Penn Battle III DX Spinning Reels

Penn Battle III DX Spinning Reels

by Penn
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Model
TD Code
Mono Capacity
(yd/lb)
Braid Capacity
(yd/lb)
Gear RatioWeight
(oz)
Retrieve Rate
(in)
Max Drag
(lb)
RetrievePrice
BTLIII2500DX
PEN-1935
255/6
175/8
140/10
240/10
220/15
160/20
6.2:19.7033in12lbDual$129.95 USD
BTLIII3000DX
PEN-1936
200/8
165/10
120/12
250/15
180/20
130/30
6.2:111.6035in15lbDual$139.95 USD
BTLIII4000DX
PEN-1937
270/8
220/10
165/12
360/15
260/20
185/30
6.2:112.2037in15lbDual$139.95 USD
BTLIII5000DX
PEN-1938
225/12
200/15
135/20
420/20
300/30
240/40
5.6:118.8036in25lbDual$149.95 USD
BTLIII6000DX
PEN-1939
335/15
230/20
210/25
490/30
390/40
335/50
5.6:120.8041in25lbDual$149.95 USD
BTLIII8000DX
PEN-1940
340/20
310/25
230/30
475/50
390/65
345/80
4.7:127.7038in30lbDual$159.95 USD
Penn Battle III DX Spinning Reels are built tough to withstand whatever the saltwater angler puts these reels through. The Battle III DX reels are more powerful than the previous Battle III spinning reels. Brass main gears are in every size along with an improved HT-100 drag system. Transfer more power through the gears to your big catch on the other end of the line with oversized EVA handle knobs.

  • Instant anti-reverse
  • Aluminum reel spool
  • Full metal body and sideplate
  • CNC Gear Technology with brass main gear
  • HT-100 drag system with wave spring for linear adjustment
  • 6+1 sealed stainless steel ball bearing system
  • Oversized EVA handle knobs
  • Superline spool
5 Stars based on 68 reviews
By Frank
Lords Valley, PA
Smooth
July 1, 2022
2500 working out great on large mouth bass with 8lbs mono
Pros
  • Smooth and Penn quality
By Donny
Cartersville, GA
Great Reel
July 1, 2022
Recently purchased this reel and used for Light surf and inshore fishing while on vacation. Paired with a M 7' Battalion II. Great combination.
By FJ
PA
Exclusive
June 16, 2022
Very cool exclusive reel. The penn battle 3 is already great so the improvements make this even better. really cool handle and color scheme. must buy for penn fans.
Pros
  • exclusivity
Cons
  • none
By Frank
Lords Valley, PA
Good Real & Drag
June 7, 2022
I've been using this real in the 2500 with a 6' St Croix Fast Action for large mouth bass. Very nice combination. Smooth real and nice drag!
Pros
  • Style
  • Smooth
  • Good Drag
By TRay
Montgomery, Al.
Get Reel I've ever owned.
June 6, 2022
This is the best reel that I've ever owned. I use it to surf fish and to fish for stripers below a local dam in very swift current and is handles both well. I would also like to that TackleDirect.com for their fast shipping and excellent customer service.
Pros
  • Great reel for surf fishing and fishing in swift currents below a dam for large stripers.
Cons
  • None
By Keith C.
Texas
Nice reel
June 5, 2022
Love this reel. It’s very smooth & and has lots of backbone.
Pros
  • Good value for the money.
Cons
  • None
By Terry
Pardeeville, WI
Smooth
May 26, 2022
The Penn 2500DX is the finest reel I've ever owned. Quality components and smooth drag. Bought my wife one too!
Pros
  • Smooth drag. Heavy duty bail.
By Justin
Lighthouse way
Good upgrade for my combo
May 17, 2022
Got an ugly stik combo and wanted to upgrade the reel so I got a dx battle 3 and very happy with it. Good knob and all day comfort
Pros
  • Silver blue color and brass main
By Justin
Lighthouse way
2500 is perfect inshore reel
May 13, 2022
Got the 2500 for inshore and it's a beast. Little heavy but solid and don't flex like other brands.
By David
Murrells Inlet SC
Battle III 4000 DX
May 4, 2022
I have several Penn reel's.This reel works as advertised plus it looks amazing paired on my Tsunami Trophy II 7ft med surf rod.It casts a mile with 15lb braid.It's got a smooth retrieve and the drag works flawlessly.I have caught more spanish mackerel from the surf with this set up then i can count.Great reel for the price.
By Hammy
Fillet California
Good reel with upgrades
May 4, 2022
Brass main shaft is a huge improvement..highly recommend this reel.
By CORY
74114
MUST HAVE
April 18, 2022
STRIPER AND BIG BLUES STAND NO CHANCE AGAINST THIS BEAST. I SWITCH THIS REEL OUT ON BOTH MY STRIPER ROD AS WELL AS MY BIG CAT SETUP. SUPER SMOOTH DRAG AND SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT. CAN HOLD THIS REEL ALL DAY WITHOUT GETTING TIRED. MUST BUY
By Jonathan
Southampton, NY
BTLIII4000DX
March 28, 2022
Nice little reel, very happy with it. Exactly what you expect from a mid range Penn reel. Good drag, good line lay, love the upgraded main gear and so far, durable. No complaints so far and would recommend.
By Big E.
Philadelphia, PA
READY FOR BATTLE!
March 27, 2022
I never order my fishing reels on line. I took a chance on this one. Ordering was easy and I received my reel in three days. I am please with my order. I felt like a child on Christmas morning after receiving it. After opening the box I was surprised. The reel is beautiful and smooth as silk. The silver color is cool. I am pairing it with a custom rod. I can wait to do battle with it. I will be ordering the 5000 soon.
I didn't mean to be so wordy; but I am Super Hyped with this purchased.

