11 months ago
Inspired by design innovations made possible through new technology, PENN introduces the improved Battle II Spinning Reel. Included in the improvements is line management. PENN added Line Capacity Rings to let the angler know when the spool is properly filled. This ensures that the casts are not subject to excess line stripping from the spool, resulting in improved castability. The Battle II has enhanced corrosion resistance due to the improvements of using five sealed bearings and one anti-reverse bearing. Battle II incorporates keyed carbon fiber washers in the HT-100™ drag system that utilizes both sides of the drag washers and increases maximum drag by 15 to 50 percent. Many original Battle features remain in the Battle II, including the Full Metal Body, sideplate and rotor; Instant Anti-Reverse, heavy-duty aluminum bail wire and Superline Spool. Eight Battle II spinning reels range in size from the 1000 to 8000. New to the line up is the 2500 size designed for inshore/ light braid applications. Nine Battle II spinning combos are also available for inshore, near shore, boat and surf models. Each rod is paired and balanced with a Battle II reel and range from 6 feet 6 inches to 10 feet long in actions from medium-light to heavy. Battle II combo rods include a graphite composite blank, aluminum oxide guides, graphite reel seat and either a cork (inshore) or EVA grip. MSRP for the new Battle II reels range from $99.95 to $129.95; combos are priced from $129.95 to $159.95. All Battle II products will be available in September of 2014.