid Capacity:
20/275

Ball Bearings:
4+1

Recovery:
34.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
12.5
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FRC5000

5.6:1

Line Capacity:
15/220

Braid Capacity:
30/305

Ball Bearings:
4+1

Recovery:
37.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
19.0
  • $69.99

  • SKU: 1747433

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FRC6000

5.6:1

Line Capacity:
17/280

Braid Capacity:
40/365

Ball Bearings:
4+1

Recovery:
39.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
20.6
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FRC7000

5.3:1

Line Capacity:
20/310

Braid Capacity:
50/430

Ball Bearings:
4+1

Recovery:
39.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
26.4
  • $79.99

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FRC8000

5.3:1

Line Capacity:
25/350

Braid Capacity:
65/450

Ball Bearings:
4+1

Recovery:
41.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
27.4
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  • SKU: 1747436

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  • Solid metal body
  • Four stainless steel bearings
  • Infinite anti-reverse
  • Techno-Balanced™ spool
  • Machined-aluminum handle
  • Soft Touch knob

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.

Line recovery in inches per handle turn.

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 101 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great surfishing reel Have owned the Penn Fierce 5000 for about 3 months now and I am completely satisfied. Great quality just as smooth as other Penn reels I own. I surf fish about 4 times a month and this reel has made fishing a real pleasure catching several 3-5ft sharks as well as other species. July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome Bought the 4000 because of so many great reviews the reel is "Awesome" ......bringing in the big ones with ease on 20 lb. braid.....my friend just bought the 8000 and loves it for the even bigger ones and so will I...... June 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by A sweet, smooth reel! I recently purchased a model 4000 for salt-water fishing on our yearly vacation trips to the beach. It performed wonderfully and flawlessly! Very impressed with the cost and the quality of this reel. I plan to use it for fresh-water as well for large-mouth. My son bought a model 3000 and used it on our vacation. He seem very pleased with his reel as well. June 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by great reel great reel ,well built smooth just not as smooth as president or my quantum. June 9, 2014
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Fishing mainly rock fish, tuna and, dorado off of local charter boats. Which reel would be better for the recreational user out here in Southern California?

Penn Fierce 5000 V. Penn General Purpose Levelwind 309M
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levelwind for rockfish if fishing deeper than 200 feet. i would suggest something stronger like a shimano tigera for tuna
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Hi, thank you for your inquiry. The Penn Fierce 5000 and the Penn General Purpose Level wind 309M would both work. Therefore, you will want to pick by your specification, see notes below. Thanks

Rockfish are most often fished with conventional tackle, drifting over likely structure that the fish associate to. Depending on the necessary weight to reach bottom in what is often very deep water, a variety of gear will work.

Dorado (also called Dolphin or Mahi Mahi) can be caught on a wide variety of tackle. Oftentimes, gear decisions are determined by the species that will surround encounters with dorado, rather than dorado as the primary target. The ultimate dorado setup would consist of a conventional or spinning reel that holds 300 yards of 20-pound line or 250 yards of 30-pound.

Tuna come in sizes ranging from 10-pound school-sized models, all the way to those weighing hundreds and even a thousand pounds.
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Casting 5000 or 6000?

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I want to cast large artificial baits for tarpon. I noticed that there's only a 1.6 ounce difference between the 5000 and 6000 so would it be worth it to get the 6000 for more line or just go for the 5000. I'd be using 30 lb power pro. I just want to know if a 6000 is just too big to cast a lot.
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or you could just go with the 8000 and use 50 lb powerpro
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Use what you feel comfortable with. The larger reels will fatigue your hands faster due to its bulkiness. On the other hand if line capacity is a concern then definetly go with the 6000. Hand fatigue is nothing compared to loosing the fish of a life time due to line capacity limits.
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go with the biggest spinning reel you can get so you have a large line capacity. go with the Biggest size reel you can get. Also, go with a better reel like the Penn Battle, Penn Spinfisher V, Diawa DF 100A, Fin-Nor Offshore, Diawa Saltist, Penn Torque, Accurate Fishing Platinum Twin Spin, Shimano Stella, Shimano Stratic, Shimano Saragosa, Diawa Saltiga, or the Diawa Saltiga Dogfight.
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The max drag on the FRC300 is 10 lbs.
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Drag Upgrade?

