Great value! Penn is back!
January 29, 2014
I have owned Penns in the past. The quality dropped off in the last few years, but the new Penn Battle could be the turn around. The rod and reel is well balanced and light weight. I spooled it with a monofilament backing, PowerPro Super Slick Braided Line 20lb 150yds bought from Tackle Direct and a 6ft 25lb fluorocarbon leader. The Battle casts a mile. It's a great combo for fishing reds in Tampa Bay or largemouth bass in the local lakes. I caught my first bass yesterday.
Pros:Lightweight, well balanced with the rod