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#1 NJTramcar

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Posted March 17 2012 - 02:49 PM

I checked out the Penn Battle 6000 this weekend and it looks like a great reel. If I had the cash, I would have purchased it on the spot. I am reading reviews and am a little concerned about the way the line lays and wind knots. I like the reel and it looks durable but if the line doesn't lie down properly, I am not interested.

Is this a major issue?

#2 LIdockMan

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Posted March 18 2012 - 09:53 PM

don't know where you saw/heard this info but I own 2 3000 battles a 8000 and a fierce 2000 I have 0 problems with line lay or wind knots I love the reels line lay is awesome just make sure you don't over spool.

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Posted March 18 2012 - 10:57 PM

Have both the 5000 and 6000 battles the line lay is perfect on both of them also removed ball trip on them no premature bail closing


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Posted March 19 2012 - 10:05 AM

what reels are the main competitors to the Battle and how do they stack up?



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Posted March 21 2012 - 08:40 PM

I have the 3000 and the 4000. So far they seem like tanks dollar for dollar. Well worth the money


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Posted March 25 2012 - 03:54 PM


I just purchased a Penn Battle 6000 to go with my Lamiglas Ron Arra 9-footer.  Any recommendations on the braided line to use?  I plan to use one spool for plugging and the other for bait.



 




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Posted March 25 2012 - 04:04 PM

Question....I'm looking at one for a backup to my VS. What size would be appropriate for a 10' Lami??? 6000???? I'll be spooling it with Sufix braid. Thanks.
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Posted March 26 2012 - 04:52 AM

Question....I'm looking at one for a backup to my VS. What size would be appropriate for a 10' Lami??? 6000???? I'll be spooling it with Sufix braid. Thanks.


BassNuts,

The Battle 5000 and 6000 are only 1.5oz difference in weight, your best bet would be to try each size on your rod to see which feels better balanced.

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Posted March 26 2012 - 08:07 PM


Purchased the Battle 6000 and fished it the last two days with 30lb power pro. The line lays nicely when retrieved and casts well. I had it on a 10' 6" mojo and had no issue with casting. The reel does not seem to have the power the older penn's had. My 704 and 550ss will retrieve lures with much less effort then with the battle. I even exchanged the reel for this reason but there was no improvement.   




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Posted March 26 2012 - 09:11 PM

BassNuts,
The Battle 5000 and 6000 are only 1.5oz difference in weight, your best bet would be to try each size on your rod to see which feels better balanced.
tony


1.5 oz...that's it? I'll have to bring my rod to the shop and try them both. Thanks for the help.
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Posted March 26 2012 - 09:14 PM

I just got a 4000 for a 9' airwave. The 4000 is much lighter than the 5000 and if you're plugging it's nice having such a light setup. if you're set on the larger size, I'd check out the Spheros. Not much more in price, but much smoother.

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Posted March 27 2012 - 06:34 AM

Purchased the Battle 6000 and fished it the last two days with 30lb power pro. The line lays nicely when retrieved and casts well. I had it on a 10' 6" mojo and had no issue with casting. The reel does not seem to have the power the older penn's had. My 704 and 550ss will retrieve lures with much less effort then with the battle. I even exchanged the reel for this reason but there was no improvement.   


Can you elaborate on this? Are you speaking about gear ratio or winching power under a load? Just curious.

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Posted April 02 2012 - 09:30 PM

That reel is just great!!!

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Posted April 04 2012 - 10:47 AM

I own a 4000 and a 7000 and both reels are pretty good so far. never had a problem with the line roller matter of fact i checked them the other day and still smooth as butter! put my 7000 on a Century S1 stealth 10' with PP slick 8 and my 4000 is universal for a variety of saltwater fishing and freshwater as well with regular PP #20. Strong, durable and smooth drag with the HT-100 system I'd say for $100 how can u go wrong buy one..
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Posted April 12 2012 - 09:23 AM


Bought the 4000 for my Tsunami Trophy 9' as my light plugging setup. The combo feels SUPER light (especially when compared to some of the other setups I have yet to upgrade to better components.) The reel is my favorite reel in my garage... It makes landing bigger fish fun but also has the drag and power to play them correctly. If I don't go VS for my 11' upgrade, I will probably go Battle 6000 (i still can't get over the 1.5 oz weight difference.)