Product Comparison: Okuma Azores (Z-65S) vs Penn Battle II 4000 (1338219)


General Specifications
About the Product
Okuma Azores spinning reels are the result of a multi-year engineering review that achieves new levels of strength and stability. Azores begin with proven power features including die-cast aluminum body, side plate and rotor, machine cut pinion gear and the Okuma Dual Force Drag system that churns out up to 44-pounds of max drag. But within the interior is where Azores gains massive separation from competitors.
The PENN Battle II offers attractive cosmetics, durable design, and silky smooth HT-100 drag as just a few of the many reasons why so many anglers fish this reel. The Full Metal Body construction allows it to maintain precision gear alignment under severe punishment. With the Superline Spool™, no backing is needed because of the rubber gasket that keeps superlines from slipping. A great value for the price point.
Brand
Okuma
Penn
Model
Azores (Z-65S)
Battle II 4000 (1338219)
Origin
Japan
USA
Key Specs
Type
Spinning
Spinning
Reel Size
6500
4000
Bearings
6 + 1
6
Mono Line Capacity
470/12
270/8, 220/10, 165/12
Braid Line Capacity
360/15, 260/20, 185/30
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Okuma Azores (Z-65S) Saltwater Spinning Reel
  • Congradulations to Okuma for a great spinning reel with lots of drag to slam the brakes on big fish when needed.
  • Very good spinning reel for the buck.
  • I put 300 yds of 65# suffix braid on the reel and just fished a short topshot. For the price this is a great setup for these size fish.
  • Great drag and really powerful.
  • This is a great reel, been using it for a while now and it has done a good job with kings, sharks and anything else I have caught.
Penn Battle II 4000 (1338219) Spinning Fishing Reel
  • The 4000 series is good for a medium size fish and you can pair it with a medium action rod
  • Great size and appears well made, very smooth action.
  • Best size for casting lures for my use love the drag looks and build quality will definitely buy again I have 3 of them.
  • Excellent reel. Perfect size, very well balanced, great retrieve speed, very well made, solidly built.
  • I wouldn't say it was uncomfortable but it was a little heavier than other similarly sized reels.
Size & Weight
Height
7 in.
5 in.
Weight
24.7 oz.
12.8 oz.
Width
7 in.
4 in.
Depth
5 in.
3 in.
Drag
Max Drag
44 lb.
15 lb.
Drag Type
Front Drag
Front Drag
Drag Adjustment
Lever
Lever
Drag Material
Aluminum
HT-100
What customers say about "Drag"
Okuma Azores (Z-65S) Saltwater Spinning Reel
  • Sturdy is the name here. Strong reel very good drag and inches per turn can use it to surf cast or on a boat.
  • Solid and strong reel with dependable drag.
  • Great reel! Really smooth with a ton of drag.
  • Great reel, very stiff feeling frame and really good drag.
  • Great quality, 44 #s of smooth drag, big spools and good ratio.
Penn Battle II 4000 (1338219) Spinning Fishing Reel
  • The drag and action remain smooth year after year with virtually no maintenance.
  • Awesome reel, used it in the surf and is an easy clean up, enough drag to do whatever you need it for.
  • The drag is easy to adjust in the fly. Happy with it so far.
  • Great drag and solidly built. A bit heavier than some other reels but feels a lot more solid than lighter competitors reels.
  • Drag works great and it has handles Large stripe without and issue.
Features
Gear Ratio
5.4 : 1
6.2 : 1
Retrieve Rate
42 in.
37 in.
Anti-Reverse Feature
Yes
Yes
Type Of Crank
Single-grip
Single-grip
Reel Handle Position
Left / Right
Left / Right
Extras
Dual anti-reverse systems, DFD: Precision Dual Force Drag System, CRC: Corrosion Resistant Coating process, MSS: carbon Mechanical Stabilizing System
Instant Anti- Reverse bearing, Heavy-duty aluminum bail wire, Superline Spool, Line Capacity Rings
What customers say about "Features"
Okuma Azores (Z-65S) Saltwater Spinning Reel
  • Great reel! Really smooth with a ton of drag . Plenty of stopping power for big snapper and Jacks.
  • Very good spinning reel for the buck.
  • Great reel for the price. Has held up well for me.
  • Very impressed with the quality of this reel. Durable ,good price.
  • The only small drawback is that it feels a little stiff reeling in, but that has been getting better every use.
Penn Battle II 4000 (1338219) Spinning Fishing Reel
  • It is pretty much perfect, right down to the handle because I have a crippled hand that can still handle the angle and size of the handle!
  • This is a great reel. I love the looks, durability, line capacity, braid ready spool, and drag.
  • The handle is very well designed and feels really nice.
  • Large spool. Cast great. Very smooth
  • My biggest problem is that the line doesn't go on the spool evenly.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
134.99 $
109.95 $


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