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Penn Battle II Spinning Reels

Penn Battle II Spinning Reels

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Battle II has Penn's HT-100 Versa-Drag washers keyed into the spool which allows both sides of each drag washer to be used. This gives the Battle II higher max drags.

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BearingsMax DragGear RatioLine Retrieve
5+19 lbs5.2:1228.1$99.95 USD
5+110 lbs6.2:1309.8$99.95 USD
5+112 lbs6.2:13310.3$99.95 USD
5+115 lbs6.2:13512.3$109.95 USD
5+115 lbs6.2:13712.8$109.95 USD
5+125 lbs5.6:13619.8$119.95 USD
5+125 lbs5.6:14122.1$119.95 USD
5+130 lbs5.3:14430.2$129.95 USD
Battle II spinning reels have Penn's HT-100 Versa-Drag washers keyed into the spool which allows both sides of each drag washer to be used. This gives the Battle II higher max drags, more range, and smoother start ups than the competition. All HT-100 washers are greased with Penn's proprietary PENN grease for longevity.
  • Full Metal Body, sideplate, and rotor
  • HT-100 carbon fiber drag washers
  • 5 Sealed stainless steel ball bearings
  • Instant Anti-Reverse bearing
  • Heavy-duty aluminum bail wire
  • Superline Spool
  • Line Capacity Rings
4.5 Stars based on 92 reviews
By Chuck D.
Clayton, NC
BTLII4000 is sweet!
September 13, 2019
The 4K reel is durable, has been fished saltwater for the last 3 years and is still flawless. Not as buttery smooth as other reels on the market, but it's always ready for a battle.
By Van
Great for the price, a bit heavy though
August 19, 2019
I've got 3 of these reels, in rod reel sets, and we use them as our casters, bottom fishing and in a pinch have used them for trolling. They are good reels, a bit heavy but work well and a good values for the money. The Fury is also a good reel to consider when looking at these. It's a model down but also less expensive. There are smoother reels out there but the Penns are pretty tough and are easy to take care of. If weight is an issue then you might want to look for an alternative. Otherwise these are good long lasting reels that I've seen in a lot of charter boats.
Prosvalue for the money, tough and proven reels
Consthey are heavy
By Alex
Penn Battle II
July 21, 2019
I’ve used the fierce, sargus, battle and now the battle II as my lighter tackle and kayak reels. It does the job well, has a great drag and hasn’t failed me yet.
ProsPrice Drag Smoothness
ConsNone yet
By Adam
Bluffton, South Carolina
Great reel Penn never disappoints
June 9, 2019
I got this real in the 8500 series and love it. Paired it with a 12-foot battalion surf rod. One of my first bigger surf setups I use for casting dates for land-based shark fishing it has handled up to a 7'3" lemon shark no problem at all. Definitely recommend if you're looking for a great real but don't want to drop too much money on a Spinfisher V or Slammer in the same reel class.
By Mark
Itching to use it.
March 18, 2019
Paired this up with the St. Croix TSRS90Mr Travel rod, can't wait to his the east cost beaches.
By Alex D.
Penn Battle II
March 8, 2019
This reel is excellent, I highly recommend this reel.
ProsExcellent for the price
By george d.
Belfast Maine
The Penn Battle II is a great reel
March 7, 2019
This reel is a fine piece of work. I was hesitant at first because I've been using Penn 712 z's for ever, but one finally wore out so I ordered a Battle II 4000. It's the perfect replacement for the 712. I've got it on a 7' medium action Ugly Stick. Feels right, can't wait to get out on the water! Again this reel is well worth the money and I will be buying another soon. Hey, it's a Penn, gotta love it...George D.
ProsIt's a well made, smooth and solid reel.
By Chris
Lytle Tx
Amazing reel
February 11, 2019
Lightweight, durable and all around beast
By Shawn
Hollywood, Florida
Solid reel
February 4, 2019
This is my second 5000 size reel. I one for vertical jigging and the second for pitching out mullets at the jetties. Affordable reel that will handle big fish.
ProsHandle a 23 inch red grouper like a pro.
By Wayne A.
Works great for Crab snaring on the West Coast.
January 30, 2019
Works great for Crab snaring on the West Coast.
strong and lghtweight
January 28, 2019
Great for my 10 ft CTS 2 oz weight lure rod Holds enough braid and not heavy and doesn't break the bank
By Jim
Southwest Florida
Good reel for the money.
January 7, 2019
I own 3 of these reels to date and have had no problems.
ProsPrice, quality and Penn parts are very available.
By Chris
Fort Worth, Texas
Bulletproof Light-Tackle Reel
December 17, 2018
I use this reel for finesse saltwater fishing where it is exposed to sea water and sand. All i can say is that it is bulletproof! The reel is smooth and the drag can handle big fish like Jacks and Macks.
By Shotgun
Hayesville NC
Very very nice re
August 29, 2018
Excellent reel can’t wait to go fishing but every Penn reel I own they have been great
By Chris
oklahoma city, OK
Good for the money
August 4, 2018
Like everything you get what you pay for, and this is no exception. If you take care of it you wont have any issues.
18 Questions & 19 Answers
from brooklyn ny asked:
May 5, 2019
hey i am looking to get a new battle. i have a brand new 11ft surf cast pole. what size reel would be great for that, i dont want nothing to heavy. i was looking at the 6000. what do you think 
1 Answer
The 6000 would be good for the 11 foot 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 6, 2019

