Penn Fathom II Star Drag Reels

Penn Fathom II Star Drag Reels

by Penn
$199.95 - $249.95
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Model
TD Code
Mono Capacity
(yds./lbs.)
Braid Capacity
(yds./lbs.)
BearingsMax Drag
(lb)
Gear RatioLine RetrieveWeight
(oz)
RetrievePrice
FTHII8XNSD
PEN-1880
395/6
265/8
245/10
260/20
195/30
135/50
730lb6.1:130in16.20ozRight$209.95 USD
FTHII12SD
PEN-1752
430/10
295/12
250/15
560/15
455/20
345/30
730lb6.1:130in16.90ozRight$199.95 USD
FTHII15SD
PEN-1753
355/12
305/15
200/20
550/20
415/30
290/50
730lb6.1:130in17.10ozRight$199.95 USD
FTHII15SDCS
PEN-1754
--730lb6.1:130in17.10ozRight$249.95 USD
FTHII25NSD
PEN-1755
345/20
315/25
255/30
710/30
495/50
410/65
730lb6.1:142in19.40ozRight$219.95 USD
FTHII25NSDP
PEN-1756
345/20
315/25
255/30
710/30
495/50
410/65
730lb4.8:132in19.80ozRight$219.95 USD
FTHII30SD
PEN-1757
440/25
355/30
275/40
685/50
570/65
495/80
730lb6.1:142in20.10ozRight$219.95 USD
FTHII30SDP
PEN-1758
440/25
355/30
275/40
685/50
570/65
495/80
730lb4.8:132in20.40ozRight$219.95 USD
FTHII40SD
PEN-1759
420/30
325/40
240/50
810/50
675/65
580/80
730lb6.1:142in20.30ozRight$219.95 USD
FTHII40SDP
PEN-1760
420/30
325/40
240/50
810/50
675/65
580/80
730lb4.8:132in20.70ozRight$219.95 USD
Penn Fathom II Star Drag Reels are the second generation Fathom reels from Penn. They are built with rigid metal frames and sideplates. The Penn live spindle design allows for long, effortless casting.

