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PENN Battle III DX…….Product Review

February 26, 2021

The PENN Battle Reel series is one of the most popular reels in saltwater fishing today. It’s well known for its dependability and versatility. Recently PENN took the PENN Battle III and added several great upgrades to make the DX a gamechanger for not only the PENN line of spinning reels but also for the saltwater fishing industry. These significant improvements have made for an even more powerful and dependable inshore reel.

The DX series brings to the table a brass main gear in all models as well as an improved HT-100 Carbon Fiber Drag system with an additional bearing underneath the spool. PENN used new state-of-the-art software and CNC machinery to cut the Penn Battle III DX drive and pinion gears straight from the metal to create a higher level of precision. The lightweight EVA foam knob offers extra comfort. The Superline Spool needs no backing and is braid ready.

Features Include:

  • Improved HT-100 Carbon Fiber Drag System
  • Full Metal Body Sideplate
  • CNC Cut Gear Technology
  • Brass Pinion & Main Gear in all Models
  • Superline Ready Spool
  • 6 + 1 Stainless Steel Sealed Bearing System
  • Lightweight EVA Foam Knob

PENN has taken the Battle Reel series and fishing reel to the next level and beyond. The PENN Battle DX brings even more dependability, smoother operation, and just fishability to the table. This line stands as a great upgrade from the already solid series of reels. The size options can accommodate the inshore light tackle all the way up to the offshore fisherman fishing for gamefish like King Mackerel and Wahoo.

The pricing is shockingly lower than I would have thought, especially when you compare to competitive brands in the same range. If you’re looking for a first class reel you can spend more money, but I’m not sure you’re going to find a better reel than the PENN Battle III DX. For its class, I give this reel 5 stars. It seems to have all the boxes checked for the mid to upper range angler. The features, quality, and pricing also allow the angler entering the sport to start with dependable gear that will have a long fishing life.

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