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Penn Conflict Spinning Reels

Penn Conflict Spinning Reels

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Model
TD Code
Mono Cap. (yds/lb)Braid Cap. (yds/lb)BearingsMax DragGear RatioLine RetrieveWeightPrice
CFT1000
PEN-1206
275/2
135/4
105/6
160/6
130/8
110/10
7+19 lbs5.2:122 in7.8 oz$129.95 USD
CFT2000
PEN-1207
240/4
180/6
125/8
210/8
180/10
165/15
7+110 lbs6.2:130 in9.5 oz$129.95 USD
CFT2500
PEN-1208
255/6
175/8
140/10
240/10
220/15
160/20
7+112 lbs6.2:133 in9.8 oz$129.95 USD
CFT3000
PEN-1209
200/8
165/10
120/12
250/15
180/20
130/30
7+115 lbs6.2:135 in11.3 oz$139.95 USD
CFT4000
PEN-1210
270/8
220/10
165/12
360/15
260/20
185/30
7+115 lbs6.2:137 in12.0 oz$139.95 USD
CFT5000
PEN-1211
225/12
200/15
135/20
420/20
300/30
240/40
7+125 lbs5.6:136 in19.0 oz$149.95 USD
CFT6000
PEN-1212
335/15
230/20
210/25
490/30
390/40
335/50
7+125 lbs5.6:141 in21.5 oz$149.95 USD
CFT8000
PEN-1213
340/20
310/25
230/30
475/50
390/65
345/80
7+130 lbs5.3:144 in28.1 oz$159.95 USD
Penn Conflict Spinning Reels are designed for the technical inshore angler who is looking for top-line performance. Penn's Conflict Spinning Reel delivers a light weight and smooth casting reel capable of big drag pressure. With a stealthy, low key cosmetic of black on black and smoky gray markings, Conflict may look quiet, but one cast and you'll see it screams Penn craftsmanship and engineering.
  • Full Metal Body (CFT5000, CFT6000, CFT8000 only)
  • 7+1 Sealed stainless steel ball bearings
  • Techno-Balanced rotor gives smooth retrieves
  • HT-100 carbon fiber drag washers
  • Infinite Anti-Reverse
  • Heavy-duty aluminum bail wire
  • Superline Spool
  • Line Capacity Rings
4.5 Stars based on 72 reviews
By mario
Staten Island, NY
March 21, 2019
Nice sturdy reel for the money
Picked these up as my guest reels on the boat. Well worth it.
By Todd
Dorchester, MA
July 8, 2018
Penn Quality
It's a Penn Reel and I've yet to be disappointed by any of the Penn reels that I have. As others have said, smooth drag and feels good on the rod. So far has lived up to the quality I expect from Penn products.
ProsSmooth Good Quality
By mike
Texas City ,Texas
May 25, 2018
Penn cft5000
great reel. used it this past week on a 50-80 class rod free lining jumbo shrimp to catch big bull reds in texas.Has a smooth drag and easy to flip or cast with 40lb. mono
Prossmooth drag and great size handle.
Consnone so far
By Travis
Covington, GA
February 23, 2018
love mine
we ordered this reel for a friend and he says he loves it as much as we do ours they hold up to some big spoonbill we snag
By mike
Coral Springs, FL
January 26, 2018
Awesome real
Great reel. Smooth drag. wish i bought more.
By Adventure M.
Southwest Florida
December 6, 2017
Nice but .......
Good reel but a little heavy for the size but it is a Penn and it will last. Tackle Direct has outstanding service
ProsWell made
ConsA little heavy for a 3000 size reel
By Paul
Fairfax, VA
November 28, 2017
Good reel for the price
Used it once so far and it's worked flawlessly for stripers. Great drag and solid action with no body flex. We'll see how it holds up in the long run.
By David M.
Highlands Ranch, CO
November 26, 2017
Highly recommend
Used for winter king salmon in Alaska and am very happy with my purchase. Great reel!
By Rik
Virginia
November 26, 2017
Great Reel...
Typical Penn quality, smooth reliable retrieve & good pricing...
By Mel C.
San Antonio, Texas
November 25, 2017
The Penn Conflict is an outstanding reel in every respect.
Price wise the Conflict series is between the Battle II series and the much higher priced Slammer series of spinning reels. Action, drag and ruggedness makes the Conflict series a great buy.
By Captain Y.
Indian River DE
November 25, 2017
Good looking reel for the price
The conflict 3000 by Penn is a good looking light weight reel for the cost. It handles well but out of the box the bail needed oil and the internal grease was too dense and caused it to be more difficult to operate than it should be. I stripped the grease out and replaced it with quantum hot sauce grease and it performed in a optimum capacity. It’s a very fast gear ratio and you have to consciously slow yourself down to work smaller jigs and lures properly. I’ve only had it a few weeks so another review should be made after giving it some time to break in and see how it endures some regular use.
ProsLight weight, solid construction.
ConsGear ratio too high for the type of reel. Original lubes were not the best application. Drag ok but not great. Too soon to review properly.
By Double
Galveston, TX
November 21, 2017
Exactly as advertised
Haven't had a chance to put on rod and field test yet, but came exactly as advertised and should hold up well if it is like my similar Penn spinning reels.
By Doug K.
Westborough, MA
November 19, 2017
Great Price
Replacing two Penn Battle II reels with these and hoping for better results. The Battle II reels both seized up last season even with what I considered proper rinsing, etc.

