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Penn Battalion Surf Rods

Penn Battalion Surf Rods

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TypeLengthPiecesLine Wt.
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Lure Wt.
Spinning8'0''212-20 lbs / 17-30 lbs3/4 - 35+1B$99.95 USD
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Spinning9'0''28-15 lbs / 8-20 lbs1/2 - 26+1A$109.95 USD
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Spinning9'0''212-20 lbs / 17-30 lbs3/4 - 35+1B$109.95 USD
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Spinning10'0''212-20 lbs / 17-30 lbs3/4 - 35+1C$109.95 USD
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Spinning10'0''215-30 lbs / 20-50 lbs1 - 55+1C$109.95 USD
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Spinning11'0''215-30 lbs / 20-50 lbs2 - 65+1D$119.95 USD
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Spinning12'0''220-40 lbs / 30-65 lbs4 - 86+1D$129.95 USD
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Conventional10'0''212-20 lbs / 17-30 lbs1 - 47+1E$109.95 USD
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Conventional11'0''215-30 lbs / 20-50 lbs2 - 68+1E$119.95 USD
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Conventional12'0''220-40 lbs / 30-65 lbs4 - 108+1F$129.95 USD
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Conventional12'0''225-50 lbs / 50-80 lbs6 - 128+1F$139.95 USD
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Penn Battalion Surf Rods have 2-piece graphite composite blanks equipped with Fuji Aluminum Oxide guides and Fuji reel seats. Handles are rubber shrink tubes.
5 Stars based on 17 reviews
By Bruce
Elizabethtown, PA
June 6, 2018
Great rod
This site - Tackle Direct- is a great organization. I was in their beautiful NJ shop recently, and the people are top notch. I used the rod for the first time along the jetty at Brigantine- it cast very well - and good feel while the blue was chewing on my plastic sandeel. Just below the hook. I felt every chomp. I haven't landed a fish yet, but I'm really happy with this rod.
By Tom
Brooklyn N.Y.
May 24, 2018
New rod
Great service from these guys & gals at tackle direct. The rod is great & performed well have caught two fish so far .
ProsVerry light.
ConsIt could be a little faster in the tip.
By Gaetano
Staten Island, New York
May 2, 2018
Great rod for the money
I bought the 12' Penn Battalion to pair with my Van Staal VS300 and this rod is amazing I use it for throwing big chunks of bunker with 4-8oz of lead it has a lot of power and I defiantly recommend it for people that are on a budget or don't want to spend a lot because you can't beat the price.
ProsVery light yet has power behind it and the price is amazing.
By lee
New York, NY
November 12, 2017
fantastic rod. great value.
nice sensitivity for a $100 2 piece rod. Will make catching schoolies a blast, but will also give you the power to bring in a keeper.
By Jonathan
Southampton, NY
October 28, 2017
11' 2-6 oz model
Bought this to throw some lighter weights when fishing bait and throwing some heavier plugs. Bite detection is great and can sense every little bump, bounce and pull whether fish or bottom so its very easy to get a sense of what the structure is like. Loads well and casts great, but has plenty of backbone. Sweet spot is around 4 1/2 ounces and can cast 1 and 5 oumces pretty well too.Very happy with my purchase amd recommemd to anyone.
ProsLight, sensative, great bite detection easy to load
South Carolina Coast
October 15, 2017
