Inshore or near shore, the PENN Battalion family offers the actions, balance and durability to get the job done. These rods feature both EVA and cork grips, Fuji Aluminum oxide guides, and a 30-ton graphite blank. Fuji SS frames with Aluminum oxide inserts proved a lightweight and durable guide. Aluminum oxide inserts provide a harder surface that works great with braided lines.
100% graphite blank for incredible strength
Fuji aluminum oxide guides
Fuji Skeleton reel seat (select models)
Premium grade cork grips on inshore models and EVA on heavier models.
I have used these rods for a long time and if you are looking for a rod with backbone and will hold up in any situation for fishing, buy this one. They are great snapper rods, red fish rods, bass or what ever you want to catch. I have even caught sail fish on them in the Keys. Great rod and a great price
I purchased this rod about 2 weeks ago, i was able to take it out kayak fishing at a local lake. I rigged it up with a Battle Fierce II 3000 series reel. Little heavier than I would go for fishing still water, but the grip where your hand goes is so slim its almost uncomfortable for me. I don't have small hands, and there's not a lot of cushion to fish without readjusting every few casts.
However, I would buy another one of these rods giving Penn's reputation and the quality of build on these rods. I've never had a rod or reel fail due to error of build. I've tested their equipment in saltwater bay fishing and inland freshwater lakes and rivers. I will update once this rod sees some saltwater aggression from East coast Red Drum!
I own 16 of these for my charter business. Besides customer stepping of falling on a rod NONE have broken. I must say that the few reviews that are saying how poor quality they are must have either abused them or they are internet TROLLS! These rods some pretty old hold up to extreme conditions.All my charter rods are Battalions with Battle II and are bullet proof.
Bought this pole about two weeks ago it’s very nice , the gold paint on it makes it look like a 300$ pole feels very light and smooth. Casts very good Especially with my conflict 2 5000. I definitely will be buying one or two more of these pools highly recommend them
I bought a pair of the BATIN612S66 rods to replace the long discontinued Legion series. They are just as good and works very well flipping live baits next to the mangroves catching snook and redfish. Excellent when paired with Penn Fierce 3000 series reels.
Bought these to replace a pair of Dobbins rods that have delicate tips. I like the cork grips and the contour plastic/rubber knob between the upper cork bit and the reel seat. This provides a comfortable meld between the rod and hand when walking the dog with topwater lures. Definitely a step up from the Squadron series.
I am very happy with my Penn Battalion spinning rod. It is very light and balances well with a small spinning reel. I get great casting distance and presentations of light jigs is exceptional. My Penn Battalion spinning rod is going to make great fishing even better.
Most folks associate Penn equipment with saltwater -- and for good reason. But I thought the 6'6" light extra fast Battalion Inshore Spinning rod would work well for Walleye. They can be finicky, so the extra fast tip helps a lot. But they can be brutes, so the 30 ton blank also helps a lot. First use I caught my legal limit plus 3 bonus, including a 24". The following day I caught another 24", then a 22", then a third even larger fish which didn't quite make it into the boat -- the only one that didn't. I paired this rod with a Conflict II reel, which is very much up to the task with its excellent drag adjustment. Very light and easy to handle, but also very rugged -- so much so that I plan to use it for Northern Pike, too!
Awesome rod, I bought this rod for clients who can't handle bait casters. It took me 10 years to finally find a rod of this quality.Though not designed with pike and muskies in mind it is great for that purpose when paired with a good spinning reel.
Paired a 7’6 12/20 battalion rod with a 5000 spinfisher and 17lb Vanish. It’s the perfect yellowtail setup. The rod protects the light leader well and still pulls hard enough to keep a 24” Flag out of the coral.
Rod is what I expected from Penn. Only problem was the top eyes were bent, super poor packing. Rod was in a hard paper tubing with no wrapping or paper stuffing. Fished it twice, time will tell. Hopefully if they fail it will be in the warranty period.
I recently purchased this rod and was delivered to my house with a Penn reel on 6/08/17. Took it out for the first time on a smallmouth fishing trip and it snapped in 2 places when I hooked a 10" smallmouth on 06/11/17. It broke at the top 2 eyes and the next 2 eyes. So, the top 4 eyes were sheared off. This was the replacement to a 25 year old rod that was going to retire.
I first purchased Penn Battilion spinning Rods last season. I matched them up to Penn Battle reels, an d I caught over 100 Stripers of various sizes to 44- pounds with these combos on my Montauk Charter boat last season. Looking forward to more of the same with my new rods.
I got this reel four months ago and I have ordered 5 more since then. They have a great action and feel. They are great for flounder and redfish, I run three charter boats and they are the only rods I use inshore.
Bought this rod sight unseen. I was looking for a bit heavier rod for fishing docks and tree lines. it was exactly what I was looking for. It was a good match for the Battle II I bought. nice and light but still has good power.
I bought this for inshore species like Specks and Reds. 1st outing with this rod and the only thing biting were Sheepshead. Good sensitivity to feels the bites and sturdy enough to sling them out the water below and up on to the pier. Good size fish too. Never did I feel the rod would fail under that type of stress. Paired with a Battle II 3000 (30# braid it felt great in my hands. Aside from the performance its a great looking rod (combo)
I received this rod for Christmas this past year and have had several outings for redfin since. The rod is light, strong and able to handle some tough inshore fish. Paired the 7'0 with 3000 Battle II. Super high quality components make it comfortable to fish all day. Great rod!
I've broke 2 of these rods In the same spot. Deffenantly an issue with quality and or materials. Currently have 2 more of these rods sitting in a corner of my garage. I will not use them because they have proven themselves as unreliable.