Penn BTLII2500 Battle II Spinning Reel
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|Bearings||Max Drag||Gear Ratio||Line Retrieve|
|5+1||12 lbs||6.2:1||33||10.3||$99.95 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
great reel for the money
March 20, 2017
awesome reel, that handles tons of different fish
Penn BTLII4000 Battle II Spinning Reel
February 16, 2017
These Penn reels are absolutely amazing. They are tough, reliable, and made well. I use them constantly from April to November in intense salt water action.
Stony Brook , New York
One of the best reels for the money
January 22, 2017
I own many penn battle reels, they're great reels for the money. The penn battle series is one of the smoothest fishing reels I've fished. I fish mine atleast twice a week and it holds up great! The only flaw of the reel is how easily the bail closes
ProsSmooth, durable, compact, light weight
ConsBail closes while casting
Good reel for the price
January 17, 2017
Overall this is a good reel for the price but it's only a matter of time before it will be trash. I've had this reel for around two years and it still is in working condition but the spool is starting to pit due to saltwater fishing. I took the drag apart to grease the washers and notice the corrosion around the drag system. The screws holding the drag washers in place are soft and I stripped one out, I drilled the screw out to grease drag. The drag knob has a rubber seal on it to keep water out but it doesn't work, it better than nothing though. Ive greased the gearing of the reel a few time just be careful of the fragile plastic holding the parts in place. For the price it is a good reel but if your looking for a reel that will last along time this is not it.
December 20, 2016
I am using it in casting and light jigging , strong and smoth
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.
4 Questions & 4 Answers
from East Coast asked:
January 16, 2016
what size penn battle would be best for inshore fluke/flounder fishing?
I would do the 2500 or 3000 with 15lb braid.
on January 18, 2016
from Philippines asked:
June 16, 2015
What size is the spool?
Hello Gene. This is a 2500 spool and the monofillament capacities are as follows: 255 Yards/6l b. 175 Yards/8 lb. 140 Yards/10 lb. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions.
on June 16, 2015
from Pass Christian, Mississippi asked:
May 6, 2015
What is the line capacity using 30 lb braid for the BTLII2500 reel? Looking for a great saltwater speck and red reel.
Jim, the capacity wall be in the 140-150 yard range.
on May 6, 2015
from bradenton asked:
July 30, 2014
What rod would you reccomend for this that is under 110$.
Check out the Penn Legion spinning rods. They are under $100 and have great action.
on July 31, 2014