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Penn Battle II Spinning Reels

Penn Battle II Spinning Reels

by Penn

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.

$99.95 - $129.95
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TD Code
Mono Cap.
Braid Cap.
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 79 reviews
By Shotgun
Hayesville NC
August 29, 2018
Very very nice re
Excellent reel can’t wait to go fishing but every Penn reel I own they have been great
By Chris
oklahoma city, OK
August 4, 2018
Good for the money
Like everything you get what you pay for, and this is no exception. If you take care of it you wont have any issues.
By Jack
July 7, 2018
Great reel!
Pen reels are great. They stand up to use day in and day out!
By jessie
waldwick NJ
June 27, 2018
Ok for the price of the reel but you HAVR TO MAINTAIN IT!
Cant overstate that this reel is good if you TAKE CARE OF IT. If you don't....well
Prosgood for the price
Consunlike most Penns maintenance needed
By Aaron
Coventry, Rhode Island
May 22, 2018
decent for the price
Durable reel , but really need to focus on taking care of it or else it will go quick.
By Marcos
San Antonio, PR
May 16, 2018
Sturdy, smooth and saltwater rated!
I use this reel for jigging tiny lures for snappers and groupers. The reel is built like a tank, is very smooth, have a decent drag and is very resistant to saltwater. I highly recommend this reel.
By Matt
New Jersey
March 26, 2018
Love This Reel
Bought the 5000 version and have used it from jetting fishing to taking the charter boats out onto the recks. Really holds its own.
Prosgood drag love the handle
By MIke
Tequesta, FL
December 23, 2017
Great offshore pitch rod
This has been a great reel for pitching to dolphin schoolies. Durable and reliable.
By lee
New York, NY
November 12, 2017
excellent reel!
this is a good, solid reel from a company that has been doing it a long time. The drag is smooth and the bail is solid. It's a great reel for the money, and certainly will the demands of a weekend warrior!
By Michael
Apollo Beach, FL
July 8, 2017
Great starting reel
I own a 3000, 4000 and 2 6000s and if you are someone looking for a reel to get started with look no further. The penn battle 2 is a great reel I've owned one for almost 4 year. Keep the reel well maintained with oil and grease and the reel will last you.
By daryl
knoxville, tn
March 20, 2017
great reel for the money
awesome reel, that handles tons of different fish
By Jeff
New Jersey
February 16, 2017
Penn BTLII4000 Battle II Spinning Reel
These Penn reels are absolutely amazing. They are tough, reliable, and made well. I use them constantly from April to November in intense salt water action.
By Brian
Stony Brook , New York
January 22, 2017
One of the best reels for the money
I own many penn battle reels, they're great reels for the money. The penn battle series is one of the smoothest fishing reels I've fished. I fish mine atleast twice a week and it holds up great! The only flaw of the reel is how easily the bail closes
ProsSmooth, durable, compact, light weight
ConsBail closes while casting
By Michael
Newnan, GA
January 17, 2017
Good reel for the price
Overall this is a good reel for the price but it's only a matter of time before it will be trash. I've had this reel for around two years and it still is in working condition but the spool is starting to pit due to saltwater fishing. I took the drag apart to grease the washers and notice the corrosion around the drag system. The screws holding the drag washers in place are soft and I stripped one out, I drilled the screw out to grease drag. The drag knob has a rubber seal on it to keep water out but it doesn't work, it better than nothing though. Ive greased the gearing of the reel a few time just be careful of the fragile plastic holding the parts in place. For the price it is a good reel but if your looking for a reel that will last along time this is not it.
By Ahmed
Doha, Doha
December 20, 2016
Multipurpose reel
I am using it in casting and light jigging , strong and smoth
16 Questions & 17 Answers
from israel asked:
December 6, 2017
Which line would you recommend to the 6000
1 Answers
Power Pro Spectra braid 300 yards of 40 lb test.
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 Answers
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
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 Answers
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.
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 Answers
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.
on September 8, 2015

Al masters
from Antigonish NS asked:
September 1, 2015
How do you load line on a spinning reel?
1 Answers
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.
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 Answers
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.
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 Answers
This reel would be great for that fishing application, the 3000 size would an excellent choice for those species of fish.
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 Answers
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.
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 Answers
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.
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 Answers
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)
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 Answers
The 3000 size would work really well for you. Plenty of line capacity and drag.
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 Answers
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.
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!
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.
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 Answers
Unfortunately, we do not have that information. We suggest contacting Penn directly at 800-892-5444.
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 Answers
We suggest going with the 5000. It gives you greater line capacity as well as more drag.
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 Answers
These reels have not yet been released. It should hold around 500-550 yards of 10# and 15# braid.
Customer Service
on July 17, 2014


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