New at ICAST 2022: "Gen2" PENN Fathom lever drag reels

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Has the top cross bar been removed from the 60 size?


Optional.
You can remove the top bar if you want to, and plugs are included in the box.
 
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As best as I can describe it, the "80" size is about the same dimensions as a 6/0 Senator.
The new "60N" size is just a narrower version of that.
Really old people will know what I mean when I say its about like a 349H.

Hey, I'm not even 40 yet and I know what a Master Mariner is. :p:
 
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    Super interested in the 40N and especially the new 60N. Putting together my first big tuna outfit. So far I got the rod, Phenix axis 800X3H (60-130#) Which reel would be best suited for socal tuna fishing for this rod rating? Also, what is the drag at strike and full for the 40N and 60N?
     
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    Super interested in the 40N and especially the new 60N. Putting together my first big tuna outfit. So far I got the rod, Phenix axis 800X3H (60-130#) Which reel would be best suited for socal tuna fishing for this rod rating? Also, what is the drag at strike and full for the 40N and 60N?
    The best reel for that would be a 16VISX….not a Fathom.
     
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    Super interested in the 40N and especially the new 60N. Putting together my first big tuna outfit. So far I got the rod, Phenix axis 800X3H (60-130#) Which reel would be best suited for socal tuna fishing for this rod rating? Also, what is the drag at strike and full for the 40N and 60N?
    waiting a reply on this…

    this is for the value reels which the Fathom is the leader, otherwise the VISX, Makairas, ATDs are the ticket on that rod.
     
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    this is for the value reels which the Fathom is the leader, otherwise the VISX, Makairas, ATDs are the ticket on that rod.
    I'm definitely considering the visx and mak 16. Seems like everyone is ditching their gen 1 Fathoms in preparation for the gen 2. The new 60N looks pretty good. Waiting for more details and information on these reels.
     
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    I'm definitely considering the visx and mak 16. Seems like everyone is ditching their gen 1 Fathoms in preparation for the gen 2. The new 60N looks pretty good. Waiting for more details and information on these reels.
    Your Phenix axis 800X3H (60-130#) is pretty clearly a 100# rod. I fish 80# on my Fathom and Torque 40NLD2's and my 12VISX's. To go to 100#, I fish the 16VISX. The new Fathoms MIGHT fish 100#, but remember the Fathoms are considered "light frames". Although I have a 20VISX, I'm confident in my 16VISX to be able to handle a 275# BFT if I were lucky enough to get one to bite. The 20is a heavy tank for my liking, but then I'm 58.
     
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    tunanorth

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    Any chance these gen 2 reels will be available for purchase before my trip in mid September?


    The original schedule was announced as late September, and no updates have been heard since. Any earlier than that seems unlikely.
     
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    So both the 10xn and 15xn are 2 speed?
    Do both have a power handle?


    Sizes 10 through 60 are available in both single-speed and 2-speed versions.
    Size 80 in 2-speed only.
    A total of 18 different versions.
    Single speed models have the football handle, 2-speed versions have the power handle.
     
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    it seems the pattern is they start it with the Fathom…remember well the 15XNLD gen 1…


    Actually, most of the TRQLD2's came out 2-3 years before the Fathoms.
    You are correct that the 15XNLD2 was a late addition to the Torque lineup, but the rest of the Torques were first. Anything can happen further down the line, but I would not look for anything with new TRQ's in 2023.
     
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    Actually, most of the TRQLD2's came out 2-3 years before the Fathoms.
    You are correct that the 15XNLD2 was a late addition to the Torque lineup, but the rest of the Torques were first. Anything can happen further down the line, but I would not look for anything with new TRQ's in 2023.
    Good info there Steve…at least for 2023 we have the whole season to complete & fish hard the Gen 2 Fathom then…

    We have 1 year plus before we have the chance upgrading to Gen 2 TORQUE😉
     
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