Fishing for Striper in the N.E. off Cape Cod. These look like they'll work nicely but I'll let you know if I find otherwise.

Tight Lines!
By Catch D.
Fairfax, VA
November 19, 2017
Good reel for the price
I got this reel when they had a two for one special and for that price it has been great so far. Heavier than the other big name reels but it looks and feels pretty solid and tough.
ProsAll metal body, smooth
ConsLooks like same would get inside pretty easy
By Bryan
Brick nj
November 19, 2017
Penn Conflict
Great reel... they really hold up well to the saltwater corrosion. Very strong with an a great ratio.
15 Questions & 16 Answers
Steven Jones
from Virginia asked:
February 7, 2018
does the 2500 Model come with the big handle grip
1 Answers
It does, but this reel has been replaced by the Penn Conflict two.
Bernie
on February 7, 2018

James
from PA asked:
December 26, 2017
Are the Penn Conflict I 5000 or 6000 still available?
2 Answers
They Penn conflict's are being discontinued and replaced by the Penn Conflict II
Bernie
on December 27, 2017
The 5000 and 6000 Penn Conflict models from the 1st generation are discontinued and no longer available to purchase.
Donald
on December 27, 2017

Mark
from Anaheim, California asked:
December 10, 2017
When will the CFT1000 be in stock again? I'd like to buy one.
1 Answers
They will not be back in stock as they have been replaced by the Penn conflict II. https://www.tackledirect.com/penn-conflict-ii-spinning-reels.html
Bernie
on December 11, 2017

Chai saelee
from California asked:
November 19, 2017
Does the 3000 have the big knob handle
1 Answers
The 300 conflict comes with the smaller grip knob
Bernie
on November 20, 2017

Dylan
from Northeast Florida asked:
October 30, 2017
Could I use this reel for pier based tarpon and vertical jigging for amberjack? Looking at the 8000 spooled with 80-pound braid.
1 Answers
The conflict would do well up against small to medium sized Tarpon and AJ's. If you think that you may be catching tarpon in the 100 lb range I would suggest going with the Penn Slammer III because of the higher max drag and and stronger frame.
Devon
on October 31, 2017

Joe
from Newark, DE asked:
June 8, 2017
I'm interested in the Conflict 5000. Would this go well with Tica Dolphin 10'-6"? I have Tica 9' TC2 with Penn Persuit II 5000. Love it. NO problems at all. Looking for long cast from surf with bait.
1 Answers
A 5000 size would be a good match for a 10'6" rod.
Devon
on June 9, 2017

