Penn BATIN2040S80 Battalion Inshore Spinning Rod

Penn BATIN2040S80 Battalion Inshore Spinning Rod

by Penn
Price: $119.95
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Model
TD Code
TypeLengthActionPiecesPowerLine Wt.
(Mono /
Braid)
Lure Wt.
(oz)
Guides+TipHandlePrice
BATIN2040S80
PEN-1353
Spinning8'0''Fast1XH20-40 lbs / 30-65 lbs1 - 48+1E$119.95 USD
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  • 30 Ton graphite blank for incredible strength
  • Fuji Aluminum Oxide guides
  • Contoured cork and EVA grips

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  • 4.5 Stars based on 18 reviews
    By Brent
    Miami, FL
    Reasonable for the price but stick to Star or Shimano if you plan to fish lures most of the time
    February 15, 2020
    I picked up the 7'6" version of this rod that throws 1/2 to 1-1/2 oz because the rod felt more rigid than the inshore Star and Shimano Terramar rods that throw similar weights. I also liked that the handle felt fairly thin for what the rod could throw. The rod feels sensitive for bait fishing, and I can feel small taps from small inshore species like grunts and juvenile snapper. This sensitivity is facilitated by the rod tip (amount of rod blank with the first 4 guides on it). However, it's the sensitive rod tip that makes it a less ideal lure rod. The tip bends so easily that it absorbs lure action, and you get less feedback when working lures. The sensitive tip also seems like it belongs on a different rod when working lures. The tip bends much sooner than the rest of the rod and looks like it's going to break off the rod before the rest of the blank starts to bend. This is not what I consider a fast blank. It hasn't broken though and as I use it more the action of the rod may be more suited to my tastes.
    Prosprice bait fishing looks awesome light weight
    ConsWeird blank action lure fishing
    By Charles
    , Florida
    Another winning rod from Penn
    September 12, 2019
    Great for casting light to medium lures and baits. Provides for long distance casts time and time again
    By Scott
    Minnesota
    Well made, good quality.
    June 15, 2019
    I have two other of this rod. Needed one more for customers to use. It is a good rod for $100. The only negative thing would be the hook hanger is on top of the rod and once in a while braid line will flip over the top of that and get hung up. The hook hanger design should be changed.
    By Bryan
    Corp Christi, TX
    Great rods at great prices
    April 23, 2019
    Nice rod (15-30#) with plenty of backbone for hauling fish up over the jettys; paired with Spinfisher 5500 size reel.
    By Anthony
    Montgomery Texas
    Penn Battalion matched to Penn 6500LL
    December 13, 2018
    Great rod and reel combination, the rod is light with good balance. I have several Penn fishing rods, all are well made with excellent reviews. I will use this setup fishing Tuna in the Gulf out of Texas, this will work great for the Black and Yellow Fin Tuna, chunking and fly lining Kings.
    ProsBalance, Weight and value, hard to beat. Thanks TD
    ConsNone
    By James
    FL
    Inshore rod
    May 12, 2018
    Lighter than what I needed. Will use for 40 series reel
    By SEATAG
    South Jersey
    Wahooo
    March 23, 2018
    This is a awesome rod paired with a Ocean Master OMC4000, 250 yards 50LB Powerpro.
    I put fish in the box with this rod. Next time in the canyon I hope to hook a small yellow fin tuna.
    I know its capable, Great all around combo for wreak fishing, Blues, Flounder, Strippers, Drum,
    Won't be disappointed. Happy Fishing
    By Jim
    CAPE CORAL, Florida
    BATIN1017S70
    March 21, 2018
    Matched this rod up with my Penn Spinfisher 4500....Grea combo for Snook & Tarpon off my dock & inshore use!
    By ANDREW
    Glenolden , PA
    Fluke Killer
    January 14, 2018
    Used this rod all last year bucktailing for fluke and jigging blackfish. Super light and sensitive, casts a mile with 1.5oz jig n gulp comes in handy when casting up current. Hands down favorite fluke rod!
    By mm
    Ga
    Nice rod
    May 26, 2017
    Great action and very comfortable in your hand
    By Jacob
    Virginia
    Can't beat it with a stick !
    April 22, 2017
    Paired with Spinnfisher Vs5500 and Clash 5500 for cobia, dolphin and bull reds. Incredible!
    ProsAll
    ConsNone
    By Kamran
    Boynton beach, Florida
    Great rod
    October 8, 2016
    Great stiff rod that is good for live bait and heavy lures
    By martin o.
    Raleigh NC
    paired w a shimano stradic for inshore
    June 29, 2016
    cast like a dream from the deck...have yet to hit FL or NC inshore. may throw at some largemouth just to fish it before I hit Bluewater.
    Proslight and flexible
    ConsMADE IN CHINA!!! I may opt out of Penn altogether and look for locally made products!!!
    By Matthew
    Liberty twp, OH
    Great Rod!!
    December 13, 2015
    I have paired this rod with my light tackle setup (4500 series reel, and 20lb braid) it has so many applications and is a necessity for anglers who are trying to catch the fish that do not typically bite the heavier tackle. It has been great for the Southwest Florida Kingfish bite!!
    By Matthew
    Liberty twp, OH
    MUST HAVE!!
    December 13, 2015
    If you need a rod for those big Snook and Grouper this is the rod, I have paired it with a 6500 series reel (40lb Braid). This rod gives you the casting ability and sensitivity to get your baits to the hard to reach spots under bridges and docks!!
    3 Questions & 3 Answers
    Jeff
    from Portland, ME asked:
    August 29, 2019
    Will a 4500 Penn Slammer III match up well with the BATIN2040S80 rod.
    1 Answer
    The 4500 would match up but may be heavy on the reel end while overall a 3500 would balance out more evenly. 
    Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on September 2, 2019

    Russell Hirsch
    from Brooklyn, NY asked:
    November 15, 2018
    Iâ‚"m used to bigger guides for casting with a spinning reel. Will these smaller guides hinder casting?
    1 Answer
    tml
    Submitted by: Chris on November 15, 2018

    Scott
    from Clio, Michigan asked:
    March 6, 2018
    Will a Penn Conflict II 5000 fit this rod? Or what size Penn reel should be used with this rod?
    1 Answer
    The Penn Conflict 5000 would be a solid match pairing it with the Penn BATIN2040S80 Battalion Inshore Spinning Rod.
    Submitted by: Donald on March 8, 2018

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