FREE OFFER Penn® Battle™ Saltwater Spinning Reels
- Solid metal body
- Superline Spool™
- Rubberized gasket stops slippage
- HT-100™ drag washers
- Six stainless steel ball bearings
- Techno-Balanced™ spool
- Machined-aluminum handle
Line recovery in inches per handle turn.
Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 60 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by bob8619 Wind knots I will keep this short. I am aware some people have had success with these so try at your own risk. I bought the Battle 4000 combo, put 20# Sufix 832 on it. When throwing DOA shrimp and other light twitch baits I get horrible wind knots every couple casts. I know what you are thinking, its not over spooled, closing bail by hand etc, all the "causes" were ruled out, And it isnt user error, I took the braid off the reel and put it on a cheap Shakespeare reel, then I put that reel on the same rod I was using. Went out throwing the lightweight lures over 60 times, I could not get a wind knot. I'm happy that I finally figured out why I was getting so many, but not too thrilled that I now have to buy a different reel. (Been too long to return it) May 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by schuyler10 Bluefish Slayer This reel is tough and smooth. It helped me slay a ton of bluefish about 2 miles off Dania Beach pier. I would recommend putting braid on this reel because it is specially made for it and casts crazy distance. April 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by wkrag Stop Hating and Grow Up I have had my Battle 4000 over a year and have not had a problem with it that I would consider major. I've caught decent sized fish on it and it's held up well. I wade fish, so there are occasions when the reel gets dunked and again it holds up well. There are no little chrome plated pieces to lose their coatings like on all of the Shimano reels. There are some poor reviews on here based on wind knots using braid. You have to keep a couple things in mind when using braid. It has to go on the reel nice and tight to be castable. This means the first time line goes on and EVERY time after. If the lure you're casting doesn't apply enough resistance when you reel it in, you will get knots when you cast again. Those reviewers that complained of line lay and say it is superior on Shimano reels, I have a Shimano I spent a lot more on than my Battle and the line lay is horrible. April 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by b7mm63 smooth and powerful used surf fisfing off wildwood crest nj beaches,this reel handles 30/40 lb.+ class stripers with no problem at all.The retrieval is silky smooth.I have it spooled with 50 lb. spider wire,NO problem securing line to reel with the rubber insert on spool. LOVE THIS REEL!!!!! DO YOUR SELF AFEVER AND GET ONE I have the 7000 model April 13, 2013
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Details: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
A:You will be fine with the 300 yard spool. Its best not to fill the reel to its limit anyways
Details:Fishing flatline, dont want to break another rod with a big tuna
A:A andes rod would work great with it with 100 pound line
A:Match up that 8000 battle with a Penn power stick plus and you shouldn't have any problem pulling in the big un's.
A: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.
A:I would try the 4000.
A:I would go with a 6000 with 30lb braid.
Details: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.
A: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
A:For use in both fresh and salt water I strongly reccomend the Battle 4000 on a good quality 7' fast action rod.
A: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.
Kind regards, Capt. Mike
A: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
A:Every Penn reel I own, is on an Ugly Stick. OUTSTANDING...and lethal(for the fish) combination!
Details: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!!
A: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.
A: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.
Happy trails, Capt. Mike
A: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.
A:Depending on the brand, stick with a 3000 series or a 4000. You'll see that number series in many of the top brands.
A: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
A: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
A: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.
A: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.
Details:I've had bad experiences with cheaper reels... hoping this one will hold up to the big waves on the surf
A: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
Details:Is the 4000 big enough for striped bass? Where I fish, the stripers rarely go over thirty pounds, with the average size being between six and fifteen pounds! Is the BTL 4000 big enough? I will probably be using mono in the 12 to 15 pound test, which is what I'm using now. I will probably go to braid. I find the 5000 really big, and it seems that it would be heavy at the end of a long days fishing!
A:With the new braid lines a lot of guys are going with smaller Penn reels to save their arms. The 4000 will handle a big fish, the drag will hold up. What become s crucial will be your skill at handling a big fish with light tackle. Hope your up for the task. Tight lines.
A:The 4000 should suit you quite well. I use it with 30# braid for stripers in tailwaters below TVA dams. I've landed fish pushing 30# in heavy current without ever being at risk of being spooled. I have it paired with a 7' MH Temple Fork Gary Loomis Signature rod. Makes a very nice combo!
A:The 4000 has a big design flaw. If you plan to put braid on it. Flaw is that oscillation range. When casting out a few times with the reel and when you reel back in. There will be gaps in top and bottom of the spool. which causes windknots, on your next cast.
The travel of the spool and the height of the spool. The travel was less than 3/4 the height of the spool's widest point. The travel was shorter than the bottom of the spool. Is which causes the spool to leave gaps.
I suggest getting the 5000. The 5000,6000,7000,8000 doesn't have this design flaw like the 4000.
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A:I haven't fished for drum, but I have fished for 30lb stripers and for the money you can't beat a Penn 7000 battle reel and a Penn power stick plus. The reel will handle big fish with ease and the pole won't let you down when the heats on. tight lines.