Today I’m doing a review on the popular Penn Battle II spinning fishing reel. This reel is loaded with new updated features that make it one of the best saltwater reels around.
The battle II comes in eight different sized models they are 1000, 2000, 2500, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000 and 8000.
This reel works wonders for catching those elusive saltwater gamefish with its durability and high range spinning capabilities. Nothing beats Penn with its durability and speed. To start off I will list some of the pros and cons of this spinning reel.
Five Sealed Stainless Ball Bearings
Instant Anti-Reverse Bearings
No Backing Needed
Line Capacity Rings
HT-100 Carbon Fiber Drag Washers
The body is All Metal
Heavy-duty Aluminum Bail Wire
Heavier Than The Original
This reel also won best saltwater reel at iCast in 2014. If that doesn’t tell you it’s a saltwater reel sensation I don’t know what will! OK, I explained some of the pros and cons of the Penn Battle II spinning fishing reel now let’s get into the nitty-gritty of the details.
There Are Eight Models of The Penn Battle II to Choose From!
The Penn Battle II has eight different models to choose from they are 1000 to 8000. All 8 models come in the same colors Black/Gold/Smoke. The Specifications and Prices for each model size are as follows:
The number of model sizes are amazing! You can get the smaller sizes for inshore saltwater fishing of fish species like the striped bass and bluefish. The smaller versions would work for freshwater fishing as well.
The bigger models like the 4000, 5000, 6000 and 8000 you would go after your bigger saltwater fish like your sailfish, swordfish and your occasional shark. Yes, I said shark I read that someone pulled in a 125-pound shark with the 6000 model with no problems! Now, that’s what I call a strong reel. With all these model’s it will be hard to decide which one to get.
This reel has it all with its full metal body including the side-plates, rotor, and aluminum bail wire this is as durable as it gets in a saltwater reel. Encased stainless steel ball bearings no saltwater is going to penetrate these bearings!
Smooth powerful drag with its trademarked HT-100 carbon fiber drag system. This reel cranks smoothly with its 5 ball bearings and 1 anti-reverse bearing. No backing needed on its superline spool. The spool is braid ready and has three line capacity rings at 1/3, 2/3 and full so you can glance over at your reel quickly and know how many lines you have left.
All models come in black/Gold/Smoke colors. They all come with front drag and right or left reel position. I recommend you pick up one of these Penn Battle II spinning fishing reels. I know you won’t regret it.
If you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below. You can also reach me directly firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for reading and Happy Fishing!
My name is Cory Haasnoot. I own a few websites. I'm a writer/editor of content on these sites. I live in Northwestern Wisconsin with my wife. I have 4 awesome children from a previous marriage.
I enjoy fishing, hiking, sports such as basketball and football. When I'm not writing about these topics on my websites I'm out doing these things. I am fond of collecting coins and antiques. I'm a huge history buff and like to go metal detecting from time to time.
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