Gilbert Gonzalez
from Chicago iL. asked:
March 11, 2017
I have a 2500conflict. Penn , I'm fishing for red drum- trouts--what size pole, what action and test line . Would you recommend??
1 Answers
A 7' rod, M - MH action with 15 lb braided line would work best with the Penn Conflict 2500. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
Donald
on March 11, 2017

Harry
from Pennsylvania asked:
January 22, 2017
I have the 9ft 6in whiskerskeeker rod would the 8000 pair up nice with this . Mainly for blues amd flats
1 Answers
The Penn Conflict 6000 would balance out the 9'6'' rod better than the 8000 because of the weight between the 2 reels.
Donald
on January 24, 2017

River Joe
from Northern California asked:
November 22, 2016
Is this a good trout reel in the smaller sizes? Which size for large trout and/or steelhead? Will use 8-10lb mono and and med light rod 7.5 to 8.5 ft length.
1 Answers
The Penn Conflict 2000 would pair well with a 7 1/2 ft to 8 1/2 ft rod fishing for large trout and steelhead.
Donald
on November 25, 2016

Josh Hipsman
from Boston Massachusetts asked:
October 12, 2014
I want to put a conflict on the Trevala rod 6' 6 medim action spinning rod. I like the 5000 for the aluminum gear and the metal body? Would the 4000 or 5000 be better? The 5000 has more of the quality I am looking for but because I have not held it I do not know if it would be to heavy for the rod. Its for jigging for cod - sea bass - throwing some sp minnows in the river.
1 Answers
The 4000 might be more comfortable due to the lighter weight but, you will give up line capacity and drag. The 5000 is the way to go.
Customer Service
on October 14, 2014

Jorge Luis
from Los Cabos asked:
May 14, 2014
Hi, I wolder if the 8000 would be fine for 11' MH rod for inshore casting? Thanks
1 Answers
It depends how you are fishing. If you are throwing bait, it would be fine. If you are throwing lures / metals, it will be tiring as it is a large and heavy reel.
Customer Service
on May 14, 2014

Jeffery
from Island Heights, NJ asked:
November 13, 2013
Would you recommend the 4000 or 5000 for surf casting, lures only, on an 8' medium-heavy fast action stick? Target: Striped Bass, Blue Fish, Weak Fish etc NJ Coast.
1 Answers
On an 8' rod, I would recommend a Conflict 5000. The Conflict 4000 might be too small to balance comfortably on the rod.
Customer Service
on November 13, 2013

ed
from Murrells Inlet, SC asked:
October 24, 2013
Marshes, inlets, and jetties around South Carolina coast for red drum, sea bass, spot tails, sheeps head, flounder, etc. - which reel do you recommend? How does this compare to the Penn Battle series?
1 Answers
The Conflict is a little lighter and has an extra roller bearing to enhance the smoothness of the reel. The Conflict also offers a heavy drag system between comparable sizes in the Battle series. We would recommend a 5000 or 6000 size reel for 7 to 8 foot rods. If you are looking for an 9 to 10 ft rod the 6000 to 8000 size reel would be best for that combination depending on the the weight and ratings of the rod.
Customer Service
on November 1, 2013

Rajesh
from Seychelles Islands asked:
October 24, 2013
Hi What kinda setup or combo would you guys offer with a penn conflict 8000 reel?? I'm very much interested in the conflict 8000 but I need a rod to match it say 6" or so. Can I use it for salt water deep sea fishing, I mean catching groupers, tuna and so on?
1 Answers
We currently do not offer the Penn Conflict in a pre built combination. However, we do have rods that would match up with that reel with the backbone you are looking for. Check out Penn's Bluewater Carnage Jigging rods. They are available in sizes ranging from 5'6" to 7'. The shorter rods would be able to handle heavier fighting fish.
Customer Service
on November 1, 2013

Ken
from Glen Mills, Pa asked:
October 1, 2013
Fishing mostly back bay and inlet Jersey shore, fluke, blues , strippers. Using 20-30 lb braided line. Which reel would be best ? Thanks
1 Answers
Either the 3000 or 4000 Penn Conflict would work great on a 6 to 7ft medium to medium heavy rod.
Customer Service
on October 2, 2013

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