Penn Carnage II Boat Rods

Penn Carnage II Boat Rods

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DescriptionTypeLengthPiecesLine Weight (Braid)PowerHandleGimbalGuidesPrice
Carnage II Boat RodSpinning7'115-30 lbsMedium LightCRubber8 + Tip$179.95 USD
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Carnage II Boat RodSpinning7'130-65 lbsMediumAAluminum8 + Tip$179.95 USD
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Carnage II Boat RodSpinning7'140-80 lbsMedium HeavyAAluminum8 + Tip$199.95 USD
Carnage II Boat RodSpinning7'6''240-80 lbsMedium HeavyAAluminum7 + Tip$199.95 USD
CARBWII 50100S70
Carnage II Boat RodSpinning7'150-100 lbsHeavyAAluminum8 + Tip$199.95 USD
Carnage II Boat RodCasting7'120-50 lbsMedium LightAAluminum9 + Tip$179.95 USD
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Carnage II Boat RodCasting7'130-80 lbsMediumBAluminum9 + Tip$179.95 USD
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Carnage II Boat RodCasting6'6''130-80 lbsMediumBAluminum8 + Tip$179.95 USD
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CARBWII 50130C66
Carnage II Boat RodCasting6'6''150-130 lbsMedium HeavyBAluminum8 + Tip$199.95 USD
CARBWII 50130C70
Carnage II Boat RodCasting7'150-130 lbsMedium HeavyBAluminum9 + Tip$199.95 USD
CARBWII 80200C66
Carnage II Boat RodCasting6'6''180-200 lbsHeavyBAluminum8 + Tip$199.95 USD
CARBWII 80200C70
Carnage II Boat RodCasting7'180-200 lbsHeavyBAluminum9 + Tip$199.95 USD
Penn Carnage II Boat Rods are designed to accommodate the compact reels that anglers use to achieve greater drag pressures with braided lines. Penn Carnage II Boat Rods are incredibly pleasant rods to fish with as they are lighter, use top of the line components, and have slower actions than comparable rods.
  • SLS3 blank construction
  • Fuji K guides with Alconite inserts
  • Non slip foregrip
  • Pac Bay aluminum reel seat
5 Stars based on 24 reviews
By Carads
North Palm Beach
4TH Purchase
December 16, 2021
Have bought 3 prior and wanted to add a 4th because of how well its performs.
By Edwin
Trinidad, TX
Awesome rod
September 14, 2021
Great rod use for everything mostly to throw lures for tuna!!!
By Ty
Carnage II Boat Road
August 14, 2021
Been looking for this rod for months and finally found it at TD - it’s everything I was hoping for!
By Mike
Point Pleasant, NJ
Great rod
February 2, 2021
Great rod for the money.
Pairs up great with my Slammer 5500.
This combo will be on board for some light offshore work as well this season.
By Rafael
Bayamon, PR
Penn CARBWII80200C70
January 15, 2021
Awesome fishing rod. I bought it to pair with a Penn FTH60LD2 with an 80lb line. I love this combo, it has become my favorite. I use it for trolling and bottom fishing.
By lostatsurf
Clovis, CA
Quality as expected
December 15, 2020
After having a couple carnage 2 surfrods I decided to get one for rockfish and it is nothing short of my expectations.
  • Light
  • High Quality
  • Sensitive
By Brian F.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Penn Carnage
July 21, 2020
Awesome rod. Second one purchased.
By Robert
Perfect Complement
July 7, 2020
Paired this with a Penn Fathom II 15SD and WOW! What an awesome setup! Love the grip.
  • Light and sensitive
By cody
Galveston, TX
Penn Carnage
February 23, 2020
have 6 of these rods and use them for everything from snapper to 60LB AJs ,
  • light weight rods that have a ton of power behind them.
By John
Sky Valley, Ga
Strong so far
February 21, 2020
Wanted a Terez but they were out of stock. Purchased the carnage because I needed something strong and light. It’s not as light as the Terez but it has been just as tough.
