Penn 9M Level Wind Reel

Penn 9M Level Wind Reel

by Penn
Price: $59.99
Model
TD Code
Mono
Capacity
Max DragGear RatioLine Retrieve
Per Crank
WeightPrice
9M
PEN-0128
275yds / 15lb103.4:116 in13 oz$59.99 USD
The Penn Level Wind 309M reel features a high capacity stainless steel spool, while the 209M, 10 and 9M feature lightweight, black anodized aluminum spools for easy casting. All models feature Penn's comfortable soft grip counterbalanced handles, except the 109M, which has a "double barrel" handle. Inside the Penn Level Wind reels you'll find precision machined stainless steel pinion gears with high strength bronze alloy main gears, for the ultimate in fish fighting power and durability. Penn's exclusive HT-100 multi-disc star drag system provides smooth, even stopping power to wear down tough fish and get them coming toward the boat or shore.
Penn's precision posotove level wind system ensures smooth, even winding of line onto the spool, every time.

The Guts to Wear'em Down.
Inside the Penn Level Wind reels you'll find precision machined stainless steel pinion gears with high strength bronze alloy main gears, for the ultimate in fish fighting power and durability. Penn's exclusive HT-100 multi-disc star drag system provides smooth, even stopping power to wear down tough fish and get them coming toward the boat or shore.

Five Different Models.
The Penn Level Wind 309M reel features a high capacity stainless steel spool, while the 209M, 10, 9M and 109M feature lightweight, black anodized aluminum spools for easy casting. All models feature Penn's comfortable soft grip counterbalanced handles, except the 109M, which has a "double barrel" handle.

Other Quality Features

  • Side plates reinforced with metal rings
  • Loud, durable, easy-to-service clicker
  • Stainless steel ball bearings, Mag Tuned casting control and direct drive feature on 10
  • Modified free spool action on 109M allows handle to turn when letting out line
  • Chrome plated brass exposed metal components for corrosion resistance
  • Graphite composite rod clamp on 309M and 209M.
4 Stars based on 16 reviews
By Mark U.
Illinois
Fred Sanford
August 16, 2020
Purchased 1 , it had clicker issues; refunded it, thought I’d give it another try, THE SAME ISSUE! Very cheaply made, and inadequately constructed......... I’m sorry but I would never recommend this bait caster, I’ll stick with my Arbu Garcia’s. I can’t believe that this product even received more than 2 stars. Penn has some work to do. This thing is the Chrysler of fishing reels, looks good, a lot of bells and whistles, but poorly made and performance was horrible! