Really Awesome Reel!
September 19, 2012
My set up: Conquer 4000 with 15lb Power Pro on a 7' All Star ASR 10-20lb line wt.
The Penn is awesome! I live at least 5hrs to the Gulf or Atlantic, so any chance I can get away I hit the jetties, bridges, wading and piers. Were talking 20hr days of hardcore use, then rinsing everything off with fresh water at least once a day. The Penn holds up extremely well to being splashed from waves. It lays line perfectly on the spool, the thick bail wire is very nice and substantial in the hand, the HT-100 drag system is exceptionally designed and installed for the Conquer which is easy to adjust and very responsive. The EAS is what every reel should provide its owner. It made it so easy to clean out the old grease and pack it full of new grease. It allows for you to lubricate all essential parts to the reel, awesome! I have overhauled the reel once since I have had it. I am interested in the 7000 model too. Still feels like new with a slightly broke-in feel. Highly dependable, it is a Penn, and would highly recommend this reel to a friend or a stranger.
Pros:Perfect for braided lines
Substantial bail wire
Easy to clean and re-grease
Lip of spool resists nicks and such
Cons:Not necessarily a dislike more a suggestion: Make entire spool from Eternal Alloy