Penn Battle II Spinning Fishing Reel
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- Durable, high-range spinning reel ideal for conquering big saltwater gamefish
- Full metal body, sideplate, and rotor and heavy-duty aluminum bail wire offer exceptional durability
- HT-100 carbon fiber drag system provides powerful drag without sacrificing smoothness
- Fluid cranking with 5 sealed stainless steel ball bearings and instant anti-reverse bearing
- Superline spool requires no backing, is braid ready, and has line capacity rings marked at 1/3, 2/3, and full capacity
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At a Glance:
- Rugged, high-range fishing reel withstands tough saltwater conditions
- Full metal construction offers exceptional durability and leverage
- HT-100 carbon fiber drag system delivers powerful, smooth drag
- 5 stainless steel ball bearings and an anti-reverse bearing ensure fluid cranking
- Suitable for use with Berkley or Spiderwire Superline
Penn Battle II Spinning Reel
The Penn Battle II Spinning Reel offers the power, casting range, and durability you need to conquer big saltwater gamefish. From the full metal construction to the heavy-duty aluminum bail wire, each component of this rugged fishing reel is designed to help you land your catch. The reel's HT-100 Versa-Drag carbon fiber drag system delivers powerful yet smooth drag, while its instant anti-reverse bearing helps eliminate pullback while you're reeling. And thanks to five sealed stainless steel ball bearings, this spinning reel ensures smooth operation and performance during fierce saltwater battles.
What's in the Box:
- Penn Battle II Spinning Reel, 1000
Rugged Full Metal Design Engineered for Tough Fights
Crafted from durable materials, this saltwater reel resists corrosion and is built to withstand years of punishing use. The reel's full metal body, sideplate, and rotor maintains flawless gear alignment under extreme levels of pressure, giving you added leverage when you're in the heat of battle.
HT-100 Drag System for Silky-Smooth Drag
The Battle II Spinning Reel's HT-100 Versa Drag system remains cool and supple under heavy loads, giving you the finesse and power needed to subdue a variety of hard-pulling fish species. This innovative drag system utilizes both sides of each drag washer to deliver forceful yet smooth drag across the entire drag curve. Additionally, each drag washer is treated with a proprietary grease to ensure long-lasting performance.
Fluid Cranking with Stainless Steel Ball Bearings
The Battle II Spinning Fishing Reel ensures reliable operation and buttery-smooth cranking with its five stainless steel ball bearings. An instant anti-reverse bearing helps eliminate rotor backplay, so you can set the hook and then reel in your catch without interruption.
Superline Spool with Convenient Line Capacity Rings
The spool is fitted with a rubber gasket that prevents the Superline from slipping under pressure, meaning anglers can use braided line without a monofilament backing. And thanks to line capacity rings marked at 1/3, 2/3, and full capacity, you can see how much line is remaining at a glance.
About Penn: Let the Battle Begin
Founded in 1932, Penn has stood at the forefront of reel design and innovation for decades. Passion and knowledge are what set Penn apart, and the company's love for fishing has made it one of the first choice for generations of saltwater anglers. From reels to rods and beyond, Penn creates products that endure a lifetime of use and offer best-in-class performance. So, whether you're a novice angler or eyeing a world record catch, there's a Penn product to help you perform flawlessly and emerge triumphant.
