Penn Clash 3000

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MadMike
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Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:39 am

Ok this isn't a formal review but...

The Penn clash 3000 I purchased last week... Yes I purchased it!
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I Have taken it out twice and have to admit I'm very impressed. Light, smooth, wicked drag and very purty... CNC machined gears with the HT100 carbon drag stack make fighting a fish an absolute pleasure... It has an over sized crank handle that's balanced and light, CNC machined composite metal precision gearing (Graphite and aluminium low wear and corrosion Main) and brass pinion ... They also feature a light weight rigid resin rotor.
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The thing I would like to point out here is that this reel is the nicest small reel I have used in the sub $799.99 bracket, It casts phenomenally well.

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Unfortunately the 3000 size has very limited stocks NZ wide due to it's massive off shore demand, with me selling out the first dump in 5 hours... (:O), and only have 2 remaining in the second drop with no more available till next year now... @ $349.99 these wont last long at all so if your keen put your hand up as I would rather offer them out to the Kayak folks first!

I will be doing a full review in the next week or so...

Mike

Some garb from the horse...

Features and Specifications

• Reel body is full metal
• Techno Balanced spinning reel rotor
• CNC GEAR construction technology
• HT-100 drag washers (made of carbon fibre)
• Ball Bearings: 8 (stainless steel) + 1 Anti reverse bearing
• Heavy duty construction bail arm wire
• Rubber gasket on spool for those that wish to fill entire reel with braid and no backing
• Line Capacity Rings
• Leveline Oscillation System that allows line to be laid in a more even and accurate manner
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Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:53 am

Looks the biz Mike... which handle do they come with ? the paddle style or the round EVA type

MadMike
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Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:04 am

The 3000 is the round EVA, My photo of the pull apart is the 2500, haven't had time to do a 3000 in bits yet :)
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Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:09 am

MadMike wrote:The 3000 is the round EVA, My photo of the pull apart is the 2500, haven't had time to do a 3000 in bits yet :)

Size wise in Mike, is the 3000 similar to the Shimano sized 3000 reels ?

MadMike
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Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:27 am

Yes very much like the 3000 shimano's

3000 penn Vs 4000 stradic FK
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2500 stradic FK 4000FK and 3000 Clash
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Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:25 pm

Any further thoughts on the reel after a few more hours with it?
I'm enjoying a solid run out of a Spinfisher SSV 5500 and have a need for a slightly larger/more capable reel for yak and land-based (thinking 6000 size as the 8000 runs close to other weapons I have).
So, I have a beady eye on one of the 6000 Clash models, just after someone else's $0.02 on the Clash as a whole.
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Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:55 pm

Yeah very impressed with them so far, I now own the 2500 3000 5000 6000 and am contemplating the 8000 as well haha... prefer the 3000 over the 2500 for softbaiting just has the bigger handle. the 6000 is a grunt box and witht he bras and brass should prove reliable and low wear.
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Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:39 am

Cheers for that. Now to sort the Domestic Financial Radar bypass strategy.
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Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:25 am

I've certainly been trying hard not to get one of these. How easy are they to maintain MM? and i'm assuming the 4000 size would be a similar size to the shimmy 4000s

MadMike
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Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:02 am

The line capacity on the 3000 is probably better than Shimano 4000... and better drag generally speaking. not many of any size left in NZ at the moment, I'm down to 1 3000 and a couple of 5's and 6's now, They have been seriously hot contenders this season which is great to see something coming through.

Maintenance is a breeze.
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Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:59 am

Been eyeing for this 2 but not sure if I need 5 reels that has a same function ]:)

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