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29 Sep

Penn Conflict II…. Product Review

PENN Fishing Tackle has brought another great spinning reel to the fishing market; it is the new PENN Conflict II spinning reel series. If you love your original Conflict spinning reels you’re really going to love the Conflict II. PENN has been working hard to come out with LIGHT yet strong spinning reel and they have done just that with the Conflict II series! Here are some of the features that make the PENN Conflict II stand alone as a great light spinning reel.

The Conflict II is a great looking, light and durable design with a super smooth yet strong drag. These are a few of the reasons so many anglers will love to fish this reel! And now with CNC gear technology smooth and light is the name of the game for the Conflict II series.

Key Features of the PENN Conflict II Spinning Reel:

• Superline Spool™ – No backing needed because of the rubber gasket keeps superline (braid) from slipping
• Machined and anodized aluminum spool
• HT-100™ Carbon Fiber drag washers provide smooth drag under heavy loads• Line Capacity Rings
• 7 stainless steel ball bearings
• Infinite anti-reverse

• Rigid Resin RR30 Body & Rotor
• Machined anodized aluminum/Carbon handle with foam knob.
• Heavy-duty Aluminum bail wire.
• CNC Gear Technology

By keying the proprietary HT-100 Versa-drag washers into the spool PENN was able to use both sides of each drag washer giving the Conflict II higher max drags, more range and smoother start ups than the competition. PENN’s HT-100 washers are greased with our proprietary PENN grease for longevity.

Cap and Stats:

CFTII1000: Mono cap yds/lb: 275/2 135/4 105/6 Braid cap: 160/6 130/8 110/10 Bearings: 7 Max drag: 9 lbs Ratio: 5.2:1 Weight: 6.3oz

CFTII2000: Mono cap yds/lb: 240/4 180/6 125/8 Braid cap: 230/8 180/10 165/15 Bearings: 7 Max drag: 10 lbs Ratio: 6.2:1 Weight: 7.4oz

CFTII2500 Mono cap yds/lb: 255/6 175/8 140/10 Braid cap: 240/10 220/15 160/20 Bearings: 7 Max drag: 12 lbs Ratio: 6.2:1 Weight: 7.9oz

CFTII3000 Mono cap yds/lb: 200/8 165/10 120/12 Braid cap: 250/15 180/20 130/30 Bearings: 7 Max drag: 15 lbs Ratio: 6.2:1 Weight: 9.1oz

CFTII4000 Mono cap yds/lb: 270/8 220/10 165/12 Braid cap: 360/15 260/20 185/30

Bearings: 7 Max drag: 15 lbs Ratio: 6.2:1 Weight: 9.5oz

CFTII5000 Mono cap yds/lb: 225/12 200/15 135/20 Braid cap: 420/20 300/30 240/40 Bearings: 7 Max drag: 25 lbs Ratio: 5.6:1 Weight: 14.5oz

I was one of the field testers for the new PENN Conflict II during the design stage and here are the features that I enjoyed while fishing this reel. The new Conflict II has a much lighter weight which you can feel when casting for hours on the water. When I was fighting hard pulling fish like Redfish and Striped Bass the drag stayed smooth and kept its setting throughout the entire fight. Meanwhile casting for hours I never had tried the hands or arms; the weight is just so light with this series of Conflict II’s. I really enjoy the feel of the foam handles and the handles didn’t flex under pressure even with the light weight aluminum/carbon design. The Conflict II has clean look to it with a black body, carbon fiber detail ring around the spool and handle.

I believe the PENN Conflict II’s are going to be one of the best spinning reels PENN has ever made and it’s the lightest they have ever made!

The Conflict II’s are arriving in stores now!


Check out all of PENN’s great fishing products at www.pennreels.com

Thanks for reading my over view, if you have any questions on the Conflict II or any PENN product let me know, I’ll be happy to answer them.

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