Penn Battalion Surf Rods

Penn Battalion Surf Rods

by Penn
$99.95 - $139.95
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TypeLengthPiecesLine Wt.
(Mono /
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 21 reviews
By Ryan
Central falls, Rhode Island
Great Rod
July 12, 2020
I received my 11ft surf battalion spinning rod within a week from ordering, maybe even within 5 days. It came fairly quick.

The handle grip is really nice, and the eyes were not Damaged in transit. It was packaged really well when it was shipped to me. I paired this rod with the daiwa BG 5000 that I ordered at the same time and I’ll tell ya, this combo FLYS when casting. Incredible cast distance.
ProsGrip of handle Smoothness of rod The design Packaging when shipped is great 2 piece rod Not too heavy Very sturdy/strong
ConsNone so far
By Adam
Bluffton, South Carolina
One of my favorite surf rods
June 9, 2019
I now have two of these rods in the 12ft I have both paired with a s
Spinfisher V. It has handled pretty much everything I've thrown at it from sharks up to 6.5ft and down. Great rod especially for the price.
By Karl
Houston, TX.
11' Penn Battalion Surf Spinning Rod
January 20, 2019
Nice rod. Reasonably priced especially if you get it on sale. Decent quality guides. Light weight construction. Throws 4 n bait perfectly. Has plenty of backbone to handle large fish in the surf.
ProsQuality components
By yong h.
The pole is very good
October 20, 2018
Better than expected
By Bruce
Elizabethtown, PA
Great rod
June 6, 2018
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.
New rod
May 24, 2018
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
Great rod for the money
May 2, 2018
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
fantastic rod. great value.
November 12, 2017
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
11' 2-6 oz model
October 28, 2017
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
Great Lightweight Surf Rod
October 15, 2017
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
Perfect beginner rod for a bait chucker
December 31, 2016
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
Dream Rod
October 23, 2016
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
Bait rod
August 4, 2016
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 T.
Greensboro, NC
Awesome rod
July 3, 2016
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
just hit the OBX for a trip and paired w a Quatum Boca 60
June 29, 2016
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!!!
45 Questions & 45 Answers
Tim Fitzpatrick
from Pottsville,pa asked:
November 19, 2019
What rod for casting spoons (1-3oz)from

 The surf? Is the 8’ too small? I want something with action to it two rods I have now are far stiffer than what I thought I was getting 

1 Answer
The 9 foot rated up to 3 oz would be your best bet. Where and what you're fishing for really determines the length of the rod you want to use 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on November 20, 2019

from Wilmington de asked:
November 4, 2019
Looking for the best penn rod for the fierce 2 for casting plugs for stripers.
1 Answer
Usually depends on the size reel you have. But a good length and power would be the 10ft 3/4-3oz because it will balance with most reel sizes and is a good range for casting plugs. Lastly, you will get more casting distance with a 10ft.  
Submitted by: Alyssa Madosky on November 5, 2019

from Indonesia asked:
March 23, 2019
If i was ordered, could you re change invoice be a free cost delivery to indonesia but im still full payment according bill in your website.
1 Answer
Sorry we can't alter invoices.
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on March 28, 2019

from virginia asked:
February 19, 2019
which battalion surf casting rod would pair best paired with the penn squall sql 15 . Casting 3-6 oz. in the surf for drum
1 Answer
Best model would be the BATSF1530C11
Submitted by: Bernie on February 20, 2019

Matt Pennisi
from Albany, ny asked:
January 2, 2019
How many ounces does the 11 foot spinning rod weigh? (
1 Answer
18 oz's
Submitted by: Bernie on January 3, 2019

from Elgin, SC asked:
December 31, 2018
Would the 10 foot or the 11 foot be preferable for a penn clash 6000?
1 Answer
The 10 foot will pair better with the Clash 6000
Submitted by: Bernie on January 3, 2019

Dennis Aucone
from New Jersey asked:
December 17, 2018
i was given a diawa bg 4500 and a bg 5000 as a gift what penn battalion rods would best pair with these reels for surf fishing off the beach and pier throwing chunk bait such as bunker and blood worms and lighter lures with out breaking the bank
1 Answer
The 8 and 9 foot rods would pair up well with the Daiwa bg 4500 and 5500
Submitted by: Bernie on December 17, 2018

Mark Gardner
from KY asked:
December 4, 2018
How long is the butt section of the 8' model?
1 Answer
From the reel seat back 17 inches.
Submitted by: Bernie on December 5, 2018

from NJ asked:
November 20, 2017
is the Penn Spinfisher V 4500 a good math for the 8 and 9 ft Battalion?
1 Answer
That would be a well balanced setup
Submitted by: Bernie on November 22, 2017

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

from Jersey asked:
November 12, 2020
For the 11 one there’s 2 models handle D and handle E , what’s the difference between them?
1 Answer
The E handle is slighly longer and has a thinner diameter than the D handle
Submitted by: Alex T on November 13, 2020

Bryan L Amodo
from Hawaii asked:
March 13, 2020
I have a jig master 500 and wanted to buy a 12' extra heavy rod. Just wanted to know if these are spinning rods or conventional rods.. I know that you have both so I wanna which one is it.. 
1 Answer
This page contains both spinning and conventional Battalion Surf rods, which is noted for each in the order chart. 4 towards the bottom are the conventional models that will pair up with your Jig Master.
Submitted by: Brian on March 17, 2020

from Ormond Beach asked:
March 9, 2020
Which would be a better choice for an Avet SX G2 fishing mainly pompano with the occasional redfish?
1 Answer
Link below to the model that would best pair with an Avet SX:

Please let us know if you need help with anything else!

