Customer Questions & Answers See questions and answers. These reels are engineered to be fished with superline and cover a wide range of fishing applications such as jigging, live baiting, and bottom fishing. Gear ratios start at 5.3:1 but drop at the size 40 to 4.8:1. Shielded bearings are a must use component on saltwater reels, or they won’t last long. Penn parts are easily replaceable and they upgraded their bearing system when they built these reels. Thanks for catching that discrepancy. Moving up to the largest size 60 model shows the range of line tests in the series. Save my name, email, and site URL in my browser for next time I post a comment. All Penn Fathom reels include a limited manufacturer’s warranty for a one year period. FTH60LDHS Fathom® 60 Lever Drag High Speed Reel Featuring a Full Metal Body for durability, the Fathom lever drag series offers power and speed in a lightweight package. Starting with the size 12, you’ll spool 360-yards of 12 LB mono or up to 230-yards of 15 LB mono. Amazing! HT stands for high tech and the value of 100 for miles. Would love to see a more thorough review on the Fathom like on most of your others (which you have already mentioned) and it would be great if you included the level wind version. Fathom lever drags retrieve line beginning at 27″ (in the size 15) and go up to 60″ in the size 60 model. In fact, as far as I know, there are no other companies making a reel in this class for this price with these features. Penn Fathom two-speed lever drag reels have almost exactly the same line ratings as the single-speed series. First impressions are amazing, the reel feels rock solid. You can see the dents in my reel that expose the metal. What exactly does this mean? To this day, it’s a superb reel against California Halibut and Spotted Bay Bass. Hi Geoff, Geoff. TD Code: PEN-1613. They do add the larger size 60 model. I made a mistake on that one. //]]>-->, Contact us:, © Copyright 2020 Impact Media Solutions Inc. All Right Reserved. Don’t hesitate to speak up about your own experience or lack thereof. You can see the knob that protrudes from the base of the crank-shaft. Thanks again for the kind words. Ratings for maximum drag range from 20-pounds to 40-pounds, depending on the model size. The gear ratio stands at 6.0:1, also the same for all size models. Amazon Influencer . For more information:,