Penn Carnage II Surf Rods

Penn Carnage II Surf Rods

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DescriptionTypeLengthPiecesPowerActionLine Weight (Braid)Lure WeightGuidesPrice
Penn Carnage II Surf RodSpinning8'0''2MediumModerate Fast15-30 lbs3/4-3 oz6 + Tip$189.95 USD
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Penn Carnage II Surf RodSpinning9'0''2Medium LightModerate Fast8-20 lbs1/2-2 oz6 + Tip$199.95 USD
Penn Carnage II Surf RodSpinning9'0''2MediumModerate Fast15-30 lbs3/4-3 oz6 + Tip$199.95 USD
Penn Carnage II Surf RodSpinning10'0''2MediumModerate15-30 lbs3/4-3 oz7 + Tip$209.95 USD
Penn Carnage II Surf RodSpinning10'0''2Medium HeavyModerate20-50 lbs1-5 oz7 + Tip$209.95 USD
Penn Carnage II Surf RodSpinning11'0''2Medium HeavyModerate20-50 lbs2-6 oz7 + Tip$219.95 USD
Penn Carnage II Surf RodSpinning12'0''2HeavyModerate30-65 lbs4-8 oz7 + Tip$219.95 USD
Penn Carnage II Surf RodCasting10'0''2MediumModerate15-30 lbs1-4 oz7 + Tip$209.95 USD
Penn Carnage II Surf RodCasting11'0''2Medium HeavyModerate20-50 lbs2-6 oz8 + Tip$219.95 USD
Penn Carnage II Surf RodCasting12'0''2HeavyFast30-65 lbs4-10 oz8 + Tip$219.95 USD
Penn Carnage II Surf RodCasting12'0''2X-HeavyFast50-80 lbs6-12 oz8 + Tip$229.95 USD
Penn Carnage II Surf Rods are designed to accommodate the compact reels that anglers use to achieve greater drag pressures with braided lines. Penn Carnage II Surf 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
  • Fuji reel seat
5 Stars based on 18 reviews
By Chris
Swansea, MA
carnage 2 11ft 2-6
January 22, 2022
this rod is one of my favorite, i could use it for jigging and top water with no problems.

one night i cought it on my back cast with another rod and sent it 30ft in the air. i ended up breaking the reel and not the rod! fished the rod for the rest of the season. lol

