Penn Levelwind Reel Reviews
The Penn levelwind reels can be used in many different types of fishing such as a casting reel for surf fishing, deep sea bottom fishing, jigging either from a boat or a pier and trolling in both freshwater and saltwater. You can catch just about anything with these including your fishing partner if your not careful.
These reels have precision machined stainless steel pinion gears with high-strength bronze alloy main gears. Each reel has an anodized aluminum spool. Composite side plates and a warning clicker. These reels also feature a free spool lever. Penn Levelwind Reels are made to take abuse from mother nature as well as careless fisher men.
The Penn Levelwind Reels are tough guy reels you simply can not find a better working or longer lasting levelwind reel you can get more expensive ones just not better Penn Reels has set the standard for excellence for nearly 80 years and is like the energizer bunny it keeps on going and going.
Penn General Purpose Round Levelwind Reels 9M, 209 and 309
Penn 9M 3.4:1 gear ratio 13oz 15 LB/275 yards This reel is a tough with an excellent drag and loud clicker just watch out for backlashes. When casting these types of reels be sure you keep your thumb lightly on the line, you may not cast as far but it wont jam and the back lash wont be as big a problem.
The Penn 9M can be used for jigging, lake fishing, ocean fishing, river fishing and trolling an all around type of reel. I have seen very few people that have had problems with it. Some said screws fell out or were coming loose, a word to the wise always check your gear before you leave your house.
A few said their clicker failed, other then these 2 problems everybody agrees that this reel is great for what ever type of fishing you do. Weather your going for big catfish or Tarpon the Penn 9M will do the job nicely.
Penn 209 2.8:1 gear ratio 19oz 20 LB/320 yards This is a tough guy reel it will take lots of abuse and it never fails to bring in the big ones. This reel has stood the test of time and will continue to do so. This is the type reel preferred by charter boats for their toughness and reliability.
The Penn 209 can be used for jigging, down rigging, lake fishing, ocean fishing, river fishing and trolling an all around type of reel. As with the 9M the 209 has few complaints against them mostly minor or irritating, there is always a few lemons but 99% of the time its a great reel.
If your looking for a dependable reel that isnt going to break the bank then get a Penn 209 Reel it will give you years of pleasure, high quality, great value at a very reasonable price.
Penn 309 2.8:1 gear ratio 26oz 30 LB/350 yards this is another tough guy reel this reel can be used for jigging, lake fishing, ocean fishing, river fishing, surf casting and trolling an all around type of reel. If you are going to be casting with this reel get yourself a thumb guard unless of course you have heavy duty calluses on your thumb.
The Penn 309 will give you years of great fishing this is a work horse of a reel dependable, durable and strong enough to bring up some really big fish. Every body agrees for the money this reel cant be beat, from catfish to 5ft sharks this reel will handle the job.
I have spent nearly 4.5 hours searching the net been to over a dozen websites read every review I could find and everybody has similar stories to tell about how fantastic their Penn General Purpose Round Levelwind Reels 9M, 209 and 309 are. I personally own the 9M and 309 I have used these reels for over 30 years!
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