Penn FRCIII5000C Fierce III Spinning Reel

Penn FRCIII5000C Fierce III Spinning Reel

by Penn
Price: $104.95
TD Code
BearingsMono Capacity (yd/lb)Braid Capacity
Drag (lb)
5.6:119.60oz36in25lbClam Pack$104.95 USD
Penn Fierce III Spinning Reels are made with metal body and graphite rotor. They are great for inshore, surf fishing and other saltwater applications. The 4+1 shielded stainless steel ball bearing system ensures smooth retrieves while the heavy-duty aluminum bail wire and superline spool allow for easy line management.

  • HT-100 carbon fiber drag system (previously was oiled felt)
  • Braid ready machined aluminum spool
  • Line capacity rings top and bottom
  • 4+1 stainless bearing system
  • Instant anti-reverse
5 Stars based on 11 reviews
By Fj
Lower Burrell, PA
Upgraded from previous model
June 14, 2022
A great upgrade from the Fierce II
Feels much like the Penn Battle and at a better price
  • Value spinning reel
  • none
By Chris
best reel for the money
February 19, 2022
this reel will handle just about anything you can throw at it. you really cant beat it for the price, this is true of all the penn rees and rods i would say
  • great reel for the price
By Steven E.
Galveston TX.
Great reel
December 2, 2021
I purchased the 4000 series and have really put it to the test with some big bull reds and black drums.
  • Durable little reel and handles the big fish well.
By Douglas u.
New reel
June 21, 2021
So far it has been a very good reel. So far it operates smoothly.
  • Price
  • None yet
By Captain W.
Crisfield, Maryland
Great Panfish Reel
January 12, 2021
Smooth with a sturdy Bail and Bailspring.
By Anonymous
Treasure coast, Florida
Good reel
January 5, 2021
Great reel for the price. No real complaints yet. My only reason I wouldn’t purchase again is because I also purchased a few Pursuit 3 models and they are literally the exact same except the red coloring for roughly 40% the price. The red does look sharp though 👌
  • Carbon drag
  • Smooth
  • Economical
  • Penn reliability
  • None yet
By J W.
Georgia, USA
Quality reel
December 5, 2020
Purchased a 6500 from a local shop for surf fishing. Used it pretty hard for over a year and its held up great. I do take care not to bang it around and I rinse it after use but it's been dunked and dropped in the sand, and has no problems dragging in some 80+lb rays and other smaller surf fish. I do recommend (for any reel) a deep cleaning every once in a while or if you suspect sand entering the gearbox.

The only minor issue I've come across is the bail sometimes snaps shut on a hard cast but you can prevent that. Once you open the bail and before you cast, spin the spool just until it wants to stop against the auto-bail-close mechanism. This prevents momentum from building up before u flick a hard cast.

Anyways this is a solid reel at this price point. If properly maintained I dont see why I couldn't get an easy 10+ years out of it.
  • Feels like quality materials, looks cool
  • Bail may want to snap shut on a hard cast but can be prevented by technique or modifications if you feel froggy.
By Mark
North Carolina
Fierce III 1000
December 2, 2020
I purchased the Fierce III 1000 to use with a 5'-6" ultra light rod and to primarily fish from a kayak. It is light and smooth and the updated drag system is a great improvement over the Fierce II. This reel seems to be high quality, especially for the price. I highly recommend this reel for freshwater use, but don't know how it would hold up in salt.
By Anonymous
new york
vary good
September 18, 2020
vary good , strong and light
  • light and strong
  • non
By Henry
Pensacola, FL
Great reel for the price
April 25, 2020
Have not run into any issues thus far
By Kenny
Columbia, Maryland
Minor upgrade from 2
December 31, 2019
Upgraded drag (now similar to battle 2) and a sealed pinion bearing. Minor but good upgrades

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