Penn Allegiance II
Penn’s second-generation Allegiance inshore and nearshore rods start with a one-piece 24-ton graphite blank. The 10 spinning sticks (6 feet, 6 inches to 7 feet, 6 inches) come with Fuji SV or LV guide frames; the four 7-foot casting models feature Fuji N flared frames. All guides sport aluminum-oxide inserts for mono or braid. All reel seats are custom DPS graphite; light inshore models also have a cork insert. Medium-heavy and heavy spinning and casting rods come with EVA grips, while extra-light, light, medium-light and medium rods feature cork. • Prices range from $69.95 to $79.95.