For Sheepshead you don't need a sensitive rod. I use a broken Ugly Stick that is about 5' long, all back bone.Great, so definitely sensitive enough for sheepshead but good for nearshore flounder with the capability of handling a possible gag or big sea bass? That's really what I liked about it versus a tsunami jigging rod was the sensitivity and all-around ability but want to verify.
Penns website has nothing about a new model battle...... and you can buy the battle for 79 bucks with free shipping on ebay pretty much anytime you want. Got a 4000 on the way right now.Texas Tackel in Wilmington had the battles for $79 the other day as they are discontinuing the current model. Not sure how many are left. I got (2) three thousand models. Hope that helps.
Tex said they were going to replace the strip on the back of the reel said it corroded. Ebay or local reputable shop. I choose local. Here's a link you can look at as well for the Battle 2.Penns website has nothing about a new model battle...... and you can buy the battle for 79 bucks with free shipping on ebay pretty much anytime you want. Got a 4000 on the way right now.
Have 5 Teramar Rods ALL paired with Penn 360 and one with the Penn Spinfish 3500. Also be prepared to replace guides. If you use braid the break will cut line.