THANKS TackleDirect!!!
Pros
  • Please with my purchase!
Cons
  • I should have ordered the 5000 also.
By Courtney
Carrabelle, FL
Impressed!!
March 25, 2022
Paired this 3000DX with a 7" Redbone spinning rod, what a great combo. Lightweight and very strong combo. You can fish it all day without any fatique. Have puleed in som nice big Redfish with this reel
21 Questions & 21 Answers
Nick
from MD asked:
June 5, 2022
What size reel would you recommend for stripers/rockfish, black sea bass, blackfish, and/or fluke?
1 Answer
Hi Nick, We recommend looking at the 4000 size Penn Battle III DX for your application. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with! Tight lines!
Submitted by: Huy - TackleDirect Customer Service on June 8, 2022

Bart Ga
from New Jersey asked:
April 21, 2022
What mono line diameter does Penn use for 10lb when publishing spool capacity?
1 Answer
Hi Bart, According to Penn, The measurement used for the 10lb line for the spool capacity is 0.31 mm. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on April 27, 2022

Emil Gospodinov
from Wakefield asked:
February 12, 2022
Hi.

What are the spool diametre and height (where the line is wound(

) on sizes 2500, 3000 and 4000?

Many thanks 


1 Answer
Hi Emil, According to Penn, These are the dimensions of the Penn Battle III DX models as follows: BTLIII2500DX; Spool Height 44.30mm, Spool Diameter 46.60mm. BTLIII3000DX; Spool Height 46mm, Spool Diameter 49.60mm and BTLIII4000DX; Spool Height 51.45mm, Spool Diameter 52.15mm. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on February 16, 2022

FotoGuy
from Philadelphia asked:
January 1, 2022
What size, power and action rod would go with the 2500 for pond and creek fishing?
1 Answer
Based on your fishing application I would recommend a 7ft Medium Light action Spinning rod. Specifically model: BATINII815S70SG; TD Code: PEN-1925. https://www.tackledirect.com/penn-batinii815s70sg-battalion-ii-inshore-spinning-rod.html This rod is light and sensitive and will also balance your Penn Battle III 2500 reel and would be great for fishing ponds and creeks. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on January 4, 2022

Pat
from California asked:
December 22, 2021
Does 2500 come with a power knob?
1 Answer
Hi Pat, The Penn BTLIII2500DX Battle III DX Spinning Reel comes with a paddle handle and does not come with a power knob. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on December 23, 2021

Shamsudeen
from Riyadh asked:
October 31, 2021
Let me know how much line spooling braided line.
1 Answer
Hi Shamsudeen,I would recommend that you add a braided line spool to your order along with a note in the comments section with your specific spooling instructions. You can also call us for custom requests. 1-609-788-3819 DIRECT INT'L. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Li
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on November 5, 2021

