Penn – Fathom Lever Drag Reel

(8 customer reviews)


  • Heavy-duty lever drag fishing reel offers phenomenal durability and cranking power
  • Full metal body and side plates constructed from die-cast aluminum for rigidity
  • High speed retrieve offers added torque for hard-fighting fish
  • Dura-Drag system virtually eliminates snags and hesitation, even under extreme drag settings
  • Fluid cranking with 5 shielded stainless steel ball bearings and double dog ratchet anti-reverse



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With known superior durability, the Penn Fathom Lever Drag Reel promises power and speed in one impressive reel!

Constructed of a full metal body and side plates, along with stainless steel main and pinion gears, the Fathom will outlast similar reels on the market today.

This drag reel is designed to cover a wide range of applications such as jigging, live baiting, and bottom fishing.

The Dura-Drag washer system eliminates hesitation and takes control of high pressure situations, along with double-dog ratchet anti-reverse, no fish is getting away from this powerful reel.

Also, features 5 shielded stainless steel ball bearings for smooth casts and retrieves, and line capacity rings.

SKU: 1338210 Categories: ,

Based on 8 reviews

4.6 overall

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  1. Mike

    I purchased 6 of these reels with the intent to use them in Costa Rica mainly for sailfish. The retrieve rate is excellent, also the spool capacity and overall size is nice as well. Unfortunately the overall quality has been terrible so far, the clicker mechanism is a very poor design and stops working regularly. On initial use the clicker button actually fell right out of one of the reels. So far I have repaired the reel clickers on these reels 7 times, and don’t see any way to improve their dependability. Also, while fighting a nice dorado (mahi mahi) one day, the reel handle fell right off the reel in mid-fight…luckily the screw wasn’t able to fall out of the handle and I was able to put it back together later that day. Penn…you are better than this, aren’t you?


  2. n8logo

    I really like this reel – caught it on sale for 30 bucks less. Perfect size reel to horse up fighting bottom fish. Caught my limit on seabass within 2 hours of a 12 hour trip. I paired it with a PENN 7ft CARNAGE II with 80lb braid. It will be tested in the gulf of Mexico this summer.


  3. Jon

    Great real for the money with tons of drag. Stacked mines with 80lb jBraid for BFT.


  4. Ahmed Khalil

    The second day of receiving it I went deep fishing in Dana Point CA, I did catch 14 fishes, I love the full control of break, speed and drag.

    Ahmed Khalil

  5. Amazon Customer

    Very very nice reel, especially for the money. Higher drag than most, lightweight, spool is super smooth, and good looking.. lever drag system functions exceptionally. I can push this into multiple roles. I use it for charter boats, jetty, shore. Dont be turned off because you want to cast, it’ll handle pretty much anything your skill level can dish out.

    Amazon Customer

  6. Jasmin Chandler

    Just went on a deep sea trip this past weekend! Reeled in big red snappers, beeliners, even a Amber Jack, with no problem! Definitely recommend!

    Jasmin Chandler

  7. harold a. zebroski

    Super reel for deep water bottom fishing…..Even better than I Anticipated…..As a positive side effect this reel is super for diamond jigging bluefish and striped bass.. For the blues it isn’t necessary to crank your arm off…the lure flies through the water with slow cranking…..You know, 60 inches per turn ,with a full reel of 80lb power pro,the lures catch…..HZ

    harold a. zebroski

  8. the dude

    very nice reel, great for pulling up fish that are really deep

    the dude