Great Lightweight Surf Rod
I ordered the 1220S10 model with a 3/4 - 3 oz rating and it is absolutley perfect. I paried it with a Spinfisher 7500 LC and it is perfect for throwing light baits a long way. It is light enough to feel small bites from whting and pompano, but does have enough backbone to handle a red or shark. I gave this item 4 stars because it does not have a hook keeper on my model. However this only a slight inconvience on an otherwise perfect lightweight surf rod
By Chris
Williamsburg, VA
December 31, 2016
Perfect beginner rod for a bait chucker
Bought the 12 ft, 6 to 12 oz casting version to use during drum season and it performed very well. Some people do not like the way it loads, but it seems to work well with me. I had no issuing reaching the areas that I needed for a big NC drum. The first day I took it out, I landed a nice 40" drum (baby in my eyes) and it handled it with no issue. It is also very light which is a good thing to have if you are changing bait non stop.
ProsGreat color scheme (matches my Daiwa Saltist BG30H) Loads 8 oz and spot head with no issue Lightweight Good drum rod
ConsDepending on how you load your rods, this one may not be for you. Cast it first before buying.
By Johnny
Orlando Florida
October 23, 2016
Dream Rod
This by far is the best rod I have ever owned I paired it with a penn fierce II reel and this set up is a freaking dream perfect for the monster reds and pompano I get down in sabastion inlet.
By Alex
Pozzuoli, Italy
August 4, 2016
Bait rod
Perfect for 6 plus a piece of bait. Good backbone, sensitivity and components. I am a huge fan of all the Penn rods and I own a bunch of them. I highly recommend them.
By Jerreth Thomas
Greensboro, NC
July 3, 2016
Awesome rod
Awesome surf rod, I have it matched up with a fin nor lethal. Rod has alot of power but still sensitive to feel the bites, can throw bait a long long way this this rod. Will definitely order another one soon to add to the arsenal
By martin o
raleigh nc
June 29, 2016
just hit the OBX for a trip and paired w a Quatum Boca 60
So far this thing has performed well. Cast like a dream and pulled is some blues off cut bait.
Prosstrong and flexible. Love the grip and reel seat.
ConsMADE IN CHINA...C'mon Penn. had I known I would have bounced to a local rod maker or a USA built rod. Bring it back home Penn!!!
By Bill
Kill Devil Hills, NC
August 30, 2015
Eight and bait
It can handle 8oz and bait all day. Also makes a great anchor rod for pin rigging. Exceptional for the price.
ProsGreat load to cast at 6 and 8 oz.
By Cuban Joe
June 7, 2015
A Beast
Amazing rod had some big fish and this animal brought them in like nothing. Also casts 3-6 oz weights very far. The rod is nice and light I can't say enough good things about this rod. It looks great and is good quality. So far caught some big blues in the 35"+ range and few big stripers with this rod no problem.
ProsLight, strong, looks great, good price!
ConsNone so far
By James E.Rebovich
Uniontown, Pa.
April 9, 2015
penn batsf255012 12ft 2pc conventional surf rod
Very nice looking rod. I have paired it with an Akios Sportscast 666 shuttle reel. It will give you a lot of distance to reach the big ones.
ProsGood looking. Can't beat the price for such a quality rod. Great rod to use as a heaver.
By Adam Edwards
March 18, 2015
great rod
crazy light
28 Questions & 28 Answers
from NJ asked:
November 20, 2017
is the Penn Spinfisher V 4500 a good math for the 8 and 9 ft Battalion?
1 Answers
That would be a well balanced setup
on November 22, 2017

