Heavy-duty power is a quality we have come to love in Penn Spin reels. We are well used to the heavier feel of the Penn Spin reel in our hands and the solid confidence it instils whatever our target, application or location.
As a sign of the times and response to angler demand, Penn has focused on creating a much lighter spin reel. Enter the Penn Clash Reel.
We continue to witness the effects of technology on fishing reel materials along with components, and the Penn Clash Reel is a reflection of the contemporary approach to Spin reel construction. They’re light. Very light, in comparison to traditional Penn Reels but with all the strength and power synonymous with Penn.
CNC Gear Technology – The gearing system is the most significant technological advance featured in the Penn Clash Reel series. Brass pinion gears are in Penn Clash 2500, 3000, 4000, 5000 sizes along with drive gears made of robust aluminium. The 6000 and 8000 utilise a machined brass pinion and drive gear. Precision machining has created gears that ensure velvety smooth operation, substantial cranking power and the astonishing durability for which Penn is already famous.
Advanced Drag Features – The Clash spin reel series incorporates a wave spring as opposed to a coil spring inside the drag knob. This intelligent feature allows you to get the full capacity and range from your drag system, where traditional coil springs see drag bottom out, losing the last 25%. You now have access to the full drag capacity.
Saltwater and Freshwater Fishing – This is a go-to reel from wherever you stand or float. Boaties can jig, cast and troll for whatever species they desire, from Lake bound Trout to blue water Dolphin Fish. Land-based anglers can set livies to entice monsters or stir the surface from the ocean rocks with some big poppers. Whatever your poison, you can cast your life away and remain full of puff to do it all again tomorrow.
A rubber gasket is on the spool for those that wish to fill entire reel with braid and no backing
Line capacity rings
Leveline Oscillation System that allows the fishing line to lay in a more even and accurate manner.
Note: Price is for one Penn Clash Reel only. Price will vary depending on the size you proceed to order. Images for illustration only, slight variations may occur.
Penn Clash Buying Guide
Outstanding range of sizes – There are six sizes for sale in the Clash series. The 2500 and 3000 will suit all of your light gear applications. They’re for tackling Bream, Whiting, Flathead, Bass and Trout with light lures and finesse techniques, with the 3000 giving some extra power and line capacity.
The 4000 and 5000 will dominate the inshore grounds but also provide you with enough strength for light offshore sports work and light beach and rock fishing.
The 6000 and the 8000 will tackle the heavy loads offshore such as Trevally, Tuna and Kingies as well as big Mulloway and Mackerel from the beach and rocks.
Small Inshore Sizes
Model: Penn Clash 2500 Reel
Mono Line Capacity Guide: 6lb/255 yards, 8lb/175 yards, or 10lb/140 yards
Braid Line Capacity Guide: Braid, 240yards /10lb, 220 yards/15lb or 160yards /20lb
Gear Ratio: 6.2:1
Line per turn: 825mm
Reel weight: 238 grams
Model: Penn Clash 3000 Reel
Mono Line Capacity Guide: 200yards/8lb, 165yards/10lb, 120yards/12lb
Braid Line Capacity Guide: 250yards/15lb, 180yards/20lb, 130yards/30lb
Gear Ratio: 6.2:1
Reel weight: 286 grams
Small Penn Clash Reel Summary and Rod Suggestions
2500 and 3000 sizes in Penn Clash classify as small size – therefore as a guide only, spots where you would be most likely to use a Clash 2500 or a 3000, would be in rivers, lakes, bays and sheltered waters (either fresh or saltwater). Target any species such as Bream, whiting, Australian bass, trout, flathead and a range of other lightweight target fish.
When choosing a rod to go with a Clash 2500 for light inshore, we suggest a fishing rod around 6-7ft in length with a line rating of anywhere around the 2-5kg mark.
For the size 3000, the same suggestion applies. However, due to extra capacity and class, you could pair it with an inshore rod anywhere between 2-8kg.
