Penn Conflict Spinning Reels

Penn Conflict Spinning Reels

by Penn
$129.95 - $159.95
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Mono Cap. (yds/lb)Braid Cap. (yds/lb)BearingsMax DragGear RatioLine RetrieveWeightPrice
7+19 lbs5.2:122 in7.8 oz$129.95 USD
7+110 lbs6.2:130 in9.5 oz$129.95 USD
7+112 lbs6.2:133 in9.8 oz$129.95 USD
7+115 lbs6.2:135 in11.3 oz$139.95 USD
7+115 lbs6.2:137 in12.0 oz$139.95 USD
7+125 lbs5.6:136 in19.0 oz$149.95 USD
7+125 lbs5.6:141 in21.5 oz$149.95 USD
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 74 reviews
By Chuck D.
Clayton, NC
Conflict is smooth, casts great
September 13, 2019
I think this reel is very smooth, can handle with sufficient drag. It is light. Haven't had any of the problems that others have expressed with it seizing up....has always performed for me on a 8 1/2 foot old school ugly stik custom.
By Terry
Sugar Land
June 9, 2019
Fished 2 Penn Conflict 3000's side by side with a $49.00 Okuma Stratus 6 in the surf.
The Penns felt like boat anchors and both were seized up the next morning requiring an hour each to tear down and clean. The $49.00 Okuma required only a rinsing and is still going strong after 4 more adventures in the surf. Don't wast your money on the Conflict... my son now has 2 $140.00 catfish reels!!! ***RATING WOULD BE LESS THAN ONE STAR IF THAT WAS AN OPTION***
ConsHeavy? They would be a great deal if you paid for reels by the pound.
By mario
Staten Island, NY
Nice sturdy reel for the money
March 21, 2019
Picked these up as my guest reels on the boat. Well worth it.
By Todd
Dorchester, MA
Penn Quality
July 8, 2018
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
Penn cft5000
May 25, 2018
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
love mine
February 23, 2018
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
Awesome real
January 26, 2018
Great reel. Smooth drag. wish i bought more.
By Adventure M.
Southwest Florida
Nice but .......
December 6, 2017
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
Good reel for the price
November 28, 2017
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
Highly recommend
November 26, 2017
Used for winter king salmon in Alaska and am very happy with my purchase. Great reel!
By Rik
Great Reel...
November 26, 2017
Typical Penn quality, smooth reliable retrieve & good pricing...
By Mel C.
San Antonio, Texas
The Penn Conflict is an outstanding reel in every respect.
November 25, 2017
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
Good looking reel for the price
November 25, 2017
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
Exactly as advertised
November 21, 2017
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
Great Price
November 19, 2017
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!
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.
on February 7, 2018

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
on December 27, 2017
The 5000 and 6000 Penn Conflict models from the 1st generation are discontinued and no longer available to purchase.
on December 27, 2017

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.
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
on November 20, 2017

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.
on October 31, 2017

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.
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.
on March 11, 2017

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.
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.
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

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

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

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

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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