The Fathom Star Drag is constructed with a full metal body and sideplates and machine cut marine grade bronze main gear for exceptional Penn durability. The Live Spindle Design and internally adjustable centrifugal braking system ensure exceptional casting so whether you want to cast further or fly-line live bait with ease the Fathom is the ideal choice. The revolutionary Live Spindle™ design ensures exceptional casting performance. The improved configuration allows the spool to spin independently of the spindle and pinion gear, which significantly reduces friction experienced from the extreme acceleration of the spool when casting. Other reels using a “fixed spindle” design slow the rotation of the spool and reduce casting distance. Additionally the Live Spindle improves the retrieve of the reel because the spindle and pinion do not need to turn relative to each other during heavy loads, unlike a “fixed spindle” reels that result in a difficult retrieve and erratic drag.
- Machine-cut marine grade bronze main gear with hardened stainless steel pinion - 5 Shielded stainless steel ball bearings - Instant anti-reverse bearing with silent back up ratchet - Braid ready to handle the strain braid lines put on a reel - HT-100 drag washers provide smooth drag under heavy loads