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Penn Fathom Lever Drag 2-Speed Reels

Penn Fathom Lever Drag 2-Speed Reels

by Penn
$249.95 - $299.95
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TD Code
Mono Cap.
Braid Cap.
BearingsMax Drag @ StrikeMax Drag @ FullMax Drag @ SunsetGear Ratio (High/Low)Line Retrieve High/Low (in)Weight
513 lbs.16 lbs.20 lbs.H: 6.1:1
L: 2.8:1
31/1415.6$249.95 USD
523 lbs.28 lbs.33 lbs.H: 5.5:1
L: 2.7:1
38/1919.6$279.95 USD
523 lbs.28 lbs.33 lbs.H: 5.5:1
L: 2.7:1
38/1919.6$279.95 USD
523 lbs.28 lbs.33 lbs.H: 5.5:1
L: 2.7:1
38/1920.0$279.95 USD
523 lbs.28 lbs.40 lbs.H: 5.0:1
L: 2.5:1
42/2125.7$299.95 USD
523 lbs.28 lbs.40 lbs.H: 5.0:1
L: 2.5:1
42/2127.3$299.95 USD
Penn Fathom Lever Drag 2-Speed Reels have a gear train machined from stainless steel and drilled out for weight reduction, offering the perfect combination of strength and speed. Fathom Lever Drag reels use Penn's Dura-Drag material, which contains a special Phenolic bonding agent that prevents premature breakdown of the carbon fiber material while providing a barrier to water. Each drag washer is pretreated with a special compound developed by PENN engineers to ensure smooth drag performance.
  • Full Metal Body and sideplates
  • Forged and machined aluminum spool
  • Stainless steel main and pinion gear
  • Dura-Drag washers virtually eliminate hesitation,even under extreme drag settings
  • Quick-Shift 2-speed system
  • 5 shielded stainless steel ball bearings
  • Double-dog ratchet anti-reverse
  • Line Capacity Rings
5 Stars based on 18 reviews
By Ross
Macungie, PA
November 20, 2018
Awesome reels!
I have 2- Penn FTH60LD2 Lever Drag 2-Speed Reel, 2 - Penn FTH40LD2 Lever Drag 2-Speed Reel, & 2 - Penn FTH25LD2 Lever Drag 2-Speed Reel. These are great for their price!
By allan
October 16, 2018
Not the biggest fan of graphite reels
You probably won't be able to see it, but graphite reels do flex, and every time it does it throws the gears out of alignment slightly, causing them to wear faster. A graphite reel will break before a machined aluminum one will for sure. I know graphite is extremely strong, but not in this case because graphite flexes just like in poles. Aluminum reels and even graphite fishing reels and rods generally last a while, but i would put my money on them. Having cousins with graphite reels complaining how when the caught a fish big enough, that the reel seized because of gears being out of place and eventually needed new internals quite fast.. This all being out of a few years use, but Nonetheless, much earlier problems than with an aluminum reel.
By sdc
Savannah, GA
September 23, 2018
Actually swiched order for FTH40NLD2
Using this for heavy jigging, bottom fishing and a little trolling. Filled it with 80lb PE. Good all around reel. If your going with a 1 rod setup, this is a good reel.
Pros2 Speed Narrow, good for jigging
ConsA little on the large size for some types of jigging
By Mark
March 14, 2018
Great reel
Strong, light and the 2-speed works smooth
By Mark
La Habra, CA
January 14, 2018
Only reel for every fishing application
These reels are low-cost-high-quality machines. They can be used for any application such as live bait fishing, surface iron, yoyo, etc.
By Santiago
Miami, FL
August 11, 2017
Most versatile
Love this reel. Use it for trolling and bottom fishing. Nothing this reel can't do.
By Mark
Demorest GA
April 2, 2017
Great reel
Very small yet very powerful
By Justin
January 13, 2017
Great multi-purpose reel
I use these reels for everything in the gulf, from trolling for kings, to bottom fishing for snapper. They hold up great, and the 2 speeds are nice
By Charles
Frederick md
August 24, 2016
Plenty of power
I bought 4 of these for trolling for large striper and red drum.
ProsThey easily hold 500 plus yards of 65lb braid You can quickly retrieve lines in high speed when you need to get them out of the way when landing a large fish. Plenty of power in low speed to reel in large stripers.
By Aristides
Los Angeles, CA
July 13, 2016
Versatile and affordable
Great reel, currently using for heavy duty Yo-yo fishing, deep drop for grouper, and live bait for tuna. Holds plenty of line and I like the grear ratios. I have 400yds of 80# spectra on the bottom and top it with 50-60# mono.
ProsRight IPT on the ratio's and AFFORDABLE!
By David N
garden grove, ca
July 8, 2016
not bad for mid grade saltwater reels
Doesnt have the refined manufacturing of my tyrnos 2 speeds or tlds but seems solid enough to handle smaller/midgrade tunas yellowtail and deep rockfish. The handle play is looser than i like. The release button for low/high gear seems flimsy. Lever is nonergonomic feels too small. One rod clamp bolt was a little hard to screw on the nut and clamp lug. I like the massive amount of drag and double dog AR, all aluminum frame decent bearings unlike avets. Going to have to keep up with maintenance due to the open drag assembly and easy corrosion of screw holes and other parts which i have on my fathom 30 star drag. Overall got it on sale for 197 and change. Tackledirect is awesome! Great deals and amazing selections! Thank u. Just filled with 80lb braid and will kill some tunas yoyo yellowtail too! Oh freespool is amazing smooth and out of box got over 20 seconds! Dont know how itll cast seems to be a heavy spool lots of inertia like avets but mainly ill use for live bait dropper loop and yoyo jigs.
ProsWinch like drags, all aluminum frame. SS gears. Double AR dogs. Amazing freespool. Good price for 2 speed.
ConsSo so build quality. Easy corrosion if not maintained. Non ergonomic lever. Tolerances are mediocore feels like my old senators.
By Max
Homer, AK
June 11, 2016
Perfect Lingcod and Rock fish reel
this reel is about the size of a shimano charter special holds a good amount of 65lb - 80lb spectra and is super light and has plenty of power. In my opinion the gear ratio is perfect in low and high speed. I have been using it in shallow water 20-50ft for halibut fishing and it has plenty of drag to slow down big fish.
Prossize and weight
ConsMade in china non sealed drag
By Max
Homer, AK
June 11, 2016
Perfect Halibut Reel down to 350Ft
this is the perfect Halibut Reel down to 350 ft. While Here in Homer I typically fish from 20 - 150 this reel holds enough line and is light enough to fish all day. for the price it really can't be beat.
Prossize and weight
ConsMade in china non sealed drag system.
By ryan
Norfolk, VA
May 14, 2016
Great Reel
It is a great reel very smooth I use it for the red drum and cobia. I recommend it to anyone who need a strong lightweight reel.
ProsSmooth,lightweight, cast great,drag
By Chris Rodgers
April 29, 2016
Smooth reel
Its very smooth casting. And the drag is unbelievable. Very easy to switch from high to low. And it has a comfortable feel to it and light in weight as well. Im very happy with it. Thanks Penn
6 Questions & 7 Answers
from San Diego, California asked:
November 20, 2018
I have this reel spooled with 65 pound braid, on the west coast. Out of San Diego. Mainly use it for yellowtail, small grade tuna 20-60 pound and other things. I usually like a 9 ft rod. Any suggestions on which rod I should use??
1 Answers
A 9 foot St.Croix mojo surf would pair up well with this reel
on November 21, 2018

