|More details about the Penn Clash Reels:
The Penn Clash series features lots of new technology as well as some of
Penn's demanded classic.
One of the most important parts of a fishing reel is the gears. After
years of die-cast gears, Penn outfitted the Clash with precision machined
gears. This "CNCGear" System Technology is not the industry standard
die-cast gears which break down and strip out over time. These new CNC'd gears are
DURABLE, SMOOTH, PRECISE and OUTPERFORM the competition!!! By using state of the art software and
CNC machinery the drive, pinion and oscillation gear are
cut to exact tolerances using premium metals. Penn Clash models 2000-5000
utilize a machined brass pinion and machined aluminum
drive gear. Penn Clash models 6000 and 8000 utilize a machined brass pinion
and drive gear.
Gears are for cranking, but what supports them and makes the reel
smooth? The full-metal aluminum body and sideplate keep everything
aligned in perfect order. Penn Clash is outfitted with 8+1 all sealed
bearings to keep salt and moisture out and stay smooth and
quiet. Penn added a key seal at the one way roller bearing "clutch"
(anti-reverse). This protects against a notorious bearing failure in
saltwater reels across the industry and is what gives the Penn Clash its
instant hook setting ability.
What about drag? The Penn Clash offers anglers a phenomenal drag with
beautiful range, fine tune-ability and lots of max drag. Thanks to Penn
HT100 carbon drag washer material these drags are durable. They can with
stand high heat and lots of pressure. Top that off with a big seal under
drag cap, a sealed bearing on the bottom of the spool and the Clash has
a water resistant drag. The drag cap
is fitted with with a WAVE SPRING offering a much better drag curve. The
"Wave Spring" out performs standard drag's coil spring offering a more linear
drag curve which is fine tune-able. This allows angler to fish a full
drag range from light to heavy without rapid ramp up and loss of a fish
due to drag lock up.
Here's some other new features which should not be over looked. The Penn Clash
features a new slow oscillation for perfectly level
line lay to optimize casting distance. The "Leveline System" utilizes
the correct combination of slow oscillation and
appropriate spool dimensions to deliver the perfect line lay for
improved casting and reduced wind knots.
NOTE: Those anglers looking for a beefy reel with a sealed gear case
and heavy weight body for battling the rocks, surf and sand... The Penn
Spinfisher SSv is way to go. Great news, the Clash gears were
designed to interchange with the SSV on the 5500 size and above. You'll be able to
upgrade your SSv by ordering the appropriate CNC'd Clash gears from us in
late 2015/early 2016. More details coming soon!
Detailed Penn Clash Reel Specifications:
Max Drag - Gear Ratio/IPT - Weight
CLA2000 - 125yds/08# Mono 180yds/10# Braid - 10# Drag - 6.2:1 / 30" - 08.2oz
CLA2500 - 140yds/10# Mono 240yds/10# Braid - 12# Drag - 6.2:1 / 33" - 08.5oz
CLA3000 - 120yds/12# Mono 250yds/15# Braid - 15# Drag - 6.2:1 / 35" - 10.3oz
CLA4000 - 165yds/12# Mono 260yds/20# Braid - 15# Drag - 6.2:1 / 37" - 10.7oz
CLA5000 - 135yds/20# Mono 300yds/30# Braid - 20# Drag - 5.6:1 / 36" - 16.8oz
CLA6000 - 210yds/25# Mono 335yds/50# Braid - 25# Drag - 5.6:1 / 41" - 20.7oz
CLA8000 - 230yds/30# Mono 380yds/65# Braid - 30# Drag - 4.7:1 / 40" - 27.2oz