PENN Clash Wins Best Saltwater Reel at ICAST

The PENN® Clash™ has been honored with the Best Saltwater Reel Award at the 2015 ICAST show in Orlando, Fla. The voters recognized the PENN Clash as the top new saltwater reel by the select ICAST attendees, which included attending journalists and retailers.

The new PENN® Clash® spinning reel is a lightweight, technical spinning reel designed for shallow saltwater fun with artificials or live bait. With the computer-controlled CNC gear technology system, the precision aluminum/brass main gear and brass pinion are machined for exact tolerances to provide the smoothest operation.

The Clash is PENN-reliable, built to withstand years of saltwater conditions. The full-metal aluminum body and sideplate, and eight-plus-one sealed ball bearings add to the reel’s durability. 

The Techno-Balanced™ RR30 carbon rotor on the smaller reels, aluminum on the bigger sizes, with the heavy-duty aluminum bail is built for a long life. The new Leveline™ slow oscillation system is rugged and produces tight, near-perfect line lay for improved casting and reduced occurrences of “wind knots.”

“Our entire team is excited about the PENN Clash introduction,” said Mike Rice, PENN Product Brand Manager. “The PENN Clash gives anglers a reel they can count on for years to come. The amount of hours spent in producing this reel from start to finish is truly amazing, and we think the anglers will notice this where it matters most – on the water. PENN is very excited to accept this award and looks to continue the success in the future.”

The sealed HT-100 drag system is protected from corrosion and smoothly manages the fight from hook set to landing. The drag’s wave spring provides more drag capability when compared to conventional coil springs. The skirted spool is braid ready with line capacity rings to keep the angler informed of line remaining on the spool.

Seven Clash models featuring an attractive and long-lasting black with gold trim finish are available, from the 8.2-ounce 2000 to the 27.2-ounce 8000. Prices start at $179.95 MSRP.