The Conflict’s striking cosmetics, durable design, and silky smooth drag are a few of the reasons why so many anglers fish this reel. The Conflict’s full metal body construction allows it to maintain precision gear alignment under severe punishment while its Techno-Balanced™ rotor (reinforced graphite on 1000-4000 sizes) ensures a smooth retrieve. From tuna to trout, the Conflict was designed to perform and engineered to last.

HT-100™ Drag Washers

HT-100 drag washers provide smooth drag under heavy loads

Full Metal Body

A full metal body and sideplate keep precise gear alignment under heavy loads.

Line Capacity Rings
Eliminates the question of how much line you have left when fighting a fish. The three lines on the spool flange let you know when you have 1/3rd, 2/3rd or a full spool of line. Also if you respool often these lines find you a benchmark for backing your superlines with monofilament which will help eliminate wasted time and line.



HT-100™ carbon fiber drag washers

Full Metal Body and sideplate

Sealed stainless steel ball bearings

Line capacity rings

Superline Spool

Infinite Anti-Reverse

Techno-Balanced™ rotor gives smooth retrieves

Heavy-duty aluminum bail wire

Full Metal Body
Line Capacity Rings
Superline Spool
Braid Ready
Infinite Anti Reverse
Model Mono Cap. (yds/lb) Braid Cap. (yds/lb) Bearings Max Drag Gear Ratio Line Retrieve Weight
CFT1000 275/2 • 135/4 • 105/6 160/6 • 130/8 • 110/10 7+1 9 lbs 5.2:1 22(in) 7.8(oz)
CFT2000 240/4 • 180/6 • 125/8 210/8 • 180/10 • 165/15 7+1 10 lbs 6.2:1 30(in) 9.5(oz)
CFT2500 255/6 • 175/8 • 140/10 240/10 • 220/15 • 160/20 7+1 12 lbs 6.2:1 33(in) 9.8(oz)
CFT3000 200/8 • 165/10 • 120/12 250/15 • 180/20 • 130/30 7+1 15 lbs 6.2:1 35(in) 11.3(oz)
CFT4000 270/8 • 220/10 • 165/12 360/15 • 260/20 • 185/30 7+1 15 lbs 6.2:1 37(in) 12(oz)
CFT5000 225/12 • 200/15 • 135/20 420/20 • 300/30 • 240/40 7+1 25 lbs 5.6:1 36(in) 19(oz)
CFT6000 335/15 • 230/20 • 210/25 490/30 • 390/40 • 335/50 7+1 25 lbs 5.6:1 41(in) 21.5(oz)
CFT8000 340/20 • 310/25 • 230/30 475/50 • 390/65 • 345/80 7+1 30 lbs 5.3:1 44(in) 29.1(oz)
Conflict is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very impressed I have six of the conflict 6000 and 8000 reels. I plan on buying more. I am a charter captain in Islamorada, FL. The conflict is the best spinning reel I have ever fished. It handles perfectly, and never fumbles a bail closure or hook-set. The drag is silky smooth and never sticks on start-up inertia. Im not sure how durable the reels will prove to be but so far I have two 6000's that have caught about twenty sailfish and a few big wahoo on three-six pounds of drag with 15lb mono and they still perform like out-of-the box new. I have been doing this for almost 30 years and I'm telling you, the Penn Conflict reel is the best! Captpetrucco
Date published: 2014-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lives up to the Penn standard... preordered this reel for about a month and when i finally got it, WHAM!!! what a fantastic piece of craftsmanship, buttery smooth retrieve and silky drag... same old Penn reliability, i fish UltraLight and even in the 1000 series the gear ratio handles amazing and to have 9lbs of drag, it makes 4lb test seem like piano wire.. i have a few Penn reels in my arsenal, and have been a huge fan of the Sargus line and I must say, the Conflict is above and beyond! The Gentleman at Penn have culminated their skills into this reel and believe it is well overlooked in the world of overly expensive overdressed and underperforming spinning reels. GOOD SHOW BOYS!!! dedicated Penn fisherman for life....
Date published: 2014-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SMOOTH!!! I bought this reel yesterday in the 2500 size and paired it with a TFO 6-12 line rating.This reel is one of the smoothest reels I ever felt.
Date published: 2014-04-13