Being a workhorse reel is nothing new for PENN® and the Fathom Star Drag conventional reel joins the Fathom Level Wind as equipment that enjoys the labor of landing a large gamefish. The reel features an open top design perfect for jigging, casting, and some trolling applications. The Fathom is not just built for the rigors of saltwater; it may also be the most castable reel in its class. The Live Spindle™ design allows the spool to spin independently of the spindle and pinion gear, reducing friction of the spool when casting. The result is longer casts and smoother retrieves.
A full metal body design provides legendary PENN durability. A machined bronze main gear with stainless pinion gear, 5+1 shielded stainless steel bearings with instant anti-reverse generates smooth retrieves. The Versa-Drag™ system includes HT-100™ washers for smooth drag under heavy loads and the centrifugal brake system is internally adjustable for remarkable cast control. The gear ratio is 6.0:1 and the maximum drag with full spool is 25 pounds. The forged aluminum spool has convenient line capacity rings, keeping the angler aware of line remaining during the tug of war with the fish. The spool on the 18.4-ounce Model FTH30 is 440 yards of 20-pound mono/625 yards of 50-pound braid and the Model FTH40 at 18.7 ounces has a capacity of 350 yards of 30-pound mono/725 yards of 50-pound braid. Models FTH25N, FTH30 and FTH40 retrieve 40 inches per turn of the handle. The MSRP for PENN Fathom reels is $199.95 - $219.95.