Penn Battle 17/280 Line Capacity 6+1 Bearings 5.6:1 Spinning Reel
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- 6+1 Bearings
- Gear Ratio: 5.6:1
- Line Capacity: 17/280
- Weight: 21.8 ounces
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Top Customer Reviews
I've found this reel to be reliable and bullet proof. Even though it's heavy duty, it's not overly bulky or too heavy for its size. I'm a bail guy and I especially appreciate the heavier construction on the Battle's bail. I've dropped it a few times while jetty fishing for stripers and the reel is none worse for wear beyond some scratches. The other great feature is the drag. Infinitely adjustable, and smooth as silk - no herky-jerkies here. This reel has also been designed to use braid without backing, if you choose. I've fished it with mono and braid on a 10' graphite stick, and both work as they should. A fine point to know: there's no reverse switch. This is actually a good thing as there's less to go wrong, wear out, etc., besides, I never caught a fish reeling backwards anyway...
Other than that this is one of the best reels under $100. I've been searching high and low for a good reel to add to my collection. I've had Abus, Shimanos, Fluegers and other reels. This just feels great. The bail sticks down when you're ready to cast and it has a rubber lining inside the spool if you want to make sure your braided line sticks. I have the Battle 6000 and this doesn't have the reverse knob, which I think is great because if you're fishing for big fish, you need to set your drag at the right setting.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very well made would order them again. I hooked up a 14 pound redfish and This reel cranked it in with no problemPublished 16 months ago by twoz
I just used once. very smooth reeling. So far so good. Delivered as estimated although it took 3-4 days for the vendor to ship it.Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have been using Penn SS spinning reels for nearly 35 years. I read good reviews of this new Battle reel & ordered one. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Heybaile
Love my battles, amazing quality i have the 2 6 and 8 thousand models these things can take abuse like no other reel in this price range. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Michelle10a
Reel performs as advertised. I did a lot of research on line before picking a reel and this one performs as I expected. Cast great and has a nice smooth retrieve. Read morePublished on March 20, 2014 by Amazon Customer
Very Smooth reeling and Casting!
I have 2 of these and purchased a 5000 for my 70yr old Dad. He was shocked at the gear ratio and how well its built. Read more