Penn Carnage II Jigging Rods

Penn Carnage II Jigging Rods

by Penn
Price: $179.95
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TypeLengthPowerActionLine WeightLure WeightGimbalGuidesPrice
1 pc
MediumModerate Fast30-80lb4-7ozAluminum7+1$179.95 USD
Oversize Packaging Required
CARJGII 50130S64
1 pc
Medium HeavyModerate Fast50-130lb5-8ozAluminum7+1$179.95 USD
Oversize Packaging Required
CARJGII 80200S60
1 pc
HeavyModerate Fast6-10oz6-10ozAluminum6+1$179.95 USD
Oversize Packaging Required
1 pc
MediumModerate Fast30-80lb4-7ozAluminum8+1$179.95 USD
Oversize Packaging Required
CARJGII 50130C62
1 pc
Medium HeavyModerate Fast50-130lb5-8ozAluminum8+1$179.95 USD
Oversize Packaging Required
CARJGII 80200C58
1 pc
HeavyModerate Fast80-200lb6-10ozAluminum8+1$179.95 USD
Oversize Packaging Required
Penn Carnage II Jigging Rods are designed to accommodate the compact reels that anglers use to achieve greater drag pressures with braided lines. Penn Carnage II Jigging 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 10 reviews
By Marco
Encinitas, CA
Versatility, performance, strength
August 17, 2020
Excellent upgrade over previous Penn jigging rods. Components, balance, and “feel†are all top-notch. Have fished this rod with a Torque 25NLD2 and 15XNLD2 jigging big bottom fish and west coast yellowtail, and with 12 and 15 sized star drags with live bait for yellowfin and bluefin tuna to 50lbs without problem. Would love to see the same blank technology used On some longer rods (8ft, please).
ProsStrong Light Balanced Slow action, w power at base Components
ConsLimited sizes
By Tom
New Jersey
Phenominal Rod
April 7, 2020
Hands down my favorite rod in my fleet, put the bend to it and she sits pretty. Heavy duty and great flex!
By MIke
Tequesta, FL
Rod Grips Are great
February 26, 2020
Love these rods. The grip has knoches that are really comfortable for gripping the rod.
By bumknee
torrance, ca
narrow lightweight blanks
October 10, 2019
looking forward to landing a tuna on it. lightweight , narrow blanks. Solid components.
By Joe
two thumbs up
September 5, 2019
the day this rod arrived I paired with a Penn slammer 3 10500 with Sufix 832 80 lb braid. I went to Honey park in Thunderbolt Georgia. After about an hour I caught a Sting ray that had to weigh 30 pounds this pole had no problem with the weight. I will be buying another one
Prossmall and strong
Consnone that Ive noticed
By Bryan
July 5, 2019
The old Bluewater Carnage series were excellent rods but these new versions with aluminum Pacbay reel seats and bumpy foregrips are even better. I paired the heaviest (80-200) spin model with a Torque-9 with 100# spectra for large tuna.
By Zach
Saraland, AL
Penn Carnage 2 jigging rod
December 7, 2018
Strong rods very well priced A++++
In a class of their own
March 6, 2018
Without a doubt the strongest & lightest jigging rod on the market today. Well done Penn!!
By Scott
Penn Carnage II Jigging Spinning Rod 6'4"
July 31, 2017
Also, have not had to opportunity to use this rod yet. Like its little brother, the 6', it is very light and very strong. Pairs well with my Spinfisher 7500
ProsLight, Strong, Well Crafted...PENN!! Need I say more
By Scott
Penn Carnage II Jigging Spinning Rod 6'
July 31, 2017
Haven't had a chance to use this yet. But, I can say that it pairs up with my Penn Slammer III 10500 beautifully. It is a very light weight, sturdy rod. Can't wait to jig with it!
ProsLight, Sturdy
6 Questions & 6 Answers
from San Antonio, Texas asked:
February 22, 2020
Which Penn reel would be great for the casting models?
1 Answer
We recommend the Penn Torque, Fathom or Squall. 
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on February 24, 2020

Vicente Villegas
from Armed Forces Pacific asked:
December 20, 2019
what is the weight on the CARGII80200S60?
1 Answer
Hello, The weight of the rod is 18.24 oz
Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on December 30, 2019

from mclean, VA asked:
December 16, 2019
Penn Carnage II or Shimano Trevala?  I'd love an opinion since both are the same price.  
1 Answer

Both the Shimano Trevala and Penn Carnage II Jigging Rods are great rods at that price point. The Trevala has been around for a long time and has been one of the most popular jigging rods out on the water due to their impressive power to weight ratio and versatility. Deciding between the two would really come down to personal preference, but one factor I'd consider between the two is that there are more options within the Trevala lineup. Doesn't necessarily make it a better rod, but having all of the options with varying lengths and recommended jig weights for each rod allows anglers to get dialed in a bit more for a specific application. Carnage II only has 3 models each between spinning and conventional, maybe not the best if you are wanting to get more technical with your jigging gear.  I personally have had a Trevala for about 10 years that has held up well while mostly being used for jigging up yellowfin, grouper, and even some hand crank deep dropping for tilefish. GIve us a call if you need some more help deciding between the two, we can certainly help if you are looking to use either for a specific application or matching with a certain reel.

Submitted by: Brian on December 18, 2019

from singapore asked:
May 5, 2017
Hi. Where is this rod made?
1 Answer
The Penn Carnage Jigging rods are made in China.
Submitted by: Donald on May 9, 2017

from Waterloo Illinois asked:
April 27, 2017
Witch one of these rods would be good for a slammer 4500? I was thinking the medium. The carnage boat rods also go lighter if that one is too heave thanks.
1 Answer
I would recommend the M above all the the other rods. The 5500 Slammer would be a better fit for the M rod.
Submitted by: Donald on April 27, 2017

John Lee
from Alabama asked:
August 10, 2015
What reels are recommended by penn on the spinning rods to match them? Thank you.
1 Answer
Hello John. This would heavily rely on a few things such as; your price point, the type of fishing you want to do, where you are fishing, and what you are fishing for. Feel free to contact us via one of the outlets below and we will get you all set up! Toll Free +1-888-354-7335 Direct +1-609-788-3819 Email
Submitted by: Brandon on August 17, 2015


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