Penn Battle II Spinning Reels
Battle II has Penn's HT-100 Versa-Drag washers keyed into the spool which allows both sides of each drag washer to be used. This gives the Battle II higher max drags.
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|Bearings||Max Drag||Gear Ratio||Line Retrieve|
|5+1||9 lbs||5.2:1||22||8.1||$99.95 USD|
|5+1||10 lbs||6.2:1||30||9.8||$99.95 USD|
|5+1||12 lbs||6.2:1||33||10.3||$99.95 USD|
|5+1||15 lbs||6.2:1||35||12.3||$109.95 USD|
|5+1||15 lbs||6.2:1||37||12.8||$109.95 USD|
|5+1||25 lbs||5.6:1||36||19.8||$119.95 USD|
|5+1||25 lbs||5.6:1||41||22.1||$119.95 USD|
|5+1||30 lbs||5.3:1||44||30.2||$129.95 USD|
Battle II spinning reels have Penn's HT-100 Versa-Drag washers keyed into the spool which allows both sides of each drag washer to be used. This gives the Battle II higher max drags, more range, and smoother start ups than the competition. All HT-100 washers are greased with Penn's proprietary PENN grease for longevity.
- Full Metal Body, sideplate, and rotor
- HT-100 carbon fiber drag washers
- 5 Sealed stainless steel ball bearings
- Instant Anti-Reverse bearing
- Heavy-duty aluminum bail wire
- Superline Spool
- Line Capacity Rings
4.5 Stars based on 64 reviews
Great Reel, but
November 24, 2016
The battle 2 is a great reeel for your buck. great drag smooth and clean finish. One of Penns finest reels but, i have been receiving a lot of wind knots with this reel sometimes even when casting with the wind
ProsSmooth, good drag, clean finish
ConsA lot of wind knots
solid salt water reel
July 18, 2016
i love how solid this reel is. great drag and a lot of power. smooth retrieve. nothing to complain about. just a little heavy.
Boynton, beach fl
July 13, 2016
Nice compact reel that has smooth drag and the ability to cast a mile
One of the worst reels I've ever owned
July 8, 2016
This reel lasted less than a season. And Penn supposedly"beefed" it up? I bent the main gear and stripped all the teeth in less than a year. It seemed like a nice smooth reel when I got it. It did not last and did not stand up to the conditions it was marketed to.
ConsWeak Lasted less than a season Not sealed Weak internal parts.
By Anthony Jerussi
July 3, 2016
I have always loved Penn reels. They're what my father used, only conventional and so were the first reels I fished with. When I started using spinning reels, I of course bought and fished with Penn spinfishers. Great reels, that I still have and use including spinfisher V's. When Penn introduced the Battle a few years back I decided to get one, a 6000 that my son still uses today. It is a good reel. Now that Penn came out with the Battle 2 I figured I would get one when I needed a new spinning reel. I recently purchased the Battle 2 and it is a very good reel and a definite upgrade over the original Battle. For the price, I don't think you can find a better saltwater spinning reel
ProsPrice and value.
Great reel one of the best.
June 26, 2016
I owned couple Battle 4000 series reels beside this one and that was the reason why i decided to buy this one on sale. i bought them after an off shore fishing trip. the captain of the boat had punch of Penn battles including at least 6 of the 4000 series. we used them to catch some pen fish as a bait for grouper. He had the reels on a matching 6'6" fishing rod with a long sting and 4 to 6 small hooks. We were catching minimum 2 on the string. As ridiculous as it sound and many would say bait laughing but, when you catch 3 or 5 pen fish the size of a big hand or bigger, it's a work and if the reel is not capable, you will wear your self out.
June 8, 2016
Very nice reel smooth drag, Paired it with an 8ft Tica casts great!
Consnone so far
June 4, 2016
very smooth operation, I use it on my second rod for spinning artificial lures, also for flounder and squid
Long Branch NJ
A must have
May 26, 2016
Smooth Drag. Great Deal
Good reel excellent drag
May 20, 2016
Reel is built solid excellent drag. Reel is heavy so if you are planning on using it for the surf it will give you a workout.
Prosbuilt very well made.
ConsVery heavy 2-3 lb real.
By Jack Scott
Penn Battle II 3000
May 17, 2016
This reel is super smooth and the drag is on point. Been using it for largemouth bass using flukes mostly but will try it out on redfish in Apalachicola this summer! Penn is a hard company to beat and thanks to Tackle Direct for putting these reels on sale!
Much better reel now
May 16, 2016
I checked out the original battles a few years ago and didn't much care for them. Penn did a few tweaks to the reel and now the new battle 2 is a smoother nicer operating reel. A really good value at its price point.
ProsA smoother solid operating reel.
ConsHaven't found one yet.
By Buck "N" Rut
May 11, 2016
I own 4 penn battle II reels. 4000 and 2500 series. Love them, enough said.
