Penn PRESF1530S11 Prevail Surf Spinning Rod

Penn PRESF1530S11 Prevail Surf Spinning Rod

by Penn

Surf rods from 8 to 12 feet long, capable of slinging 6 ounces of lead weight plus a bait up to 100 yards beyond the breaking surf will ensure you'll make the big catch along the shore!

Price: $89.95
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Model
TD Code
LengthPiecesLine Weight(lbs)Lure Wt(oz)Guides+
Tip
Guide
Type
HandlePrice
PRESF1530S11
PEN-1103
11'0"215-30lbs2-66+1AX
Spinning
D$89.95 USD
Qty:
Oversize Packaging Required
It’s not often you can find everything you want in a high end surf rod at half the price. The Prevail provides strength and performance with a two-piece graphite composite rod blank. Stainless steel frames with aluminum oxide inserts create a light weight and durable guide perfect for fishing mono or braid. The rubber shrink tube handle design provides a secure grip whether wet or dry. The Prevail is a perfect match for PENN Sargus, Fierce or Pursuit spinning reels or Squall star drag conventional reels. Check out the rod to reels combination chart to find suggested reel to rod combinations.
  • 2 piece graphite composite blank
  • Graphite reel seat
  • Stainless steel guides with aluminum oxide inserts
  • Rubber shrink tube handles
4.5 Stars based on 30 reviews
By Kenny
Columbia, Maryland
Honestly a great entry level rod
November 19, 2019
I like the handle on this rod it feels really good, the tip is pretty fast. After upgrading this has become the loaner rod which is the best way to get beginners into the feel of a performance rod
By htpattereson
at;anta
Great Rod
June 18, 2019
Just what I wanted works Fine!!
By John
Claremore , Oklahoma
Great rod
December 26, 2018
I have had a few surf rod before and this one is the best one I have had in a long time. The long handle is really nice when you need to get your bait way out there.
By Henry A.
IL
Great Rod .
December 22, 2018
Great rod great price very well made happy with this purchase.
By Erick
CT
Great Rod
November 3, 2018
It can handle what it says it can handle.
By Andrew
Jersey Shore
Great beginner surf rod
July 27, 2018
I have nothing bad to say about the Prevail. I have handled stripers, monster bluefish, and one big-ass sting ray with this rod with zero issues. No rod separation, no creaking, plenty of backbone. I rarely cast more than 2oz plugs, so i have not found the upper limit of its casting ability, but it will comfortably throw 1oz Mag Darters with no problems. It is my go-to nine times out of ten, and you will be hard pressed to be it for under $100.
By Paul
Silverhill, AL
Penn Surf Rod
May 5, 2018
It puts pampano on the table! Need I write more? Great rod.
By jaime s.
Orlando
Penn surf rod
February 16, 2018
Meet all my needs and expectations, great surf rod for the price
ProsPrice
ConsI wished I would�€™ve got it sooner
By Jack S.
FL
Love the Prevail
August 5, 2017
I own 3. Going to eventually buy 2 more. Bad reviews are for people that abuse their gear. Period. This rod is very nice for the price. Literally my favorite thing on earth is my 9' Prevail equipped with a Fin-Nor Megalite 60. Its the most versatile outfit I own out of about 20 complete spinning outfits. I have a rod for everything including a 4wt fly rod to a 13wt saltwater fly rod. From a 5' ultralight with a 250 spinner to a 12' Prevail and a Fin Nor Lethal 100 (10,000 size). I mostly to saltwater fishing nearly excludsively surf fishing. Transitioning from mountain streams and lakes to open ocean.

It's not how much money your gear cost. I've seen $300 rods break just as easy as $5 rods. Mainly it's how to care for your gear. I have rules. Never let the tip hit the ground (mainly when disarmed and leaning against a wall). Never store with the line reeled tight (hooked on an guide). Never leave in a car. Always wash good after saltwater (make sure water isn't inside of the blank when washing disarmed). Join the rod pieces with the quarter turn method and always wax the ferrules. Never overload the rod (if it's rated for 4oz, don't try to whip out 8oz as hard as your can). Don't set the hook with a hand above any guides (hands in the hand grips only because you risk overloading just the top section). Those simple rules will let a rod love a LONG time. My dad gave me a rod he got in the 80s and it's still catching shark.

The same care goes for reels. I have a Shakespear Sigma 80 2200ck model from the early 90s that STILL comes with me on the beach for catching pompano. Replaced the crank candle 4 months ago.

So with that rant, care for your gear and it'll last a long time.

The Prevail has a great action. The seat can have flex but that's because the butt section isn't reinforced. I personally like the entire blank having flex. Flex isn't a cheap feeling. That fluid and dynamic action lets the stress of hooking something big unload all the way to the butt cap.

Graphite reel seats are my favorite because metal ones are often over tightened AND believe it or not break easier because the lack of flex causes the metal to "crack" and break. I keep two worm-clamps and some zip ties JUST for this. Nothing is worst that a busted seat and a reel at your feet while hooked up on a fish. Never have I see a graphite seat break (except for a pole my buddy kept in his car in south Florida year round but I think he tossed a tackle box or groceries on top of this reel.)

