Penn BTL8000 Battle Saltwater Spinning Reel

by frank on October 1, 2013

Penn Battle BTL8000 Reviews

Penn Battle BTL8000

Tough enough for offshore, plug and surf fishing

The Penn Battle series of spinning reels are manufactured in 8 different sizes and has become one of the most popular mid-priced series of reels on the market. The BTL1000 is the smallest and the BTL8000 the largest.

If you’re looking for a inexpensive but high quality big reel for offshore fishing then the Penn BTL8000 Battle Spinning Reel is a great fit. With it you get 25-pounds of drag, which is going to allow you to play with those big fish without the line breaking and the 7 ball-bearings keep the reeling nice and smooth.

The reel also has a gear ratio of 5.3:1 which gives it a tremendous amount of torque, perfect for retrieving your big catches and weighs only 29.2 ounces.

Another great feature is the big, comfortable knob attached to the handle, this might not seem like much of a feature but its so much better than the tiny knobs found on other reels.

The are many different video showing Penn BTL8000 Reviews and we have watched them all to make sure we were not missing any information or problems some people have had with this product. Out of all the review videos we have watched the one below does the best job at describing this reel.

Prove the Penn BTL8000 is High Quality

If you owned a Penn reel 10-20 years ago you probably were not highly impressed with the quality. Can’t really blame you for thinking this. We had a few pieces of crap-o-la growing up. But in the recent years this company has really started to focus on quality. If you watched the video above you should be able to see the quality.

Two other features worth mentioning:

Another great feature is the big, comfortable knob attached to the handle, this might not seem like much of a feature but its so much better than the tiny knobs found on other reels.

The main shaft is made from Stainless steel making it so much tougher compared to graphite shafts.

More about this Saltwater Spinning Reel:

Yes this is a saltwater reel. What is meant by this is its built with stainless steel, brass and other composite parts. The the important exterior and interior parts that might corrode are saltwater grade. But also works fine when fishing freshwater, rivers and lakes.

The video below is not of the 8000 rather the 5000 but its an interesting video to watch and shows even what the small sizes can accomplish.

See all the different reels in this series.

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