As with all spinning reel comparisons, it can get complex very quickly when involving all the different reel sizes and variations. For the sake of simplicity in this comparison, we will be comparing the 2500 series size of the Penn Battle 3 and Penn Spinfisher VI. As you will see in the spec comparison below, the two spinning reels are near identical, but differ in two very important areas. The max drag is higher in the Spinfisher VI and the weight is lower in the Battle III. Besides the look, design, and feel of the two reels, these are the only technical differences. So if you’re not worried about having that extra few lbs of max drag the Spinfisher VI offers and you would like to have a slightly lighter reel, you will want to choose the Penn Battle III. On the other hand, if you’ll be fighting slightly larger fish and don’t mine the extra weight and cost, the Penn Spinfisher VI should be your choice!
Technical Specs and Comparison:
Penn Spinfisher VIPenn Battle IIISIZE25002500ANTI-REVERSE FEATUREInstant Anti-ReverseInstant Anti-ReverseBEARING COUNT66BRAKING SYSTEMNoneNoneDRAG MATERIALHT-100HT-100DRAG TYPEFront DragFront DragGEAR RATIO6.2:16.2:1MAX DRAG LB15lb | 6.8kg12lb | 6kgREEL SPOOL MATERIALAluminumAluminumSPARE SPOOL MATERIALNo Spare SpoolNo Spare SpoolWEIGHT10.7 oz9.7 ozIPX5 WATERPROOFYesNoFULL METAL BODYYesYes
Hey guys, I just wanted to post a quick video, just really talking about the three main differences that truly are the only part that really matter when it comes to comparing the penn battle 3, versus the Penn Spinfisher VI. And really it’s the there’s one feature that I think is really the one that matters when it comes to these. I’ve been doing a bunch of research because they’re so similarly priced. I like both of them. I use both of them. Like what, what is the actual difference? Probably should have figured those out before I bought them. But anyways one, you know, and it depends on the real size. So you know, these, when there’s 3000 or 5,000, it’s going to change a little bit when you change the sizes. But in general, the max drag on the battle is a little bit less than the Spinfisher.
Meaning the Spinfisher is going to be able to fight a little bit bigger of a fish. So in this particular size, it’s a three pound difference. Not a huge difference, but that is one of them. Okay. number two is going to be the weight. So the Spinfisher is slightly heavier. So some people would prefer to have the lighter reel. Some people would prefer to have the heavier reel, the heavier, one’s going to feel a little bit more quality, but it’s going to be a little bit heavier. I use both and I can say it is a notable, noticeable difference, but it really doesn’t mean anything to me. It’s not like gonna change the way I fish or make me tired at the end of the day. You know, it’s not that big of a difference. Here’s the big difference that I finally was like, oh, okay, I get it now.
It’s this right here. It’s the, the IPX five sealed. Okay. So the,
In this, you know, correct me if I’m wrong in the comments and definitely chime in, give me your, your info, your, your insights into this. But the
Battle 3 is sealed, but
It’s kinda like partially sealed, right? So from what I understand the battle three, if you’re like riding in the boat or you know, you’re standing in the surf and you get like a wave that hits this or, or spray that hits this, you’re all good. Like it’s good, you know, wash it off, keep it clean, take good care of it, but it’s not like it’s going to lock up the entire reel. If you just get a little bit of saltwater on this now from, from what I’ve read, if you are
Technically reeling. So you’re reeling while a wave
Hits this, there’s a chance that the salt water gets in there and kind of gums it up. Okay. Again, correct me in the comments if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty much are pretty sure that that’s the case now when it comes to the Spinfisher, because it’s literally like, this is a certification for being a waterproof. If it’s IPX five seal, that means that it can take everything that the battle could take in terms of the splashes and the waves and everything. And even if you are reeling, it’s probably not going to matter and get in there and mess things up. On top of that look up, you’ll have to Google IPX five in terms of like the specs, but it can literally go underwater. I think it’s to like one meter or something like that for X amount of minutes before it could possibly take on water.
So obviously don’t hold this under salt water. No one’s going to do that, but like, let’s say it fell into the water or you accidentally like dropped your arm into the water or something. It’s, it’s not going to ruin the real, whereas that’s not guaranteed on the battle. So that certification means something. And that is the difference that really, I think, stands out in terms of helping you make a decision between these two, whether you want to pay the premium for the Spinfisher or not along with the max drag. So I just figured I’d post. If you guys have any comments, questions, insights, tips, anything like that, make sure to put them in the comments below and guys, please subscribe to my channel. I’m trying to grow this channel. I want to do lots of giveaways for these reels and all kinds of fun stuff. And I’m just trying to grow the channel. So every subscription matters at this point. Thanks guys.