Penn Fathom 40 (Star Drag)
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The Fathom Star Drag is constructed with a full metal body and sideplates and machine cut marine grade bronze main gear for exceptional PENN durability. The Live Spindle Design and internally adjustable centrifugal braking system ensure exceptional casting so whether you want to cast further or fly-line live bait with ease the Fathom is the ideal choice.
Live Spindle Design
The revolutionary Live Spindle™ design ensures exceptional casting performance. The improved configuration allows the spool to spin independently of the spindle and pinion gear, which significantly reduces friction experienced from the extreme acceleration of the spool when casting. Other reels using a “fixed spindle” design slow the rotation of the spool and reduce casting distance. Additionally the Live Spindle improves the retrieve of the reel because the spindle and pinion do not need to turn relative to each other during heavy loads, unlike a “fixed spindle” reels that result in a difficult retrieve and erratic drag.
By rearranging the sequence of the keyed metal washers and eared HT-100™ washers the reel can be set up for fishing a wide range of drag settings without additional parts.
Line Capacity Rings
Eliminates the question of how much line you have left when fighting a fish. The three lines on the spool flange let you know when you have 1/3rd, 2/3rd, or a full spool of line. Also if you respool often these lines give you a benchmark for backing your superlines with monofilament which will help eliminate wasted time and line.
Monofilament Capacity yds / lbs
350/30 • 300/40 • 220/50
Braid Capacity yds / lbs
725/50 • 600/65 • 525/80
Bearings | Max Drag | Gear Ratio | Weight
5 + 1 | 25 lbs. | 6.0:1 | 18.7 oz.