Jigging enthusiasts rejoice – the Penn Fathom FTH25N Star Drag Reel is here! Designed with West-Coast rail rodders in mind, the tall, narrow spool is designed for vertical jigging while having the line capacity to be able to handle tough runs from yellowtail, small tuna, and mahi. You’re looking at 300 yards of 65# braid with plenty of room for a mono topshot, and thanks to Penn’s VersaDrag system with HT-100 washers, the FTH25N puts out 25# of run-stopping drag. The high-speed 6:1 gear ratio is ideal for those anglers diamond jigging here in the north east where you need to span the whole water column in order to connect with a big bass or bluefish, and the narrow design of the Penn Fathom FTH25N Star Drag Reel provides an excellent balance on a medium heavy to heavy action rod.
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I bought the FTH12 for use alongside my Shimano Talica for bottom fishing. I use it when I don't need the insane power of 80 pound braid. I filled it with 30 pound braid and use it more now than I use my Talica. I get laughed at all the time by guys with their 9/0 senators grouper fishing and, I catch just as much as they do on this little powerhouse reel. I went on an overnight trip and I couldn't put it down. I paired it with the Sloopster SLJ66MH. It has plenty of power and handled everything from 2lb porgies to a 40lb amberjack that had to be released. Great job Penn.