ConsPlastic back reel switch
Penn BTLII6000 Battle II Spinning Reel
May 9, 2016
Great reel it is an excellent value for the money. Very smooth and a powerful drag.
By Jerreth Thomas
May 4, 2016
Awesome reel super smooth nice drag lots of power. Got it setup with a 11ft surf rod and it takes a beating and holds up in all the weather
May 1, 2016
I really like this reel. Its durability is awesome and i like how it casts.. Recommend this product to all fishermen out there
By Sherief Emad
May 1, 2016
This is such a great reel. i didn't use it yet but from the structure and feel i can judge it. it's a high class reel that durable and built to last.
Battle II Review
April 26, 2016
I use this reel for bait and I am very pleased. It's much nicer than my original Battle and the drag is awesome. I have caught fish up to 20 pounds so far and not a single issue with the reel.
Strong and Smooth
April 26, 2016
Awesome reel, really smooth drag with a good bit of power. Also have a 6000 for surf fishing and it has handled all the elements of surf fishing just fine.
April 25, 2016
Great reel and great for the money. Very smooth when casting. smooth retrieve. Lightweight. Comfortable
Proslight. comfortable. smooth
April 24, 2016
Very light looks awesome one my sons rod ! Great price for the reel
Great reel at an awesome price!
April 22, 2016
Ordered two Penn Battle II 3000 to add to my boat fishing collection. Perfect size and weight for bay fishing. Delivery was very prompt with boxes all with factory seals.
ProsLight weight, low maintenance, all around salt water reel for 6-7 foot poles
Great Price, Solid Reel
April 21, 2016
Initial impression of this reel is great. Solid feel, smooth action. Allot of reel for the price.
April 15, 2016
04/15/16. First impressions on this reel (model BTLII8000) is that this is a well-built piece of equipment at a very competitive price. It's substantially-sized and heavy thanks to the metal body, but not overly so for a reel in this class. The action is smooth with just a hint of friction and the bail trip is appropriately stiff. I don't consider the bail trip to be a detractor at this point. I assume this will wear-in over time and I typically remove the auto-trip mechanism from my reels anyway to prevent accidental closure during casting. Based on first observations I am pleased with this purchase and am looking forward to using it. I haven't had a chance to log any hours on this reel yet, but it will be paired with a 10' St. Croix Mojo rod for surf casting. I'll follow up with further updates after more time on the water so for now I'll give it 4 stars.
ProsRetreival rate of 44" per turn Metal body construction Large line capacity
ConsNone so far
15 Questions & 16 Answers
from east coast asked:
April 15, 2016
I am going buy a Penn Battle 2 3000 for inshore fluke/flounder fishing. Can you recommend some rods that would be great paired with this reel? I will be using bucktails no heavier than 3 ounces.
I would pair the Battle II 3000 (specifically for fluke) with any of the following rods.... (1) Shimano Teramar Inshore Northeast Spinning Rods TMSE70MH (1/2-2oz) or TMSE70H (1-4oz) (2) Daiwa PRIN76HFS Proteus Inshore Spinning Rod PRIN76HFS (3) Rogue SWE 705S Saltwater/Bay Rods SWE 705S Spinning
on April 16, 2016
from Bermuda asked:
September 16, 2015
Hi, I'm looking at buying a Penn Fierce 3000 for my son and a Penn Battle II 4000 for myself - saltwater fishing from land and boat (not going for the big stuff) - local fishers recommend 15lb test mono - can I load these reels up with that line - it seems to exceed the recommended lines but I don't really want to go too big reel wise for my son (who is 9) - probably going to pair these reels up with Ugly Stik GX2 Medium 2 piece 6ft and 7ft rods so need reels which aren't too big/heavy. Any help would be appreciated, many thanks.
If you wanted to use that pound test, I would switch to a bigger reel or use braided line instead. With 15lb monofilament you would not fit enough line on the reel. Another option would be to use a lighter mono.
on September 17, 2015
from West babylon, ny asked:
September 7, 2015
Hi...is this spincast reel made in the usa? If not, which reels do you carry of Penn that is made in the usa? Thank you
This reel is made in China, not USA. The only Penn spinning reels still made in the USA are the Z-Series and the Torque series.
on September 8, 2015
from Antigonish NS asked:
September 1, 2015
How do you load line on a spinning reel?