from Ny asked:
August 27, 2017
What is the lure rating of the 11' ?
1 Answers
The lure rating for the 11 foot Penn Battalion is 2-6 oz
on August 28, 2017

from Asheville North Carolina asked:
April 1, 2018
I have a penn slammer 10500 will the 12 foot heavy rod be a good match? I will be using 80lb braid. I was also looking at the penn carnage surf rods. Will the 12 foot heavy be a better match? Thank you
1 Answers
The 12' H Penn Carnage II surf rod would be a better fit for the Penn Slammer 10500 for the application your intending to use the combo for.
on April 3, 2018

from Guntersville Al asked:
March 29, 2018
Looking to match rod with spinfisher v 5500, for surf fishing. what would be your suggestion?
1 Answers
The Penn BATSF1220S10 10ft 2pc Spinning Surf Rod would match the best pairing it with the Penn Spinfisher V 5500.
on March 29, 2018

Tahiya Luis de la torre
from Nebraska asked:
March 22, 2018
Hola estoy pensando comprar una varilla Penn para la costa, playa o muelle que pueda manejar piezas 30 libras o más que varilla me recomienda y con cuál carrete la puedo aparejar. Estaba pensando en 9 o 10 pies, acción rápida ..
1 Answers
Penn BATSF815S90 9ft 2pc Spinning Surf Rod sería la mejor varilla para la aplicación que usa.
on March 27, 2018

from Delhi asked:
March 10, 2018
May I use the 12' model with slammer III 9500?
1 Answers
Yes the 12 foot Spinning model will fit a 9500 size Slammer III.
on March 12, 2018

from Cali asked:
January 27, 2018
What is the power and action for the 8ft and 9ft rod?
1 Answers
The 8' model is a Moderate Fast and Medium Power. the 9' model is the same, Moderate Fast and Medium Power.
on January 31, 2018

from Longwood FL asked:
November 15, 2017
I am considering a pair of PEN-1378 10 conventional rods. Are Avet SX a good fit for this model. If not could you suggest a suitable reel. Thank you.
1 Answers
The Avet SX would be a good option to pair with a 10' surf rod. You may even want to step up the size to an MXL, which may be a better size match for a surf rod.
on November 20, 2017

from Longwood, FL asked:
November 13, 2017
I am considering buying a pair of the PEN-1378 10ft conventional rods. I have a pair of ABU ambassadeur reels. Would these be a suitable match for me to use at the moment? Could you also give me advice on whether the Avet SX MC would be a good match for these rods, or perhaps suggest another suitable reel. Thank you for your help in advance. Ian.
1 Answers
I would definitely recommend the Avet reels over the Ambassadeurs that you already have. I wouldn't have the same confidence in the Ambassadeur as I would an Avet when it comes holding up to the harsh conditions of beach fishing. You may even want to step the size up to an MXL to better balance out with a 10' rod.
on November 17, 2017

from San francisco, ca asked:
August 24, 2017
What size should i pair my penn slammer 3 6500. Most surf fishing with lures and cut baits.
1 Answers
A 6500 would balance best with the 11' and 12' models, but the 10' models would not necessarily be a mismatch. Model number BATSF1530S11 would be the best fit in my opinion.
on August 25, 2017

from Frankfort, KY asked:
August 19, 2017
What size of the Diawa BG Reels would you recommend for the 8' Battalion Surf Rod? Will use for general fishing in the gulf, off a pier and in the surf casting lures and bait. Thank you
1 Answers
The 3500 and 4000 size BG's would be best sizes pairing it with the Penn Battalion 8'.
on August 22, 2017

from barbados/hawaii asked:
May 13, 2017
im looking for a rod to fit my 10500 spinfisher from penn and was wondering if the 11ft penn battalion will get the job done? i will be targetting gt's and other large palagics that would hit surface lures. or do you recomend a different rod? trying not to kill the wallet.
1 Answers
The 10500 is one of the largest spinning reels on the market. It wouldn't necessarily be a mismatch on an 11 foot rod, but a 12 footer would probably balance out better with a 10500.
on May 16, 2017

from Yarmouth, ME asked:
May 9, 2017
Is a 4000 battle 2 big enough for the 9ft model?
2 Answers
The Battle II 4000 would be a good match for a 9 foot rod.
on May 9, 2017
The Pen Battle 4000 would be a bit light for the 9' Penn Surf Rod. The 5000 size battle would be a better fit.
on May 9, 2017

from fillmore ca asked:
April 20, 2017
what is the butt length of the 11ft. rod...type D?
1 Answers
The butt length from the bottom of the reel seat to the bottom of the rod is 25 1/2 inches.
on April 22, 2017

from Aruba asked:
March 18, 2017
I have a penn conflict 8000 would a 12 ft be a good balance?
1 Answers
I would generally suggest a 6000 size Conflict for a 12 foot surf rod, but an 8000 would not be too large, in fact it may even more more appropriate if you are using a heavy line.
on March 20, 2017

