Take a look at the soon to be released Penn Fathom Lever Drag Reels. These single speed reels feature all aluminum bodies, stainless steel main and pinion gears, Penn’s awesome dura drag system, a machined aluminum spool with capacity rings and five shielded stainless steel ball bearings. They will be available in four sizes from a 15-40N. Penn is also creating a version of the 40N with a 7:1 gear ratio (why I don’t know).
The Penn Fathom Lever Drag Reels are single-speed and will start at just $199.95. I have a feeling this is going to be a popular series. It all comes down to the weight of the reel. Available Sept. 2014.