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Penn Battle II Spinning Fishing Reel

Review Last Updated: March 2024
Nancy Perry
Product Review by Nancy Perry
Product Features
  • Superline Spool
  • HT-100 Carbon Fiber Drag Washers
  • Heavy-Duty Aluminum Bail Wire
  • Full-Metal Body, Sideplate and Rotor


Today we'll be reviewing the Penn Battle II Spinning Fishing Reel.

Our reviews are based on in-depth research and product analysis. Let's dive in!


  • Great for beginners
  • Suitable for saltwater and freshwater fishing
  • Available to buy in different reel sizes
  • Fantastic quality at medium price point
  • Super smooth reel


  • Drag isn't fully sealed - normal for this price point

Penn Battle II Spinning Fishing Reel Product Review

The Penn Battle II Spinning Fishing Reel is easy-to-use and a fantastic option for entry-level fisherman.

However, the Battle II isn’t solely for beginners, its durable metal body, sideplate, and rotor teamed with the robust aluminum bail wire help to conquer hefty saltwater gamefish.

Another great feature is the Superline spool that’s braid ready, requires no backing and has line capacity rings marked at 1/3, 2/3 and full capacity: the Superline spool compliments the stainless steel ball bearings and instant anti-reverse bearing.

The Battle II spinning real is available in series 2000 to 8000, with a weight increase from series 5000 making it perfect for throwing the bait and waiting for those monster hooks.

The larger reels (6000 – 80000) are great for fighting large fish teamed with the added line capacity for fishing in depths of 100-200 inches while leaving you with enough line if a big fish starts stripping as they make their escape. The larger reels have drag systems designed to cope with line stripping.

If your preference is throwing lures, I recommend sticking to series 1000 to 4000.

Regardless of the weight increase after series 5000, this fishing reel is still a lightweight product with an HT-100 carbon fiber drag system that doesn’t sacrifice smoothness for powerful drag.

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