  • Strong
By Mark
Carnage boat rod
August 7, 2019
Purchased 3 total to match with spinfisher vi 8500ll and at first it felt great. On the water first trip to go Red snapper fishing one of the two broke on first retrieval of a 2oz sinker. Tackle direct quickly replaced it. Second trip with one of the original rods not yet used fishing in Florida keys yellowtail snapper fishing the second broke 6 eyes back on a 3lb gray snapper. I am afraid to fish the third rod as I have lost faith. Each brake I went to Walmart and got s uglestick big water a similar rod for 40.00 and never a issue even on a 175lb nurse shark.
  • Feels good looks good
  • Cant fish with it
By Samuel
Gautier, MS
Carnage II jigging 7’6” MH
July 28, 2019
Great rod and even better customer service! I originally ordered the 7’ Carnage II boat rod, that was on order from another distributor. I then saw the Carnage II jigging rod was in stock. One call and my order was changed, and shipped the next day. The Penn Carnage II jigging 7’6” MH rod is amazing. It’s lightweight and incredibly strong. I paired mine with a Penn Slammer III 7500, and have no problem pulling in snapper, grouper, cobia, AJ, and blackfin. You can buy with confidence when buying from TackleDirect, and I will definitely do business with them again!
  • Light weight, strong, comfortable, aluminum gimbal, aluminum rod seat.
  • NONE!
By Rick W.
Tyler, Tx.
Tackle Direct is GREAT!
May 18, 2019
Ordered my Penn carnage 2 boat (Heavy) spinning rod to go with my Penn 10500 slammer 3 spinning reel! I had looked at other fishing rods but the carnage 2 just caught my eye the way it was made and the finish on it plus it had great reviews about how it could handle large fish with ease! I have always bought cheaper rods but wanted something that would be a perfect match for this reel! This rod is the perfect match! So glad I went this route! This rod wasn't cheap but you have to have good equipment when fishing for big fish! If you go out fishing and your equipment fails then it just ruins your day! The build quality of this rod is very nice! I have not actually used it yet but I am very confident that this rod will fulfill my expectations and won't give me any problems with anything breaking etc.The people at Tackle Direct were very professional and when I received my new Penn rod it was shipped to me in a heavy shipping tube and the rod was bubble wrapped inside! There is no way this could have been damaged during shipping unless it was ran over by a forklift! Packaged very nice! When I got it I took it outside and inspected it for damage and it was Perfect! No damage whatsoever! This is the first time I have ordered a fishing rod and if I order one again I will go through Tackle Direct! They were Quick on their shipping too! And it was Free! Thank you Tackle Direct for a Great buying experience!
  • Great rod! Great people!
By Michael
Oak Lawn, IL
April 30, 2019
Perfect rod to match with my Penn Slammer 3 6500. Great backbone, but still able to sense activity. Awesome!
  • Great rod for pirpose and money!
  • N/A
By Pedro
North corolina
Penn carnage 2 boat spinning rod
December 26, 2018
I pair this rod with the new penn clash 6000 rod feels and looks awesome components are top quality, can't wait to put it to the test .
34 Questions & 35 Answers
Shaiful Kas
from Singapore asked:
November 2, 2019
What does casting(type) mean? Is it for conventional reel?
2 Answers
Submitted by: Ethan on November 2, 2019
Yes. You are correct!
Submitted by: Chris Renna on November 2, 2019

