PENN® Battle™ Saltwater Spinning Reels
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- 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 70
Rated 5 out of 5
by logan97 Battle 5000 and 8000
After reading through some of the other reviews I would just like to share my experience with both the 5000 and the 8000 Penn Battles I have owned now for 2 seasons.
I fish here on St. Andrews Bay in Panama City and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico extensively. If I had to choose only 2 out of all the reels I have it would be the 5000 for inshore and the 8000 for offshore. The 5000 spooled with #30 Power Pro braid casts ridiculously far, has caught Redfish, Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Blues, flounder, and a few decent size Bonitos, sharks, and Kings. I also use it for chicken dolphin offshore and have also used it for Snook down in Stuart. The 8000 has brought in MANY large Kings while flat lining when fishing offshore and I have come to appreciate this reel having snatched some very large Gags, Red Grouper and Snapper off of the bottom with the 8000 (#60 Power Pro) as well....and any spinning reel that can wheel in a large Amberjack gets my endorsement, I also reeled in an 8 foot Bull shark with the 8000.
Although I am very careful about keeping salt and grime out of the reel, I am not easy on my equipment...these reels hold up. For the money, nothing comes close....The sound of the drags on these reels being tested is a beautiful thing to my ears. For the money you will not find a better reel in my humble opinion.
November 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by bigfishface Penn
I now own nine of these..........need to say more?
November 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by BassJamesBass Affordable
High quality reel done for less. for 100$ you can not get a better reel ! I've used the btl5000 on multiple rods and performs great with all of them. Has a great drag system, same as one used in more expensive Conquer. It cast great , never had a wind knot - but doesn't cast as far as far with either rod as my other reels. The bail wire is really big and has a little bit of play
October 31, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Whitedog2 a little disappointed
I normally buy shirmanos but I decided to give this Penn a try. The reel seems very solid and should last. My biggest draw back is, as soon as there was line pressure on the line bearing it made noise.
Typically when I get bearing noise because of this I replace said bearing...this one was new, so what do I do. If reel noise bothers you, you may want to pass on this one. If not, this might be the one.
October 21, 2013
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