Anthony
from Port Charlotte, Florida asked:
September 21, 2021
What are the weights of each reel in oz. ? 
1 Answer
Anthony,

The weight of each Penn Battle III DX is listed on the 'Order Chart' tab under the column titled 'Weight'.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on September 22, 2021

Mark Clayton
from CA asked:
August 30, 2021
Does the 4000 model come with a ball grip?  In some of the pics it doesn't look like it.
1 Answer
Mark,

The Penn Battle III DX 4000 spinning reel comes with the oversized EVA Ball handle.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 31, 2021

Jon
from New Jersey asked:
August 27, 2021
Would the penn battle 3 dx 8000 be ok for 60/80yellow fin 
1 Answer
Jon,

The Penn Battle III DX 8000 would be fine for YFT 30-80lb, as it has plenty of line capacity using 50lb braid and a max drag of 30lb.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 30, 2021

Dennis Isherwood
from South Carolina asked:
April 15, 2021
I want to purchase an extra spool with the dx5000 when I order it. How do I order?
1 Answer
We do not sell extra spools for the Penn Battle 3 DX
Submitted by: Billy - TackleDirect Customer Service on April 16, 2021

Tim
from Freehold, NJ asked:
April 11, 2021
Which size would best be paired with a 15ft surf rod?
1 Answer
8000 for sure
Submitted by: Billy - TackleDirect Customer Service on April 12, 2021

Omar
from Santa Cruz, California asked:
April 9, 2021
Would you recommend the 4000 or 5000 DX size for a 10ft medium heavy surf rod?
1 Answer
I would go with the 6000 or 8000 depending on how heavy of line you wanted to run. 
Submitted by: Cory - TackleDirect Customer Service on April 12, 2021

Craig J Rossi
from MA asked:
March 30, 2021
Can I pair with 7MH tsunami slimwave rod with 40lb braid?
1 Answer
Yes you can pair the rod and reel with 40 lb braid. 
Submitted by: William Larkin on March 30, 2021

P
from New York asked:
March 15, 2021
What size would you use for a 9ft surf rod?
1 Answer

Anywhere between5000-6000 size depending on how much line capacity, drag, and braid size youwant. 

Submitted by: William Larkin on March 19, 2021

Micah Edwards
from Melbourne beach, Florida asked:
February 9, 2021
Can the knob be hot swapped with a gomexus?
1 Answer
Unfortunately, there is no listing yet under the Gomexus specs yet, but I would imagine it would be compatible.
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on February 10, 2021

fady
from canada asked:
February 9, 2021
does it have metal or graphite rotor ?, also the regular model does it have metal or graphite rotor?

thanks

1 Answer
Both come with a metal rotor.
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on February 9, 2021

fady
from canada asked:
February 9, 2021
does it have metal or graphite spool , also the regular battle 3 model does it have metal or graphite spool?
1 Answer
The DX and regular Battle III both have an aluminum spool.
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on February 9, 2021

Bellamy
from South Padre Island, TX asked:
February 7, 2021
What models of the Shimano teramar rods would best fit the 6000 and 8000 model of this reel? 
1 Answer
depending on what you are typically targeting i would pair the 6000 and 8000 BattleDX reels up with at least a 7' MH or H rated rod

https://www.tackledirect.com/shimano-teramar-xx-northeast-spinning-rods.html


Submitted by: TackleDirect Customer Service on February 8, 2021

Mason
from Virginia Beach Virginia asked:
January 24, 2021
Does the 3000 have the power knob?
1 Answer
Yes, the 3000 has the oversized EVA handle knob.
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on January 25, 2021

Elan
from New York asked:
November 19, 2020
Is this reel smooth under pressure? My first penn reel was not and I was wondering if all penn reels were like that.
1 Answer
This is a very solid well designed reel, while i have not personally fished it so i cannot say with absolute certainty, i would assume that this reel is very smooth under pressure with the brass gears and full metal construction.

What was your previous Penn reel you were having issues with?

Submitted by: Alex T on November 19, 2020

Eric Fennell
from Beaufort, SC asked:
November 2, 2020
What is the difference in the DX models over the regular Battle III model?
1 Answer
 The biggest difference is that Brass main gears are in every size of the Penn Battle III DX as opposed to the Battle III which only has the brass gearing in the 6k-10k models. The stronger gearing makes for a more robust and powerful reel.  
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on November 2, 2020

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