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Penn CLA2500 Clash Spinning Reel

Penn CLA2500 Clash Spinning Reel

by Penn

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Price: $179.95
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DescriptionRetrieveMono Cap. (yds/lb)Braid Cap. (yds/lb)Weight (oz)Max Drag (lbs)Ratio/IPTPrice
Clash Spinning ReelDual Retrieve255/6 • 175/8 • 140/10240/10 • 220/15 • 160/208.5126.2:1/33''$179.95 USD
Penn Clash Spinning Reels are lightweight, technical spinning reels perfectly designed for anglers who prefer to fish artificials with braided line. Penn Clash Spinning Reels offer machined gears and incorporate the Level-Line system which is designed to improve casting distance and eliminate wind knots.

Penn Clash Spinning Reel Features:

  • Full metal body and side plate
  • RR30 (carbon) rotor
  • CNC gear technology system (AL/brass main, brass pinion)
  • New oscillation system (Leveline) to reduce wind knots
  • Sealed HT-100 drag system utilizing a new wave spring design
5 Stars based on 33 reviews
By Daniel
Locust Valley, NY
Smooth Drag, Powerful reel
April 16, 2017
Purchased the CLA2000 and its held up great striped bass fishing. Powerful and smooth!
By Tyler
January 9, 2017
I have the 2500 size and have fished it heavy for a year. It still works good. Only issue I'm having is wind knots, I'm using the rated braid # and I can't keep a full spool
ProsSmooth Good drag Light
ConsWind knots
By Nicholas
Pittsburgh, PA
Excellent Drag
November 16, 2016
This reel has a very smooth and strong drag. The reel was used for massive rays in Ocean City with the drag cranked to max and the reel handled the stress, heat, and extended runs like a champ. The reel has no issues with casting, no wind knots. The reel also took 500yds of Berkley 65lb Pro Spec line when I spooled it, I was very impressed. The reel has an excellent spool capacity and with 30lbs of drag plus a machine brass gear, this reel is a winner as far as mid priced reels go.
ProsDrag, line capacity, ease of use, castibility, weight for the size.
By Nicholas
Pittsburgh, PA
Excellent All Purpose Reel
November 16, 2016
I have used this reel for chunking on my 12ft Avid Surf and the line comes off with ease, no wind knots either. I then turn around this winter and threw the reel on a 7ft 9in Okuma Cruz and had no problem throwing musky crankbaits, I was thoroughly impressed by the power of this reel. The drag works very well too. I should note that the reel took 300yds of 65lb Sufix 832 with ease in case any one wants any ideas about the line capacity.
ProsDrag, castibility, cranking power for a spinning reel, solid construction, line capacity.
By Kyle
nantucket, MA
Powerful reel, drag sticks right out of the box and started making noise after 3 weeks of use
October 15, 2016
Would be awesome if the drag was smooth like other reels
By Alex
Pozzuoli, Italy
Fluke and Light tackle
September 18, 2016
Perfect reel to use for fluke and lighter striper fishing. Holds a nice amount of line and has a very nice drag. Matches perfectly with my 7' Mojo surf. That setup has brought in more fish than anything else this year and its still going strong. I have dunked it by accident twice and there hasn't been an issue. A+
By Alex
Pozzuoli, Italy
My favorite Penn ever
August 4, 2016
Just got this earlier this year and I am impressed! Super smooth, awesome gears and comfortable handle. Performed well all spring and I am looking forward to the fall.
By Terry
Dana Point Harbor, California
Catches west coast bluefins !
July 29, 2016
Drag worked great on a 100# class bluefin ! It's casting and reeling ability worked out perfect for surface poppers. I am not a spinning reel fan, so I was surprised. The reel did well on long fights.
ConsI missed my 2 speeds !
By José luis
South padre island texas
Great reel
June 13, 2016
Súper smooth put 240 yds Of 65lb power pro Great for surf And boat reel
ProsSúper smooth, strong
By Herb
Fort Myers, FL
June 12, 2016
Awesome reel! Super smooth and has ability to land big fish!
By Herb
Fort Myers, FL
June 12, 2016
Awesome reel! Super smooth and holds a ton of line!
By Mark
Demorest, Ga
Very nice reel, smooth drag
June 1, 2016
Very nice reel, smooth drag
By John Festa
Sky Valley, Ga.
Light Reel that performs like a heavy weight
May 22, 2016
