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Penn Battalion Inshore rod

Snookman77Snookman77 Posts: 1,099 Officer
I'm looking to get an inshore rod. I've always liked Penn products, so I went and looked at their site. The battalion with the "foam" grips looks like a nice choice for me. I'd just like to know if you'd recommend this rod for inshore fishing and casting surf plugs. If not, I'm certainly open to recommendations. However, I do not like cork handles, no matter how good the rod.

Here is a link:

http://www.pennfishing.com/PENN%C2%AE-Battalion%E2%84%A2-Inshore-Spinning/1363856,default,pd.html#start=4

I just think it may be too heavy for casting light plugs. It's rated for 3/4 oz to 2 1/2 oz.
Is it too long/too short at 7 feet?

Model number: BATIN1530S70

Thank you!

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