Upgrade or modification to Penn Fathom 40 2-speed?

SouthBayKiller

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Mar 27, 2003
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I never mess with my reels but I'm digging the improvements you guys are seeing.

That 40 has become a workhorse for us on those medium size BFT. Solid af and tough as nails.

They also double as my favorite cod reel.
No doubt, we got these reels at the perfect time to put this once in a lifetime fishery in reach of the budget conscience fisherman.

Penn deserves a big time Wayne’s World-esque “we’re not worthy” bow down for these.
 
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Yellowtail Dan

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A Torque 40nld2

I do love the T-Bar handle upgrades Ken has put on all of my Torque star drags. I’m guessing the bigger handle on the 2-speeds has to be a big improvement.
 

birdie800

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Just got me fathom 40NLD2 back. Before the blueprint, I could only get 13# of drag before starting to lose freespool. Now it can go more than 25# (didn't bother checking the max) and still have amazing freespool! Totally worth the price IMHO.
 
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