PENN CONFLICT CFT4000 SPINNING REELPenn Conflict CFT4000 is moderately weighted and comes with HT-100 drag. It has a metallic body and side plate that allows the angler to maintain a stable gear alignment even when fishing under difficult conditions.
The reel comes with a techno-balanced ™ rotor responsible for the reels balanced and smooth retrieve. This is one of the reels in the market with a super line spool ™, and which requires no backing because the rubber gasket does not allow any form of slipping. It is indeed a great reel with a super strong drag that guarantees a great casting distance.
Full Metal Body – The Penn Conflict models CFT5000, CFT6000 and CFT8000 are the only models that are reported to have a full metal body, however upon inspection of the smaller series reels, I can attest that they all appear to have a full metal body, side plate and rotor just like the Penn Battle II.
7+1 Bearing system – This reel incorporates what is referred to as a 7+1 sealed stainless steel ball bearing system as compared to the Battle II that has a 6+1 bearing system. There are 2 on the main gear, 2 on the pinion gear, 2 on the handle knob and one under the main drag on the top of the spool that reduces the friction when the drag is paying out. All bearing is sealed with rubber seals which should hold up well and protect the reel from accidental dunks in the water.
Techno-Balanced rotor – The Techno-Balanced rotor is a trademarked rotor design of Penn and is engineered to provide a very smooth retrieve. When combined with the 7+1 bearing system, it makes the reel feel silky smooth.
HT-100 carbon fiber drag washers – HT 100 drag system – which utilizes keyed carbon washers in place of the traditional felt washers will lengthen the lifespan of the reel and provide a very smooth non-jerky drag when under load from a retreating fish. By using a keyed washer, there is access to both sides of the washer to provide a smooth drag. The HT stands for the High Tech which is a carbon fiber laminated on fiberglass. The 100 in the name stands for the equivalent of 100 miles of a line being taken from the reel in original testing without any noticeable degradation which is pretty impressive.
Infinite Anti-Reverse – The infinite Anti Reverse eliminates the back play on the rotor when you set the hook. This is accomplished by using a one way bearing in the reel design.
Heavy-duty aluminum bail wire – The Penn Conflict has an extra heavy duty bail wire that will withstand the test of time and should not warp over a long period of time. This is important as a warped bail will lead to inferior line management.
Superline Spool line capacity rings – The super spool incorporates rubber inlayed into the spool which means that you can go direct to the spool with a braid of your choice without having to back it with mono. I really like this feature and we are starting to see it on more and more reels these days. The rings are marked at 1/3, 2/3 and full line capacity.
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