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  • PENN Clash CLA8000 Spinning Reel
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  • Penn Clash CLA8000 Spinning Reel

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Penn Clash CLA8000 Spinning Reel

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  • Body Material: Aluminum
  • Max Drag (lbs): 30
  • Line Capacity Braid (yds/lb): 475/50 • 390/65 • 345/80
  • Weight (oz): 27.2
  • Bearings: 9
  • Gear Ratio: 4.7:1
  • Retrieve: Right and left
  • Line Capacity Mono (yds/lb): 340/20 • 270/25 • 240/30
  • Line Retrieve Per Crank (in): 40"
  • Spool Material: Aluminum
  • Handle Shape: EVA power handle
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Product Description

The Penn Clash CLA8000 Spinning Reel doesn’t leave anything to chance – the most drag pressure (30# thanks to tough HT-100 drag washers), the biggest line capacity (machined and anodized braid ready spool holds 400 yards of 65# spectra) and the most powerful crank (4.7:1 ratio). This thing is a serious fish-slaying machine. Designed for the toughest of the tough, the CLA8000 features Penn’s brand new CNC machined brass gearing technology and 9 fully sealed ball bearings giving you an incredibly smooth retrieve, especially when cranking down on large pelagic species. Many big boy gamefish are well within reach of the CLA8000, including tuna up to the 200# range, white marlin, wahoo, trophy dorado, sails, amberjack, and more! A big plus – anglers targeting sharks from the shore will find this reel more than capable when matched on an 11 foot H/XH surf stick. That being said, most of the CLA8000’s usage will be from the boat, and it’ll be perfectly matched on either a big popping stick, or short powerful jigging rod, both in the XH/XXH range. The Penn Clash CLA8000 Spinning Reel is by far the most powerful spinning reel with a pedestrian price on the market today.


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Body Material
Max Drag (lbs)
Line Capacity Braid (yds/lb)
475/50 • 390/65 • 345/80
Weight (oz)
Gear Ratio
Right and left
Line Capacity Mono (yds/lb)
340/20 • 270/25 • 240/30
Line Retrieve Per Crank (in)
Spool Material
Handle Shape
EVA power handle
Technical Specs
Country of Origin
  • Made in China
Body & Sideplates
  • Full metal body and sideplate
  • Carbon-fiber rotor (2000-5000)
  • Aluminum rotor (6000-8000)
  • Superline Spool - No backing needed because of the rubber gasket keeps superline from slipping
  • Machined and anodized aluminum spool
  • braid ready
  • Line capacity rings
  • HT-100 carbon fiber drag washers provide smooth drag under heavy loads
  • Machined and anodized aluminum handle with comfortable EVA knob
  • 8 sealed stainless steel ball bearings
  • Instant anti-reverse bearing
  • Techno-balanced rotor gives smooth retrieves
  • Heavy-duty aluminum bail wire
  • Leveline Oscillation Sysytem
  • CNC Gear Technology
  • Machined aluminum main gear (2000-5000)
  • Machined brass main gear (6000-8000)
  • Machined brass pinion gear
  • One year manufacturer warranty
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  • Penn Clash Spinning Reels
    Great reel, good job Penn.

    I have had the 3000 for a few weeks now and I love it so far. The HT-100 drag system is a proven system that leaves little to be desired. The reel is very smooth and I have no problems in that department. I actually so far have no complaints. I wish it was made in the USA but not much can be done about that. Cast and line lay seem perfect off this reel, already love it much more than my Spinfisher V series. I liked it enough I ordered another in the 4000 size.

  • Penn Clash Spinning Reels

    One of the lightest and smoothest spinning reels I've ever owned. I've been a Penn guy for 25 years and they really hit a home-run with this design. Excellent reel!

  • Penn Clash Spinning Reels
    Awesome Reel!

    I purchased the CL5000 late last year so I've only used a few times but I really love it so far. Very smooth and very well built. I did make one mistake when I purchased it. I purchased it from Penn directly. Not a good idea. It took three weeks to be delivered and the price was higher than J&H tackle. I won't make that mistake again. Stupid Hurts!