This is where some reel tweakers can take your reel and optimize your freespool, while likely increasing your drag capability. This used to be done a lot on older Penn Internationals to drastically improve their performance and increase their functional drag. I personally believe this is way overkill for a Fathom. I have one and love it, but out of the box it's completely capable of the duties it's designed for. The boats that use these as loaners are taking them straight out of the box and fishing 60 or even 80 on them. I can't see buying a $200ish reel and spending that much again for an oversized handle and blueprinting.Ok.. what is blueprinting a reel?
I stopped by Cals booth yesterday and the 40 was amazing. Free spool was 3 minutes plus with the drag set at 22lbs. Cal said he's able to bump up the usable drag by 5 to 8 lbs. Wait time to have it done is 2 months.If your interested in modding your 40/2 talk to the guys at Cals. I stopped by the Cals booth yesterday at FH and was talking to a guy about the service they perform on the Fathom 40/2.
I don’t want to misquote the guy so it would be better for you to talk with them. According to their flyer the service is $95.
Was just there today taking to Cal. Damn, didn’t think of asking about wait time. But they are local too me. Good stuff, he did mention that he was working on 15NLD2, 25NLD2, 30NLD2, and 40NLD2 in case anyone’s interested.I stopped by Cals booth yesterday and the 40 was amazing. Free spool was 3 minutes plus with the drag set at 22lbs. Cal said he's able to bump up the usable drag by 5 to 8 lbs. Wait time to have it done is 2 months.
It should be the tbar lite. It doesn't look like tiburon has updated there list in a while. If your local to north san diego, just go into Kens and ask, they'll hook it upI dont see a part number for a fathom handle or even a penn torque 40. Which Tib handle did he install do you know?
Yes I believe it is the t bar lite, however there are a bunch of different sizes for dif reels. Closest one is penn torque 30It should be the tbar lite. It doesn't look like tiburon has updated there list in a while. If your local to north san diego, just go into Kens and ask, they'll hook it up
He said they're currently running 7-8 weeks turnaround when I last checked with him about 3 weeks ago.I sent my fathom 60 2 speed last week. I want the the extra line capacity for 100lb spectra and 80 top shot. Eric sheets says it have about 5 more lb of drag and 20 or more at strike with amazing free spool. I like the way that Tiburon handle looks I might have to pick one up . I will use the 40 2 speed That I have as is.. it should handle anything in the 50 class range I use it for I forgot to ask Eric how .ong the service takes. Anyone know ?