PENN® Fathom® Star Drag
$199.95 - $219.95
- Full metal frame and sideplates
- Marine-grade bronze alloy main gear
- Precision-machined stainless steel pinion gear
- Live Spindle design
- HT-100 drag system
- 5 shielded stainless steel ball bearings
- Instant Anti-Reverse bearing with silent back up ratchet
PENN® Fathom® Star Drag
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MODEL # FTH12$199.95View model specificationsZoomMono Capacity yd/lb360/10 260/12 230/15Braid Capacity yd/lb525/15 420/20 320/30Bearing Count6Max Drag lb25lb | 11.3kgGear Ratio6.0:1Retrieve Rate28" | 71cmWeight15.50Reel Size12Reel Handle PositionRightBraking SystemCentrifugalDrag TypeStar DragDrag MaterialHT-100ColorBlack GoldAnti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-Reverse
MODEL # FTH15$199.95View model specificationsZoomMono Capacity yd/lb320/12 280/15 190/20Braid Capacity yd/lb500/20 380/30 270/50Bearing Count6Max Drag lb25lb | 11.3kgGear Ratio6.0:1Retrieve Rate28" | 71cmWeight15.60Reel Size15Reel Handle PositionRightBraking SystemCentrifugalDrag TypeStar DragDrag MaterialHT-100ColorBlack GoldAnti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-Reverse
MODEL # FTH25N$219.95View model specificationsZoomMono Capacity yd/lb320/20 290/25 220/30Braid Capacity yd/lb650/30 450/50 370/65Bearing Count6Max Drag lb25lb | 11.3kgGear Ratio6.0:1Retrieve Rate40" | 102cmWeight17.90Reel Size25NReel Handle PositionRightBraking SystemCentrifugalDrag TypeStar DragDrag MaterialHT-100ColorBlack GoldAnti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-Reverse
MODEL # FTH30$219.95View model specificationsZoomMono Capacity yd/lb440/20 300/30 250/40Braid Capacity yd/lb625/50 500/65 440/80Bearing Count6Max Drag lb25lb | 11.3kgGear Ratio6.0:1Retrieve Rate40" | 102cmWeight18.40Reel Size50Reel Handle PositionRightBraking SystemCentrifugalDrag TypeStar DragDrag MaterialHT-100ColorBlack GoldAnti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-Reverse
MODEL # FTH40$219.95View model specificationsZoomMono Capacity yd/lb350/30 300/40 220/50Braid Capacity yd/lb725/50 600/65 525/80Bearing Count6Max Drag lb25lb | 11.3kgGear Ratio6.0:1Retrieve Rate40" | 102cmWeight18.70Reel Size40Reel Handle PositionRightBraking SystemCentrifugalDrag TypeStar DragDrag MaterialHT-100ColorBlack GoldAnti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-Reverse
PENN® Fathom® Star Drag is rated out of 5 by 39.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fishingaddicted from Best value out there. I have the FT 40 and love it. From 60 pound amberjack to 8 foot sharks to big mangroves, this reel handles it all. The drag preforms great at both cranked down and light if you are using a light leader. Super smooth casting. Very fast retrieve (nice if you are fishing very deep water and or jigging). While it's built light, it's super solid and doesn't flex. I've beat the heck out of it and it still acts like it did when it was brand new. I love that it retrieves 40 inches of line per crank when I'm in 200 feet of water. Looking forward to trying out the new two speed fathom for digging big grouper off the wrecks.
Date published: 2015-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by Socal serfisher from Easy to cast. Well made and high quality. I bought my Penn Fathom FTH15 last year. I only use it for saltwater fishing here in Socal. It is an excellent, reliable reel. I use it with only two spring activated brake blocks popped out and can cast it over 100 yards with a 5 oz torpedo sinker and a piece of squid (15 lb.Test Big Game mono with a 50 lb.Test shock leader) on an 11 ft surf rod without a backlash. I am not an excellent caster but this reel is awesome for long casts. I use it on the beach and always get sand on / in it but I just give it a light freshwater rinse and it hasn't given me any problems nor has it gotten corroded. I've caught from mackerel to bat rays on it. Good all around conventional reel.
Date published: 2016-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mikesmith86 from Amazing reel I caught 120 lb tarpon with this reel on a lightweight penn torque jogging rod. I couldn't believe how strong it was. Caught multiple 50lb reds, huge amberjacks, reel is a tank.
Date published: 2016-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1988fxrs from waited til this year to review. bought this reel last year and never had a chase to get big fish on it. well now i have. 25lb yellowfin tuna and it is everything i could ask for. great drag. took yellowtail with it ,too. excellant reel. smooth. great combo with my carbw700ml rod which i rated last year. keep up the good work at penn. next, fathom 2spd! tried to add photo but can't. would love to but can't.
Date published: 2014-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tom7 from All metal, star drag reel. I've been using the Penn Fathom 15 & 25 on my charter boat since early last season. They stand up well to the rigors of saltwater and have a lot of power in a compact little package. The Fathom 25 spooled with 50- pound braid bested my best striper last year of 48-pounds.
Date published: 2016-03-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by jimmy the greek from Good looking but not reliable I have this reel second season now and it gave up on me again for same reason. Reel release level not working properly again. Originally happen when I first got this reel new and reason was loosen screw, now it seems the spring broke. Penn did contact me though after a not so nice review and offered to repair on warranty. Sending back for service now and hopefully the techs will properly service this reel. Had to purchase another reel since and its not a Penn.
Date published: 2015-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by lane from penn fathom 40 i loved this reel. it has caught everything from sharks to tarpon
Date published: 2014-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by Willy B from Desirable features in a compact package. I bought this reel two seasons ago and couldn't be happier with its performance. I was looking for something that can make those long casts, reel in line fast, has plenty of fighting drag, and is durable enough to use while fishing from a kayak. All of these features I found in this one reel, and with a compact model like the 14 I can fish with it all day without getting fatigued. This is an absolutely great product!
Date published: 2016-02-20