Penn Carnage II Surf Rods are designed to accommodate the compact reels that anglers use to achieve greater drag pressures with braided lines. Penn Carnage II Surf Rods are incredibly pleasant rods to fish with as they are lighter, use top of the line components, and have slower actions than comparable rods.
This review is for the the Carnage II 10ft 1-5. Itâ€;™;s an excellent rod that does very well within its range. This is my 3rd Carnage II. The finish on this rod is superb and itâ€;™;s strength and sensitivity is on par with rods double the price. This particular rod is great for plugs or a light weight and chunk.
Penn CARSFII 3065C12 Carnage3 II Surf Casting Rod 12'
April 7, 2019
Great surf fishing rod..light great quality..Super fast shipping..loveit
ProsLightweight made well
Penn 10' Carnage Conventional
January 27, 2019
Great price with Tackle Direct's 20% off discount coupon. Rod appears to be well made with good Fuji components. Light weight. Can't comment on casting as its winter time and I've not had a chance to use it.
ConsHandle length is 4" longer than my personal preference
Penn carnage 2 XHeavy rod
December 9, 2018
Hi. Can somebody tell if i can Paired this rod CARSFII 5080C12, the 12'' XHeavy model 50-80 test rate line with a Slammer 10500?. Thanks
By Stan B.
Sweet surf rod
October 21, 2018
Used in OBX last week... Enough power to get Whered I wanted but could still see that slightest bites. Excellent rod.
Penn carnage II Casting Rod.
January 4, 2018
I bought 2 of these 10' casting rods & paired them with Avet SX MC reels. This is a great setup. The tip is sensitive for good bite indication. I don't normally need to cast too far, but once I had got the reel set right I can get a 3oz lead over the 100yd mark with relative ease.
Jacksonville , FL
Amazing Surf Rod
August 8, 2017
I bought the 9ft 15-30lb line class. I can cast a mile with this rod. I haven't caught anything with it yet. I was hoping to use it for catching reds and drum in the surf but I have come up empty so far. The rod is amazing quality and 10x better than the prevail. They are powerful, im sure i could catch a 5ft shark on it as well with ease.
ProsLIght Weight Quality Craftsmanship
ConsWhen you break it down into 2 pieces, I cant put the top piece in my beach cart, the guide stops it from going through the hole.
,Saint Albans Vermont
Carnage 2 Surf 30-65 12'
October 14, 2016
This rod did cast nicely for such a heavy rod. Paired nicely with a Penn 10500.
By sacha p.
colombo, sri lanka
September 18, 2016
Just received this rod from Tackle Direct. usually when you buy rods, they are packed loosely in an oversized box. but these cams very well packed in a hard cardboard tube/bubble wrap. the rod itself has fantastic quality. Build quality is awesome. very comfortable EVA grips and most of all, very light weight compared too my Okuma Longitude. When I was looking to upgrade my rod, I was looking for something that had a decent price,good quality materials used (K-guides included which is a plus),good sensitivity and light weight. the Carnage 2 satisfies all these requirements. would recommend this rod to anyone.
I recently got a Daiwa Saltist 8000 looking to spoil it with 80 lb braid to do some shark fishing from the beaches in the mid Atlantic and Carolinas. Was hoping to get a recommendation on which rod would be best suited for this application.
If you were to stay with the Penn Carnage II surf rods then go for the 12 foot heavy another alternative would be the Tsunami airwave elite surf rod in the 12 foot xxh.Â
With the medium action rating, is the 11" Carnage II better suited for chunking or lures/plugs? Looking for a 11' rod with 2-6oz capability to match with my Slammer III 8500 using 40lb braid for lures/jigs/plugs on the canal. I'm very happy with the Carnage II 9' 1530S90 and Penn SSV 5500 surf combo doing same with lures plugs to 3 oz.
The medium action Carnage II will be light enough yet strong enough to through plugs at the canal without much fatigue.
Which of the Carnage II series rods would you recommend....I am looking for a Surf Casting Rod and a Surf Spinning Rod, I have the Penn Slammer III 7500 and the Penn Spinfisher V 5500
It would depend on the type of fishing your doing but both of those reels are spinning not casting so you would be looking for two surf spinning rods. Generally with these rods the 10 foot and up to the 12 are to heavy to cast lures so they would be for chunking while the 8 to 9 foot rods would be good for lures.
I just purchased a Carnage II 3065s 12 it came with smaller guides for a spinning rod. The first guide closest to the reel seat is only 1" in diameter(25mm). Looks to me to be incorrectly labeled as a spinning or but is actually a casting rod. Any suggestions to clarify if it is correctly made.
The Penn 12' Spinning rod is not in stock at this time to verify the guides. The guides for this series rod are smaller than most because it makes for better distance casting.
is the penn spinfisher V 7500 LC to heavy for the9 ft medium Carnage ll surf rod
The 7500 size reel will be too heavy for the 9 ft M rod. The 10 ft MH would be a better fit for the 7500 reel. The 6500 spinfisher would pair well with the 9 ft M rod. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
which version would you recommend for bluefish and stripper fishing in the northeast using popper and bucktails. i was about to purchase a g loomis 8ft mag surf rod. casting distance if my primary concern with sensitivity right behind.
http://www.tackledirect.com/penn-carsfii1530s90-carnage-ii-surf-spinning-rod-9.html This would be a good option for what you are trying to do. I would also recommend looking at St Croix rods.