PENN Clash Spinning Reel - In Stores Now!
WINNER – BEST SALTWATER REEL iCast 2015
The new PENN® Clash® spinning reel is a lightweight, technical spinning reel designed for modern saltwater sport fishing. With the new CNC gear technology system, the precision aluminum/brass main gear and brass pinion are machined for exact tolerances to provide the smoothest operation.
The Clash is PENN-reliable, built to withstand years of saltwater conditions. The full-metal aluminum body and side-plate, and eight-plus-one sealed ball bearings add to the reel’s durability.
The Techno-Balanced™ RR30 carbon rotor on the smaller reels, aluminum on the bigger sizes, with the heavy-duty aluminum bail is built for a long life.
The new Leveline™ slow oscillation system is rugged and produces tight, near-perfect line lay for improved casting and reduced occurrences of “wind knots.”
The sealed HT-100 drag system is protected from corrosion and smoothly manages the fight from hook set to landing. The drag’s wave spring provides more drag capability when compared to conventional coil springs. Delivering a consistent drag curve with every turn from a light setting right up to max drag. Up to 18kg on the 8000 size!
The skirted spool is braid ready with line capacity rings to keep the angler informed of line remaining on the spool.
WHAT IS CNC GEARING?
With CNC technology, a computer converts the design produced by Computer Aided Design software (CAD), into numbers. The numbers can be considered to be the coordinates of a graph and they control the movement of the cutter.
In this way the computer controls the cutting and shaping of the material. CNC machines are programmed with a design which can then be manufactured hundreds or even thousands of times, each manufactured product being exactly the same.