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Has anyone upgraded the drag on this reel? Im interested in doing this but idk what I will need to do
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dont waist your time buy a penn battle
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No I haven't been using this reel about. Year no I'm happy with the drag set up it has now. All depends what you may be going for
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Braid vs Mono

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should i use 15lb mono or 20lb braid? Im planning on getting the 4000 and its for inshore fishing nothing bigger than 20lbs
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4000 is a great reel, but you can't plan on what will bite it. go with the 5000 and 30 lb braid
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I am particular to using 17lb mono for inshore fishing. I use a shimano 4000 and have no issues with anything I have caught. The largest fish I caught inshore is a 32lb ray. Utilize your drag, save money and go with mono. The 15lb should be fine.
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braid braid braid braid braid braid braid braid braid!!!!!!!!!
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If your going with braid I'd go with 30 to 40 lbs u can go to 20 lbs as well if u want to . Remember braid is different from. Mono 20 = about 6 or 8 lbs mono 30 and 40 lb braid is close to about 10 to 15 lb mono . If you go low braid wich is more thinner u will deal with a lot of line twists and line knows when cast either into wind or light lures as well
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20lb Braid for sure, more line capacity and stronger line.
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20 lb braid over the 15# mono for this reel.
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Best size for sharks?

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5-8 ft sharks
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8000, but for sharks, I would reccomend the diawa df100a
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6000 or 8000, Need more info for a more accurate determination.
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get a penn spin fisher 10500 instead
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At Least the 6000.
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The 8000 I have mine with 80 spectra power pro and a 60 pound leader of mono
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go with the 8000 hands down... will hold 450 yrds of 65 lb braid that is what i have mine spooled with and it works great, mine is set up for shark fishing as well the only down side is only 25 lbs of drag for the reel but you will easily spend about 150-200 more for a reel with higher drag... its the best reel out there for the money
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it is okay, but i suggest using mono or fluro. the tape will leave adhesive on the spool.
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No I wouldn't use it your line will still slid on the main spool I hade that experience before u would have to twist the line on the spool to make it tight .. Best result put on 15 to 20 lb mon I'd put on a few yards just to cover up the neck then tie your brain on to the mono best thing when spooling bait put it in a bucket of water help with the line when packing it on and have a little pressure when spooling it on done want the Baird to be loose on the spool
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I used a few wraps of mono then spliced on the spectra but if that's a big concern spend a few more bucks and get the Penn battle it has a built in grip for the braid
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should not need it... but i do not see why not though i have never tried that concept... but its a good one now that you mention it
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i have two of these and didnt need a backing at all for the braid.
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Spool on some monofilament before the braid and tie them together like a leader.
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go lighter on the braid and get 300 yards of spiderwire instead
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no, but you could buy 150yds and use a mono/fluro backing
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50 lb braid = 20 lb test of mono if u want u can get more braid on your spool I'd would go to 40 lb braid witch is equal to 10 lb test . If unwant when spooling it put on 15 20 lbs of mono for backing just enough to cover the neck of the spool so line won't slip
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i would go with a larger model personally i have the 8000 and can get 450 65lb braid... for 50lb i would at least go with the 6000
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50lb is a bit overkill for this you could get away with 30lb and put about 200 yards on there
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It does hold 205 yds of 30 braid, so if you mean the PowerPro braided, 150 yds of 50# braided would be close.
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Also would 17# line be good on the 4000 for river fishing? I would get ~120 yds..
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I don't know what the drag is but 17lb mono is fine. I use the same size on my shimano 4000.
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5000-8000
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17# is what I use on the 6000 that I have. 10-12lb is better on the 4000. Another option is 40lb braid.
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Per Penn web site, model FRC4000
Mono Cap. (yds/lb): 280/8 • 230/10 • 170/12
Max Drag: 13 lbs

17 pounds is not listed

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Use the 4000. Handles well and is a good feel with a 7 footer.
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5000 series best to use matches perfect. With a 7ft rod
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i would go with the 5000
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depends on your target gamefish but assuming by the weight of your rod I would go for the 4000
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