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BTL2000

6.2:1

Line Capacity:
6/210

Braid Capacity:
10/225

Ball Bearings:
6+1

Recovery:
29.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
9.6

BTL3000

6.2:1

Line Capacity:
8/170

Braid Capacity:
15/205

Ball Bearings:
6+1

Recovery:
31.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
11.6

BTL4000

6.2:1

Line Capacity:
10/230

Braid Capacity:
20/275

Ball Bearings:
6+1

Recovery:
34.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
12.6

BTL5000

5.6:1

Line Capacity:
15/220

Braid Capacity:
30/305

Ball Bearings:
6+1

Recovery:
37.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
20.3

BTL6000

5.6:1

Line Capacity:
17/280

Braid Capacity:
40/365

Ball Bearings:
6+1

Recovery:
39.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
21.8

BTL7000

5.3:1

Line Capacity:
20/310

Braid Capacity:
50/450

Ball Bearings:
6+1

Recovery:
39.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
27.8

BTL8000

5.3:1

Line Capacity:
25/350

Braid Capacity:
65/450

Ball Bearings:
6+1

Recovery:
41.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
29.2
  • Solid metal body
  • Superline Spool™
  • Rubberized gasket stops slippage
  • HT-100™ drag washers
  • Six stainless steel ball bearings
  • Techno-Balanced™ spool
  • Machined-aluminum handle   
The solid metal body keeps gears aligned even when under load, and the advanced Superline Spool eliminates a step: no need for backing, as the rubberized gasket stops slippage. HT-100 drag washers provide tough, smooth resistance. Six stainless steel ball bearings, Techno-Balanced spool, and machined-aluminum handle give perfectly smooth retrieves.

Line recovery in inches per handle turn.
Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 78 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Great at first! As a guide that averages 5-8 trips a week in the surf on St. Maarten my 8 Battles have seen thousands of hours in the past two years in the salt. Initially like many I was very impressed especially by their aluminum frame that resists flex under heavy loads which eventually leads to gear failure. My first complaint was that in no time at all the paint started flaking off. Now I only have one or two that still have all their paint. Then even with constant servicing the bearings have started to stick and seize. Bail broke on one and the problems continue to mount. After two years, though fished constantly, I would have expected them to hold up better than they have. March 10, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Eh This real is alright. I purchased the 3000 size hoping to use it for artificial fishing. I was wrong, just not a great casting real. Its larger than most 3000s, heavy, and just bulky. Do your self a favor and buy a Shimano Sahara ... You'll save $20, won't get near as many wind knots, and have a slightly stronger drag weight. I will say the 3000 size is perfect for when I sheepshead fish off pilings. With a medium size rod it is deadly for knocker rig fishing. I don't fish live bait much but when I do, this is the go to rig. The drag sounds amazing! But won't buy another Penn for artificial ever again. March 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Penn In my mind , Penn is one of the best spin reals on the market & I gave it to my brother for his birthday, his comment< " I am a fisherman & I can tell you this , Penn is the best reel!" February 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bang for your Buck These reels are great! I got a 6000 size for my birthday and it was my first Penn Reel, and let me tell you…she is an animal!!! I caught Snapper, Sharks, Remoras, Mahi Mahi, and hooked 130 lbs Tarpon. She still works better than ever. Buy it, it works. February 5, 2014
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Sure it can! However depending on what type of mackerel you are talking about you may want to make sure the spool is completely full.

Here's a client with a 50 lb tarpon, 20# powerPro and a 4000!
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the rod is the answer I throw 1/8 jig, 30# PPsuper slick all the time with soft plastic for winter trout and reds my plastic would more than likely be heavier than crappie baits. go with a 7' light rod with a fast tip action with 20# super slick you should have a great set up.
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I through light weight lures with 30 # Power Pro for reds and trout with no problems at all. Should be able to handle 1/8 ounce baits.
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Sargus vs battle

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What are the big differences between the two I am looking to get one for inshore medium fast action with 14-17 lb test
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battle is better.
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This reel replaced the Sargus. Its a little more beefy
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Drag and one less bearing. I have the Sargus 7000 and I've upgraded my Sargus drag to that of the battle 700. so I practically have two battles. stock form sargus drag is pretty poor quality, that's why I had to replace it. also the Sargus is bigger and heavier in their respective sizes. the finish on my sargus isn't looking to good either. just get the battle unless you find a cheap sargus and upgrade the drag.
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I own 2 Penn Battle 3000 love them for trout and redfish smooth as silk good buy for the bucks.
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Either one would work for you. The Battle is a step up from the Sargus. There is really no big difference between the two. Only difference is the Battle is all metal and has one additional BB.

