Looking for a surface iron reel.

Tar Pit

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Looking for a new surface iron reel. #30-#50 mono star drag. What do you guys have?
 

Yellowtail Dan

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Fathom 25N is a really good choice. If you can find a Torque 25N, 25 those are even better
 

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Looking for a new surface iron reel. #30-#50 mono star drag. What do you guys have?


Depending on what line capacity you want, either the Fathom 25N or 30 size are excellent for surface iron, though if 50-pound topshots are on the menu, the 30 would probably be the way to go.
A few "Gen1's" may still be around at markdown prices, but the "Gen2's" offer some advantages, including 5 pounds more drag and a choice of either 4.8-1 or 6-1 gear ratios.
 

Tar Pit

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Depending on what line capacity you want, either the Fathom 25N or 30 size are excellent for surface iron, though if 50-pound topshots are on the menu, the 30 would probably be the way to go.
A few "Gen1's" may still be around at markdown prices, but the "Gen2's" offer some advantages, including 5 pounds more drag and a choice of either 4.8-1 or 6-1 gear ratios.
I saw a 25N at Angler Center Newport Beach today but it was a 2-speed. Is this what your talking about?
 

tunanorth

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I saw a 25N at Angler Center Newport Beach today but it was a 2-speed. Is this what your talking about?


No, "25N" is just the size; PENN has 10 different models in this very popular size.
The other letters tell you what specific reel you are looking at.
You probably saw this 2-speed lever drag model= FTH25NLD2

Good star drag surface iron choices:
FTHII25NSD= 6-1 gear ratio
FTHII25NSDP= 4.8-1 gear ratio
 
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