The Conquer™ spinning reel is built with all the quality and workmanship PENN has delivered for over 75 years. Designed for inshore and nearshore species, so whether you are fishing for tarpon or trout, the Conquer comes in five sizes to match the fish you’re after.
The Easy Access System is the most innovative maintenance feature ever introduced in a spinning reel. By simply backing out one screw on the stem of the reel, the rear hatch opens and gives full access to the gearbox. Now you are able to grease gears and oil bearings in a matter of seconds. All parts are contained within the gearbox so you won’t have to worry about any parts falling out., which makes this system extremely easy to use. The EAS makes maintaining your reel easy, and the more you maintain your reels the longer they last.
Eternal Alloy is a revolutionary material utilized on the spool lip that provides performance far exceeding any other material. Its unique atomic structure is impervious to any performance robbing corrosion, bumps, scratches, stresses and dings that extreme fishing conditions can dish out. The strength and hardness are more than twice that of a typical titanium alloy. It is three times harder than steel and six times harder than aluminum. Unlike coatings which are placed over material with weaker properties that eventually cause failure, Eternal Alloy parts are Eternal Alloy all the way through. The extreme strength and hardness of the Eternal Alloy spool lip prevents nicks and dings that decrease casting distance and damage line.
No backing is needed because the rubber gasket keeps superlines from slipping.
HT-100™ Drag Washers
HT-100 drag washers provide smooth drag under heavy loads
The Conquer features a Techno-Balanced rotor which gives it extra-smooth retrieves even under heavy pressure.
One-piece machined aluminum gear box
Forged, Machined, and Anodized aluminum spool
10 Shielded stainless steel ball bearings
Braid ready to handle the strain that superlines puts on a reel
Friction trip ramp prevents premature bait trip when casting
|Model||Mono Cap. (yds/lb)||Braid Cap. (yds/lb)||Bearings||Max Drag||Gear Ratio||Line Retrieve||Weight|
|CQR2000||250/4 • 185/6 • 130/8||250/8 • 210/10 • 180/15||10+1||12 lbs||5.1:1||28(in)||9.9(oz)|
|CQR4000||260/8 • 200/10 • 165/12||325/10 • 280/15 • 180/20||10+1||19 lbs||5.8:1||32(in)||11.1(oz)|
|CQR5000||250/12 • 190/15 • 170/17||350/15 • 250/20 • 200/30||10+1||22 lbs||4.8:1||31(in)||14.6(oz)|
|CQR7000||250/15 • 210/17 • 170/20||400/20 • 325/30 • 250/50||10+1||32 lbs||4.8:1||37(in)||18.1(oz)|
|CQR8000||390/17 •310/20 • 270/25||600/30 • 420/50 • 350/65||10+1||32 lbs||4.7:1||40(in)||23.4(oz)|
Last year I bought a conqueor 8000 and put it on a tiger lite jogging rod 6 foot with 65 pound power pro braid. We went fishing off of Georgetown to a wreck called cape romaine and when we got there we thought we had hung the wreck so we were about to try to break the line then all of a sudden it started stripping drag as big as this thing was we said we were going to video it and according to the video 45 minutes later we had pulled a shark out of 70 feet of water we marked it on the side of the boat and when we got home it measured up to be 9 feet and 250 pounds. With all the drag on that conqueor 8000 it took 3 people to take turns fighting that fish for 45 minutes. The reel is incredibly smooth and the drag even with all those pounds of drag on it. I am very pleased.
First I'll admit to being very pro Penn products. I've never been let down by their products going back almost 30 years. So in saying that, I'm normally a baitcaster and conventional reel kinda guy while my wife enjoys spinning reel tackle. My wife and I had a fishing vacation set up not long ago and, while I got myself set up with my favorite conventional gear, a Penn TRQ100 Star Drag Reel, I bought my wife a Conquer 5000 spinning reel. Long story short, we had a great time catching everything that swam. I was amazed, as was my wife at the "gutsy" Conquer she'd been fishing with. She's a very petite woman who isn't necessarily strong but she man-handled everything she caught with that reel and never worked up a sweat. I think I had more fun watching her fish than catching fish myself! The drag ran smooth, quiet and cool. I couldn't believe it. She never had any backlashes and casted farther than I'd seen her cast with any of her "bicycle" company reels that she normally uses for largemouth bass. She let me use it a bit and I really enjoyed using it also. Had it on a standard 8' travel casting rod and we were getting out far enough in the surf with plugs to catch Blues! I couldn't believe it. Needless to say, I bought another Conquer in a 2000 for a more recent trip with Redfish and Spec. Trout and had the time of my life with that reel. I'd wished I'd had something just a tad larger so I have a Conquer in the 4000 frame on order, as I write this and can't wait to use it when we return to "the lagoon" next spring!
If you have any doubts about whether to purchase a Conquer, plz. be relieved to know that in my opinion it's one of the very best of the best in any and all categories. From the moment to put it in your hands and turn the handle until it's mounted on your rod and your casting it to your favorite fish, you will know and realize that you couldn't have bought a better engineered reel on the planet for the money from anyone! Buy one or miss out on the fun!
I like to have a rod and reel in my car at all times and I'm always looking for the perfect do it all reel, well i found it, Conquer 4000. i paired this bad boy with a 7ft Fenwick and i use it for everything, from panfish to bass, salmon (25 pounders) to pike. the secret of this reel is on the quality built and massive amount of drag for its size, i will buy two more as soon as my shop gets them in again. amazing casting and no wind knots, mine has 15 pound powerpro. I'm very happy with it and i highly recommend it
I am own 9 of these reels in various sizes. The conquers have great castability and awesome stopping power. My only issue has been with the bail springs. I have had to replace the springs on almost everyone at one point or another.