The Sargus is a 5.6:1 with a 37 in line recovery with 6BB (5BB;1RB) 220/15lb test. This is a 20.3 oz metal/alumunum
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The Battle is a 5.6:1 with 37 in line recovery with 7BB (6BB;1RB) 220/15 lb test. This reel is 20.3 oz all metal reel.
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penn battle 6000 line size

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im going to fill my reel with 40 or 50lb power pro braided line. If I go with the 50lb the reel can hold 310 yards. Do I need to buy the 500 yard spool or can i get by with the 300 yard spool?? I will be doing both surf and pier fishing
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buy the 300 if it is not enough, put a mono backing.
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300 will do. just mono back it to be safe for slip and it will fill up the spool nicely
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You can back fill the spool with some mono first, and then buy a smaller yardage spool. It is very unlikely you will be spooled. If you like power pro... you may want to try their super 8...its great!
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Not even a hard running King mackerel will need the 500, stick with the 300 and spool it tight.
My $0.02 is to spool with 20-30# braid or 16-20# mono depending on the rods specifications.
Unless you plan on targeting med/lrg sharks/rays then anything over 30# is just overkill and cost too much money.

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I fished a 706z onthe pier for years and 300 yds is all the line you wil lever need especially with 50 lb . test.
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You will be fine with the 300 yard spool. Its best not to fill the reel to its limit anyways
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JOHNTDSB: You could absolutely go with the 300 yard spool and back the line with 5 to 8 yards of heavy mono to give it some grip on the spool. Thank you!
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Fishing flatline, dont want to break another rod with a big tuna
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Penn Bluewater Carnage Spinning Rod.
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A andes rod would work great with it with 100 pound line

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Match up that 8000 battle with a Penn power stick plus and you shouldn't have any problem pulling in the big un's.
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if your going after some black fins and yellow fins i would get the penn carnage the heavyest model for vertical and if live or dead bait go down by 1 size rod
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5000 works good with an 8 ft rod on large tarpon so I think it so do well for you.
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6000-8000
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For Cobia, I wouldn't go less than a 5000 due to the shear size of these fish. On the other hand the 7000 and 8000 might be too big. 5000 or 6000 would be just about on the money.
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I would want the reel to hold 300 yds of 25-30 lb line. Which ever one this one is.
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Go with the 6000 battle, it's big enough to handle a Cobia run and the drag won't quit on you when the going gets rough. Also this size reel won't wear out your arm from casting for a few hours. Good luck and tight lines.
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I would try the 4000.
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I would go with a 6000 with 30lb braid.
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460 or one size bigger for the big ones.
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Im looking for a reel rod combo that I could use for both saltwater and freshwater. I was thinking about getting the 5000 so that way it is still sensitive enough that i could still feel the bass. Thank you for your help.
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5000.
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I have a penn 500 sg and You could use it in fresh water along with salt. A better choice would be to go down to the 400 size. The 400 size reels by Penn work well in fresh and salt as long as you don't try catching any thing above 20 or so lbs. With the new braid lines you can go after a lot bigger fish with smaller quality reels. Tight lines
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For use in both fresh and salt water I strongly reccomend the Battle 4000 on a good quality 7' fast action rod.
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The 3000 gives you a pretty well balanced rig on a 7' 6" Ugly Stick. I have one rod rigged this way for saltwater redfish and trout.

