Penn CLA4000 Clash Spinning Reel

Penn CLA4000 Clash Spinning Reel

by Penn
Reg Price $199.95
Our Price $149.99
TD Code
DescriptionRetrieveMono Cap. (yds/lb)Braid Cap. (yds/lb)Weight (oz)Max Drag (lbs)Ratio/IPTPrice
Clash Spinning ReelDual Retrieve270/8 • 220/10 • 165/12360/15 • 260/20 • 185/3010.7156.2:1/37''Reg Price $199.95Our Price $149.99
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 60 reviews
By Emmanuel S.
Bermuda Island
Clash 4000 Powerful yet smooth and looks cool too!!
September 25, 2020
Lightest Penn at 4000's, I've ever owned!

Penn products have been stepping up their game for the last couple of years... which is good :)

Powerful yet smooth (Smoothest spinning reel Penn I have) and built to last for a long time!

ProsSmooth, Powerful and built like a tank, ohh! looks pretty cool too.
ConsNoting noted as of the moment really happy with the purchase!!
By Jacob
Penn quality
June 23, 2020
I've been fishing various Penns for years now. Mostly older spinfishers and the battle 2. But this clash is nice. Decided to jump on the deal and give it a try. Definitely the smoothest Penn I've ever used. Quality drag that you expect from Penn. Overall a solid reel
ProsWell built, good drag, smooth
By Fred
Santa Maria, Ca
Nice buttery smooth reel
June 3, 2020
Awesome smooth spinning reel , no problem cranking in the fish and at a good price
By Stephen
Pensacola, FL, USA
Super satisfied
May 14, 2020
Ordered the awesome PENN CLASH 4000, called the next day to add a spool full of braid and to my delight it was already shipped!! Not only is that awesome, the reel IS SO NICE. It looks so good,, really something to look at ,all the weight saving cuts and carbon fiber accent the classic penn gold. Looks awesome and the performance as good and better than you could expect. Extra smooth drag plenty of stopping power and those CNC'ed gears are so smooth and strong. It has done the trick on Pompano and redfish so far. And they have been upper slot red's. Reel will work for many applications ordering another 2 for bait rods!!! Awesome purchase from TACKLE DIRECT and A STAPLE BRAND LIKE PENN
ProsLooks Light Smooth and strong drag Cnc 'ed gears are tight and smooth
ConsNone for me
By taigue
Have had this reel for 5+ years
April 26, 2020
Have caught everything from bluefish to mahi. this reel is extremely durable and has never failed. drag system is flawless.
By Dave
Great spinner reel
April 14, 2020
Good for a little bit of everything
By Calvin
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
March 6, 2020
Not as smooth as Shimano but will last just as long!
By Tom
New Jersey
Fantastic inshore reel
March 5, 2020
Super smooth drag, lightweight, well balanced. The new mid-tier to higher end Penn reels are brilliant
By Reese
Great reel
January 31, 2020
This reel is great I use it for redfish and trout on eastern coast works great. Also a good Sabiki reel.
ProsVery strong built reel with good saltwater resistance
ConsNot as smooth as some shimanos competitors once strung (not really much of a problem though)
By Larry
long Beach, new York
Great Spinning Reel for the Money
January 9, 2020
I have been using this reel in the surf since Penn introduced a couple of years ago, putting it on a 10 foot GSB. I have tamed teen size bluefish with a drag that is smooth. It has stood up to sand and surf and has not failed me yet. It holds a fair amount of 30 or 40 lbs power pro. I liked it so much I got a second one to put on a 11 foot GSB. I highly recommend this reel for both 10 and 11 foot rods.
ProsIt is light and strong, holds a fair amount of 30 or 40 pound braid, and the drag is super smooth.
ConsNone yet!
By Kenny
Columbia, Maryland
Fantastic reel
December 31, 2019
I love the handle on these, it feels rugged and durable. Nicely paired my 3k with 15lb 832 and it slays inshore applications
By Dylan
Palm Bay, Florida
One of the best...
December 2, 2019
I have multiple of these reels a 2500, 3000, 4000, and a 5000. I love every single one of them and they all have performed flawlessly for me.
ProsLightweight, strong, cool design
Merrit Island, Fl
Home run Penn!
November 29, 2019
This Clash is one of the best reels penn has ever made! I own 4 of them! Penn really did their homework on these bad boys. I honestly can't find any flaw in them. Lightweight and strong with a great drag. What else do you want in a spinning reel used primarily for casting artificials? I also own a few slammer III reels and an amazing reel as well. Penn, has really stepped their game up over the last few years...
ProsLightweight, strong, excellent line lay, physically a good looking reel, and an affordable price. You can't go wrong purchasing a Penn Clash!
ConsI honestly can't think of any and I always have something negative to say when answering this question!
By Capt S.
Bonita Springs
Penn Reels
September 8, 2019
I’ve been a guide for 37 years and all I use is Penn Reels
By Toby
Lovin' it!
April 10, 2019
This Penn reel is a great investment in my & my children's fun! The drag is powerful and smooth. I really like the round knob handles that are supplied now instead of the old paddle of yesteryear. I may eventually upgrade to an aluminum knob but that will be down the road a bit. With Penn's reputation for longevity, I look forward to handing this one down to my son. I currently use a 45 GLS I purchased about 30 years I have every intention of seeing this one get handed to my Grandchild.
ProsStrong & smooth drag Good line capacity strong reliable construction it may outlive you...
6 Questions & 6 Answers
from Saskatchewan asked:
November 19, 2019
i purchased this reel penn 4000 to go on an 8 foot penn battalion surf fl220s80. when i asked they said it would be a good fit ? 

 i was under the impression and sure i read it some were this is a salt water reel?  am i correct ?

1 Answer
Yes this reel is considered a saltwater type reel. 
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on November 20, 2019

from NY asked:
November 19, 2018
would you recommend this for a st. croix mojo 8ft. for albies or a smaller reel?
1 Answer
This reel and a St.Croix Mojo Salt 8' would be a perfect pair. I would not recommend going any smaller in reel size.
Submitted by: Rebecca on November 20, 2018

from NJ asked:
November 19, 2017
Would the CLA4000 be a good fit for a 9' St. Croix Mojo Surf rod for throwing plugs at the beach and on the bay? Trying to keep the outfit light weight for all day fishing this style.
1 Answer
That would be an appropriate combination. The 4000 is the smallest size that I would recommend pairing with a 9 foot rod.
Submitted by: Devon on November 24, 2017

from VA asked:
February 8, 2017
Can someone explain what dual retrieve means?
1 Answer
You can switch the handle side to left or right.
Submitted by: John on February 8, 2017

from Brooklyn asked:
January 31, 2016
where is the reel made?
1 Answer
This reel is made in China.
Submitted by: David on February 2, 2016

from Galloway, NJ asked:
October 14, 2015
Is the 4000 Clash a good match for the 9' 6" Air Wave Elite used as a plugging setup or would the 5000 model be a better choice? PS, I am a senior citizen and fish the local beaches of AC & Brig. Thank you, JW
1 Answer
I would personally go with the 5000 because I think that it would be a better fit with a rod that long. When I am fishing Brigantine and Atlantic City, I usually use a Penn Spinfisher SSV 4500 on a 9ft surf rod and that balances very well, so I think that the 5000 would be great on your 9'6".
Submitted by: David on October 14, 2015


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