from New Jersey asked:
October 23, 2019
Would the 50130C70 size be a good rod for tile fish and cod? If not should I go with the 4080S70?
1 Answer
The 50130C70 would be the better rod of the two mentioned however it has been discontinued. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on October 24, 2019

Shaiful Kas
from Singapore asked:
May 10, 2019
Is tis conventional rod?
1 Answer
We have that rod in spinning and casting (conventional) versions.
Submitted by: ethan matuzsan on May 10, 2019

Shaiful Kas
from Singapore asked:
April 9, 2019
Is this a overhead rod?
1 Answer
They come in both spinning and casting. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on April 10, 2019

Shaiful Kas
from Singapore asked:
March 12, 2019
Is this a overhead rod?
1 Answer
There are casting models mixed in with the spinning models. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on March 14, 2019

David down under
from Auckland New Zealand...or as Zane Grey said "the Angler's Eldorado" asked:
November 23, 2018
Hi there, I have the Slammer III in 8500 and 10500 sizes. Would I be better off to buy the jigging carnage II or spinning Boat spinning rods? I will be using the 10500 for large bronze whailer sharks and large Yellowtails Kingfish here in nz (cousins of your amberjacks) up to 30kg-usually live baiting, but might try and do some trolling for larger pelagics. Then the 8500 SLAIII will be for heavy popping and smaller live baiting. So I would want to be able to cast far off the boat with the 8500 but just drop live bait and might jig heavy with the 10500 too. What model rods in jigging and normal spinning would you suggest? I thought the 80-200lb jigging carnage II for the 10500 and the 4080S76 or the 50100S70 for the 8500. Also do Penn have a list of what size reels go with each rod? like a brochure or something? I would buy lots more if there was more info to the Carnage II range. Cheers heaps mate. David down under...p.s. please get some cheaper international shipping rates...they sting! really sting!!
1 Answer
I don't believe Penn has a brochure to list size reels to size rods. So the RAMJG50100S64 paired with your 8500 slammer 3 for jigging and regular boat fishing if you need a popping rod I would look at the TZS78HBLK
Submitted by: Bernie on December 5, 2018

Bill Weber
from Great Falls, Mt asked:
December 23, 2017
What is the length of each section on the 2 piece 7'6" spinning Rod.
1 Answer
Hello Bill, from the butt end to the top of the handle the length is 32 inches from there the rest of the rod is 61 inches
Submitted by: Bernie on December 28, 2017

from Bangladesh asked:
May 11, 2022
Sir Which one of them is popping rod? Because I'am a traveling angler. Explain me the details. 
1 Answer
Hi Kamrul, The Penn CARBWII4080S76 Carnage II Boat Spinning Rod due to its size at 7'6" would be considered more of a Popping rod. However since this is currently sold out at this time, I would also recommend a Tsunami TSCSHDPSII762H-B Carbon Shield II Boat Popping Rod. The 2 piece, Heavy Action rod has a line rating of 40-80lb Braided line and would be ideal for offshore fishing applications and travel purposes. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on May 11, 2022

Dan Quijano
from San Diego, CA asked:
April 17, 2022
Would you expect to have the Carnage II rods available this year?
1 Answer
Hello Dan, 

The Penn Carnage II boat rods have been discontinued. The Penn Carnage III will be out soon

Submitted by: Bernie - TackleDirect Customer Service on April 19, 2022

from Laguna Niguel California asked:
November 27, 2021
What would be a good rod to pair with the Penn Battle 5000
1 Answer
Depending on your fishing application, I would recommend a Shimano Tallux PX Spinning Rod. Specifically model: TLXS72MH; TD Code: SHM-4287. This rod would pair nice with your Penn Battle 5000 for a varitey of species. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on December 1, 2021

Jackson Bauer
from Shipbottom, New Jersey asked:
November 9, 2021
What model will match a penn slammer lll 5500, for striped bass, small tuna, king mackerel?
1 Answer
Hi Jackson, I would recommend model: CARBWII 3065S70; TackleDirect Code: PEN-1440. This will match up well with your Penn Slammer 5500. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on November 10, 2021

Jackson Bauer
from Shipbottom, New Jersey asked:
October 29, 2021
I have a slammer 3500 with 20lb braid would you recommend the  15-30 carnage or a 845 g loomis?
1 Answer
Hi Jackson, out of the options you mentioned I would go with the G-Loomis E6X845S-MGM Inshore Saltwater Spinning Rod. However both the G-loomis model: E6X845S-MGM and Penn Carnage Model: CARBWII 1530S70 are sold out. Instead I would recommend a Star Paraflex Spinning Boat Rod. Specificially Model: SGB70H; TackleDirect Code: STA-0267. This model would pair well with the Penn Slammer 3500. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on November 5, 2021

Evan M.
from TX asked:
September 1, 2021
Would the 3080C70 be a good rod for dropping dead bait for cobia and bull reds in the Gulf? Would a Speedmaster 12 pair nicely with it?
1 Answer

The Penn Carnage II Boat rod CARBWII3080C70 will pair nicely with the Shimano SpeedMaster 12II reel for dead bait fishing for Redfish, Cobia, and Grouper in the Gulf.  Please let us know if there is anything else that we can assist you with.