  • Full metal body/sideplates
  • Machine cut marine grade bronze main gear with hardened stainless steel pinion
  • Live spindle with free floating spool
  • 6 shielded stainless steel ball bearing system
  • Instant anti-reverse bearing
  • Fast gear access sideplate
5 Stars based on 6 reviews
By Ryan
Marmora, NJ
Fathom 2 15SDCS
March 19, 2021
Overall very pleased with this reel. Paired with an 11' carnage surf rod. Drag is smooth and bearings remain quiet after 30+ days on the beach. The mag works well and is easier to adjust than the old style squall mag. Very smooth reel, fast spool and casts like a champ. My only complaint is the mag knob digs into your wrist slightly when reeling. Overall very happy and would buy again.
By BIGGS
BROOKLYN, NY
PENN UNDERATED
January 18, 2021
THE PENN CASTING SPECIAL IS A VERY GOOD REEL. AS WITH ALL CONVENTION CASTING REELS IT HAS A LEARNING CURVE. I HAVE SEVERAL MAGGED REELS AND THIS ONE STRAIGHT OUT THE BOX IS ONE OF THE BEST. IT .GIVES YOU GREAT DISTANCE AND IS VERY STRONG . I USE 65 LB POWER PRO WITH A 60 LB LEADER A LIL OVERKILL BUT I LOSE LESS SINKERS AND RIGS THAT WAY .. MUCH BETTER THAN AVET MAGIC CAST AND SEIGLER SM.
ProsVERY SMOOTH AND EASY TO LEARN .
ConsSOME MAY FEELTHE MAG KNOB TO BE IN THE WAY ITS NOT A PROBLEM FOR ME.
By Eddie
Brooklyn, NY
Penn Fathom 15SDCS
November 6, 2020
Very fast reel got a few backlash. Overall great reel and love it. I caught 2 strip bass already with this reel.
By Lamar
Conyers ga
Exceptional reel
August 14, 2020
Everything about this reel is high quality. I live this reel and hope to purchase another very soon. I went from spinning to this hoping to greatly improved my casting distance. This was a bit like jumping off into the deep end for long distance casting and fishing.
ProsSolid and well built. This is both class and quality. There was a definite learning curve for me but between the mags and the spool tensioning I quickly got to 100yds consistency with no over runs. I can chunk medium Saltys hooked in the head 100yds with a 2oz sinker and hatteras cast. I do use a really nice 12? rod. I found one that?s not overly bulky yet strong and flexible. Oh and I love this clicker. It?s loud and very metallic.
ConsI have no cons on the reel. The cons are my own. Experimenting with different lines, rigs and techniques. As I said I went directly from spinning reels to this conventional. I took some time choosing this specific reel over others. I have I think wasted money matching a rod to this reel. On the fourth try I was able to find what I wanted. I have a 10 footer it works well on and I have a 12 footer it works really well on. I fish with it nearly every weekend and I practice my casting during the week. I use baits with it not lures. I think this is not meant for lures. But I?m just not a lure fisherman. I?m a bank fisherman in lakes and rivers.
By Jason
San Diego
Love this reel
July 1, 2020
The fathom II casting special has been my go to reel for local Yellowtail, calico bass, surface iron, and just about everything else. This reel just gets smoother after some use. 5 trips used and still living it. Was able to get 400 yards of 50# maxcuatro and 55 yards top shot of 30# izorline.
ProsEverything
ConsRarely in stock
By Victoria L.
Clearwater, Fl
Fathom
June 9, 2020
Very smooth casting, no backlash. Great clicker sound.
ProsSmooth casting
ConsNone
9 Questions & 9 Answers
Andrew
from Suffolk, VA asked:
November 11, 2019
When will the 15CS model be available again? Penn's website shows out of stock, as well as pretty much every place else I've checked.  
1 Answer
As of right now we have no information that these will be in stock anytime soon.
Submitted by: Alyssa Madosky on November 12, 2019

Jeff
from San Ramon ca asked:
October 13, 2019
What is the difference between the 15sd and the 15 sdcs?
1 Answer
The 15sdcs is designed to be more of a casting model. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on October 14, 2019

Eddy
from Newport Beach, ca asked:
July 8, 2019
No left handed models?
1 Answer
Not yet, hopefully in the future. 
Submitted by: Ethan on July 8, 2019

Tim S
from Bakersfield, California asked:
July 5, 2019
Any gonna be available on left hand?
1 Answer
As of right now there aren't currently any plans on a left handed model in the making 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on August 28, 2019

Doug
from Sw Florida asked:
June 25, 2019
Are we still looking at a September arrival for this reel?
1 Answer
The date is still set for September. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on June 26, 2019

Bryan Ponce
from San Diego, California asked:
January 19, 2021
Would you pair this with a Seeker Black Steel Graphite 6480 for live bait? 
1 Answer
Yes, the 25 should pair up nicely with that rod.
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on January 19, 2021

Eric
from Indianapolis, IN, USA asked:
November 11, 2020
Are there any other differences between the 40 SD and 40 SDP besides the gear ratio difference? Which is better suited for distance casting?
1 Answer
Hello, thanks for being interested in our products. The 40SD would be better suited for distance casting, while the 40SDP is better suited for slow gigging.
Submitted by: Bass O on November 11, 2020

Eric
from Indianapolis, IN, USA asked:
November 11, 2020
Which models feature a bait clicker on them? 
1 Answer
I believe all these models come with the bait clicker feature
Submitted by: Alex T on November 11, 2020

Grant Heaslip
from Waikato asked:
November 3, 2020
Hi,


Which of the models have the grey spool? Some pictures have it, are they just the PG models?


1 Answer
All of the models with the Lower gear ratio(4.8:1) are the ones with the gray spool you are mentioning.
Submitted by: Alex T on November 4, 2020

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