Product Review - Penn Conquer Spinning Reel

Author: Captain Jot Owens | Posted: 05/25/2010

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As a full time fishing guide, outdoor writer, seminar speaker and on the Penn research & development test team; I've seen a few spinning reels. Day in and day out, I fish with spinning reels. They are easy to cast, easy to care for and sometimes easy for my clients to tear up! I don't know how clients do it; but they do, new anglers will find any weakness in a fishing product! I finally have found a client and or new angler proof reel! This reel is a pleasure to fish with! It's the new Conquer spinning reel by Penn.

I've used the Conquer for the last ten mouths and after ten mouths there still like they just came out of the box. The new Penn Conquer is one tough reel! Finally a true Braid Ready spinning reel with a drag system that can take the abuse of braid and its high test. The Conquer comes in four sizes 2000, 4000, 5000 and 7000. Drag powers 2000 12 pounds, 4000 19 pounds, 5000 22 pounds and 7000 32 pounds. Conquers come with a Superline (braid) ready spool; no backing needed because of a rubber gasket on the spool keeps braid from slipping. It also has the E.A.S. Easy Access System which allows easy access to key internal parts for lubrication.

I'm very happy with the way this reel performs. For me as a guide one of the biggest advantages this reel has for me; I can step down a size in spinning reels for fishing. I used to use a 4000 size reel for Redfishing on charters and during tournaments now I'm using a 2000 Conquer; lighter & smaller yet stronger! Take a look at this great series at

If you have any questions about the Conquer, let me know.

Thanks for reading,

Capt. Jot Owens


About The Author: Captain Jot Owens

Company: Jot It Down Fishing Charters LLC

Area Reporting: Southeast NC Wrightsville Beach/Wilmington

Bio: Captain Jot Owens, IV, born and raised in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, has been fishing the waters of the Cape Fear, Masonboro Sound and the North Atlantic Ocean for thirteen years. He began his career at the age of 15 commercial fishing for Grouper and King Mackerel. After the experience in commercial fishing, he began working as a Mate on a charter boat that specialized in offshore fishing for King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, tuna, Wahoo and billfish. During this time he made offshore rigs and prepared baits for the charters. In 2000, Jot began work as a Mate on The Fortune Hunter. During the six years Jot worked as a Mate, he was working towards his Captain�s license. In February 2002, he achieved his goal of obtaining his Captain�s license. Since this time, Jot has been the Master and Captain of the Fortune Hunter Too, fishing for trout, Red Drum, Flounder, Cobia, Tarpon and many other species. Today Captain Jot runs his own boat; the (Jot It down). Captain Jot enjoys everyday he is on the water and brings his passion for fishing to his customers by teaching new techniques and providing knowledge about the many different species of fish found on the East Coast. He looks forward to sharing with you the many fishing techniques that he is so passionate about.

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