Submitted by: Brian on March 13, 2020

Michael A Dinunzio
from FL asked:
January 29, 2020
Which rod will be best for spinfisher v 4500 9ft 
1 Answer
I would recommend BATSF1220S90

Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on January 29, 2020

from Cary, NC asked:
November 21, 2019

Hello TD,

I currently have 3 Battalions. I am considering the 12' conventional rod. I am concerned about the weight. Can you please tell me hw much it weighs? Also, how does the Battalion match up against the new Penn Prevail ll? Are they still a better rod?

Thank you 

1 Answer
The 12' Penn Carnage Surf Conventional rod weighs 23.2 ounces. The Battalion holds up just as much as the Prevail will if not better. 
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on November 25, 2019

Tyler Nicholas
from Gulf Shores, Alabama asked:
October 9, 2019
I can't make up my mind which rod to get the Battalion or Prevail... The Battalion is more expensive than the Prevail and obviously, the Battalion is better but to what extent? Is the Battalion really worth the money over the Prevail? Also, I'll be using a 6000 reel on a 9ft rod but I don't know if that matters.
1 Answer
the penn battalion is definitely way to go for the extra 40 bucks. your getting a way better rod that is used for a everyday use and last longer 
Submitted by: chris jones on October 10, 2019

from Levittown, PA asked:
September 5, 2019
What's the difference in the two 12ft rod options? Looking to pair w/7500ss for surf fishing.
1 Answer
Lure and line rating in the difference between the 2 
Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on September 25, 2019

from India asked:
February 21, 2019
what is the weight of this rod (10ft spinning model, lure weight 3/4-3oz)
1 Answer
This rod weighs 15.2 oz's. 
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on February 28, 2019

from Oak grove missouri asked:
November 12, 2018
I am looking for a versatile surf fishing spinning combination. What rod woul you recommend to the penn 4500 or 5500 slammer IIl reel? Prefer a rod under $200.
1 Answer
5500 is better suited and any of the battalion rods will work fine. Of course it depends on the bait size and how far out you will be casting
Submitted by: Chris on November 13, 2018

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 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Donald 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 Answer
The Penn BATSF1220S10 10ft 2pc Spinning Surf Rod would match the best pairing it with the Penn Spinfisher V 5500.
Submitted by: Donald 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 Answer
Penn BATSF815S90 9ft 2pc Spinning Surf Rod sería la mejor varilla para la aplicación que usa.
Submitted by: Donald on March 27, 2018

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

from Cali asked:
January 27, 2018
What is the power and action for the 8ft and 9ft rod?
1 Answer
The 8' model is a Moderate Fast and Medium Power. the 9' model is the same, Moderate Fast and Medium Power.
Submitted by: Donald 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 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Devon 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 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Devon 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 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Devon 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 Answer
The 3500 and 4000 size BG's would be best sizes pairing it with the Penn Battalion 8'.
Submitted by: Donald 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 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Devon 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.
Submitted by: Devon 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.
Submitted by: Donald on May 9, 2017

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

Bill Caskey
from Abington PA asked:
January 18, 2017
What is the split on these rods, thanks.
1 Answer
The Penn Battalion Surf Rods are a 50/50 split.
Submitted by: Donald 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 Answer
The Penn Battalion Surf Rods would pair well with the Shimano Torium 20.
Submitted by: Donald 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 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Donald 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 Answer
It measures 20" from the bottom of the reel seat to the butt of the rod.
Submitted by: Kaitryn 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 Answer
Hello Mike. Your 5000 reel would pair best with the 8 or 9 foot battalion models.
Submitted by: Brandon 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 Answer
The Prevail is a heavier rod and has a different type of guides, while the Battalion is a lighter rod with standard guides.
Submitted by: Customer Service on January 22, 2015

Mike Levine
from North NJ asked:
January 14, 2015
Weight of 1377?-Mike-
1 Answer
The weight of this rod is 1 pound 4 ounces.
Submitted by: 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 Answer
Yes, the 5500 will balance well with that rod. If you want to go larger, the 6500 is as large as we suggest going.
Submitted by: 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 Answer
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'.
Submitted by: 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 Answer
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.
Submitted by: 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 Answer
The 9' PEN-1373 weighs 12 oz. The 10' PEN-1374 weighs 16 oz. The 11' PEN-1376 weighs 17.6 oz.
Submitted by: Customer Service on September 24, 2014

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


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