Product Comparison: Penn Fierce II 3000 (FRCII3000) vs Shimano NASCI (NAS4000XGFB)

General Specifications
About the Product
The PENN® Fierce II offers dependability and power at an affordable price. Its field-proven oiled-felt drag system is extremely reliable and has the muscle to tame fish. Featuring a Full Metal Body, stainless steel main shaft, thick aluminum bail wire, and braid ready spool the Fierce II was engineered to provide unwavering performance in the roughest conditions.
NASCI is an exciting, new powerful spinning reel with unparalleled gear durability at its price point. Incorporating upgraded drag, X-Ship and HGN Gearing, and available in sizes from 1000 through 5000, it is a great choice for everything from light freshwater to medium saltwater applications.
Fierce II 3000 (FRCII3000)
Key Specs
Braid Line Capacity
250/15, 180/20, 130/30
230/15, 205/20, 120/50
Reel Size
4 + 1
Mono Line Capacity
200/8, 165/10, 120/12
240/8, 200/10, 160/12
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Penn Fierce II 3000 (FRCII3000) Spinning Fishing Reel
  • I thought I'd take a step up from my Penn Pursuit. There's more line capacity here and a nice smooth retrieve.
  • Nice reel. I like the bait drag option.
  • Very smooth, ample line capacity, great retrieve rate. Drag works pretty darn well.
  • Great saltwater reel, this is my second one and will probably buy another with larger capacity.
  • Great spool capacity. Retrieval speed is great.
Shimano NASCI (NAS4000XGFB) Compact Spinning Reel
  • The reel is very smooth with a feel of tightness found in reels that cost twice as much.
  • I have it spooled with 17 lb test nano fil on a Med / Hvy spinning rod rated for 1/4 - 1 oz lures. Casts amazingly well and I had zero line issue.
  • So far these reels seem to be a great bang for the buck. Smooth and a nice drag.
  • Super smooth drag that handles big reds and snook flawlessly. Paired it with a Gander Mountain Tournmanet mediam-heavy rod.
  • Smooth action, excellent drag.
Size & Weight
4.2 in.
7.8 in.
17.7 oz.
10.4 oz.
4 in.
7 in.
3 in.
4.7 in.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Max Drag
10 lb.
24 lb.
Drag Type
Front Drag
Front Drag
Drag Adjustment
Drag Material
Oil Felt
What customers say about "Drag"
Penn Fierce II 3000 (FRCII3000) Spinning Fishing Reel
  • These reels are absolutely fantastic. Reeling is as smooth as butter, the drag works without fault, and they perfectly match my ugly stick elite fishing rods.
  • The drag works great and is easily adjustable on the fly.
  • Terrific drag with a wide range of settings. Excellent build quality.
  • Best deal for all metal Saltwater quality Spinning Reel, great drag for big fish.
  • Good reel smooth drag and easy to cast.
Shimano NASCI (NAS4000XGFB) Compact Spinning Reel
  • What I liked most is the smooth action, super strong and smooth drag! This reel is light and compact but able to handle larger fish in saltwater.
  • As always, Shimano reels are great! Very smooth and balanced.
  • Light, responsive. I really like the way the drag is easy to set.
  • There is a serious problem with the geometry of this this reel.
Gear Ratio
6.2 : 1
6.2 : 1
Retrieve Rate
35 in.
39 in.
Anti-Reverse Feature
Type Of Crank
Reel Handle Position
Left / Right
Left / Right
Instant Anti-Reverse, Heavy-duty aluminum bail wire, Superline Spool, Line Capacity Rings
Infinite anti-reverse, G Free Body, X-Ship and HGN Gearing, AR-C Spool, VariSpeed II, Waterproof Drag, Hagane Gear
What customers say about "Features"
Penn Fierce II 3000 (FRCII3000) Spinning Fishing Reel
  • Great reel havent taken it out to fish yet but it is solid i love the fact it has an anti-reverse switch on it so you can backreel while using light lines.
  • They have a great over-sized handle and hold a ton of 10-12 lb. test line.
  • The handle, the bail the spool when felt with a little force held in place and indicated good design and craftsmen ship.
  • Easy to spool new line and cast great even in strong wind.
  • Anti-reverse broke after 3 weeks.
Shimano NASCI (NAS4000XGFB) Compact Spinning Reel
  • The reel was used every day in saltwater for a week and it cleaned up very well ,so I guess the protective coating advertised works.
  • Tip of reel crank handle is texturized, thick, flat, T-shaped with rounded top. This allows for a very strong grip when placed in the palm between ring finger & middle finger.
  • Great value for money, strong enough drag to fish inshore and offshore. Smooth operation, and great a fast line retrieve.
  • All I use is Shimano spinning reels and this one is just as good as my stradic for less. I would recommend to anyone, very smooth drag and action.
  • Anti-reverse feature is permanent with no switch to manually reverse retrieve.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
69.95 $

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