Penn Battle III DX Spinning Reels

Penn Battle III DX Spinning Reels

by Penn
$129.95 - $159.95
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TD Code
Mono Capacity
Braid Capacity
Gear RatioWeight
Retrieve Rate
Max Drag
6.2:19.7033in12lbDual$129.95 USD
6.2:111.6035in15lbDual$139.95 USD
6.2:112.2037in15lbDual$139.95 USD
5.6:118.8036in25lbDual$149.95 USD
5.6:120.8041in25lbDual$149.95 USD
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 36 reviews
By MarCeeJay
Long Island, NY
Snap Jigging Machine
October 6, 2021
I am a charter boat captain that uses the Battle III 4000DX as my personal tool to teach my customers the black art of deep water snap jigging. Spooled with 20-lb Maxcuatro braid and matched to a Tsunami Sapphire XT Pro 631M rod, this combo offers perfect balance and drag power to take double header sea bass and cod from down deep in 150-to-200 foot wrecks. It's also a great combo for sight casting to dorado under the lobster pots and ocean flotsam. Price is decent for the quality and performance. We'll see if it holds up.
  • Bronze gears, light weight, 15-lbs of drag.
  • Need to have better access and availability for spare spools. If this is a "dealer special", that is, not everyone can offer it, then it is incumbent on the seller to offer spare spools top the reel purchasers at a reasonable cost. When you are deepwater wreck fishing or get spooled by a large fish, snapping on a spare spool in 10-seconds or less is a game saver.
By Billy
Best bang for the buck
September 30, 2021
I love Penn because they dont useless functions like anti reserve. This reel has been smooth and durable so far. On top it all it's aesthetically pleasing. Little heavier than my 3000 stradic but nothing can beat a Shimano so cant complain
By Rodney
Awesome reel for the Money
September 26, 2021
Awesome reel for the Money, Only complaint is why didn’t they put some water proof seals like the spinfisher. With comes in handy when your spraying the reel down with fresh water after each use! If they made it like a spinfisher with keeping the brass gears. They would have blown it out of the park That’s my opinion!
  • Smooth, Brass gears ,Awesome!
  • They should have made it water resistant like a spinfisher? I like to spray the reels down with a garden hose after each use to protect the reel. But without being sealed it?s tougher to do that
By Dewagede
Richmond, TX
Good Reel
August 23, 2021
I have used this on every my fishing trip and it never failed me. smooth, strong drag and nice looking reel.
  • Smooth
  • Strong Drag
  • None
By Anthony
Melbourne Fla
Wind knot special
August 23, 2021
This reel is a wind knot nightmare
By Tom
Sneads Ferry, NC
Great back up reel
August 16, 2021
Great back up reel
By Edwin
Orlando, FL
Best Bang for the Buck
August 12, 2021
I purchased the DX model in a 3000 size on 11/23/2020 and It has almost been 9 full months and zero issues. The reel has amazing drag for the size and is extremely smooth. I highly recommend it for all you inshore anglers.
By Kee
Stanley, NC
Penn's Greatness
June 29, 2021
This is the 8th spinner of Penn's that I own. Love the effortlessness of the handle when reeling, super smooth, seems like great quality. Can't wait to put to the test in the Keys soon!!!
  • All
  • None
By Brian
Awesome Reel
June 24, 2021
This is an awesome reel at a great price. Paired this with an Okuma Celilo CE-S-762-1, 4-10 for now. I intend to use it on a heavier duty rod as well. This reel is exactly what I was looking for with an aluminum body, and brass pinion and main gear. Excellent! I don't expect any flex like in some of my other reels not made of metal. This reel is stout yet not too heavy. It is smooth on the retrieve, and I love Penn's HT-100 drag, it's top notch. Thank you Penn for an awesome reel!
  • Aluminum body, brass main and pinion gears, HT-100 drag system. Looks sharp too!
  • None.
By Steve
Penn excellent
June 23, 2021
Another excellent reel from Penn. Operates smoothly and built durable.
By Mikey T.
Nokomis, FL
Great reel from an American company
June 15, 2021
Fish offshore, Inshore, and the intercoastal of Florida with this real. It is lighter than the slammer 3, smooth casting, smooth reeling, and has excellent line lay. Pulled in Amberjack, snapper, grouper, and snook without any issues. Gear train feel solid, and I do not worry about failure when pulling in The heavier fish. Does not have the waterproof rating of the slammer or Spinfisher, but seems fine after a spray down from the hose. Definitely recommend this reel.
Very Happy
June 14, 2021
I am happy with the reel would purchase again.
By Jaime
San Diego
great reel
June 5, 2021
I have used this reel 8 times and very satisfied with performance. In one outing the reel fell into surf being covered completely with ocean water and sand. When I cleaned it was surprised to see that it was sealed with no water intrusion. Reel sets line straight with no wind knots. Braided 30# works best. Would buy again!!
By Chris S.
Tampa, Fl
Great reel for the price
June 1, 2021
I have taken this reel out on several kayak trips and it has performed very well. I have it paired with a 7ft St.Croix Premier Medium Fast spooled with 20lb power pro. HT100 drag system is buttery smooth and line lay is perfect without using the included spool shims. This reel has been plenty splashed with saltwater and rinsed off with fresh. No signs of seizing or sticking. Highly recommend this reel. Just avoid dunking it underwater since it’s not completely sealed like a Spinfisher is.
  • Decently light
  • Looks cool
  • Great line lay
  • Ht 100 drag
  • Did I mention it looks cool 😎
  • Not completely sealed
By Nick
Awesome reel
May 30, 2021
I use it everyday and reel in a lot of fish handled a 60 lbs cobia no problem
15 Questions & 15 Answers
from Port Charlotte, Florida asked:
September 21, 2021
What are the weights of each reel in oz. ? 
1 Answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Submitted by: TackleDirect Customer Service on February 8, 2021

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

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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