Penn Fathom LD and LD2
Penn won the Best Saltwater Reel category at ICAST with its Battle II spinning reels (featured in Sport Fishing’s July/August issue), but it also gets rave reviews for the new Fathom Lever Drag single- and two-speed conventionals. The full-metal-body Fathom LDs (red trim) and LD2s (gold trim) feature the Dura Drag system that shifts from free-spool to 40 pounds of max drag. Two-speeds come with Quick Shift to move from a 6.1-to-1 gear ratio to a 2.5-to-1 setting. Available in nine sizes. • The reels cost $199.95 to $299.95.