The slim blank has a minimalist look yet the details on the gear shrink and aluminum butt cap fitted with a rubber shock butt... super intellectual look. The blanks wraps and dark red and black finish is nice to look at.

The action is nice. The heavy action 12' isn't sensitive enough for smaller fish like whiting. Don't get the 12' unless you need it for larger fish like shark and, striped, and tarpon. Once hooked up, small fish feel big and big fish feel as excepted on the fight. The medium weight is where the money is. I haven't tried to light weight versions. I probably won't because I'm not on the gulf. That's be a great rod for calmer waters.

The guides are kinda generic. Typical low budge rod guides. Not sure of the brand. I haven't lost an insert yet. The guides are smooth. Braid hasn't cut into the guide yet. They haven't gave me problems. None of them are loose or spin. The overall feel of the guides is smooth on the cast. If you lose a tip guide insert, you mishandled the rod. I use my 9' to sling plugs and poppers on the beach and I whip them out there all hard and stuff.

I'll buy more. I'd rather get 3 of these than one fancy top shelf rod. I catch a lot of fish with this rod. Heck, the other morning my girlfriend and I couldn't get our rods in the sand spikes. We were hooking up within seconds our shrimp hit the water. Pompano rigs with 5oz sputniks. 25 fish in 2 hours. Majority of the time was putting more bait on and explaining to tourist that the sting rays won't kill them. And we had to take a break to drink our beer...

So if you are a beginner, budget minded angler, or pro... get one of these rods in your life. I haven't seen a bad review that wasn't the factories fault. Also TackleDirext know how to ship rods. Some of these A-holes on seller sites thru Amazon or other crap dealers don't put enough packing... and that means when the underpaid package handler working at FedUPS is rough, that tip guide is gonna get some pressure put on it. Not with tacklesdirect. Got 5? Rods from them.
By BigE
Sacramento california
Gets the job done
December 14, 2016
I bought the penn prevail with the blacktiph combo and the rods does good with the penn 8500 spinfisher spooled with 30LB backing and 65 power pro for main line use this for sturgeon and heavy current when I need throw large baits and sinkers has good backbone for hauling in them heavy fish
ProsThrows heavy baits with no problem , and is incredibly light weight with plenty back bone to have a strong hook set into those lunker size fish ,
ConsHeavy and kinda off balance >WHEN< you add those bigger reels Good rod but wouldn't be my first choice And made in China really penn Would I said worth the money if you think so I'd rather wait the extra while to save up for a better rod ,
By Paul s.
New jersey
Nice rod
April 6, 2016
I fished this rod and I am pleased with the handling and feel
By Jim
Murrieta, CA
Good rod
August 1, 2015
I paired this rod up with a Penn Fierce 5000 and it's very nicely balanced. I'm using it for fishing off the rocks and jetty at a lagoon near me and it performs well. Long casts, loads up well with a 1oz weight and a fishfinder rig with live bait.
ProsLight, good action and balanced nicely with my Fierce 5000.
ConsIt's rated to handle up to a 2oz lure but I don't get the casting distance I want with that much weight.
By b p.
new york
good for the money
July 8, 2015
well made and performed as expected
Proswas a good combination with purchase with the spinning reel am new to surf fishing and I thought I did pretty good for my first time out as to distance and location using in south America
Consnone
By Christopher
Long Beach, NY
Love this rod for 90% of my S.Bass fishing
May 24, 2015
9’ Med. Great rod. Penn replaced a defective Spinfisher rod with this one. I’m glad it broke. This is a better rod.
By Albert S.
United States
Big rod
May 17, 2015
Nice bid rod for my Penn SSV9500. The rod casts heavy rigs well beyond my expectations. Wes notvsure about the rubber grip, but it truely does grip better when wet over my othrr cork handle surf rods. Purchase is always a breeze, and arrives ideally before posted date.
ProsLight well built, nice feel
ConsNone I have found
5 Questions & 5 Answers
Brian Burke
from Boston, MA. asked:
July 27, 2018
Is my SlammerIII5500 with 30 lb braid compatible with the PRESF1530S11/
1 Answers
They would make a great pairing.
Bernie
on July 30, 2018

Steve
from Southwest Lower Michigan asked:
January 21, 2018
Would this Rod match / balance with my PENN FRCII5000 reel?
1 Answers
The Penn PRESF1530S11 Prevail Surf Spinning Rod would match and balance well with the Penn Fierce 5000.
Donald
on January 25, 2018

Ezekial
from India asked:
December 15, 2015
Should this rod stand more for lure casting or baiting?
1 Answers
This rod would work for bigger lures as well as small weights with bait.
David
on December 15, 2015

Corey
from U.S. asked:
June 10, 2015
How many oz does this rod weighs?
1 Answers
Hello Corey. This rod weighs 15.2 ounces. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions.
Brandon
on June 11, 2015

Steve
from Elkin, NC asked:
March 31, 2015
Will a Penn 7500SS fit and balance properly on this rod?
1 Answers
Steve, that would be an excellently balanced combo.
Frank
on April 1, 2015

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