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Penn FTH30 Fathom Star Drag Reel
Model
TD Code
Mono Cap. (yds/lb)Braid Cap. (yds/lb)BearingsMax DragGear RatioLine RetrieveWeightPrice
FTH30
PEN-1020
440/20
300/30
250/40
625/50
500/65
440/80
5+125 lbs6.0:140 in18.4 oz$219.95 USD
The Penn Fathom Star Drag, with the revolutionary Live Spindle design, is the most castable reel in the market place. The improved configuration allows the spool to spin independently of the spindle and pinion gear, which significantly reduces friction experienced from the extreme acceleration of the spool when casting. Other reels using a ''fixed spindle'' design slow the rotation of the spool and reduce casting distance. Additionally the Live Spindle improves the retrieve of the reel because the spindle and pinion do not need to turn relative to each other during heavy loads, unlike a ''fixed spindle'' reels that result in a difficult retrieve and erratic drag.
Penn Fathom Star Drag features:
  • Full metal body and sideplates keep precise gear alignment under heavy loads
  • Machine-cut marine grade bronze main gear with hardened stainless steel pinion
  • Versa-Drag system with HT-100 washers. By rearranging the sequence of the keyed metal washers and eared HT-100 washers the reel can be set up for fishing a wide range of drag settings without additional parts.
  • Live Spindle Design with free floating spool
  • Internally adjustable centrifugal braking system
  • Line Capacity Rings eliminate the question of how muchline you have left when fighting a fish. The three lines on the spool flange let you know when you have 1/3, 2/3 or a full spool of line. These lines also give you a benchmark for backing your superlines with monofilament.
  • 5+1 shielded stainless steel bearing system
  • Instant anti-reverse bearing with silent back up ratchet
5 Stars based on 1 reviews
By andre
, boynton beach, florida
heavy duty reel
January 5, 2015
this reel is great for just over $200. The drag is very high for the size of and allows this reel to be versatile for many types of fishing.
2 Questions & 2 Answers
joseph caceres
from Escondido, california asked:
March 26, 2016
What size cover do I need for this reel
The x small
Tyler
on March 28, 2016

Joe
from San Diego asked:
October 26, 2013
I am looking for a reel for my 7' salt water rod. Mostly for rock fishing at varied depths on board charters between San Diego and Santa Barbara. Fish size vary, I doubt if I have caught anything over 20lbs. What size reel in this Penn model would be good for me. Thanks Joe
Depending on how much line you want a 25 or 30 would be perfect.
andre
on February 19, 2015
from Boynton beach, FL

 
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