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.