You would tie your line onto the reel using an "arbor knot" if using mono line, if you are using braided line then you would tie it onto the reel using a "uni-knot" and then put a small piece of tape on top of the knot/line (electrical works best) in order to prevent your braided line to spin or move on the reel. Then, you would make sure the line lays under the bail correctly, shut the bail, and with your drag turned tight start reeling the line onto your reel. When reeling on the line, I like to have another person hold the spool of line I am using (with a screwdriver going through the hole/middle of the spool so that the spool can spin smoothly) so I can get the tightest handle on it, allowing my line to go on as tight as possible.
on September 3, 2015
from Brooklyn , Ny asked:
February 17, 2015
hello i just received my tsunami trophy surf rod and Penn Battalion surf rod both are 11'. i wanna get a new reel for both of them. is there a size you can recommend for both those poles. i dont want anything heavy or make the pole look not proportional . thanks u for your time
The 6000/7000 size would probably be your best bet on an 11 foot rod. I have a 9 foot Penn Prevail surf rod with a Battle II 5000 and it balances perfectly.
on November 12, 2015
from Swampscott, Massachusetts
from Bethlehem, PA asked:
January 8, 2015
I have an avid fisherman boyfriend. Can he use this reel for saltwater he mainly fishes for flounder, striper bass them kind. And what kind of pole do i get for this reel? Thanks Helena
This reel would be great for that fishing application, the 3000 size would an excellent choice for those species of fish.
on January 8, 2015
from Japan asked:
December 22, 2014
Hi tackle direct! I am interested in battle 5000 for off shore jigging and want to make sure if its drag knob is waterproof type or not.Which type is it? Also I heard that its handle is compatible with conflict 5000's.Is it true?
The Battle II reels are not waterproof. The Spin fisher is sealed, but not completely waterproof. It will work well for you with your application. If you want a waterproof reel, you are looking at a Van Staal or ZeeBaas.
on December 23, 2014
from Port Charlotte, FL asked:
December 9, 2014
I have recently moved to the Gulf coast of Florida and have never done any inshore fishing. What is a very good all around inshore and fresh water spinning reel about the size of the Shimano 4000?
The Penn Battle II 4000 (PEN-1333) is a very good all around reel at a great price. Also consider the Quantum Cabo 40 (QUA-0297). It is lighter then the Penn and has a titanium magnetic bail system which is virtually indestructible.
on December 9, 2014
from Tampa, Florida asked:
November 21, 2014
Hi TackleDirect, I am looking at the battle 2500 for seatrout, flounder, and redfish. What rod would you reccomend? I will be using 10 - 15 pound braid and 1/16 oz to 3/8 oz jigs.
There are a large number of rods at a variety of price points that will work well for your application. Here are a few to consider; Penn Legion 7'6' (PEN-1001, or PEN-1002) difference is the handle. Gloomis 7' or 7'6" (GLO-0155, GLO-0150) Star 7' (STA-0172) St. Croix (SCR-0956)
on November 24, 2014
from Louisiana, Mandeville asked:
October 6, 2014
Im in louisiana and fish for reds and trout, fish with mostly 20lb braid, looking for a battle that will be fit for what I fish for..
The 3000 size would work really well for you. Plenty of line capacity and drag.
on October 7, 2014
from alberta canada asked:
September 30, 2014
Is this a big reel? Or can I use this reel in rivers. I fish for trout in Alberta Canada I also fish with 6 or 8 ib Tess . I'm wondering how much can this reel hold and if it's the right reel for this application
The 2000 size would be perfect for your application. It will hold 180yards of 6# or 125 yards of 8#. It would be great on that G-Loomis.
on October 1, 2014
from alquoz, dubai asked:
September 29, 2014
hi, am going to order penn battalion 10' pen 1374 saltwater rod from your site, which reel is good for me and the one you recomend. am going to use this rod and reel in kerala, india. and the reel must not be too costly. i will be waiting for your reply....
Hello Sharon! For the rod you are getting, the Penn Battle 2 reels would be a perfect choice! They are super durable yet very affordable and would pair nicely with your rod. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
on September 29, 2014
Hi..let me ask, where would you go fishing?Is it in in the sea? Or river maybe? A 10' rod may be a bit too long if you would ask me. For Battle 2, I would recommend something around 7-8'. Just one thing you have to consider is Power (Light, Medium or Heavy) and the Action (e.g. Fast). If you are looking to catch multiple types of fish, you may want to go for a Medium/Fast rating rod. It works perfectly for all of us here in Salalah, Oman.
on January 12, 2015
from Salalah, Oman
from Trinidad & Tobago asked:
September 19, 2014
G.d day I would like to know which of the bearing on the battle 2 did penn remove? Because the battle 1 has 6+1 and now they say the battle 2 has 5+1
Unfortunately, we do not have that information. We suggest contacting Penn directly at 800-892-5444.
on September 19, 2014
from Norwalk, Connecticut asked:
September 12, 2014
im a surf fisherman and im wondering if i should buy the 4000 or the 5000 to pair with an 8'6 century surf rod, i will put 20 or 30 pound braid on the reel.
We suggest going with the 5000. It gives you greater line capacity as well as more drag.
on September 15, 2014
from Honolulu, HI asked:
July 16, 2014
How much 10# and 15# braid can you fit on the 5000?
These reels have not yet been released. It should hold around 500-550 yards of 10# and 15# braid.
on July 17, 2014
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