Penn Conflict Spinning Reels
Penn Conflict Spinning Reels are designed for the technical inshore angler who is looking for top-line performance.
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$129.95 - $159.95
|Mono Cap. (yds/lb)||Braid Cap. (yds/lb)||Bearings||Max Drag||Gear Ratio||Line Retrieve||Weight||Price|
|7+1||9 lbs||5.2:1||22 in||7.8 oz||$129.95 USD|
|7+1||10 lbs||6.2:1||30 in||9.5 oz||$129.95 USD|
|7+1||12 lbs||6.2:1||33 in||9.8 oz||$129.95 USD|
|7+1||15 lbs||6.2:1||35 in||11.3 oz||$139.95 USD|
|7+1||15 lbs||6.2:1||37 in||12.0 oz||$139.95 USD|
|7+1||25 lbs||5.6:1||36 in||19.0 oz||$149.95 USD|
|7+1||25 lbs||5.6:1||41 in||21.5 oz||$149.95 USD|
|7+1||30 lbs||5.3:1||44 in||28.1 oz||$159.95 USD|
Penn Conflict Spinning Reels are designed for the technical inshore angler who is looking for top-line performance. Penn's Conflict Spinning Reel delivers a light weight and smooth casting reel capable of big drag pressure. With a stealthy, low key cosmetic of black on black and smoky gray markings, Conflict may look quiet, but one cast and you'll see it screams Penn craftsmanship and engineering.
- Full Metal Body (CFT5000, CFT6000, CFT8000 only)
- 7+1 Sealed stainless steel ball bearings
- Techno-Balanced rotor gives smooth retrieves
- HT-100 carbon fiber drag washers
- Infinite Anti-Reverse
- Heavy-duty aluminum bail wire
- Superline Spool
- Line Capacity Rings
4.5 Stars based on 48 reviews
Best bang for the buck
June 14, 2017
Does everything you need. Very solid reel with nice drag system. Only complaint is that its slightly heavier than most of the shimano reels in the same size, though its not heavy to where it'll wear you out.
January 23, 2017
Overall this reel is larger than I expected but does way more than I intended to use it for. For the price the reel is a great buy, has great brakes, and looks awesome.
October 13, 2016
Finishing up a season with the 2000 here in Minnesota and I'm extremely impressed. This is a rock solid reel with a flawless drag, It handles 10# braid or 8#mono with equal ease, and within a couple of casts I forget it's there. I particularly appreciate its weight and heft, as it balances really well with the 6' 6" to 6'9" rods I prefer for walleye jigging and bass finesse presentation. I find too many of today's high tech, high end, reels too light to balance well with most rods. My Penns, however, bring a outfit's weight right under my hand. Doing this removes weight from the rod tip and increases sensitivity.
ProsSolid. Silky. Bullet proof.
Boynton beach, florida
This is the one
July 13, 2016
This is a great reel. Has a super strong drag for such a small reel and can cast more than a mile.
ProsSmooth drag and a great casting
ConsA bit pricey
Boynton beach, florida
Great all around
July 13, 2016
This is nice super light and compact reel. Great for anything inshore. Butter like retrive with the capability to cast a mile
Vero beach , Florida
Great for the price
June 2, 2016
It's a great reel for its price I mean you can't really go wrong with a penn
ConsPaint chips Easley
Fort Worth, TX
Compact, small and light weight
May 20, 2016
Tough Penn construction and can crank up fish.
Penn Conflict 3000
May 1, 2016
Excellent reel for inshore variety. Loaded with 15lb Spider Wire and mated to the Berkley inshore rod. Great set up!
Penn conflict 2500
April 30, 2016
Awesome reel for back bay jigging flounder . Ultra light super smooth and plenty of power . Love the way it holds up against saltwater also just rinse after each use and ready for the next trip !
ProsLight , plenty of drag , very durable
April 29, 2016
Great spinning reel, little heavier but I will recommend to buy
Santa Maria, Ca
April 12, 2016
Good strong reel with great looks and value
December 28, 2015
Very light weight reel with a very smooth and strong drag. Perfect reel to fish the salty water of the coast of the Carolina.
December 1, 2015
This reel casts nice even with braid line on the spool. The reel has a smooth retrieval and a nice drag system to withstand larger fish in the Bay. The reel is not heavy like other reels in it's class.
Springfield Gardens, NY
November 30, 2015
I would give this reel 5 stars ...it is a great all strong reel but the paint chips off very easy
Prossmooth and good looking
October 29, 2015
Is a heavy duty reel very strong and smooth I also love the low key stealthy look it's different from all the rest but the only thing I'm not feeling is the big grip on the handle feels kind of awkward penn could not really help me with this handle so I tried the handle from the battle 6000 and it works only if penn can make different handles for these reels to accommodate it's customers .
ConsHandle is uncomfortable luncky.
amazing inshore reel
July 28, 2015
I use this reel for my local spillway fishing and it is very strong and works very well. Never fails on me, just rinse good after use if used for saltwater!
Ocean City, New Jersey
Great reel at a great price.
July 25, 2015
Great overall reel at a good price. The conflict is very durable, smooth and saltwater resistant. I have had the conflict 4000 for a year and have not experienced any problems with it so far.
New York, NY
LOVE THIS REEL
May 12, 2015
This is a fantastic reel for the price. Excellent for everything from Tarpon to Grouper to jigging for Tuna. Built super tough, and especially when paired with braid (I use 65 lb Power Pro on this) the line sails off the reel when casting long distance. Highly recommend the Conflict.
