Conventional Reels - Gear ratio describes how many spool rotations completed with one full rotation of the handle.
Spinning Reels - Gear ratio describes how many rotor rotations completed with one full rotation of the handle.
The most popular PENN® combo is now stronger, smoother, and more durable than ever before. The Battle® III reel features our proprietary CNC Gear™ Technology for ultimate durability, and the proven HT-100™ carbon fiber drag system provides ultimate control during the fight. Each reel model is factory matched with graphite composite blanks and premium cork and EVA handles. PENN's proprietary one-piece stainless steel Dura-Guides eliminate guide insert pop outs, one of the most common issues with traditional rod guides. With available models suited for light inshore, surf, nearshore, and heavy offshore applications, the Battle III combos have what you need to tackle any saltwater gamefish. Also available in travel models (noted by TRVL in model number) in 2 of our best selling models.