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i have a 5000 on a ugly stick and have caught large lings, reds and even a salmon, i think its a bit large for bass, maybe try the 4000
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Every Penn reel I own, is on an Ugly Stick. OUTSTANDING...and lethal(for the fish) combination!
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I use the 2000 on a 7' ugly stick lite, medhvy action fo both salt water (flounder, stripper,) and for bass. Works great for both, just don't go tooooo big on saltwater species.
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I fish in the Indian River and the Banana River and I'm wodering what size would be the best for redfish and trout? I don't usually catch anything over 20 pounds, so I will be using 12, 14, or 17 pound monofilament. What is the best size for these lb tests? I will be putting it on a St. Croix Tidemaster Inshore Spinning Rod. Any help is, as always, appreciated. Thanks!!
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4000 with 20# PowerPro works perfectly.
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I got the 3000 and I fish Steinhatchee Fl. This is the rite size for me works well.
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Battle 4000, I would stick with the 17 lb test with a 20 lb or 25 lb flourocarbon leader tied directly to your main line without a barrel swivel for artificials and a 25 lb or slightly larger swivel for bait rigs.
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I use the 3000 for redfish and trout. I like this reel so well I am going to put it on all 4-5 rods I take with me when I go looking for redfish and trout.

I fish with 10-15lb sufix or ohero braid, colors green, ghost(white) or ohero blue with a 5ft flurocarbon leader depending on the rod length which helps around spooky fish. Just try to avoid having the knot above the last couple of eyes on the rod when reeled in completely.

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I use my BTL3000 for Snook, Redfish, and trout. I simply wanted a slightly smaller reel for casting all day long. I have it paired with a 7' Stellar Lite Star rod (6-12lbs). I would probably recommend a 4000 model to most people. The 4000 will handle larger fish slightly easier I believe.
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Depending on the brand, stick with a 3000 series or a 4000. You'll see that number series in many of the top brands.
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I use the 3000, and I think its the perfect size. However, I'd recommend using braid, for the extra pulling power, and lb-width ratio. I recommend the power pro braided spectra. If you want to use the mono, I'd say use the 4000
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The 5000 would work for your fishing.
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The drag system is not sealed and needs to be monitored if it is going to be exposed to sand.
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Yes! I've owned my 3000 for over 3 years with no corrosion or leaking of any kind. Just spray down with a garden hose at the end of the day and you're good to go.
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I've had my Penn Battle reel for a couple of years now and I have found the drag works great. Just wash your reel down after each use in salt water and give it a little grease once in a while and you'll get years of good service from it. Tight lines
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Yes, with proper cleaning the drag is flawless and designed to keep saltwater and sand out but as with all reels it must be cleaned occassionly.
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Yes, but the reel does not lay line properly on the retrieve resulting in tangles/wind knots.
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Use a battle 4000-5000 size reel, a with 30 lbs braid, Fins is good line, with a 50 lbs mono or fluro leader, Ande, Yo-Zuri or Seaguar are good, and #4 Stainless Steel wire leader with a swivel and make a stinger rig, use a 5/0 size Trokar inline saltwater circle hook and tie a piece of wire to the eye of the circle again and attach a treble hook.
Tie a Bimini Twist in the braid and attach the leader to the double line make the leader about eight foot long. Make sure you leave room on the reel for the leader on the reel. snell your gook if you are using dead bait and tie a loop knot if you are using live bait. If you want to sight fish, use tube lures or cast a full ballyhoo with the wire leader pulled through the back hole to the mouth with the hook point inlined straight, use a snap swivel if doing this, of you do not have to re-tie every time you get a bight. Make lots of rigs before you go fishing so you do not waist anytime fishing.
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I would probally step up to a 4000 model for plenty of strength and line cap.
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Baracuda's you don't have to worry about getting in the reef so you could be safe with almost any size. But if you're going to fish with braid and off reefs. Maybe after big Uluas and Some Jacks i'd go as big as you want. If your trying to stay on light tackle go with a 2000 and 15 lb braid for the reef.
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I've had bad experiences with cheaper reels... hoping this one will hold up to the big waves on the surf
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Honestly, they do not like water.

However if you immediately soak them with WD40 or something along those lines they will hold up until your next service.
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Sure, it can survive immersion as long as you maintain it beforehand and afterwards...
Before Use.
Open it up and coat all internal surfaces/parts with a light layer of grease.
Use Cal's Grease on the drag washers.
After Use.
Thorough wash down with freshwater.
Open housing and check for water.
Dry and oil.
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I dropped mine in on my first trip to Fl. Took apart and rinsed out when got home everything still works fine.
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The Battle will not disapoint you!!!
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If greased and oiled properly and rinsed properly after each use, it shouldn't be much trouble. However, it isn't good for any reel to be completed dunked in salt water
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None of my other Penn reels have had any issues after getting dunked.
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