Have caught grouper, snapper, trout all on this reel. Was able to enjoy casting to trout all morning and then go offshore when the wind died down and muscle grouper out of the rocks. Light enough for my little boy to use all day and strong enough to catch all kinds of fish. Love it
ProsLight weight, smooth strong drag
By John Festa
Sky Valley, Ga.
Strong, Smooth, Fun
May 22, 2016
Love the reel. Hooked into a 14lb. STRIPER, handed it to my 8yr. Old son and watched as he landed his largest fish to date. He was thrilled to catch it and I was happy the drag performed the way it did. Would recommend this reel to even if it wasn't on sale but being on sale makes it a no brainer.
ProsLight weight, great drag,
By Alan
Penn Clash 3000
May 19, 2016
Have only had this reel for 3 weeks. It is very smooth with a good drag. Time will tell on durability. Price was also very good from Tackle Direct.
By Tim
Great Reel
May 16, 2016
I purchased two for inshore salt water fishing. I spooled one with 15 lb and the second with 20 lb braid. The line capacities were very accurate. I paired the reels with St. Croix Mojo medium inshore rods The outfits both cast like a dream are rugged yet vey light. The gearing is very smooth and the drag is a proven design. I've use them on one fishing trip (caught Spanish Mackerel) so far and time will tell about durability but I've had good experience with Penn Slammer and Battle II reels. I believe the Clash compares very well with some of the more expensive Shimano reels. I will be buying more over time to replace my older inshore reels.
ProsTotal design for light weight and good drag system; the reel is very attractive as well. Good value for the money - at least at the Tackle Direct price.
ConsNone that I can find
By John
Nothern Virginia
Awesome Reel
May 7, 2016
Very smooth with plenty of stopping power. Handled a 42lb cobia with no problem
By Cabe
Rome, GA
Great reel
April 28, 2016
Reel is smooth and exceptionally strong. Would buy this again.
By Noeafpj9
Gulf coast, Texas
April 27, 2016
I have been a huge fan of the battle, but Penn has gone and blow that reel out of the water. This reel is perfectly balance, has super smooth drag, and the Eva foam handle feels amazing when playing around with those bigger fish.
ProsLight weight Balanced Smoothest drag around Very appealing
By Derek
Sarasota, Fl
The Tarpon reel I've searching for!
April 25, 2016
I put this on my 8 foot St. Croix Avid inshore rod and absolutely love it! The light weight and smooth operation make this a great overall reel.
By Joe
Light and dependable
April 23, 2016
Great smooth action real . Casts live bait as well as artificial with accuracy. I highly recommend this quality reel.
ProsLight , strong and smooth
By Chris
Great reel
April 19, 2016
Everything I need for all day fluke fishing and throwing some poppers at some hungry spring stripers. Great quality from Penn at a great price.
By NTXfisherman
Light weight and smooth!
April 18, 2016
It was either this or a Shimano Stradic 5000 FK. I ended purchasing the Penn Clash 5000 series mainly for its sealed drag system. Matched up to a Mojo 10'6 and works perfectly! Such a light combo for all day plugging! The few ounces the Clash has in weight over the Stradic makes Mojo less tip heavy and well balanced! IMPORTANT: Make sure to add the washers provided (IF NEEDED) to insure correct line lay!!
ProsLooks great, light weight, line lay is great
By Brett
Westminster, MD
Great Light Tackle Reel
January 22, 2016
Fantastic light tackle reel with a super smooth drag
ProsLight, smooth drag
By Darren
, Cape Coral, Florida
My new favorite!
January 18, 2016
When I first played with the reel, I thought it to be a little stiff, or rigid for lack of a better word. Since spooling it up and wetting the line, this reel is amazing! The more I use it, the smoother it gets! Smooth and balanced, ,but solid as a rock at the same time! I will report back when I catch one big enough to make the drag sing!! Good fishing everyone!
ProsFeels well built, solid, yet smooth as silk! Easy on the eye also!
1 Question & 1 Answer
from Fort Myers FL asked:
December 16, 2016
Can i order the Penn Clash 2500 pre-spooled with 15lb power pro?
The Penn Clash can be shipped pre spooled to you. You would just have to purchase the braided line and we will spool the reel for you.
on December 17, 2016

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