Penn Battle II Spinning Reel Review

Last Updated: 04.08.20

The Penn Battle II Spinning Reel has quite a reputation among anglers because it manages to combine the advantages offered by high end models with the affordable pricing of budget oriented spinning reels. The choice of many anglers who prefer having a medium speed spinning reel in their backpack when they embark on fishing adventures, this models consistently receives praises from users, and the stellar reception is well deserved. Made of high quality materials and offering superior performance for the price, the Penn Battle II Spinning Reel is considered, for all the right reasons, the best spinning reel around by the vast majority of those who have already tried it.

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Only the best materials were used in the making of this popular spinning reel, and this fact is surely contributing to its success among anglers. From the very first glance, you will notice the sturdy build of this spinning reel. The full metal body is resistant to corrosion and rust and it will continue to look great for years to come. The rotor and the sideplate are also made of metal, which makes this spinning reel very durable and reliable for years to come.

The drag washers are made of carbon fiber, which is the most lightweight material you can find for spinning reels at the moment. Carbon fiber presents many other advantages besides being lightweight. It is more flexible than other materials, without sacrificing durability, and it contributes to the overall sturdy build of this model.

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The ball bearings are made of stainless steel, another material that is resistant to rust and corrosion. Since you will surely be using the spinning reel many times, due to its superior performance, it is easy to imagine why the manufacturer thought of building it using such materials.

The bail wire is made of heavy duty aluminum, and it is sturdy, as well. All in all, this spinning reel is designed for durability and reliability, as you can see from this once over of the materials used in its making.

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The Penn Battle II Spinning Reel is considered a great choice for freshwater use, but it is not unusual to see anglers who prefer it for saltwater fishing, as well. This means that the model must have an increased resistance to corrosion, which is achieved nicely by the improved paint job used for all the components, as well as the superior materials the spinning reel is made of.

With 5 ball bearings made of stainless steel, you do not have to worry about drag smoothness. It must be noted that the ball bearings on this model are not shielded, but encased in stainless steel housing, to prevent salt water from getting inside and wrecking havoc.

One of the most important characteristics anglers look for in their spinning reels is superior drag pressure. The Penn Battle II Spinning Reel does a fine job and it has been praised for its superior performance countless times. By keying the drag washers into the spool, both sides of the drag washers can be used, which results in superior drag pressure. The overall drag pressure is thus increased by 20% and even if you may not have to use the maximum drag pressure available, you will still find it handy.

This model is a medium speed spinning reel, due to its 5.2:1 gear ratio. Many anglers like having a medium speed reel around, because it can deal with all kinds of situations, even if it cannot deliver the same performance as the high speed or low speed models in situations when they would be the perfect fit. Less experienced anglers will be just fine with this spinning reel in their backpack, because they will be able to take advantage of its finesse and smooth drag and, of course, enjoy catching the fish they want.

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The line capacity rigs added to the construction of this spinning reel is a welcome addition to an already well rounded piece of fishing gear. These rigs will assist you during casting, by letting you know how much line you have left on your reel. When you are fishing for larger species of fish, you will particularly find this model to come in handy.



The Penn Battle II Spinning Reel is sold for a very attractive price and this is another reason why so many anglers appreciate it. Offering the same performance as high end models, but demanding only a fraction of the price tag associated with good quality spinning reels, this model is a winner in a lot of anglers’ book.


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