ProsSmooth cast and retrieve Can pack a lot of braid onto this
lake worth , florida
May 9, 2015
I'd recommend the 8000 size for big snook but this is a really good reel for smaller snook and many inshore species. I have used it for the last year and the gears have never failed me even with all te salt I put them through
lake worth , florida
penn conflict 8000
May 9, 2015
great gears and almost entirely open. you can see the gears and the vents allow salt to be pulled out when put in. overall great reel and it is a must for jig-throwers and snook fisherman
May 5, 2015
this reel is great for bridge fishing for snook and tarpon and jakcs only problem is the holes salt builds up in there if you dont clean it
lake worth, fl
May 4, 2015
Great big inshore reel. the line capacity is great for bigger fish like tarpon
Great reel for the money
April 18, 2015
My Conflict 6000 was put through a lot of abuse last year, it was dunked, splashed and everything in between. It is still running like the day I got it. It has a very smooth drag too.
April 17, 2015
I have been fishing with penn reels all my life,from fresh water to salt,i have no completes.
Prosthe Conflick is rock solid,very smooth drag,have no problem with braid,going to buy a 3000 for Steelhead !
April 6, 2015
Nice step up from a battle. Durable, lighweight and strong. Incredibly smooth
Prosstrong sleek durable lighweight
10 Questions & 10 Answers
from Newark, DE asked:
June 8, 2017
I'm interested in the Conflict 5000. Would this go well with Tica Dolphin 10'-6"? I have Tica 9' TC2 with Penn Persuit II 5000. Love it. NO problems at all. Looking for long cast from surf with bait.
A 5000 size would be a good match for a 10'6" rod.
on June 9, 2017
from Chicago iL. asked:
March 11, 2017
I have a 2500conflict. Penn , I'm fishing for red drum- trouts--what size pole, what action and test line . Would you recommend??
A 7' rod, M - MH action with 15 lb braided line would work best with the Penn Conflict 2500. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
on March 11, 2017
from Pennsylvania asked:
January 22, 2017
I have the 9ft 6in whiskerskeeker rod would the 8000 pair up nice with this . Mainly for blues amd flats
The Penn Conflict 6000 would balance out the 9'6'' rod better than the 8000 because of the weight between the 2 reels.
on January 24, 2017
from Northern California asked:
November 22, 2016
Is this a good trout reel in the smaller sizes? Which size for large trout and/or steelhead? Will use 8-10lb mono and and med light rod 7.5 to 8.5 ft length.
The Penn Conflict 2000 would pair well with a 7 1/2 ft to 8 1/2 ft rod fishing for large trout and steelhead.
on November 25, 2016
from Boston Massachusetts asked:
October 12, 2014
I want to put a conflict on the Trevala rod 6' 6 medim action spinning rod. I like the 5000 for the aluminum gear and the metal body? Would the 4000 or 5000 be better? The 5000 has more of the quality I am looking for but because I have not held it I do not know if it would be to heavy for the rod. Its for jigging for cod - sea bass - throwing some sp minnows in the river.
The 4000 might be more comfortable due to the lighter weight but, you will give up line capacity and drag. The 5000 is the way to go.
on October 14, 2014
from Los Cabos asked:
May 14, 2014
Hi, I wolder if the 8000 would be fine for 11' MH rod for inshore casting? Thanks
It depends how you are fishing. If you are throwing bait, it would be fine. If you are throwing lures / metals, it will be tiring as it is a large and heavy reel.
on May 14, 2014
from Island Heights, NJ asked:
November 13, 2013
Would you recommend the 4000 or 5000 for surf casting, lures only, on an 8' medium-heavy fast action stick? Target: Striped Bass, Blue Fish, Weak Fish etc NJ Coast.
On an 8' rod, I would recommend a Conflict 5000. The Conflict 4000 might be too small to balance comfortably on the rod.
on November 13, 2013
from Murrells Inlet, SC asked:
October 24, 2013
Marshes, inlets, and jetties around South Carolina coast for red drum, sea bass, spot tails, sheeps head, flounder, etc. - which reel do you recommend? How does this compare to the Penn Battle series?
The Conflict is a little lighter and has an extra roller bearing to enhance the smoothness of the reel. The Conflict also offers a heavy drag system between comparable sizes in the Battle series. We would recommend a 5000 or 6000 size reel for 7 to 8 foot rods. If you are looking for an 9 to 10 ft rod the 6000 to 8000 size reel would be best for that combination depending on the the weight and ratings of the rod.
on November 1, 2013
from Seychelles Islands asked:
October 24, 2013
Hi What kinda setup or combo would you guys offer with a penn conflict 8000 reel?? I'm very much interested in the conflict 8000 but I need a rod to match it say 6" or so. Can I use it for salt water deep sea fishing, I mean catching groupers, tuna and so on?
We currently do not offer the Penn Conflict in a pre built combination. However, we do have rods that would match up with that reel with the backbone you are looking for. Check out Penn's Bluewater Carnage Jigging rods. They are available in sizes ranging from 5'6" to 7'. The shorter rods would be able to handle heavier fighting fish.
on November 1, 2013
from Glen Mills, Pa asked:
October 1, 2013
Fishing mostly back bay and inlet Jersey shore, fluke, blues , strippers. Using 20-30 lb braided line. Which reel would be best ? Thanks
Either the 3000 or 4000 Penn Conflict would work great on a 6 to 7ft medium to medium heavy rod.
on October 2, 2013
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