Product Comparison: Penn Battle II 8000 (1338222) vs Penn Spinfisher V 6500 (SSV6500)

General Specifications
About the Product
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.
The PENN Spinfisher V features our Water Tight Design so whether you dunk the reel in the surf, or let it ride in the spray all the way home, you don’t have to worry about saltwater getting into the gearbox or drag system.
Battle II 8000 (1338222)
Spinfisher V 6500 (SSV6500)
Key Specs
Braid Line Capacity
475/50, 390/65, 345/80
430/30, 340/40, 280/50
Reel Size
Mono Line Capacity
340/20, 310/25, 230/30
330/12, 300/15, 210/20
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Penn Battle II 8000 (1338222) Spinning Fishing Reel
  • It's beautiful in the outside, the interior parts are made with the latest technology and it comes with a special lubricant for extra protection of the components.
  • Great reel!!!! Very smooth action and casting.
  • These reels are made of high quality parts, precision and unmatched quality.
  • With the versatility to handle a variety of situations and the durability to last for years to come, the Penn Battle II is truly a necessary investment.
  • I like the addition of the rubber gasket on the spool that allows for braid to be added without the need for mono backing.
Penn Spinfisher V 6500 (SSV6500) Spinning Reel
  • This reel performed so well I landed that fish without any issues. It is large enough to handle most types of offshore fishing.
  • I like the size for the capacity, I really needed a reel to hold a lot of heavy line. I was surprised at how smooth the reel is.
  • Great reel with strong drag and a ton of line capacity. Great popping reel as well.
  • The reel is very strong and durable given the length of time I have used it.
  • They are relatively light in weight, are sealed, have very good line capacity and in my opinion they have the best drags around.
Size & Weight
5 in.
8 in.
30.16 oz.
22.3 oz.
4 in.
6 in.
3 in.
5 in.
Max Drag
30 lb.
30 lb.
Drag Type
Front Drag
Front Drag
Drag Adjustment
Drag Material
What customers say about "Drag"
Penn Battle II 8000 (1338222) Spinning Fishing Reel
  • Awesome reel, it is an easy clean up, enough drag to do whatever you need it for. Not super heavy but made with quality metals.
  • The drag system on these reels are of the highest quality.
  • Smooth, powerful, and durable. Caught a 20lb bluefish beach fishing no problem.
  • Great spinning reel. I use it for surf fishing and it has performed flawlessly so far. The drag is super smooth and consistent.
  • Great for surf fishing. From reeling in monster bull reds, blackdrum to 4ft sharks. Overall great reels awesome drag.
Penn Spinfisher V 6500 (SSV6500) Spinning Reel
  • I used this reel fishing on a boat for tuna the live bait release and drag system worked well .
  • High quality, smooth reel. Salt water resistant. Double drag system works great for live bait.
  • American made again now, and has seemingly redesigned and sealed the drags on these new ones which is great.
  • I bought this for a 12’ surf rod I primarily use for sharks. Decent drag and you can’t beat Penn quality.
  • Love this reel. Great drag system and cast great. Holds braid very well.
Gear Ratio
5.3 : 1
5.6 : 1
Retrieve Rate
44 in.
39 in.
Anti-Reverse Feature
Type Of Crank
Reel Handle Position
Left / Right
Left / Right
Full Metal body, sideplate, and rotor, HT-100™ carbon fiber drag washers, Instant Anti- Reverse bearing, Line Capacity Rings, Superline Spool
HT-100™ carbon fiber drag washers, Full Metal body, sideplate, and rotor, Line Capacity Rings, Superline Spool, Water Tight Design
What customers say about "Features"
Penn Battle II 8000 (1338222) Spinning Fishing Reel
  • The gearing on this reel is amazing for fast retrieval. At any rate, yes, this reel is awesome.
  • Yes, you will catch fish with it, and yes, you can cast far and smooth and retrieve fast.
  • Handle is large and the rubber knob gives it a great feel. The handle is also left or right handed which is a plus.
  • The penn battle 2 has the sleek design and comfortable grip that we as fisherman expect from such a fine company.
  • The non-corrosive design and line capacity were big selling points, and the overall specs on this reel were too great to pass up.
Penn Spinfisher V 6500 (SSV6500) Spinning Reel
  • It’s a a very nice reel. Smooth casting and retrieving.
  • I fish saltwater mostly. Important to use salt rated gear. Very solid and quality reel.
  • Indestructible, must have for any saltwater fisherman fishing big fish.
  • Good power, line lay excellent, very strong drag.
  • Lightweight, sealed, and tough as nails. All spinning reels should be modeled after this one.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
129.95 $
159.99 $

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