Penn PRESF1530S11 Prevail Surf Spinning Rod
Surf rods from 8 to 12 feet long, capable of slinging 6 ounces of lead weight plus a bait up to 100 yards beyond the breaking surf will ensure you'll make the big catch along the shore!
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Itís not often you can find everything you want in a high end surf rod at half the price. The Prevail provides strength and performance with a two-piece graphite composite rod blank. Stainless steel frames with aluminum oxide inserts create a light weight and durable guide perfect for fishing mono or braid. The rubber shrink tube handle design provides a secure grip whether wet or dry. The Prevail is a perfect match for PENN Sargus, Fierce or Pursuit spinning reels or Squall star drag conventional reels. Check out the rod to reels combination chart to find suggested reel to rod combinations.
- 2 piece graphite composite blank
- Graphite reel seat
- Stainless steel guides with aluminum oxide inserts
- Rubber shrink tube handles
Gets the job done
December 14, 2016
I bought the penn prevail with the blacktiph combo and the rods does good with the penn 8500 spinfisher spooled with 30LB backing and 65 power pro for main line use this for sturgeon and heavy current when I need throw large baits and sinkers has good backbone for hauling in them heavy fish
ProsThrows heavy baits with no problem , and is incredibly light weight with plenty back bone to have a strong hook set into those lunker size fish ,
ConsHeavy and kinda off balance >WHEN< you add those bigger reels Good rod but wouldn't be my first choice And made in China really penn Would I said worth the money if you think so I'd rather wait the extra while to save up for a better rod ,
By Paul stettnisch
April 6, 2016
I fished this rod and I am pleased with the handling and feel
August 1, 2015
I paired this rod up with a Penn Fierce 5000 and it's very nicely balanced. I'm using it for fishing off the rocks and jetty at a lagoon near me and it performs well. Long casts, loads up well with a 1oz weight and a fishfinder rig with live bait.
ProsLight, good action and balanced nicely with my Fierce 5000.
ConsIt's rated to handle up to a 2oz lure but I don't get the casting distance I want with that much weight.
By b pop
good for the money
July 8, 2015
well made and performed as expected
Proswas a good combination with purchase with the spinning reel am new to surf fishing and I thought I did pretty good for my first time out as to distance and location using in south America
Long Beach, NY
Love this rod for 90% of my S.Bass fishing
May 24, 2015
9’ Med. Great rod. Penn replaced a defective Spinfisher rod with this one. I’m glad it broke. This is a better rod.
By Albert Sawyer Sr
May 17, 2015
Nice bid rod for my Penn SSV9500. The rod casts heavy rigs well beyond my expectations. Wes notvsure about the rubber grip, but it truely does grip better when wet over my othrr cork handle surf rods. Purchase is always a breeze, and arrives ideally before posted date.
ProsLight well built, nice feel
ConsNone I have found
Very nice rod at it's price
April 25, 2015
I use the Penn Prevail for chunking, I personally like it a lot. I have caught nice fish and some occasional sharks with it.
new york, NY
February 9, 2015
I fished this rod for 2years still great shape and no problems so far.. Worth the price as all penn rod does..
January 26, 2015
The rod is very light. But back bone has great strength. Great affordable rod
Cherry Hill, NJ
January 17, 2015
Has a great feel and casts far. Can't beat the price. If you throw plugs this rod will tire you out quick though.
Great rod right off the bat
January 6, 2015
I just received this rod and even though I havent been able to use it yet I can just see how well it is built. I would defiantly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a quality rod.
ProsCome in two parts Great grip feel
ConsRod seat it just injection plastic
Very nice for the price
December 22, 2014
I got mine on sale so why not give it a try....despite other reviews online, this one did pretty well on a CALO trip, lots of fish and huge rays up to 50lbs, did just fine. Not the best out there but a great rod for the price, I'd buy it again.
September 4, 2014
Talk about bang for your buck. This rod is affordable and has most of the features you will find on rods twice or even three times the price. Great weight and feel to the rod. You can't go wrong with this rod especially for the price.
ProsSolid Lightweight Well built
New Franklin, OH
Power house of a rod!
August 9, 2014
For the price of this rod, you cant beat the quality. The strenght of this rod impressed me very much. I definitly put it to the test on this trip we went on. From shark fishing to getting hooked up to about a 30-40# ray that was fight to using it for an anchor set-up for pin rigging of the pier. Handled every situation with out a worry. Smooth smooth casting and sensitivity was good too. Weight for lenghth and strenghth of this rod is great. Very light rod but strong
ProsStrong and versital. Smooth casting and cmofortable feel. Very light weight for the size and strenghth.
December 22, 2013
The rod is light ,flexible and has a great handle.
November 7, 2013
Wonkey. Tip broke in a week. Returned to dicks.
ProsNice red details
ConsCheap guides and seat
Prevail Surf Spinning Rods
September 5, 2013
Great casting distance, I've caught 40lb black drum, 30lb bull reds, and 30lb sharks off that rod.
ProsCasts really far, great pulling power.
Cherry Hill, NJ
June 5, 2013
I am involved with many facets of fishing. Freshwater, kayak fishing and now recently Surf fishing. When I first started I tried to go the cheaper route and getting cheaper rods, The rods were heavy and did not have the right action I wanted. I found the Penn Prevail rods and figured for the price I would give it a try. I wish I would have just found the penn prevail first, but then again I might not have anything to compare it to and wouldn't appreciate what a great rod it actually is. Very light. Durable and quite beautiful. I bought a second one- that's how much I love this rod!
Prosprice, build, aesthetics.
By William Edwards
December 1, 2012
Good looking, light as a feather, handles up to 6 ounces well. Performs just as well as my $200 St Croix
By William Edwards
prevail 9ft surf rod
December 1, 2012
Good looking, light as a feather, great action for throwing up to 5 ounces. Performs just as well as my $200 St Croix.
By William Edwards
November 29, 2012
Good casting distance. Great action. Great looks and weight.
3 Questions & 3 Answers
from India asked:
December 15, 2015
Should this rod stand more for lure casting or baiting?
This rod would work for bigger lures as well as small weights with bait.
on December 15, 2015
from U.S. asked:
June 10, 2015
How many oz does this rod weighs?
Hello Corey. This rod weighs 15.2 ounces. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions.
on June 11, 2015
from Elkin, NC asked:
March 31, 2015
Will a Penn 7500SS fit and balance properly on this rod?
Steve, that would be an excellently balanced combo.
on April 1, 2015