Bill Caskey
from Abington PA asked:
January 18, 2017
What is the split on these rods, thanks.
1 Answers
The Penn Battalion Surf Rods are a 50/50 split.
on January 19, 2017

from Torquay, Australia asked:
December 25, 2016
Looking to mate this rod with a shimano torium 20 to cast lures and plastics off the beach? If this rod isn't suited any suggestions are welcomed.
1 Answers
The Penn Battalion Surf Rods would pair well with the Shimano Torium 20.
on December 28, 2016

from TX asked:
November 24, 2016
I was thinking about buying this rod for bass fishing. My question being will this be a good all round freshwater pole? And will it go good with a shimano sahara 3000 reel?
1 Answers
Normally you would be using shorter rods in the 6ft - 7ft range for freshwater fishing. if your fishing in freshwater areas that require you to cast further than normal this rod would be a good fit.
on November 26, 2016

Michael Mirante
from United States asked:
February 2, 2016
how long is the rear butt section of the 10' mh spinning rod?
1 Answers
It measures 20" from the bottom of the reel seat to the butt of the rod.
on February 5, 2016

from Stone Harbor, NJ asked:
January 7, 2016
Does anyone have an opinion on how the Penn Battalion 10' MH (BATSF1530S10) will pair with the Penn Spinfisher V 6500 Bailless Reel? Thanks in advance.

from Bronx, ny asked:
June 22, 2015
I have a battle 2 5000. I want to know which length battalion will give me the best balance?
1 Answers
Hello Mike. Your 5000 reel would pair best with the 8 or 9 foot battalion models.
on June 25, 2015

from Massachusetts asked:
January 21, 2015
What are the main differences between the battilion 10' and the prevail 10' surf spinning rods?
1 Answers
The Prevail is a heavier rod and has a different type of guides, while the Battalion is a lighter rod with standard guides.
Customer Service
on January 22, 2015

Mike Levine
from North NJ asked:
January 14, 2015
Weight of 1377?-Mike-
1 Answers
The weight of this rod is 1 pound 4 ounces.
Customer Service
on January 15, 2015

from Niantic,ct asked:
December 18, 2014
Would the penn spin fisher 5500 be a good match for the 8 foot rod an if not what would be a good size reel
1 Answers
Yes, the 5500 will balance well with that rod. If you want to go larger, the 6500 is as large as we suggest going.
Customer Service
on December 19, 2014

from North Carolina asked:
November 23, 2014
I am going to buy the new Penn Spinfisher long cast 7500 which of these rods would be a good match or would you recommend something different? I also am buying the Penn Battle 2 3000 or the 4000 which of these would be the best match. The 7500 long cast will be used surf fishing and the Battle 2 will be used pier and boat fishing. Thanks
1 Answers
The 11' (PEN-1376) would be great with the 7500. Go with the Battle2 4000 and the Battalion 8' (PEN-1371) for the pier. For a boat, you will want a slightly shorter rod, around 7'.
Customer Service
on November 24, 2014

from Iloilo City, Philippines asked:
November 7, 2014
Hi there. I bought a 10' penn battalion surf spinning rod from tackledirect. Will a fin-nor offshore 5500 spinning reel be used as a suitable reel for this rod? Thanks for advice. Vic
1 Answers
Yes, it can be used on that rod. It might feel a little small though. If you can, we suggest moving up to the 6000 size reel. It will balance out better.
Customer Service
on November 7, 2014

Donn N
from houston asked:
September 23, 2014
Can you tell me how much do the rods weigh now that the online store shows large quantity for sale? I am interested in purchasing the following length; 9 ft, 10 ft and 11 ft models
1 Answers
The 9' PEN-1373 weighs 12 oz. The 10' PEN-1374 weighs 16 oz. The 11' PEN-1376 weighs 17.6 oz.
Customer Service
on September 24, 2014

from Petach Tikvah, israel asked:
September 7, 2014
how much do the rods weigh?
1 Answers
These rods have not yet been released. Penn has not supplied us with the weight specs.
Customer Service
on September 9, 2014


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