Penn FTH40NLD2 Lever Drag 2-Speed Reel

Penn FTH40NLD2 Lever Drag 2-Speed Reel

by Penn
Price: $329.95
TD Code
Mono Cap.
Braid Cap.
BearingsMax Drag @ StrikeMax Drag @ FullMax Drag @ SunsetGear Ratio (High/Low)Line Retrieve High/Low (in)Weight
523 lbs.28 lbs.40 lbs.H: 5.0:1
L: 2.5:1
42/2125.7$329.95 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 43 reviews
By Steve G.
Penn Fathom Lever Drag 2 speed
January 8, 2022
Quality product at a good price. Tackle direct is easy great company to purchase from.
By Mike
Slow Pitch Jigging Reel
December 26, 2021
Excellent! I pair this reel with Penn BATSPJII450C68MH Battalion II Slow Pitch Casting Rod.
By Endofparalysis
Little Italy
Great size
November 18, 2021
A lot of Reel with powerful drag in a small palmable size. I like it better than the speedmasters.
  • Price and Strength of the Drag
  • Drag curve is Sharp! I would like better free spool.
By Ron
San diego
Very good reel
September 29, 2021
My favorite yoyo reel
  • Very good
By Ron
San diego
Very good reel
September 29, 2021
My favorite reel for fly lining applications up to 40lb
  • 👍
By Anonymous
Eden ut
Great halibut reels
September 7, 2021
Cought lots of halibut high gear is awesome for retrieving 3# lead from 300ft. Low gear to bring in the Barndoor. Did not rock on the reel seat have the speed master also. Liked the penn better.
By Brandon
Los Angeles
Smooth as butter
September 5, 2021
Very happy with this reel. Workhorse and it is smooth as butter.
By PelagicSlayer
Chandler, AZ
Best 2 speed lever drag reel for the money
August 5, 2021
I have 4 of these Fathom reels. Penn reliability. Plenty tough for big tuna.
  • Quality. Price.
  • The basic reel clamp provided does not have a hole off to one side to hook your lure. Not a big deal.
By Anonymous
Oklahoma city
August 2, 2021
Used this reel for the first time on a red snapper trip and it was super enjoyable. Cranked easily, free spool was super smooth, and the drag worked like its supposed to.
  • Smooth, strength, quality, drag
  • none yet
By Robert
Excellent reel and handles big fish with ease
June 8, 2021
Excellent reel and handles big fish with ease. The power of this reel is unreel. But the service at Tackle Direct is off the charts. Very professional and custom is the best.
By Mike S.
Kennebunk Maine
Haddock sayer
May 5, 2021
This thing ripped more haddock and pollock off jeffreys ledge then I could have ever dreamed, limited out on haddock and filled the box again with pollock and it never skipped a beat smooth at casting 450g jigs away from the boat and quick retrieve and when I hooked large doubles the low gear proved great to make the ground to get fish in the boat will definitely be adding to my fathom collection
  • Durable
  • Smooth
  • Size
  • Comfort
  • None
By Livinoutdoors_
Pasadena ca
May 2, 2021
Just like my fathom 25N but now it a smaller compact size ! Perfect for my live bait set up! Love the 15NX
  • Small and compact
  • Nothing yet !
By Mike S.
Big power little package
April 15, 2021
Amazing products yet again from penn, have always loved penn products for jigging ground fish in Coastal Maine, these two speed reels run smooth as could be and with 33lbs drag to back it I hope to luck into a halibut this may to really give it the work out it deserves. Will absolutely be buying another reel in this series
  • Size
  • Weight
  • 33lb drag
  • None
By Westly
Merritt Island, FL
Very NIce Reel
March 7, 2021
Great reel for trolling for pelagics. Light enough to fish all day but enough line capacity and drag for tunas up to 100lb. Spooled mine with 600yds of 65lb braid and a 150yd topshot of 40lb mono.
By Fred
Los Angeles, CA
Great Addition to the Fathom 2 Speed LD Line
February 14, 2021
Added the 15XNLD2 to my Penn Fathom 25NLD2 and 40NLD2 set of reels. Perfect size for fishing 20#-30# mono or fluoro targeting school size tuna and yellowtail. Also an ideal reel for slow pitch jig fishing. Light weight and narrow profile make it easy to hold. Can't wait to use it on offshore trips this summer.
2 Questions & 2 Answers
Andrew Hauser
from CA asked:
August 16, 2017
Do your reels come loaded with spectra
1 Answer
As is with our policy mono is always free when you purchase any reel from us. Spectra however would have to be purchased but we would still spool it for you.
Submitted by: Bernie on August 17, 2017

from sarasota, fl asked:
November 6, 2019

What rod and line recommendations would you have in regards to line and a rod to pair with this? Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems versatile enough to bottom fish and troll with this same set up. Is there a rod  that would pair well with this to do both?

1 Answer
 65lb Braid 

Take a look a Carnage 2 rods or OTI-FB58400A

Submitted by: Chris Renna on November 7, 2019


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