Penn Battle II 4000

PennThis product is a medium sized fish reel designed to give the user an affordable but high quality piece of equipment. The model will cost you around $110 and it has a range of features that will provide you with an excellent fishing experience. The model provides a stylish, modern appearance, but not losing that classic fishing reel lock.

The main features of this Penn Battle II Spinning Reel, 4000 is that it is extremely durable with a full metal body which allows it to handle the biggest pulling fish with drags of up to 7kg. Through having a full metal reel this will allow you to maintain the precision required to achieve a successful catch. Another key feature on the model is its superline spool, with having this on the reel it removes the need for any backing. The rubber gasket that is present will keep the superlines from slipping. One of the features that help to make this a popular product is the instant anti-reverse feature. This means that when you stop reeling, the reel handle will not be able to move backwards at all. This will prevent the reel from deteriorating over time and will ultimately save you money.

It has the following features;

  • Full-metal body, sideplate, and rotor which helps to keep gear alignment when spinning reel is under a heavy load.
  • Superline Spool which ensures no mono backing is needed – thanks to rubber gasket that keeps superline from slipping.
  • Instant Anti-Reverse bearing which disables back-play of handles, hence powerful hooks. It is accomplished by adding one-way only bearing to the reel.
  • HT-100 carbon-fiber drag washers that ensure higher drag ratings.
  • 5 sealed stainless steel ball bearings
  • Line capacity rings
  • Heavy duty aluminum bail wire

Penn Battle IImodel is suitable for fishing offshore on boats and inshore via beach or rock fishing. Generally, if you’re going to be rock or beach fishing, you should pear this reel up with a rod that is 9-14 feet in length. For offshore boat fishing, look for a boat rod that’s between 6-8 feet in length. Each of these should have you on the right track.

The unique feature about Penn Battle II model is probably the line capacity which is bigger than in the previous models.

The major downside for this model is that these reels are bit too heavy compared to other similar open face fishing reels like Shimano FJ. This causes additional fatigue when there has been a long day of casting. Secondly, there have been reports of frequent wind knots happening, especially when spool is full.

What makes this product unique is its ability to deliver a stylish modern reel that is still able to offer a range of features that will lead to a quality fishing experience. It also comes at an affordable price, allowing fishing enthusiasts to experience using a high quality reel. What makes this reel good for sea fishing is its durability and ability to maintain a position under pressure. The full metal body will give you the confidence to achieve results when sea fishing and the smooth, powerful drag will assist you in doing this.


The main pros of this product is the heavy duty and high drag power offered by this reel. The six sealed ball bearings also prevent corrosion on the model. If you are looking for a reel that will last for a long period of time, then the Penn II 4000 is the one for you.


Through listening to other users of this product there were a limited number of cons listed with one being the weight of the reel with a small number commenting that it was too heavy. Due to its weight and size it is a model that may be more suited to the more experienced fishers.

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