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Penn Battalion II Inshore Fishing Rod - Need some advice
Feb 23, 2021 18:50:16   #
FS Digest
 
Hi, I'm fairly new to fishing and currently own a medium power / medium action Bass Pro spinning rod that I picked up for $20 or so a while back. The rod has been great while learning but I recently started using a MH Shimano Sellus bait caster and I can definitely tell it is time to upgrade my spinning rod.

I mostly fish for bass on a highland reservoir but I do take occasional trips to the coast and enjoy inshore fishing for trout and redfish. Because of this I'm looking at the Penn Battalion II Inshore fishing rod. However, I can't decide between their Medium or Medium Light action options, or their Fast or Extra Fast power options.

For freshwater I'd like to use the spinning rod for drop-shots, shaky heads, flukes, swim jigs, and jigging spoons; but still have flexibility to throw top-water. For saltwater I'll mostly be throwing swim jigs and suspending twitch baits, and the occasional jerk bait.

Any advice on the preferable action and power is greatly appreciated.

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by ATLSmith

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Feb 25, 2021 02:39:36   #
hang on sloopy Loc: oakford,pa.bucks,co.
 
I like to hold shake touch bend to feel the rod when buying , still I have bought Penn combos on line that I am very happy with . if you liked your the action of your old rod work with that or just use it in comparison . hope this helps .

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Feb 25, 2021 11:50:13   #
CRKfish Loc: Southern New Jersey
 
Penn battle 4000 spinning combo .“Tackle Direct” has these right now for $129.00 these are great reels on a good rod. for a little more the Penn spinfisher combos are also exceptional an value. Both of these are perfect for back bay inshore/ near shore fishing as well as some surf fishing. For most surf fishing from beach a larger set up is more appropriate but I still use the 7ft model with 4000 reel in the surf for certain species such as small late season stripers or flounder in the summer.

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Feb 25, 2021 12:08:54   #
CRKfish Loc: Southern New Jersey
 
Those reels alone are in the $120. Range
Extra Fast action medium light power will catch a wide range of sizes and species of fish and throw 1/4 - 1oz. range of baits and will get you in the game affordably and still give high quality and durability.

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