Kayak Fishing Ultimate Resource

Review Detail

 
Penn "Battle"
Reel Reviews
June 26, 2013    
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Craftsmanship 
 
4.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Versatility 
 
3.0
Value 
 
4.0

Battle 8000

This is my main sharkin' reel. I have this reel spooled with 475yds. of 50# braid and 10 wraps of 12# mono. I call this my "oh crud" buffer. I have only gotten close to being spooled once. It is nice to know I can pop that 12# mono, rather than loosing my reel or going turtle. I've caught a lot of stingray and sharks in the 3'-5' and it does really well. It has held up to being dunked any numerous sloppy surf launches. With 25lbs of drag, it really is a workhorse. I've put the brakes on some pretty big fish with this reel and have never been dissapointed.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Saltwater Bays
  • Offshore
Used:
7-15 times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Durable, smooth drag.
Cons:
Heavy.

Equipment Model

Model:
BTL8000
Was this review helpful to you? 

Comments

 
 
Ordering 
 
Already have an account? or Create an account
 
 
 

Get the YakAngler Newsletter!

Keep tabs on all the latest from YakAngler.