- Line, 4BB + 1RB, 5.2: 1, alum spool, 235/6, 160/8, 130/10, 7′
- Reel construction with graphite body, aluminum sideplate, and graphite rotor
- Oiled felt drag system offers drag pressure without sacrificing smoothness
- Fluid cranking with 4 shielded stainless steel ball bearings and instant anti-reverse bearing
- Lightweight, ultrasensitive rod with graphite composite construction and stainless steel guides
- Graphite composite blank
- Graphite reel seats
- I like the Penn Pursuit II 8000 Fishing Rod and Spinning …
I like the Penn Pursuit II 8000 Fishing Rod and Spinning I just bought from Amazon. It is way above my expectation. Before I bought this one I had bought a 12-ft rod and a reel separately. I spent a lot more money than this one, while the quality of both rod an reel is less. The rod is of really high quality, well crafted and the reel is really heavy-duty and beautifully made. I love it – Penn Pursuit II 8000 Fishing Rod and Spinning. I recommend it without hesitation.
I used this rod at Cape Cod Cannal and got a big stripper.
- and the rod easily handled up to 6 ounce weights
I bought this as a first time surf fishing rod. I have years of experience fishing but have never surf fished. I wanted an inexpensive setup, in the event that I decided surf fishing was not for me. This rod fit the bill.
It is a well-built combo, and very surprising for the price. The reel was smooth, and the rod easily handled up to 6 ounce weights. I had a fun weekend surf fishing, thanks for the Penn Pursuit 6000!
- Awesome Combo.
Bought this to fish off the Southern California coast. It is absolutely a great product. You just can’t beat a PENN. I used it on a boat, off a pier and in the surf. It preformed magnificently in all situations. Spooled it up with a 40# braid. Caught lots of nice fish and I can’t say anything negative about this combo.
- Got the wife one and had to order myself one
Absolutely beautiful rod and reel for the price. Reel feels very well put together…Bought it first for my wife and after seeing the quality/craftsmanship, had to order one for myself…Penn continues to make great products, even at a value.
- Easily big enough for anything i can catch in the …
For the price this is a decent combo. Can cast a bit further with heavier weight than my 7′ penn slammer/sargus combo. Plan to use this for surf fishing and i wish they had a 10′ rod with a smaller reel option. i guess i could have ordered them separately. Easily big enough for anything i can catch in the surf save for a decent size shark. Next im looking at the 9′ fierce live liner combo.
- This worked flawless and for the money you wont be disappointed. I reeled in Redfish
Used this to fish the surf and off the jetties. This worked flawless and for the money you wont be disappointed. I reeled in Redfish, Blues,King Mackerel and Whiting. Don’t waste your money on other cheaper rods, because I did and they just can’t handle saltwater fishing.
- Great combo for the price.
Not Penn’s top of the line stuff, but very good for the price. Reel runs smooth, and the rod is very strong and light in weight. Caught some small fish and a couple of 2 foot long sharks from the surf. Landed a large Cow Nose Ray in the bay, after a long hard fight. This combo performed great. The drag on this reel is much better than on other inexpensive reels that I own. I think I’ll get the 10 footer too.
- Ordered a 2nd one! Wife was jealous.
Best deal on a great combo.
- It is also easy to dissemble for cleaning and lubrication
Purchased for surf fishing. Reel has a smooth retrieve and the instant anti-reverse works as advertised. It took me a little getting used to, because as soon as you stop winding it the anti-reverse stops the reel instantly. It is also easy to dissemble for cleaning and lubrication. The rod has not broken from casting as one rater stated. I don’t know what he did but I have made plenty of casts with mine and have had no issues. The cost for this combo was the same a Tsunami combo from a tackle shop on Carolina Beach, and instead of a fiberglass rod and an all plastic reel you get an ALL graphite rod and a graphite body reel with aluminum spool. I highly recommend this combo!
*UPDATE* After two separate vacations of surf fishing this rod and reel have held up really well, no issues and I really abuse my gear. the last trip saw 4 Red Drum (or redfish or spot tails) all over 36" ( one was 41" and 24lbs) 3 stingrays up to trash can lid size, and 4 sharks.
- Item exactly as described.
The item came, shipped well in a box. It is exactly as described.