Central falls, Rhode Island
July 12, 2020
I received my 11ft surf battalion spinning rod within a week from ordering, maybe even within 5 days. It came fairly quick. The handle grip is really nice, and the eyes were not Damaged in transit. It was packaged really well when it was shipped to me. I paired this rod with the daiwa BG 5000 that I ordered at the same time and I’ll tell ya, this combo FLYS when casting. Incredible cast distance.
ProsGrip of handle Smoothness of rod The design Packaging when shipped is great 2 piece rod Not too heavy Very sturdy/strong
ConsNone so far
Bluffton, South Carolina
One of my favorite surf rods
June 9, 2019
I now have two of these rods in the 12ft I have both paired with a s Spinfisher V. It has handled pretty much everything I've thrown at it from sharks up to 6.5ft and down. Great rod especially for the price.
11' Penn Battalion Surf Spinning Rod
January 20, 2019
Nice rod. Reasonably priced especially if you get it on sale. Decent quality guides. Light weight construction. Throws 4 n bait perfectly. Has plenty of backbone to handle large fish in the surf.
By yong h.
The pole is very good
October 20, 2018
Better than expected
June 6, 2018
This site - Tackle Direct- is a great organization. I was in their beautiful NJ shop recently, and the people are top notch. I used the rod for the first time along the jetty at Brigantine- it cast very well - and good feel while the blue was chewing on my plastic sandeel. Just below the hook. I felt every chomp. I haven't landed a fish yet, but I'm really happy with this rod.
May 24, 2018
Great service from these guys & gals at tackle direct. The rod is great & performed well have caught two fish so far .
ConsIt could be a little faster in the tip.
Staten Island, New York
Great rod for the money
May 2, 2018
I bought the 12' Penn Battalion to pair with my Van Staal VS300 and this rod is amazing I use it for throwing big chunks of bunker with 4-8oz of lead it has a lot of power and I defiantly recommend it for people that are on a budget or don't want to spend a lot because you can't beat the price.
ProsVery light yet has power behind it and the price is amazing.
New York, NY
fantastic rod. great value.
November 12, 2017
nice sensitivity for a $100 2 piece rod. Will make catching schoolies a blast, but will also give you the power to bring in a keeper.
11' 2-6 oz model
October 28, 2017
Bought this to throw some lighter weights when fishing bait and throwing some heavier plugs. Bite detection is great and can sense every little bump, bounce and pull whether fish or bottom so its very easy to get a sense of what the structure is like. Loads well and casts great, but has plenty of backbone. Sweet spot is around 4 1/2 ounces and can cast 1 and 5 oumces pretty well too.Very happy with my purchase amd recommemd to anyone.
ProsLight, sensative, great bite detection easy to load
South Carolina Coast
Great Lightweight Surf Rod
October 15, 2017
I ordered the 1220S10 model with a 3/4 - 3 oz rating and it is absolutley perfect. I paried it with a Spinfisher 7500 LC and it is perfect for throwing light baits a long way. It is light enough to feel small bites from whting and pompano, but does have enough backbone to handle a red or shark. I gave this item 4 stars because it does not have a hook keeper on my model. However this only a slight inconvience on an otherwise perfect lightweight surf rod
Perfect beginner rod for a bait chucker
December 31, 2016
Bought the 12 ft, 6 to 12 oz casting version to use during drum season and it performed very well. Some people do not like the way it loads, but it seems to work well with me. I had no issuing reaching the areas that I needed for a big NC drum. The first day I took it out, I landed a nice 40" drum (baby in my eyes) and it handled it with no issue. It is also very light which is a good thing to have if you are changing bait non stop.
ProsGreat color scheme (matches my Daiwa Saltist BG30H) Loads 8 oz and spot head with no issue Lightweight Good drum rod
ConsDepending on how you load your rods, this one may not be for you. Cast it first before buying.
October 23, 2016
This by far is the best rod I have ever owned I paired it with a penn fierce II reel and this set up is a freaking dream perfect for the monster reds and pompano I get down in sabastion inlet.
August 4, 2016
Perfect for 6 plus a piece of bait. Good backbone, sensitivity and components. I am a huge fan of all the Penn rods and I own a bunch of them. I highly recommend them.
By Jerreth T.
July 3, 2016
Awesome surf rod, I have it matched up with a fin nor lethal. Rod has alot of power but still sensitive to feel the bites, can throw bait a long long way this this rod. Will definitely order another one soon to add to the arsenal
By martin o.
just hit the OBX for a trip and paired w a Quatum Boca 60
June 29, 2016
So far this thing has performed well. Cast like a dream and pulled is some blues off cut bait.
Prosstrong and flexible. Love the grip and reel seat.
ConsMADE IN CHINA...C'mon Penn. had I known I would have bounced to a local rod maker or a USA built rod. Bring it back home Penn!!!
Kill Devil Hills, NC
Eight and bait
August 30, 2015
It can handle 8oz and bait all day. Also makes a great anchor rod for pin rigging. Exceptional for the price.
ProsGreat load to cast at 6 and 8 oz.
By Cuban J.
June 7, 2015
Amazing rod had some big fish and this animal brought them in like nothing. Also casts 3-6 oz weights very far. The rod is nice and light I can't say enough good things about this rod. It looks great and is good quality. So far caught some big blues in the 35"+ range and few big stripers with this rod no problem.
ProsLight, strong, looks great, good price!
ConsNone so far
By James R.
penn batsf255012 12ft 2pc conventional surf rod
April 9, 2015
Very nice looking rod. I have paired it with an Akios Sportscast 666 shuttle reel. It will give you a lot of distance to reach the big ones.
ProsGood looking. Can't beat the price for such a quality rod. Great rod to use as a heaver.
By Adam E.
March 18, 2015
Penn battalion surf rod
February 19, 2015
Excellent quality and workmanship
its nice items
January 22, 2015
its nice items that i toke it from your site and i well take more later
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