from asked:
April 21, 2019
I am looking at the travel direct travel spinning rod in the 7foot medium spec. Would a 400 Penn Battle be a balanced reel for this rod!
1 Answer
Yes, that will balance fine. Good pair!
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on April 22, 2019

from israel asked:
December 6, 2017
Which line would you recommend to the 6000
1 Answer
Power Pro Spectra braid 300 yards of 40 lb test.
Submitted by: Donald on December 6, 2017

from east coast asked:
April 15, 2016
I am going buy a Penn Battle 2 3000 for inshore fluke/flounder fishing. Can you recommend some rods that would be great paired with this reel? I will be using bucktails no heavier than 3 ounces.
1 Answer
I would pair the Battle II 3000 (specifically for fluke) with any of the following rods.... (1) Shimano Teramar Inshore Northeast Spinning Rods TMSE70MH (1/2-2oz) or TMSE70H (1-4oz) (2) Daiwa PRIN76HFS Proteus Inshore Spinning Rod PRIN76HFS (3) Rogue SWE 705S Saltwater/Bay Rods SWE 705S Spinning
Submitted by: Kaitryn on April 16, 2016

from Bermuda asked:
September 16, 2015
Hi, I'm looking at buying a Penn Fierce 3000 for my son and a Penn Battle II 4000 for myself - saltwater fishing from land and boat (not going for the big stuff) - local fishers recommend 15lb test mono - can I load these reels up with that line - it seems to exceed the recommended lines but I don't really want to go too big reel wise for my son (who is 9) - probably going to pair these reels up with Ugly Stik GX2 Medium 2 piece 6ft and 7ft rods so need reels which aren't too big/heavy. Any help would be appreciated, many thanks.
1 Answer
If you wanted to use that pound test, I would switch to a bigger reel or use braided line instead. With 15lb monofilament you would not fit enough line on the reel. Another option would be to use a lighter mono.
Submitted by: David on September 17, 2015

from West babylon, ny asked:
September 7, 2015 this spincast reel made in the usa? If not, which reels do you carry of Penn that is made in the usa? Thank you
1 Answer
This reel is made in China, not USA. The only Penn spinning reels still made in the USA are the Z-Series and the Torque series.
Submitted by: David on September 8, 2015

Al masters
from Antigonish NS asked:
September 1, 2015
How do you load line on a spinning reel?
1 Answer
You would tie your line onto the reel using an "arbor knot" if using mono line, if you are using braided line then you would tie it onto the reel using a "uni-knot" and then put a small piece of tape on top of the knot/line (electrical works best) in order to prevent your braided line to spin or move on the reel. Then, you would make sure the line lays under the bail correctly, shut the bail, and with your drag turned tight start reeling the line onto your reel. When reeling on the line, I like to have another person hold the spool of line I am using (with a screwdriver going through the hole/middle of the spool so that the spool can spin smoothly) so I can get the tightest handle on it, allowing my line to go on as tight as possible.
Submitted by: Kaitryn on September 3, 2015

from Brooklyn , Ny asked:
February 17, 2015
hello i just received my tsunami trophy surf rod and Penn Battalion surf rod both are 11'. i wanna get a new reel for both of them. is there a size you can recommend for both those poles. i dont want anything heavy or make the pole look not proportional . thanks u for your time
1 Answer
The 6000/7000 size would probably be your best bet on an 11 foot rod. I have a 9 foot Penn Prevail surf rod with a Battle II 5000 and it balances perfectly.
Submitted by: Philip on November 12, 2015 from Swampscott, Massachusetts

