New Gear: PENN Clash II Spinning Reel

PENN Clash II is an inshore saltwater spinning reel for stripers, bluefish and more.


PENN has announced the availability of the new Clash II inshore saltwater spinning reel.

According to PENN,  the Clash II is an overbuilt spinning reel designed to handle inshore species. It features proprietary CNC Gear™ Technology, the HT-100™ for durability, smoothness, and precision.  A Carbon Fiber Drag System and an 8+1 stainless-steel bearing system allows it to handle the abuse that comes with heavier use in a saltwater environment. The Clutch Armor System and Hydrophobic Line Roller Bearing ensure strength and protection to critical components in all weather conditions without adding weight.
 
Available in sizes from 1000 to 5000 with high speed models in the 3000 and 4000 sizes, the Clash II has the right size and gear ratio for any inshore application. The lightweight PENN Clash II reels pair perfectly with the new Fenwick® HMG® Inshore rods for an inshore setup suitable for stripers, fluke, bluefish, albies, and more.

“The Clash II series is a great all-around reel for all the inshore species we target off the central New Jersey Coast. Its full metal body stands up to all the rigors we put them through whether battling Stripers in the 40-pound range while casting lures or bouncing a jig for summer flounder.” -Capt. John Luchka, Long Run Fishing Charters, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ.

PENN Clash II Standard Features: Full metal body and sideplate • CNC Gear™ Technology (brass pinion; aluminum main) • HT-100™ Carbon Fiber Drag System • Hydrophobic Line Roller Bearing • Clutch Armor System • Leveline Slow Oscillation System • 3000/4000 models come with paddle knob and power knob • 3000/4000 High Speed models come standard with power knob

1000 Size
Mono Capacity (YD/LB): 275/2 • 135/4 • 105/6
Braid Capacity (YD/LB): 160/6 • 130/8 • 110/10
Bearings: 8+1
Max Drag: 9 pounds
Gear Ratio: 5.2:1
Retrieve Rate: 22 inches
MSRP: $209.95

2000 Size
Mono Capacity (YD/LB): 240/4 • 180/6 • 125/8
Braid Capacity (YD/LB): 210/8 • 180/10 • 165/15
Bearings: 8+1
Max Drag: 10 pounds
Gear Ratio: 6.2:1
Retrieve Rate: 31 inches
MSRP: $209.95

2500 Size
Mono Capacity (YD/LB): 255/6 • 175/8 • 140/10
Braid Capacity (YD/LB): 240/10 • 220/15 • 160/20
Bearings: 8+1
Max Drag: 12 pounds
Gear Ratio: 6.2:1
Retrieve Rate: 33 inches
MSRP: $209.95

3000 Size
Mono Capacity (YD/LB): 200/8 • 165/10 • 120/12
Braid Capacity (YD/LB): 250/15 • 180/20 • 130/30
Bearings: 8+1
Max Drag: 15 pounds
Gear Ratio: 6.2:1
Retrieve Rate: 35 inches
MSRP: $229.95

3000HS Size
Mono Capacity (YD/LB): 215/8 • 175/10 • 130/12
Braid Capacity (YD/LB): 270/15 • 195/20 • 140/30
Bearings: 8+1
Max Drag: 15 pounds
Gear Ratio: 7.0:1
Retrieve Rate: 41 inches
MSRP: $229.95

4000 Size
Mono Capacity (YD/LB): 270/8 • 220/10 • 165/12
Braid Capacity (YD/LB): 360/15 • 260/20 • 185/30
Bearings: 8+1
Max Drag: 15 pounds
Gear Ratio: 6.2:1
Retrieve Rate: 35 inches
MSRP: $229.95

4000HS Size
Mono Capacity (YD/LB): 305/8 • 250/10 • 185/12
Braid Capacity (YD/LB): 410/15 • 295/20 • 210/30
Bearings: 8+1
Max Drag: 15 pounds
Gear Ratio: 7.0:1
Retrieve Rate: 44 inches
MSRP: $229.95

5000 Size
Mono Capacity (YD/LB): 225/12 • 200/15 • 135/20
Braid Capacity (YD/LB): 420/20 • 300/30 • 240/40
Bearings: 8+1
Max Drag: 20 pounds
Gear Ratio: 5.6:1
Retrieve Rate: 38 inches
MSRP: $249.95

2 on “New Gear: PENN Clash II Spinning Reel

  1. BoatGuy

    How does this compare to the Penn Slammer III Spinning reel of the old standby the Spinfisher IV?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *