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Penn Fathom Lever Drag Reels

Penn Fathom Lever Drag Reels

by Penn
$199.95 - $249.95
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Model
TD Code
Mono Cap.
(yds/lb)
Braid Cap.
(yds/lb)
BearingsMax Drag @ StrikeMax Drag @ FullMax Drag @ SunsetGear RatioLine Retrieve (in)Weight
(oz)
Price
FTH15NLD
PEN-1323
355/12
305/15
200/20
550/20
415/30
290/50
513 lbs16 lbs20 lbs5.3:12715.1$199.95 USD
FTH25NLD
PEN-1324
330/20
305/25
245/30
680/30
475/50
395/65
523 lbs28 lbs33 lbs5.3:13619.4$229.95 USD
FTH30LD
PEN-1325
440/20
330/30
255/40
635/50
525/65
455/80
523 lbs28 lbs33 lbs5.3:13619.8$229.95 USD
FTH30LDLH
PEN-1612
435/20
325/30
250/40
635/50
525/65
455/80
523lbs28lbs33lbs5.3:13619.8oz$229.95 USD
FTH40NLD
PEN-1326
410/30
315/40
235/50
785/50
655/65
565/80
523 lbs28 lbs40 lbs4.8:14024.7$249.95 USD
FTH40NLDHS
PEN-1327
410/30
315/40
235/50
785/50
655/65
565/80
523 lbs28 lbs40 lbs7.1:16024.7$249.95 USD
FTH60LDHS
PEN-1613
480/40
355/50
315/60
995/65
860/80
735/100
523lbs28lbs40lbs7.1:16027.3oz$249.95 USD
Penn Fathom Lever Drag 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
  • 5 shielded stainless steel ball bearings
  • Line Capacity Rings
5 Stars based on 9 reviews
By william
New Jersey
March 26, 2019
Full Metal Body and 40 pound drag for the price
a total no brainer. The reels are also great looking. 40 lbs of drag for $250 is a true bargain.
By Mark
Anaheim, CA
October 23, 2018
Wahoo killer!
This may be the best reel for wahoo fishing if you're throwing bombs or jigs, very high speed gear ratio and enough drag to stop wahoo in their tracks.
By allan
nj
October 20, 2018
Great looking reel and awesome drag for the price
i mean a good looking $249 reel that is all metal and has 40 lbs of drag, sign me up any day of the week for that. Penn has rebounded. American made again now, and has seemingly redesigned and sealed the drags on these new ones which is great.
By Chase
Hoover, AL
September 25, 2018
Great bottom and light trolling reel
Great all around reel for bottom fishing and light trolling. Paired it with a 5'6 Ugly Stick Tiger Elite Jigging rod and its the most comfortable setup on the boat.
By John
Sky Valley, Ga
April 15, 2018
Quick retrieve
Great high speed retrieve. Used it for smoker kings and was able to keep ahead when one came speeding to the boat. Kept the line tight and was a good thing, hook fell out when I gafted him and threw him in the boat.
ProsHigh speed, strong drag, easy to set due to lever drag
By Joe
Pennsburg, PA
June 7, 2016
Awesome
I use this reel for my marlin pitching rod, the fast free spool and retrieval work great for maneuvering around the marlin.
By Mark
Ga
May 9, 2016
Nice reel, light and strong
Reel is light and strong, the only thing I would criticize would the gears are not as smooth as I have come to expect from Penn
By Ryan
Hoboken, NJ
November 4, 2015
Perfect chunk/jig reel
I bought this reel with the intent on jigging and chunking inshore bluefin in the 30-150# class, and yellowfin/longfin in the canyons, as well as a tilefish/deep water bottom fishing reel. Loaded with 600 yards of 65# JB solid, it has worked flawlessly so far with a few trips and quite a few fish under it's belt so far. The drag is smooth right out of the box and the reel is very easy to service yourself. If you plan on fishing this reel with a longer mono topshot, fill it with 500 yards of 65# braid, 600 yarsd of 65 fills it right to the top with only just enough room for a 30 or so foot wind on.
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
February 9, 2015
great bottom reel
This reel is super strong and has an awesome drag. Gear ratio is perfect for bottom and overall very durable reel.
4 Questions & 4 Answers
Mike
from Manalapan, nj asked:
February 28, 2018
What size for trolling mojos? A size comparable to an avet mxl?
1 Answer
The 30's and 40 sizes could be used for trolling mojos and the Penn Fathom 30's are similar in size to the MXL reels.
Submitted by: Donald on March 6, 2018

Lazaro
from Oviedo, fl asked:
January 12, 2018
How i can get it on left hand
1 Answer
The Penn Fathom Lever Drag Reels are not available to be purchased in L/H.
Submitted by: Donald on January 13, 2018

Tim w
from Nj asked:
December 31, 2016
Where is this reel manufactured?
1 Answer
The Penn Fathom is manufactured in China.
Submitted by: Donald on January 4, 2017

Michel Beauchemin
from Montreal asked:
July 20, 2014
What kind of fishing is it designed for like is it good for trolling, jigging, casting.....tuna, marlin, wahoos I fished cape cod and cape Hatteras
1 Answer
I would recommend taking a look at the BlackHole Rods. They are rated for heavy drag settings and heavier braids to handle larger pelagic fish. You can find more information on these rods through the following website link; http://www.tackledirect.com/black-hole-rods.html
Submitted by: Customer Service on July 20, 2014

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