Rated 4 out of 5 by Snook-Daddy Good value for money
I bought this reel to use for salt water, inshore fishing in Florida. Good ergonomics, nice smooth drag system, with fine-increment adjustments. Good mid-priced reel for the regular fisherman. Also bought a Penn Battle, which is the next step up with a heavier bail, couple more bearings, and a better drag system....and may hold up better for fishing guides, avid anglers who are using it a lot, etc.
October 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by DaveS Penn Feirce 6000
Bought this for surfcasting for striped bass. Have used it 6 or 8 times so far it works great. No problems casting and retrieving. Have 30 lb braid on it with a mono backing.
Caught quite a few fish with no problems. The drag is very smooth. Time will tell if the reel holds up to salt and sand abuse. I did buy the No Sweat protection plan just incase.
October 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Piez_411 Good ang very nice quality for fisherman like me.. And its nice to recomend to my other freinds.. Just make more cheaper so everybody can afford it
Good and quality stuff.. I will buy onother one next tym.. Upim using my reel for 3yrs and there is nothing wrong with it still smooth and good quality
September 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by VTTri Penns are great, the Fierce is no exception
I love Penn reels. Yeah, they're a tiny bit more expensive for the number of bearings you get, they sometimes aren't as smooth, can be heavy, but that's not everything. They're tough. Really tough. I have a two battles, a sargus, a spinfisher and recently picked up a fierce for a second rod. It's a 5000 size, I put 50lb braid on it for surf fishing and matched it to an extra heavy tsunami airwave for chunking. This is a second rod/reel, loaner, back-up combo, so I just wanted something reliable and cheap.
I got both in this combo, and really I think the fierce is the perfect surf/salt reel for someone on a budget or who doesn't fish THAT much (in fact, my good buddies wife asked me what she should get him for a new reel, and I immediately suggested the fierce). It's got all the features of the up level reels, but it's cheaper. It's sort of what I would call the bare-minimum for someone serious about salt water fishing. I.e. not just a vacation fisherman, but someone who is going to spend 20+ weekends on the water. Sure, it's not going to last 3 years if you are a diehard swimming out to rocks and fishing 4 days a week march-december, but then, it's 1/10th the price of the reels I see some guys using.
I would never buy a Sargus again, even though I love it, because the Fierce is nearly 95-97% as good and cheaper. Yeah, the battle is nicer, and the spinfisher much lighter, but the Fierce is a reel that will stand up to abuse, and if you break it, no biggee, it's not hundreds of dollars. The only reel I might buy over this is the W&M Sabalos, but it's $30 more, and likely not worth it for many fisherman.
I'm actually returning a okuma reel I bought this week and getting another fierce instead. The price difference is $20 and the perfomance difference is at least 2 fold, there is no comparison, the Penn is of MUCH higher quality.
September 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by fishfreak Great real
This real is very well made, I liked the first one I bought I got another.
September 11, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Dingo Sounds Rough
I use this reel on my second surf fishing rod and it does cast well. The reel is maintained after each use but does sound rough when reeling in.
My other surf reel is a Shimano Saragosa which is as smooth as the day I bought it.
Maybe my rating of the Penn is like comparing a Yugo to a BMW. In future I will stick with Shimano.
September 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sting182 Good Reel
Very good reel. Sturdy and smooth. Don't bother spending hundreds on a reel. This is perfect for beginners to pros. Take care of it and it will take care of you.
August 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jay Can't beat a Penn
This is my second Penn Fierce reel. I've used a 4000 model on a 6 foot ugly stick for over a year and wanted to buy a smaller 2000 model for a 5.5 ugly stick. I can highly recommend these reels. They are smooth and stand up well to salt water.
August 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bass Man My fishing buddies are always asking to use this pole, now!
good product and design, especially for its reasonable price. Great for my everyday fishing needs as well as when I feel like really getting out there, and exploring the wide open sea. whenever I am not able join them, this is now the pole that my buddies are always asking to use (since they are impressed with how easy it is to reel a fish in, as well)
August 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jreynaxd40 great reel
Penn fierce 4000 reel works like a dream has great drag system as well as line capacity and reels nice and smooth
July 24, 2013