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 is rated out of 5 by 31.
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 Zman228 from Penn Fathom 25N Originally bought with Peen bluewater Carnage rod for Butterfly jigging however I quickly learned it can do so much more. I have used this set up not only for jigging but also have hauled many big grouper and snapper off the bottom in the Florida Keys. The only Knock against this set up is the rod. It splintered a little bit already at just over 1 year old (photo Attached). That being said the reel is bulletproof
Date published: 2016-02-04
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 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 lane from penn fathom 40 i loved this reel. it has caught everything from sharks to tarpon
Date published: 2014-09-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by Aaronhome27 from Good reel but has its limits Bought a 40LW, and 2 - 15LW models. Great reals. I have caught 6ft sharks to some slammer reef donkeys on the 15's. Decided to take the two 15's down for some heavier fishing using 5 Oz weight and cut bait. First reel on first cast lost free line mid cast. Thought it was a fluke but put the reel up. Second reel also lost free line on third cast. Both are 3 months old only used a couple times and never been in water or sand. First reel back from repair. Reel was replaced and when I called to see what happened they said it was just replaced. I wanted to wait to send the second one in. Not the same service I have for the torques I own. But none the less they have been great reels when not used for casting heavy weight. Great looks, heavy construction, and great heavy drag. Smooth reel for the money. But it has its limits, first conventional to ever fail me on casting, even against the old garcia 6500. Should have kept them for surf fishing.
Date published: 2015-02-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by FrustratedAngler from Good reel with some issues I had purchased 3 different sized Fathoms and they all failed with eccentric issues. I had served two of them and they fail on first use after repair. Those two reels have since been sold since I've lost confidence in its reliability. My last reel - 15 had the same problem as the other two. It really bothers me that the eccentric problem was not found during their product testing. I definitely will not be buying another Fathom reel.
Date published: 2015-06-22
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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