Penn Battalion Surf Casting Rod (12-20-Pound/10-Feet) Review

By John Andrews | Fishing Rod Reviews

Penn Battalion Surf Casting Rod, 12-20-Pound/10-Feet

Penn Battalion Surf Casting Rod 1

Rating: 4.3/5






- Rubber shrink handles for enhanced balance

- Convenient reel seat for easy installation

- Aluminum oxide guides for added lightweight capabilities

- Sufficient weight and flawless length


- The pole is not suited for 30lb lines and more


Penn Rods Comparison


Penn Battalion Surf Casting Rod 2

Different people prefer different types of fishing and that’s absolutely fine. However, it’s worth noting that the type of fishing that you want to go for is also going to determine the rod that you have to get.

For instance, a fly fishing rod and one which is designated for surf casting would rarely have anything in common. They rely on completely different methodologies and that’s something that you need to account for.

Main Usage

This time we’ve taken the liberty of providing you with one flawless option when it comes to surf casting. This is a rather specific sea or ocean-side fishing which requires quite a lot of things from your rod.

Right off the bat, you need to ensure that it is prominent enough to withstand big fish and powerful waves. With this in mind, it’s safe to say that with its enhanced blank, this particular rod manages to fulfill these requirements perfectly.

Penn Battalion Surf Casting Rod 6

This is a 2-piece blank made out of graphite, designated to ensure heavy-weight surf casting endeavors. This is definitely something that you might want to account for. There are also rubber shrink tube handles which are going to ensure that you have a firm and strong grip. This is something which will attribute to the overall balance and comfort of the rod.

With all this being said, it’s also important to take a look at some of the most integral considerations which you might want to account for when purchasing a surf casting rod.

Product Features


The weight of the rod is something which is going to determine whether you feel comfortable while fishing. Of course, different types of fishing undertakings will require different composition of the rod in general.

This particular one, as the name suggests, is designated for surf casting. Basically, you will be standing on the beach or on a bridge, casting the line as far into the the ocean or sea as you can.

Penn Battalion Surf Casting Rod 4

Therefore, the line weight as well as the weight of the fishing rod are very important. This one is made out of graphite, making it rather lightweight but not too much for it to feel loose. This also attributes to the overall balance of the rod. Let’s have a look at it. This one weighs between 12 and 20 pounds. If we have to be more exact, it’s around 13 pounds in total.


The balance of the rod is the characteristic which will determine the overall performance of the unit. With this in mind, it’s also important to understand that there is one main variable which impacts the balance and that’s the weight. 

The weight to balance ratio is one of the most critical things that you have to account for. The rod comes at solid 13 pounds, making it well-weighted and properly balanced. This is something that needs consideration.

The rubber shrink tube handles are going to add a little bit more to the proper balance.


Penn Battalion Surf Casting Rod 5

The length of the rod is something which is going to determine the overall quality of the casting and its capabilities. Traditionally, surf casting rods are known to be excessively long. This one in particular comes at 10-feet.

However, this is done so that you have the perfect opportunity for long-range casting. A shorter rod would never allow you to achieve this.


This is a moderately-fast action rod. You might be wondering what this means. Well, it suggests that you need to cast the rod a bit quicker in order to achieve proper longitude of the cast. This is something that the majority of the surf casting rods come with. This particular one also has Fuji aluminum oxide guides and a reel seat, ensuring proper movement of the line and easy installation of the reel.


All in all, if you know what is it that you are looking for, this particular pole is going to do perfect job for you. It’s going to allow you to cast deep in the ocean in order to catch bigger fish.

The moderately fast action allows quick and effective casts. It’s a great option for both beginners as well as advanced and experienced surf-casting enthusiasts. Make sure to check it out now!

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About the Author

John is the wisest member of our team since he's the oldest person here. He has gathered lots of tips and tricks throughout his 35-year angling career. His love for angling has led him to join our team because he wants to share his wisdom with others. Back in the day, he had to visit locations around the country and speak to many anglers to get more information about angling and now he wants to share it online. He doesn't fish as much as he used to, but his passion for angling is ever present.

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