the reel that broke coming out of the sky was a quantum cabo, i really liekd the cabo, i ended up putting my 6500 slammer on it. it was still balanced well.
  • strong rod, casts all of 6oz well.
By Adrian
Port Isabel, TX
Nice and strong rod
January 10, 2021
This rod has battled so many bull reds over 40in at the jetties. Totally recommend this rod for the surf. 10 medium heavy Is the way to go
By Edwin
Trinidad, TX
Penn carnage surf rod
January 6, 2021
Awesome rod for surf fishing
By Robb
Great Rod
October 29, 2020
Liked it soo much bought 2 of them in different weight classes. Great construction, beautiful colors.
  • strength.flexibility,look and feel. The grips are very interesting.
By Rafael
San Juan, Puerto Rico
The best spinning rod for surf fishing.
October 27, 2020
My only regret is that I didn't buy this fishing rod before. I love its design, its weight and its strength to dominate any trophy fish. It is the best investment I could have made.
By Alex
Venice, FL
The best fishing rod ever
September 18, 2020
Love this rod. You can catch anything on this fish handler. Love the molded grips as well.
By Eddie
Brooklyn, NY
Penn Carnage II surf casting rod 12
August 18, 2020
This rod is Awesome wanted this rod for a long time. Very nice and strong can't wait to use it. Very fast shipping Thanks. Love the way it's design. Will buy more very soon. I will recommend this rod for people that loves surf fishing.
By Eric H.
Penn carnage 2
April 26, 2019
Great rod
  • Great action
  • A little heavy
By Tommy
I love Penn rods!
April 24, 2019
This review is for the the Carnage II 10ft 1-5. It’s an excellent rod that does very well within its range. This is my 3rd Carnage II. The finish on this rod is superb and it’s strength and sensitivity is on par with rods double the price. This particular rod is great for plugs or a light weight and chunk.
By sandy
Penn CARSFII 3065C12 Carnage3 II Surf Casting Rod 12'
April 7, 2019
Great surf fishing rod..light great quality..Super fast shipping..loveit
  • Lightweight made well
  • none
By Karl
Houston, Texas
Penn 10' Carnage Conventional
January 27, 2019
Great price with Tackle Direct's 20% off discount coupon. Rod appears to be well made with good Fuji components. Light weight. Can't comment on casting as its winter time and I've not had a chance to use it.
  • Handle length is 4" longer than my personal preference
By Leonel
Penn carnage 2 XHeavy rod
December 9, 2018
Hi. Can somebody tell if i can Paired this rod CARSFII 5080C12, the 12'' XHeavy model 50-80 test rate line with a Slammer 10500?. Thanks
By Stan B.
Sweet surf rod
October 21, 2018
Used in OBX last week... Enough power to get Whered I wanted but could still see that slightest bites. Excellent rod.
By ian
Penn carnage II Casting Rod.
January 4, 2018
I bought 2 of these 10' casting rods & paired them with Avet SX MC reels. This is a great setup. The tip is sensitive for good bite indication. I don't normally need to cast too far, but once I had got the reel set right I can get a 3oz lead over the 100yd mark with relative ease.
By Darin
Jacksonville , FL
Amazing Surf Rod
August 8, 2017
I bought the 9ft 15-30lb line class. I can cast a mile with this rod. I haven't caught anything with it yet. I was hoping to use it for catching reds and drum in the surf but I have come up empty so far. The rod is amazing quality and 10x better than the prevail. They are powerful, im sure i could catch a 5ft shark on it as well with ease.
  • LIght Weight
  • Quality
  • Craftsmanship
  • When you break it down into 2 pieces, I cant put the top piece in my beach cart, the guide stops it from going through the hole.
32 Questions & 32 Answers
from Charleston, SC asked:
January 14, 2020
I recently got a Daiwa Saltist 8000 looking to spoil it with 80 lb braid to do some shark fishing from the beaches in the mid Atlantic and Carolinas. Was hoping to get a recommendation on which rod would be best suited for this application. 
1 Answer
If you were to stay with the Penn Carnage II surf rods then go for the 12 foot heavy another alternative would be the Tsunami airwave elite surf rod in the 12 foot xxh. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on January 16, 2020

from Delaware asked:
May 2, 2019
Would the 8’ version of the carnage match well with a shimano sustain fg 5000 or am I better off going with a 8’ st croix avid?

1 Answer
The St.croix Avid 8 foot would be a good pair 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 2, 2019

Nikos Patelidas
from St Simons island Georgia asked:
April 25, 2019
Should I pair a slammer 10500 with Heavy or X Heavy?
1 Answer
Depends on what you're fishing for but the heavy will be a good match for the slammer 10500
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 1, 2019

from Northeast Surf asked:
January 17, 2019
With the medium action rating, is the 11" Carnage II better suited for chunking or lures/plugs? Looking for a 11' rod with 2-6oz capability to match with my Slammer III 8500 using 40lb braid for lures/jigs/plugs on the canal. I'm very happy with the Carnage II 9' 1530S90 and Penn SSV 5500 surf combo doing same with lures plugs to 3 oz.
1 Answer
The medium action Carnage II will be light enough yet strong enough to through plugs at the canal without much fatigue.
Submitted by: Bernie on January 28, 2019

from KY asked:
January 6, 2019
How long is the rear grip on the 8' model?
1 Answer
17 inches
Submitted by: Bernie on January 10, 2019

from California asked:
November 17, 2018
This might be a dumb question..... but would the 11 ft model be any good for GT fishing? I want to go GT fishing but I don't have the financial ability to buy one of those expensive +$500 rods.
1 Answer
The 11ft is stout enough to handle gt's
Submitted by: Bernie on November 21, 2018

