Penn FTHII15SD Fathom II Star Drag Reel

Penn FTHII15SD Fathom II Star Drag Reel

by Penn
Price: $239.95
Model
TD Code
Mono Capacity
(yds./lbs.)
Braid Capacity
(yds./lbs.)
BearingsMax Drag
(lb)
Gear RatioLine RetrieveWeight
(oz)
RetrievePrice
FTHII15SD
PEN-1753
355/12
305/15
200/20
550/20
415/30
290/50
730lb6.1:130in17.10ozRight$239.95 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 10 reviews
By Vinny
New York
Great reel
January 5, 2022
Great reel with a low gear ratio. Performed flawlessly.
By skyler
Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Great multiplier reel!
November 4, 2021
So far my best reel for fishing with 8 n bait here in Cape Breton. I have it paired with the 12' carnage 6-12 oz. The reel has a great magnetic break system for fool proof casts.
Pros
  • Smooth, great brake system, holds plenty of line
Cons
  • None
By Matthew
Chesterfield, VA
Great Price
August 13, 2021
Great reel for drum fishing off the beach.
By DanKeanu
San Diego CA
Top Notch
July 27, 2021
Really smooth reel. Very satisfied with this purchase. Thanks TD
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.
Pros
  • VERY SMOOTH AND EASY TO LEARN .
Cons
  • SOME 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.
Pros
  • Solid 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.
Cons
  • I 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.
Pros
  • Everything
Cons
  • Rarely in stock
By Victoria L.
Clearwater, Fl
Fathom
June 9, 2020
Very smooth casting, no backlash. Great clicker sound.
Pros
  • Smooth casting
Cons
  • None
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