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on September 1, 2021

from Dana Point, California asked:
August 24, 2021
Looking for a model rodel to pair with my penn fathom 25nld2. Need a model that can be my "all around" combo. Will be going after tuna and larger yellowtail in southern california. I also plan on using it to throw jigs, with occasional live bait applications. Any ideas on which model?
1 Answer

The rod that would go with your Penn Fathom FTH25NLD2 reel and best meet your needs would be the Penn Carnage II Boat rod CARBWII3080C70.  This combo will allow you to cover all the different fish and the types of fishing that you are pursuing.  Please let us know if there is anything else that we can assist you with.

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 25, 2021

from Anaheim, California asked:
July 21, 2021
What rod would be ideal for a Penn Int. VISX30 reel? for tuna 80-200lbs
1 Answer
The Carnage II 6'6 rod is going to be most ideal.
Submitted by: Paul Olah on July 23, 2021

from md asked:
June 13, 2021
Would  the 80200c66 work with the tanacom 750 for deep dropping for tilefish  ???
1 Answer
I would recommend the Daiwa TNB66MHF-DD Tanacom Dendoh Offshore Deep Drop Rod - 6 ft. 6 in. to pair with that reel. You will want/need a deep drop rod for this reel.

Submitted by: Paul Olah on June 14, 2021

from Roswell, ga asked:
April 13, 2021
Hello. I have a Avet raptor mxl. Which rid would you recommend for bottom fishing gag grouper and amberjack 
1 Answer
6'6" medium heavy casting version
Submitted by: Billy - TackleDirect Customer Service on April 14, 2021

from Roswell,Ga asked:
April 13, 2021
Hello. I have a avet raptor mxl. Would the carnage 2 medium be suitable for fishing big gag grouper and amberjacks off the reef or the would I need the medium heavy 
1 Answer
Both rods would suit your application. If you plan on using heavy braid around 80 lb test I would go with the medium heavy, If you plan on using lighter line than that I would go with the medium. 
Submitted by: Billy - TackleDirect Customer Service on April 14, 2021

from Philadelphia asked:
February 6, 2021
Would the 30-80 casting 6’ 6” work well for bottom fishing for grouper with up to a 10 oz sinker? 
1 Answer
Yes, this rod would be good for grouper.
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on February 6, 2021

michael nordin
from veneto asked:
February 3, 2021
what model of conventional rod should work better with snapper-similar fishes up to 40-50 and 30-40 pounds tuna?

1 Answer
You'll want to go with the 7' MH.
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on February 3, 2021

from New Jersey asked:
November 30, 2020
I purchased a Penn FTH25LWLH and would like to know want Penn rod would best match up with it. I plan on fishing from boats, piers and on occasion a jetty. Thank you!
1 Answer
I would recommend a 7' or 7'6 Medium or MH rated rod for this reel,
Submitted by: Alex T on December 1, 2020

from HAMPTON, GA asked:
November 14, 2020
I have a Penn Slammer 3 8500 with 50lbs of braid and am looking to pair it with the Carnage 2 - 50/100lbs - 7ft rod (CARBWII 50100S70 ).

I want to cast from the beach, jetties, piers and take it charter boat fishing.

Is this a good fit/combo?
Does anyone have 'real world' experience with this combo and can anyone confirm there is no 'line slap'?

I also have a Slammer 3 6500 with 50lbs of braid that I hopefully can switch back and forth on it. Would this rod accommodate both reels or is it standardized for one?

I really wish PENN had a chart of reel/rod "recommendations".

1 Answer
The rod you are inquiring about will certainly do well in a charter boat or pier and some jetty settings, but i'm not sure how well it will cast from the beach, going down to 30# braid on one of our reels will help improve your casting distance slightly.

Both reels you are looking to pair this rod with would work very well for any fishing application you are looking to  get into.