There are plenty of rods that will work with these sized reels outside of our guide, but our suggestions are the most common typical applications.
Medium Sizes for med-heavy inshore & light offshore
Model: Penn Clash 4000 Reel
Mono Line Capacity Guide: 270 yards/8lb, 220yards/10lb, or 165 yards/12lb
Braid Line Capacity Guide: Braid, 360 yards/15lb, 260 yards/20lb or 185 Yards/30lb
Gear Ratio: 6.2:1
Line per turn: 925mm
Reel weight: 300 grams
Max Drag: 8kg
Model: Penn Clash 5000 Reel
Mono Line Capacity Guide: 225 yards/12lb, 200 yards /15 lb or 135 yards /20 lb
Braid Line Capacity Guide: 420 yards /20 lb, 300 yards /30 lb or 240 yards /40lb
Gear Ratio: 5.8:1
Line per turn: 900mm
Reel weight: 473 grams
Max Drag: 14kg
Medium Penn Clash Reel Summary and Rod Suggestions
Penn Clash 4000 and 5000 spinning reel sizes are somewhat a medium-sized reel which will cover a lot of different applications. Capable of heavy estuary fishing for mulloway or barramundi, Bay or light offshore for snapper and other reef fish. You could even use a 4000 to 5000 sized reel for light rock or surf fishing to target whiting, bream or dart. The choice is yours.
In terms of rod choice for light offshore or heavier inshore fishing, either size will match well to most 6-7ft barra/snapper-style graphite boats rods with ratings between 6-15kg.
For spinning the rocks, an 8-9ft shore spin rod with appraised ratings between 4-10kg makes the ideal pick. Alternatively, if light surf fishing is further up your alley, then either size 4000 or 5000 will match well with many 9-11ft light graphite surf rods rated between 3-10kg
Large sizes for beach, rock & offshore boat fishing
Model: Penn Clash 6000 Reel
Mono Line Capacity Guide: 335yards/15lb, 230 yards /20 lb, or 210yards /25 lb
Braid Line Capacity Guide: 490 yards/30 lb, 390 yards/40 lb, or 335yards /50 lb
Gear Ratio: 5.6:1
Line per turn: 102.5mm
Reel weight: 580 grams
Max Drag: 14kg
Model: Penn Clash 8000 Reel
Mono Line Capacity Guide: 340yards/20lb, 310yards /25lb or 230yards/30 lb
Braid Line Capacity Guide: 465yards/50lb, 390 yards/65lb or 345 yards/80lb
Gear Ratio: 4.7:1
Line per turn: 100mm
Reel weight: 762 grams
Max Drag: 18kg
Large Penn Clash Reel Summary and Rod Suggestions
The Penn Clash 6000 or 8000 are nothing short of sensational, boat or land, inshore or offshore.
For beach fishing, the Clash 6000 or 8000 sized reels will generally fit well with most surf rods around 10 to 14 feet in length, for a happy medium grab a 12 foot with appraised ratings anywhere between 6-24kg.
For the rocks, you could use these reels on either a heavy popper rod for casting poppers at kings and trevally or a 9-10ft rock rod with line ratings between 6-37kg.
From the boat there will be plenty of 6ft to 7ft 6-inch boat rods you could match a large clash to with line class ratings between 6-37kg. The scope is wide open in terms of options.
The Penn Clash Reel spool has capacity rings and is braid ready because it has a rubber gasket so you can tie braid direct to it without slippage, yet the mono traditionalist will also love the line capacities.
The Level Line System promotes prodigious casting distances.
The full metal body and CNC GEAR Technology provide strength and power.
8 sealed bearings offer velvety smooth operation and promote longevity, even under the harshest of Aussie conditions.
Drag power and overall reel strength are a highlight of the Clash, and allow you to feel supremely confident when the pressure is on. Do yourself a favour and look no further than a Penn Clash Reel.
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