NEW PENN Carnage III Series West Coast Model Extension

New PENN rods to include rail rod models specifically designed for fighting big tuna from the rail

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Introducing the Carnage III series, a remarkable evolution of one of PENN’s most successful rod lines, featuring seven new West Coast models, including specialized rail rod models designed to meet the demands of anglers battling large, hard-fighting tuna. These rail rods offer longer length models and more robust pulling power, helping anglers avoid being undergunned during intense line-peeling encounters.


In recent years, the West Coast has witnessed some of the largest tuna catches in fishery history, with bluefin regularly exceeding 100 lbs. As a result, West Coast anglers have adapted their fishing styles and gear to handle these impressive fish. The reliability of a well-built rod becomes crucial in these situations, where a day on the water can be made or broken when facing finicky hundred-plus-pound bluefin tuna. Recognizing this need, PENN extends its existing Carnage III series with seven more models tailored to the West Coast, particularly the Southern California-specific rail models, designed to handle the diverse techniques required for bluefin fishing.

The four rail rod models are built with a 7’6″ blank, which is sturdier and more powerful, featuring meticulously designed actions optimized for fighting fish on the rail. The Carnage III West Coast models boast SLS3 blank construction, with a very thin diameter that maintains a lightweight feel, perfect for aggressive action when battling formidable big-water species. These rods are equipped with high-end components, such Fuji HB-series guides, ensuring flawless performance, improved casting, and reduced friction during fish combat. To enhance comfort and functionality, PENN completes these workhorse rods with Sea-Guide aluminum reel seats and custom Hypalon and rubber shrink tube handles.

The entire West Coast series also includes boat models that cater to a wide range of needs, allowing West Coast anglers to select rods ranging from 80 lb sinker rig models to heavier, longer, and general-purpose lengths, accommodating various styles of offshore fishing. Whether it’s targeting large tuna or other big-water species, the PENN Carnage III West Coast series delivers exceptional performance and reliability to tackle any fishing challenge.

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  • SLS3 Blank Construction
  • Fuji® K-Series tangle-free guides with SiC inserts (select models)
  • Fuji® HB-Series guides with SiC inserts
  • Fuji® DPS Reel Seat (select models)
  • Sea-Guide® Aluminum HBS Reel Seat
  • Custom Full Rubberized Shrink Wrapped Handles (select models)
  • Slip Resistant, Durable Hypalon Handles
  • Rubber Gimbal (select models)

AVAILABLE: November 2023
MSRP: $289.95 – $319.95