I do not personally own one of these rods and cannot comment on the 'line slap'

Submitted by: Alex T on November 18, 2020

from Tyler, Texas asked:
March 21, 2020
Which model would pair well with a Spinfisher SSVI 4500LL?
1 Answer
The Penn Carnage II Spinning Rod that would best match up with a SSVI4500LL would be the CARBWII1530S70 rated for 15-30lb line:

Submitted by: Brian on March 23, 2020

Eddie C.
from Houston, Tx asked:
March 1, 2020
What is the weight of the 7' 40/80 & the 50/100 size spinning rods?
1 Answer
CARBWII4080S70: 17.14oz

CARBWII50100S70: 18.17oz

Submitted by: Brian on March 16, 2020

from Lacey, Washington asked:
January 5, 2019
I currently have a penn ssv 6500. What rod would you recommend the 3065 or the 4080. Gonna be using it for albacore tuna and keeper sturgeon in the PNW. Thanks
1 Answer
I would recommend using the 3065 rod for these fish.
Submitted by: Ricky on January 7, 2019

from WESTERN REGION asked:
November 13, 2018
is this good for catalina 4500h
1 Answer
That will be a great set up. Matches up nicely.
Submitted by: Chris on November 13, 2018

from Socal asked:
May 16, 2018
Which rod for a 30ld2
1 Answer
I would recommend Penn CARBWII50130C70 Carnage II Boat Casting Rod - 7'
Submitted by: Ricky on May 28, 2018

Stuart Dustin Harrell
from Bainbridge, ga asked:
May 1, 2018
Looking to pair a slammer 3 with this rod to bottom fish, using 12 oz of weight, which rod and reel size should i buy
1 Answer
I'd suggest the CARBWII 4080S70 paired with either a 5500 or 6500 size Slammer 3. I'd suggest going with the reel size that will hold approximately 300 yards of the particular line you are using.
Submitted by: Devon on May 7, 2018

from Germany asked:
March 25, 2018
Is the slammer III 10500 and the CARBWII 50100S70 a good pair?
1 Answer
The 10500 Slammer is a good match to pair with the Carnage 50100 for offhsore use.
Submitted by: Donald on March 27, 2018

Demos Thanos
from League City TX asked:
March 5, 2018
Which rod to pair w my Penn SQL50VSW? Wahoo trolling. Thank you.
1 Answer
The Penn CARBWII50130C66 Carnage II Boat Casting Rod - 6'6'' paired with the Penn SQL50VSW would be a great combo for trolling Wahoo.
Submitted by: Donald on March 9, 2018

from Brownsville, Texas asked:
May 2, 2017
Which rod model would pair well on a Penn Clash 6000 ? Thanks
1 Answer
The model that would best fit the Penn Clashh 6000 would be the Penn CARBWII4080S76 Carnage II Boat Spinning Rod - 7'6''.
Submitted by: Donald on May 3, 2017

from NY asked:
March 23, 2017
I run 3 shimano 6000 baitrunners while chunking for stripers, looking to replace all three rods with the carnage II's. Which rod do you recommend? I was going to order the 3065 boat rod's
1 Answer
The Penn CARBWII3065S70 Carnage II Boat Spinning Rod - 7' will pair well with the Shimano 6000 reels chunking for striped bass. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
Submitted by: Donald on March 24, 2017

Richard from California
from Elk Grove, California asked:
March 19, 2017
Looking to match up the Slammer III 6500 with this rod: CARBWII 4080S76... Targeting schoolie tuna and yellowtail up to 50-60 lbs on the west coast. Would you recommend the 6500 size reel or step up to 7500... looking for nice rod/reel balance to cast light surface, stickbaits, 2-4 oz flat falls, maybe a waxwing sometimes too...?
1 Answer
It would not be necessary to step up to the 7500 size. The Slammer III 6500 would pair well with CARBWII 4080S76 and can handle the fish you are targeting.
Submitted by: Devon on March 21, 2017

Brian Lamb
from Florida asked:
February 13, 2017
Will a slammer 10500 fit on the 76 4080 rod
1 Answer
The 10500 would fit the reel seat on this rod, however Penn recommends a 6000 to 8000 size reel for CARBWII 4080S76.
Submitted by: Devon on February 14, 2017


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