Malcolm Williams
from Waterdown, Ontario asked:
January 31, 2018
Which of the Carnage II series rods would you recommend....I am looking for a Surf Casting Rod and a Surf Spinning Rod, I have the Penn Slammer III 7500 and the Penn Spinfisher V 5500
1 Answer
It would depend on the type of fishing your doing but both of those reels are spinning not casting so you would be looking for two surf spinning rods. Generally with these rods the 10 foot and up to the 12 are to heavy to cast lures so they would be for chunking while the 8 to 9 foot rods would be good for lures.
Submitted by: Bernie on February 1, 2018

from Ohio asked:
January 25, 2018
What is the best rod for beach shark fishing with the slammer III 10500 spooled with 500 yds of 80lb braid?
1 Answer
The 12 foot Heavy power moderate action would be your best choice for beach shark fishing while pairing it with a Penn slammer III 10500.
Submitted by: Bernie on January 29, 2018

November 10, 2017
What is the length split on the 11’ rod , and it’s weight ?
1 Answer
Hello, Shiraz the 11 foot is a 50/50 split
Submitted by: Bernie on November 10, 2017

from Atlanta asked:
September 17, 2017
I just purchased a Carnage II 3065s 12 it came with smaller guides for a spinning rod. The first guide closest to the reel seat is only 1" in diameter(25mm). Looks to me to be incorrectly labeled as a spinning or but is actually a casting rod. Any suggestions to clarify if it is correctly made.
1 Answer
The Penn 12' Spinning rod is not in stock at this time to verify the guides. The guides for this series rod are smaller than most because it makes for better distance casting.
Submitted by: Donald on September 20, 2017

from California asked:
June 20, 2022

For the 9ft...

How are the guides distributed? Is there one guide on the bottom split?

Is it a 50/50 split?

1 Answer
Hi Jack, The Penn Carnage II surf rods are all split 50/50 with the 9ft having the guides sit on the top half of the rod. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with!
Submitted by: Huy - TackleDirect Customer Service on June 22, 2022

from Folsom, CA asked:
July 31, 2021
What would be a good pari of Van Staal VR reel with Penn Carnage Ii Surf 10' Medium?
1 Answer

For the Penn Carnage 10ft surf rod, the VR 150 (VAN-0164) would be the perfect fit.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 4, 2021

from Kingston, ma asked:
March 7, 2021
Is this a spinning or casting rod?
1 Answer
These rods come in spinning and casting models. Take a look at the "Order Chart" tab, and you'll be able to see which models are indicated as spinning or casting. 
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on March 9, 2021

from Texas asked:
February 1, 2021
What size of Slammer III would pair up best with an 11' Carnage II. I plan on both surf and jetty. Looking at biggest without being over the top. thanks,
1 Answer
I would go with the 6500 or 7500 Slammer III.
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on February 2, 2021

from North Carolina asked:
January 8, 2021
Would a 6000 Penn reel match with a 10' carnage medium action rod
1 Answer
Yes, that size reel would be a good match to the 10 footer. 
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on January 8, 2021

Simon Cao
from Bell Buckle .TN asked:
October 5, 2019
I have 12” carnage II casting surf rod ,what reel are you recommend ?
1 Answer

Submitted by: chris jones on October 8, 2019

Smith cm
from Abudhabi asked:
May 16, 2018
Which series of rod and real I can use for surf casting and also for lake .rod and reel must be capable for 35lbs .will you tell me
1 Answer
The Penn CARSFII1530S10 Carnage II Surf Spinning Rod - 10' would fit well.
Submitted by: Ricky on May 29, 2018

from Brooklyn, New York asked:
March 13, 2018
I have a 12 foot penn carnige 2! I am a 13 year old boy who surf fishes from the beach. Do you have a recommendation for which real would go nicely on this pole?
1 Answer
The Penn Slammer 5500 would be a good option for pairing it with the 12' Penn Carnage 2 for a variety of fishing experiences from the surf.
Submitted by: Donald on March 16, 2018

from BROOKLYN ,NY asked:
February 2, 2018
I Want to pair my Shimano 8000 Saragosa with a Penn carnage ll I'm in the northeast surf and pier fishing chucks and live lining mostly . I was thinking 11' mh .what's your opinion?
1 Answer
That would be a well balanced combo. The 8000 and 11' Carnage would be a solid setup fishing from the surf using plugs or bait.
Submitted by: Donald on February 6, 2018

