Penn Authority Spinning Reels

Penn Authority Spinning Reels

by Penn

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Model
TD Code
TypeMono Capacity (yd/lb)Gear RatioRetrievePrice
ATH2500
PEN-2148
Spinning255/6
175/8
140/10
5.7:1Dual$499.95 USD
ATH2500HS
PEN-2149
Spinning255/6
175/8
140/10
7.0:1Dual$499.95 USD
ATH3500
PEN-2150
Spinning360/6
285/8
220/10
5.7:1Dual$529.95 USD
ATH4500
PEN-2151
Spinning425/8
320/10
235/12
5.7:1Dual$529.95 USD
ATH4500HS
PEN-2152
Spinning425/8
320/10
235/12
7.0:1Dual$529.95 USD
ATH5500
PEN-2153
Spinning430/10
330/12
230/15
5.2:1Dual$549.95 USD
ATH6500
PEN-2154
Spinning390/12
345/15
205/20
5.2:1Dual$549.95 USD
ATH6500HS
PEN-2155
Spinning390/12
345/15
205/20
6.2:1Dual$549.95 USD
ATH7500
PEN-2156
Spinning490/15
330/20
220/30
4.7:1Dual$569.95 USD
ATH8500
PEN-2157
Spinning455/20
310/30
260/40
4.7:1Dual$569.95 USD
ATH8500HS
PEN-2158
Spinning455/20
310/30
260/40
5.3:1Dual$569.95 USD
ATH10500
PEN-2159
Spinning435/30
360/40
255/50
4.2:1Dual$599.95 USD
The Authority is the new PENN standard. Focusing on best-in-class gear feel and sealing, these reels will have a size and gear ratio for every scenario. The Authority will elevate PENN to a new premium category where it has not played. Featuring an IPX8 sealed body and spool, with a best-in-class stainless steel gear train, these reels far surpass the durability and performance required.

  • IPX8 Sealed Body and Spool Design
  • Full Metal Body, Sideplate, and Rotor
  • CNC Gear Technology with Stainless Steel Main and Pinion (Fully Supported pinion tail and spool shaft)
  • Sealed Slammer drag system with Dura-Drag
  • 12+1 Stainless steel bearing system
  • Leveline Slow Oscillation System
  • Spare Hypalon knob
  • Standard on 2500 (no spare knob)
10 Questions & 10 Answers
David
from NJ asked:
August 7, 2022
Interested in the 4500 model but really want a manual bail on my reels..... Can you advise which sizes have a manual bail vs. Auto? Thanks.


1 Answer
Hi David, The Penn Authority 4500 does come with an auto bail and comes with a manual bail in the 5500 size and up. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with!
Submitted by: Huy - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 12, 2022

Frank
from Lords Valley asked:
July 28, 2022
Please Clarify.  Can these reels be dunked in saltwater and have the handle cranked while under saltwater and not allow water to penetrate the internal components like the Van. Staal reals?
1 Answer
Hi Frank, The Penn Authority reels are stated to be fully sealed and are designed to be able to handle splashing and dunking. We are unsure to what degree they compare to the Van Staal as they are not released yet. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with
Submitted by: Huy - TackleDirect Customer Service on July 28, 2022

Shaun
from South Africa asked:
July 27, 2022
Do you ship express internationally specifically to south Africa 
1 Answer
These reels are on pre order currently. We do ship internationally and offer several shipping options, including express shipping options. 
Submitted by: Billy - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 1, 2022

Fais
from Saudi Arabia asked:
July 26, 2022
May i know what's the differences between this and the Slammer? Thabks. 
1 Answer
Hi Fais, There are a few differences between the New Penn Authority and the Penn Slammer. The Authority is more sealed than the slammer and are made with more premium material and parts such as stainless steel gears. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with!
Submitted by: Huy - TackleDirect Customer Service on July 28, 2022

Traylon
from TX asked:
July 25, 2022
What is the braid capacity on these reels
1 Answer
Penn has not released the exact specs for this reel yet, however they appear to have the same line capacity as the Slammer IV in equivalent sizes. 


For example, the 4500 Slammer IV gets 235 yards of 12 lb mono and 320 yards of 20 lb braid. The 4500 Penn Authority has the same mono capacity, so it can be assumed that it also gets 320 yards of 20 lb braid. 

Submitted by: Billy - TackleDirect Customer Service on July 26, 2022

Zack
from Mobile, Al asked:
July 24, 2022
Max drag?
1 Answer
Hello Zack, 


The Penn Authority max drag is as follows. 

ATH2500 20LBS OF DRAG

ATH3500 & ATH4500 30LBS OF DRAG 

ATH5500 & ATH6500 40LBS OF DRAG 

ATH7500 & ATH8500 50LBS OF DRAG 

ATH10500 60LBS OF DRAG

Submitted by: Bernie - TackleDirect Customer Service on July 26, 2022

Donald
from Ottawa, Ontario asked:
July 22, 2022
What's the drag rating for the 5500 and the 6500, for example? DONALD R A / Ottawa


1 Answer
Hello Donald, 


The new Penn Authority reel in the 5500 and the 6500 has 40lbs of drag

Submitted by: Bernie - TackleDirect Customer Service on July 26, 2022

Ted Babiy
from Devon, PA asked:
July 21, 2022
Where are these (the Authority models) made?
1 Answer
Hi Ted, According to Penn, The Penn Authority Spinning Reels are made in China. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on July 21, 2022

DJ
from Li asked:
July 20, 2022
IPX8 ?   Means what ?   As sealed as a VSX ?   A VR ?   A Slammer ?  A Shield ?
1 Answer
Hi DJ, The IPX 8 rating on the reel is a rating in the consumer industry that rates how water resistant a product is. The IPX 8 rated sealing on the Penn Authority is higher than that of the Penn Slammer IV which has an IPX 6 rating. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with!
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on July 21, 2022

luis torres
from new york city asked:
July 20, 2022
how much dose 5500 reel Weights 
1 Answer
Hi Luis, The Penn Authority 5500 comes in at a weight of approximately 23.6oz. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with!
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on July 21, 2022

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