from San Diego asked:
November 18, 2018
West coast fishermen, San Diego. Offshore to the Coronado islands and a few other offshore/inshore spots. I have the 30 2 speed model with 65 pound braid 30 pound flour. What would be the best rod to match up with this reel. I do a lot of yellowtail fishing, rock fishing, small grade tuna 20-80 pound. Usually like a 9ft rod. Any suggestions?
1 Answers
We have a RH Composites SS Surf Series Conventional Rods in a heavy 9 foot 1 piece but we are unable to ship that due to shipping restrictions, there is a 9 foot 2 piece medium but may be to light for the type of fishing you want to use.
on November 21, 2018

from Wantagh asked:
May 6, 2018
Could I use this fathom 2 speed reel for tile fishing? And which size do you recommend?
1 Answers
Yes. The 40 size would likely be the most ideal for that application.
on May 8, 2018

Vicente Perez Jr
from CA asked:
February 3, 2018
Does it come with screw on clamps for the rod?
1 Answers
The Penn Fathom Lever Drag 2-Speed Reels comes with the bolts and clamp that is required to attach the reel to a rod.
on February 9, 2018

from Colombo Sri Lanka asked:
August 31, 2015
Do these come with harness lugs ?
1 Answers
Hello Theo. These reels unfortunately do not have harness lugs.
on September 3, 2015

from Los Angeles asked:
July 31, 2015
Where are these made?
2 Answers
Hello James. These reels are made in china.
on July 31, 2015
This reel is made in China.
on July 31, 2015


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