Helena Hill
from Bethlehem, PA asked:
January 8, 2015
I have an avid fisherman boyfriend. Can he use this reel for saltwater he mainly fishes for flounder, striper bass them kind. And what kind of pole do i get for this reel? Thanks Helena
1 Answer
This reel would be great for that fishing application, the 3000 size would an excellent choice for those species of fish.
Submitted by: Customer Service on January 8, 2015

from Japan asked:
December 22, 2014
Hi tackle direct! I am interested in battle 5000 for off shore jigging and want to make sure if its drag knob is waterproof type or not.Which type is it? Also I heard that its handle is compatible with conflict 5000's.Is it true?
1 Answer
The Battle II reels are not waterproof. The Spin fisher is sealed, but not completely waterproof. It will work well for you with your application. If you want a waterproof reel, you are looking at a Van Staal or ZeeBaas.
Submitted by: Customer Service on December 23, 2014

Rick R
from Port Charlotte, FL asked:
December 9, 2014
I have recently moved to the Gulf coast of Florida and have never done any inshore fishing. What is a very good all around inshore and fresh water spinning reel about the size of the Shimano 4000?
1 Answer
The Penn Battle II 4000 (PEN-1333) is a very good all around reel at a great price. Also consider the Quantum Cabo 40 (QUA-0297). It is lighter then the Penn and has a titanium magnetic bail system which is virtually indestructible.
Submitted by: Customer Service on December 9, 2014

from Tampa, Florida asked:
November 21, 2014
Hi TackleDirect, I am looking at the battle 2500 for seatrout, flounder, and redfish. What rod would you reccomend? I will be using 10 - 15 pound braid and 1/16 oz to 3/8 oz jigs.
1 Answer
There are a large number of rods at a variety of price points that will work well for your application. Here are a few to consider; Penn Legion 7'6' (PEN-1001, or PEN-1002) difference is the handle. Gloomis 7' or 7'6" (GLO-0155, GLO-0150) Star 7' (STA-0172) St. Croix (SCR-0956)
Submitted by: Customer Service on November 24, 2014

from Louisiana, Mandeville asked:
October 6, 2014
Im in louisiana and fish for reds and trout, fish with mostly 20lb braid, looking for a battle that will be fit for what I fish for..
1 Answer
The 3000 size would work really well for you. Plenty of line capacity and drag.
Submitted by: Customer Service on October 7, 2014

from alberta canada asked:
September 30, 2014
Is this a big reel? Or can I use this reel in rivers. I fish for trout in Alberta Canada I also fish with 6 or 8 ib Tess . I'm wondering how much can this reel hold and if it's the right reel for this application
1 Answer
The 2000 size would be perfect for your application. It will hold 180yards of 6# or 125 yards of 8#. It would be great on that G-Loomis.
Submitted by: Customer Service on October 1, 2014

from alquoz, dubai asked:
September 29, 2014
hi, am going to order penn battalion 10' pen 1374 saltwater rod from your site, which reel is good for me and the one you recomend. am going to use this rod and reel in kerala, india. and the reel must not be too costly. i will be waiting for your reply....
2 Answers
Hello Sharon! For the rod you are getting, the Penn Battle 2 reels would be a perfect choice! They are super durable yet very affordable and would pair nicely with your rod. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
Submitted by: Customer Service on September 29, 2014
Hi..let me ask, where would you go fishing?Is it in in the sea? Or river maybe? A 10' rod may be a bit too long if you would ask me. For Battle 2, I would recommend something around 7-8'. Just one thing you have to consider is Power (Light, Medium or Heavy) and the Action (e.g. Fast). If you are looking to catch multiple types of fish, you may want to go for a Medium/Fast rating rod. It works perfectly for all of us here in Salalah, Oman.
Submitted by: John Martin on January 12, 2015 from Salalah, Oman

from Trinidad & Tobago asked:
September 19, 2014
G.d day I would like to know which of the bearing on the battle 2 did penn remove? Because the battle 1 has 6+1 and now they say the battle 2 has 5+1
1 Answer
Unfortunately, we do not have that information. We suggest contacting Penn directly at 800-892-5444.
Submitted by: Customer Service on September 19, 2014

from Norwalk, Connecticut asked:
September 12, 2014
im a surf fisherman and im wondering if i should buy the 4000 or the 5000 to pair with an 8'6 century surf rod, i will put 20 or 30 pound braid on the reel.
1 Answer
We suggest going with the 5000. It gives you greater line capacity as well as more drag.
Submitted by: Customer Service on September 15, 2014

from Honolulu, HI asked:
July 16, 2014
How much 10# and 15# braid can you fit on the 5000?
1 Answer
These reels have not yet been released. It should hold around 500-550 yards of 10# and 15# braid.
Submitted by: Customer Service on July 17, 2014


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