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 51 reviews
July 27, 2017
I bought a 3000 to replace a old 2500 shimano reel I had for a few years and absolutely love it. Incredibly smooth and very worth every penny in my opinion. Would definitely recommend it!
ProsIncredibly smooth and worth every penny.
July 23, 2017
PENN CONFLICT 6000
I have purchased this reel just recently, but I have already put it to the test against big king mackerels! I love this reel! It is very smooth, casts far, has extremely good and smooth drag, and it actually held 450 yards of 40 lb braid! All in all I am very pleased that I purchased this reel and I don't think you can get a better bang for your buck!
ProsCasts far Smooth Drag Line capacity Fast retrieve
June 14, 2017
Best bang for the buck
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
July 13, 2016
This is the one
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
July 13, 2016
Great all around
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
June 2, 2016
Great for the price
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
May 20, 2016
Compact, small and light weight
Tough Penn construction and can crank up fish.
May 1, 2016
Penn Conflict 3000
Excellent reel for inshore variety. Loaded with 15lb Spider Wire and mated to the Berkley inshore rod. Great set up!
April 30, 2016
Penn conflict 2500
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.
July 28, 2015
amazing inshore reel
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
July 25, 2015
Great reel at a great price.
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
May 12, 2015
LOVE THIS REEL
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
May 9, 2015
penn conflict 8000
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
April 18, 2015
Great reel for the money
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
April 2, 2015
Great reel for kayak trolling!
The 6000 is a great reel for kayak trolling, paired up with a Penn Allegiance II, it's an unstoppable combo!
March 27, 2015
My new favorite!
I purchased this reel about one year ago and it is great. Landed many fluke and yellowtail snappers on this little powerhouse. It is way smoother than my spinfishers and definitely recommend it.
ProsLightweight Smooth Powerful
ConsNone that I've found yet
boynton beach, florida
February 9, 2015
heavy, but great all around reel
this reel is pretty heavy but this thing has caught me tons and tons of snook and will be ordering another one soon
Cedar park, TX
February 6, 2015
I purchased this reel along with a Avid series rod from St. Croix. The guys at take direct recommend the rod and reel combo and it's my go to salt water rig.
By Wee Kit
January 28, 2015
Strong & Reliable
Arrived on time, TD has never failed me. Due to monsoon season, managed to use this reel only this month. 3 times out and every time a great experience. Large enough to hold more lines and great BB to give the smoothness to reel. Drag is excellent, much better than similar priced Shimano & Daiwa that I have owned. Will be ordering a smaller unit soon for better diversity during my offshore trips.
ProsSmooth Strong drag Nice color
ConsSlightly larger than some other brands but makes it up with a durable tough body.
January 27, 2015
this reel has been perfect i use it to fish huge 100 pound cow nose rays
Boynton beach, FL
January 25, 2015
great inshore reel
This reel is very strong and light. Very comfortable handle and great drag. The holes allow salt to get in so rinse this reel well and grease it.
January 23, 2015
I use 5000 model for inshore and jetty fishing I owned battle for many years, and this reel feel very similar to battle. simple and reliable.. One advantage, conflict is lot lighter than battle .. loved so far.. no problem so far
ProsLight weight. simple to use and reliable.. no issue at all + look very cool
Rishon Le Zion, Israel
January 23, 2015
Good saltwater reel
Good saltwater reel for seabass
By John Morise
December 27, 2014
Easy smooth drag
Really nice drag
ProsNice retrieve and great drag
ConsA little heavy
Boynton Beach, FL
November 18, 2014
This is an excellent reel for most bridge fishing as well as pier fishing. I mostly fish flare hawks as well as cobe jigs and it has handled many 40 in snook. Overall I love it and i would recommend it for any fisherman.
ProsFast Smooth Durable Heavy Drag Line Capacity
new smyrna bch, FL
November 18, 2014
penn conflict 8000 spinning reel
very nice reel super comfortable handle and cranking power and the black out look is badass
Conslittle on the heavy side
October 28, 2014
Pleasantville, New Jersey
October 28, 2014
I've been using this since May mostly surf fishing and has performed without out an issues. I've used on a dead stick with bait and throwing plugs all fall. For the price you can't go wrong. I currently have this reel paired up with St. Croix Mojo Surf 9'. Perfect for long plugging trips.
ProsLight Smooth Heavy bail wire, no accidental bail snaps. Easy to service
New York, NY
October 27, 2014
I bought two of these reels after reading some of the review of the Spinfisher V and the problems with that models gears. The Conflict doesn't profess to be water resistant and I don't treat this reel as if it is. The reel is very smooth with a good and smooth drag. If your take apart the reel,you will see that Penn was a bit stingy witt the grease so you may want to relube these with some good marine grease. The one wish I have is that I wish that is that the bail is too easy to open and close. In some of the models of Penn reels, you must close the bail manually. I think this is not a bad feature and I wish this model had that feature. The one other drawback is the EVA handle. I wish Penn had used a more durable material.
September 3, 2014
Very nice reel, I have it paired to my 10' IMX Surf rod and spooled with 300 yards of 20lb Fireline. It casts well, smooth and more than enough drag. Handle 4 big blues very well. I really like the eva form handle, time will tell if it will hold up in the salt, but it should since some rods use eva foam for rear and fore grips. Very much like its little brothers, the battle, sargus and fierce. Same design and concept, but with extra bearings, a little more drag, a little lighter all depending on same size models throughout the lineup and line capacity rings. Not sure if its worth the extra $30-$40 over the battles because of an extra bearing or two, for a beginner that extra cash could go to a better rod or lures, but I'm a Penn junkie and had to have the reel.
By FNU LNU
Daly City, California
April 10, 2014
Penn Conflict. Hands down. This is a very good reel. I like it better than the Penn Battle, which I thought was the best value for the money after this reel. It was well built and designed for saltwater due to the metal design andtightly sealed. Another good reel to stock in our gear list.
ProsDurable More drag and line capacity than the Battle.
ConsThe line capacity in the 8000 is less than the line capacity in Penn Battle 8000.
April 5, 2014
Nice reel, however with the spool being cut to loose a few weight. I find while retrieving the line, sand and salter enter the reel which causes more cleaning time, and may cause the reel to break down faster. I would use the extra money to buy the SpinfisherV. I have the 6500LL, which is an awesome reel.
ProsGreat casting distance, and look great
ConsMore cleaning time due to the spool's holes.
April 4, 2014
Penn Conflict 6000
This is an okay reel. It looks really nice, and feels rugged. However, with the spool being cut to lower the weight of the reel, I find it easier for sand or saltwater to enter the reel as you retrieve the line. For this reason, I believe it may cause the reel to break down quicker. I would use the extra money to buy the SpinfisherV. I have the Spinfisher 6500LL, and it has been an awesome reel for the money. Easy to maintain, and water tight.
ProsGreat casting distance, feels rugged, and look great.
Conssaltwater and sand enter the reel through the spool hole, which cause more cleaning time, and may cause a quicker break down of the reel.
By Andre Clarke
March 22, 2014
penn cft 4000
the reel is phenomenal.great casting reel smooth retrieve!and very strong absolutely love it!!!
January 7, 2014
What a step up, as if you thought own couldn't get any better they did! Awesome reel had it out an put it to the test in the backwaters already. Awesome just awesome
November 26, 2013
Looks good. Penn could have gone a bit heavier on the drag for this big a reel but time will tell
November 26, 2013
ultimateangeling.com has a great service breakdown tutorial on this reel. Looks good. Pre ordering two soon.
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