Penn Clash II Spinning Fishing Reel

(10 customer reviews)


  • Saltwater spinning reel delivers durability, smoothness, and precision for technical anglers
  • Durable construction with fully machined CNC gear train, full metal body, and heavy-duty aluminum bail wire
  • HT-100 carbon fiber drag washers and wave spring provide smooth drag that doesn’t bottom out
  • Smooth line lay and effortless retrieve with Leveline oscillation system and Techno-Balanced rotor
  • Ensures flawless operation with 8 sealed stainless steel ball bearings and instant anti-reverse bearing
SKU: B08C57HKJ9 Category:


Penn Clash Spinning Reels contain Penns Leveline System The correct combination of slow oscillation and appropriate spool dimensions deliver the perfect line lay for longer casts and fewer wind knots Durability Smoothness and Precision is what CNCGear Technology delivers By using state of the art software and CNC machinery the drive pinion and oscillation gear are cut to exact tolerances using premium metals Models 2000-5000 utilize a machined brass pinion and machined aluminum drive gear 6000 and 8000 utilize a machined brass pinion and drive gear By utilizing a wave spring in the drag knob of the Clash spinning reels you no longer bottom the drag out and lose the last 25 of your drag curvelike you do with traditional coil springs Whats the purpose of having 40lbs of drag if you cant use the last 10lbs Features include Full Metal Body Techno-Balanced rotor CNC GEAR Technology HT-100 carbon fiber drag washers 8 Sealed stainless steel ball bearing Instant Anti-Reverse bearing Heavy-duty aluminum bail wire Braid ready spool Line Capacity Rings Leveline Oscillation System

Additional information


2000, 2500, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000, 8000, 1000


Clash (Old Model), Clash Ii (New Model)

10 reviews for Penn Clash II Spinning Fishing Reel

  1. Pezgallo

    I have several higher priced reels (Shimano, Daiwa) and must say that this reel is an exceptional reel in all aspects! Fit and finish is superb, drag is very smooth, line capacity estimates are accurate (300 yards of 30# Power Pro filled the reel exactly to the “full” ring), very sturdy (including the carbon fiber rotor)- but light weight. Line lay on the spool was perfect and I did not have to change to a different (provided) shim. I make it a habit of breaking down a new reel to check the level of lubrication- this reel was well lubed. Reel has large screws which make do-it-yourself maintenance a breeze. Although this reel is not totally sealed, bearings are sealed and well lubed- normal maintenance like rinsing after use in saltwater and periodic oiling will keep this reel in perfect order. Although the black/gold scheme is very attractive, I expect normal or hard use will really show the “road rash” but will not hurt the reel in any way. I’ll probably purchase another Clash reel- they’re that good.

  2. scot

    Love this reel. I have 30 braided line on it. Have caught many saltwater fish with it, 20-30 red and black drum mostly. Well made, smooth, light and comfortable. Took it apart recently to clean, oil and grease. It looked great inside (unlike many things you get now days that need decent lubricant applied upon purchase/before you even use them). Very happy with this purchase. Will definately buy Penn again.

  3. Ryan King

    This reel feels like it is built very well, after only moderate use I have no doubts that it will last a long time. 20 lb. braid spooled on very nicely. When the reel arrived it felt very smooth, but was rather noisy. I found the noise to be coming from the bearing on the bail. After a quick call to Penn the friendly American tech I spoke with had a new bearing in my mailbox 3 days later. After an easy swap the reel is nearly silent. I purchased the 3000 size to go on a 6′ 9″ Fenwick Elite Tech Walleye rod. The rod looks like it was made to match the reel, I’m very impressed with this good-looking combo.

  4. Alec Nichols

    Fantastic reel ! Im not sure of the country or origin i would hope for 130dollars it was american made but it doesnt say the one draw back from it is there isnt an anti reverse switch so you are dependent on the drag system entirely i put some super slick 8 braid on it and will be fishing for large trout below the local dam im confident tgis reel was built with quality in mind

  5. jacob

    Began my striper fishing season with a clash 5000 on a 10ft surf rod. The reel fits anything very well between 9ft-10’6ft rod. The reel lasted most of the season being laid in sand dunked and fished very hard it eventually stopped working completely the gears somehow got mashed. Sent my reel in for service included my receipt and 2 weeks later I received a brand new reel. I was disappointed it broke the first year but I could have treated it better and with a free replacement I will buy another Penn reel very happy with the company’s service and standing by their warranty.

  6. 14ALL

    Light weight, smooth operation, great casting, spools well. Landed many bluefish from surf and off jetties.Didn’t like the thumb knob, so swapped it out with Gomexus.Mounted Clash 4000 on Tsunami Air Wave 9ft rod. It’s my goto for surf casting lures.

  7. Vince&Alyssa

    This is the second one I bought, I’ve had the first one for about a year and a half and it’s been the best reel for inshore saltwater use out of anything I’ve ever used. It’s very smooth and has a solid feel behind it. I prefer this over my daiwa BG and shimano stradic. The stradic feels like a toy compared to this reel. The drag is extremely smooth and the clicker when adjusting the drag is convieneint. The line roller is very smooth and the sealed body is great. I have he 4000 and it pulls in decent size reds, Spanish mackerel, and big trout in no prpblem, I’ve never had to use all15lbs of drag, I’m sure you could drag in some large fish with this reel. The rings on the spool every 1/3rd capacity are great to let you know how much line is left. Have gotten very few wind knots, and it casts a mile. Over all it’s the best reel for the money. Just be sure to rinse it off wth fresh water and lubricate after use to keep it working like new. Will likely purchase more of this and phase out my shimano stradics.

  8. Angel

    I’ve always been a Penn fan. Had my Slammers for Offshore fishing out of Miami for all kinds of Pelagics. They never failed on me and lasted forever. This is a great, small lightweight inshore and freshwater lure casting reel. Match it with the right rod after good researching and you have a winning combo you can trust. Worth the price.

  9. Angel

    I’m a solid Penn fan. The small Clash models are great lightweight lure casting for back country and freshwater fishing. This is the Clash 2500. I also bought the smaller 2000 model. Matched them with the perfect, recommended Penn rods and you have a winning combo that will last for many years. Great price for the quality.

  10. Josh

    Bought this for myself for inshore fishing (Amazon had best price). I have several other Penn reals, and this is the only one I like. It is a light, solid reel and works great with Power Pro. Only problem I have is that my wife likes it too and thinks it is hers now.

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