Penn Conflict Spinning Reel CFT4000 Review

Penn Conflict Spinning Reel CFT4000

Penn Conflict CFT4000

Rating: 3.6/5

Gear Ratio




- It has excellent casting capability and a smooth drag

- It is compact and super light and can be deployed for inshore casting.

- It comes with plenty of power and suitable for saltwater fishing.

- The reel is durable.


- It is a little bit pricey

- The beautiful paint chips out easily


Spinning Reels Comparison

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  • 9 stainless steel ball bearings
  • Instant anti-reverse
  • Double anodized aluminum spool
  • Titanium reel body
  • Shimano-stc3000
  • Hagane construction
  • X-Ship gearing
  • 35” line retrieval
  • 20 lb. drag force
  • Pflueger Supreme XT
  • 10 stainless steel ball bearings
  • Magnesium body and rotor
  • Sealed carbon drag
  • Carbon Handle
  • Abu Garcia Revo S
  • 7 stainless steel HPCR bearings
  • Rocket line management system
  • Carbon Matrix hybrid drag system
  • Lightweight graphite rotor
  • KastKing Triton Spinning Reel
  • Precision pinion gear system
  • Suitable for freshwater or saltwater environments
  • Double bearing support system
  • 10 stainless steel shielded bearings


Penn Conflict CFT4000 is an awesome rock and solid reel that is well balanced. It is neither too light nor too heavy and balances well with most rods, a thing that makes many anglers prefer it for fishing.

Penn Conflict CFT4000

The reel removes the weight from the tip of the road and redistributes it to the body of the reel. This makes the tip sensitive and enables the angler to detect when it hooks a weightless sea creature.

The reel has a silky and smooth finish, comes with HT-100 drag and can be used to catch any fish ranging from the stiper to saltfish. It is one of those reels that were engineered to last and designed to perform.

Main Usage

Penn Conflict CFT4000 is moderately weighted and comes with aHT-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 superline 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.

Penn Conflict CFT4000

Product Features


Penn Conflict CFT4000 utilizes the Penn Dura-Drag™ that is built to withstand tough conditions and last long. The drag has the capability of enduring heavy use and can withstand any amount of heat generated during the fishing battles. Dura-drag has been tested and found to perform exceptionally well because it is engineered using a special formula and material that gives anglers a smooth and a long lasting drag.

Besides, the drag does not wear out as it is the case with the conventional drags. Note that the material used to manufacture the drag does not give in to drag pressure, a thing that is common in other drag material. Also, it allows for a smooth start and a consistent drag pressure that eliminates instances of broken lines in this reel.

HT-100 carbon Fabric

One of the most astounding features in the Penn Conflict CFT4000 is the HT-100 carbon fiber fabric material used. The fabric is laminated on a fiberglass to guarantee and provide stiffness.

HT -100 is a derived name where "HT" stands for High Tech while 100 implies that it went through 100 miles of testing with no discernible change in the drag washer.

Penn Conflict CFT4000

If the angler battles it out with a great fish, which takes a significant amount of the line, the HT-100 carbon fiber material used becomes hot and reduces friction considerably.

Aluminum Superline Spool

The Penn Conflict CFT4000 is reputed for its aluminum superline spool. The spool is fitted with a rubber gasket that stops the superline from sliding when it comes under extreme pressure.

Penn Conflict CFT4000

With this spool, the angler will have time to concentrate on other activities but remain in control. The spooled line has no chance of jumping and thus; eliminates the possibility of monstrous backlashes that are difficult to fix

Also, it saves the angler from wasting time. It allows fluorocarbon or monofilaments to be spooled as a backup that stops the superline from slipping and makes it firm when a fish is hooked.

7 Sealed Stainless Steel Ball Bearings

It is a well-known fact that the higher the number of bearings the smoother the drag. The Penn Conflict CFT4000 comes with 7+1 sealed stainless steel ball bearing that gives this reel massive drag that makes it the best reel you can ever get on the market.

One of the bearings is anti-reverse, meaning that it only allows it to be reeled in one direction. The bearing's mechanism is an instant anti-reverse, which incorporates a one-way clutch bearing that is tightly fitted on the handle to prevent any forward motion movement.


If you are an angler looking for a reel that is not just strong but one that will never fail you, The Penn Conflict CFT4000 is one of the reels you must consider buying. It can be used in saltwater.

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