|Penn Battle II Spinning Reel, 1000||Penn Battle II Spinning Reel, 2000||Penn Battle II Spinning Reel, 2500||Penn Battle II Spinning Reel, 3000||Penn Battle II Spinning Reel, 4000||Penn Battle II Spinning Reel, 5000|
|Mono capacity (yd/lb)||275/2; 135/4; 105/6||240/4; 180/6; 125/8||255/6; 175/8; 140/10||200/8; 165/10; 120/12||270/8; 220/10; 165/12||225/12; 200/15; 135/20|
|Braid capacity (yd/lb)||160/6; 130/8; 110/10||210/8; 180/10; 165/15||240/10; 220/15; 160/20||250/15; 180/20; 130/30||360/15; 260/20; 185/30||420/20; 300/30; 240/40|
|Max drag||9 lbs||10 lbs||12 lbs||15 lbs||15 lbs||25 lbs|
Arm yourself for the most punishing saltwater battles with the Penn Battle II Spinning Fishing Reel. Crafted from durable materials and packed with fish-fighting features, this saltwater reel is engineered to catch fish year after year. From the full metal body, sideplate, and rotor to the five sealed stainless steel ball bearings, each component is designed to help you land your catch. The reel's HT-100 Versa-Drag carbon fiber drag system leverages both sides of each drag washer to provide maximum drag, and its instant anti-reverse bearing eliminates pullback so you reel without interruption. Additionally, the drag washers are treated with a proprietary grease to ensure long-lasting performance. Suitable for use with Berkley or Spiderwire Superline, the spool is fitted with a rubber gasket that prevents the Superline from slipping under pressure--meaning anglers can use braided line without a monofilament backing. And thanks to its line capacity rings, the spool displays at a glance how much line is remaining.
Style Name: 1000
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Although I can't say the same about Penn's Customer Service. I had an issue with the line lay(which they supply washers to adjust). After swapping the washer to get the line to lay correctly the drag has become almost inaudible. And to this point I have gotten very little to no help from writing Penn. While the reel still works fine and maybe it's just mental; it doesn't feel perfect.
Penn puts their blue grease everywhere in this reel. This is generally a good thing. I however removed it from the drive shaft and line bushing and replaced with Penn reel oil. The reel now is easier to turn than it was out of the box.
Non-sealed saltwater reels should be easy to take apart and put back together because if you dunk one that is what you will be doing. This is for the most part true of the 2500 Battle. There are no side plate screws hidden under the rotor. You therefore can take off the side plate for service and inspection without taking off the rotor. The screws don’t get boogered up with standard screwdrivers and are easy to take off.
However, Penn departed from their easy to service design philosophy on the roller bearing and anti-reverse switch. It’s like they were an after thought. The roller (anti-reverse) bearing is a 10-piece affair that will come apart in your hand when you take it out. Penn added an anti-reverse switch on this smaller model. To activate the A/R, it relies on a tiny spring that looks like it belongs in a watch. Penn really dropped the ball IMO on the design of the roller bearing assembly and anti reverse switch. They are way too difficult to put back together and if the spring corrodes and breaks you have no anti-reverse. The 3000 and up models don’t have an anti reverse switch and look to have a one-piece roller bearing.
The reel has a plate to keep the rotor nut from coming loose. The plate is held in with one screw. Penn put two screw holes in the rotor to screw the plate in to. You pick whichever one you need. This extra hole goes uncovered and is an entry point for saltwater to get under the rotor. Come no Penn, what were you all thinking?
The reel has a screw in handle. I like this better than a pin type handle that you insert into the reel and screw down with a retaining cap on the other side of the body. The reel feels very solid when you turn the handle with very little play.
The Battle has a bushing for the line roller, no bearing here. I prefer this design as it is more reliable and easier to service. This is an area where they saved cost with no decrease in performance. Ditto the reel handle, no bearings here either, again one less bearing to replace from saltwater intrusion. I personally think bearings on the line roller and handle are a sales gimmick with no advantage in a small reel.
I like this reel allot. It is all metal and has sealed bearings for less than $100 shipped. However, if you are going to service and repair your reels yourself, can live without the anti-reverse switch and don’t mind a little more weight, I would get the 3000. The 3000 doesn’t have that multi-piece roller bearing and anti-reverse switch. I will keep this reel for my kid’s rod, but will buy 3000 sizes for my other inshore rods.
I took off a star for the multi-piece roller bearing assembly and an anti-reverse switch with a tiny spring.
Red snapper over 25 lbs have been landed using this reel and a Crowder rod setup.
Very happy customer.