from Merritt Island, Florida asked:
August 30, 2017
Is the 15-30 8ft carnage 2 a 50/50 split or 70/30?
1 Answer
The Penn CARSFII1530S80 Carnage II Surf Spinning Rod - 8' is a 50/50 split.
Submitted by: Donald on August 31, 2017

from Chittenango, New York asked:
May 16, 2017
Which Penn Carnage II Surf spinning rod would you pair with a Penn Clash 500 reel? I do a mix of surf casting and pier fishing in OBX.
1 Answer
The Penn Clash 5000 will balance best with the Penn CARSFII1530S90 Carnage II Surf Spinning Rod - 9'.
Submitted by: Donald on May 17, 2017

from Downingtown Pennslyvania asked:
March 28, 2017
is the penn spinfisher V 7500 LC to heavy for the9 ft medium Carnage ll surf rod
1 Answer
The 7500 size reel will be too heavy for the 9 ft M rod. The 10 ft MH would be a better fit for the 7500 reel. The 6500 spinfisher would pair well with the 9 ft M rod. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
Submitted by: Donald on March 29, 2017

from CA asked:
March 19, 2017
would my penn slammer 3 4500 be better with a 9ft mojo or 9ft carnage 2?
1 Answer
The Slammer 4500 would pair up equally well with either the Mojo or Carnage II.
Submitted by: Devon on March 20, 2017

from CA asked:
March 19, 2017
how much does the penn carnage 2 surf 9ft medium light 1/2-2oz 8-20lb weigh?
1 Answer
The 9 foot medium-light Carnage II weighs 11.23 oz.
Submitted by: Devon on March 21, 2017

from CA asked:
March 19, 2017
can you tell me how much the carnage II 9ft 15-30 weighs
1 Answer
The Carnage II model number CARSFII 1530S90 weighs 11.96 oz.
Submitted by: Devon on March 20, 2017

from CA asked:
February 14, 2017
would the slammer III 4500 go good with the carnage II 9ft medium 15-30lb
1 Answer
The Penn Slammer 3 4500 and the 9 ft Penn Carnage medium action rod would be a great combo. Both would balance each other out well.
Submitted by: Donald on February 15, 2017

from Maryville, TN asked:
January 28, 2017
Which rod would you suggest to use with the penn squall 25N?
1 Answer
The Penn Squall 25 would match well with the Penn CARSFII1530S90 Carnage II Surf Spinning Rod - 9'.
Submitted by: Donald on January 28, 2017

from Florida asked:
December 28, 2016
Would the 10' MH pair well with slammer 6500 or do I need a bigger rod
1 Answer
The Penn CARSFII2050S10 Carnage II Surf Spinning Rod - 10' would pair well with the slammer 6500.
Submitted by: Donald on December 28, 2016

from Richmond va asked:
December 25, 2016
I've read this rod is designed to be used with braided line. Could it be used with a mono line?
1 Answer
The Penn Carnage II Surf Rods can be used with mono line as well.
Submitted by: Donald on December 30, 2016

from Hawaii asked:
November 28, 2016
What would be a good reel to pair up with a 12' H Penn Carnage 2 surf rod?
1 Answer
The Penn Spinfisher 7500 or 8500 would pair well with the Penn CARSFII3065S12 Carnage II Surf Spinning Rod - 12'.
Submitted by: Donald on November 28, 2016

from san francisco asked:
August 22, 2016
what the split on the 12 foot rod
1 Answer
This rod is a 50/50 split.
Submitted by: Donald on August 23, 2016

from montauk, ny asked:
October 25, 2015
which version would you recommend for bluefish and stripper fishing in the northeast using popper and bucktails. i was about to purchase a g loomis 8ft mag surf rod. casting distance if my primary concern with sensitivity right behind.
1 Answer This would be a good option for what you are trying to do. I would also recommend looking at St Croix rods.
Submitted by: David on October 26, 2015


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