In recent times, the Penn Fathom Lever Drag 2 Speed reels have amassed strong popularity. They come in various sizes that make them preferable for offshore, near-shore, and inshore fishing. All in all, the Fathom series provides light-weight and metal reel that is created to generate a lot of power, along with bid drag pressures, to the anglers. Due to their metal construction, these reels are quite reliable and durable, making them withstand heavy loads. It also prevents flexing and makes up for the alignment of precision fear. Die-cast aluminum is also used in the manufacturing of the Fathom line.
Like all the standard Penn reels, this series also boasts of the line capacity rings. This functionality assists the anglers if the line on the spool is at Full, 2/3, or 1/3. As a result, it is handy while being hooked to a large fish, where you can maneuver the anchor and chase it accordingly. The use of forged aluminum spool makes it ideal for saltwater fishing. Unlike other reels, they allow considerable resistance to corrosion. All the spool sizes can hold a large amount of line. There is also the Dura-Drag system which is built on the top of the drag material. This is the same technology that is also used in the costlier Penn International and Torque reels. For greasing, Dura-Lube is applied to the drag system. This forms up the wet drag system. The Quick Shift 2-Speed system is user-friendly through which anglers can attach and detach low and high gears in the reel. You can adjust the shift button to either go into low or have the knob rotated to go into high. During this procedure, you don’t need to leave your hands from the reel!
One thing is clear. In recent times, Penn has worked hard and enhanced its gear systems to a significant extent. The main gear and pinion gear in the Fathom series are made of Penn’s unique stainless steel materials. A double-dog ratchet anti-reverse technology is also added to prevent handle slips, making up for stable and robust hook-ups. Lastly, it contains a shielded ball bearing system which is not only corrosion-free but its balls bearings are constructed of stainless steel. This is why it is an absolute treat to use it in saltwater environments. To sum up, the Penn 2 speed reels are one of the best in the market.