Penn 209LC Line Counter Level Wind Reel
|Max Drag||Gear Ratio||Line Retrieve|
|320yds / 20lb||10||3.2:1||19 in||19 oz||$69.99 USD|
While the design and look date back to the early 1940s, the popularity of Penn Levelwind reels is unwavering. Penn Levelwind Reels are simplistic, functional, and durable reels that are extremely capable. Recent product enhancements have fueled a growing resurgence in the popularity of this retro-styled series, while also leading to improved performance capabilities of these reels. Charter captains have taken notice and are fishing for larger and larger fish with the Penn Levelwind reels.
4.5 Stars based on 9 reviews
Closest thing to indestructible
January 15, 2016
I've had my Penn 309 Level Wind for likely over 20 years and have used it since I was about 14 years old. In the span of that time it's never been serviced or disassembled at all and simply rinsed with fresh water after each use. I just respooled it with fresh line and I have no doubt it will continue to work as designed for many years to come.
Pros-Level wind -Large spool capacity -Lasts just about forever
Perfect for the money
December 24, 2015
Good value. Going to install in my boat this winter as a teaser reel underneath the hardtop.
Good, reliable party boat reel.
January 10, 2015
Wanted to wait before reviewing this reel. fished it over the last two seasons approx. 15 trips. The reel caught porgies up to 3#, bluefish up to 11#, fluke to 5# and blackfish up to 6#. Not one problem. Can't go wrong for $60.
ProsGreat value at $60. Very smooth drag. Fairly light
ConsDon't use less than 25# mono or you will be picking it from between the spool and frame.
October 1, 2014
This reel will stand the stress of everyday trolling and bottom fishing. Great reel and reliable. Never had any issues with it. Easy to use drag system, smooth gears. Only comment to this is no ball bearings. However, due to that this reel can withstand some serious stress.
use this reel on one of my trolling rods
August 26, 2014
been using with reel on a trolling rod for about a year no issues
By Francis Breed
May 1, 2014
I bought a 309m level wind reel about 1960 and used it for over 50 years in the ocean. I probably caught several thousand fish with it but it finally got old and a little tired. I have used this new one 3 times so far and am really pleased with it. You will never find a better Reel for the money and the level wind is a real plus when you are fishing at 200 plus feet of water.
ProsSimple reel and easy to use and maintain with no uneeded options
March 5, 2014
I have three of these in the 309 model that I use for trolling in the bay. I have no issues with this reel, great for the money and loud clicker for strikes.
Greatest catfishing reel made
May 15, 2013
Drag is smooth, strong gears for the big ones, easy casting
ProsTough and smooth
April 29, 2013
The 309 is one of the best reels made. I have four, bought the 1st one 30 years ago and it is still working just like new. Parts are easy to get from Penn and they will repair them at thr factory. Really fine reel for the money.
Proslooks good, easy to use and keeps on working.
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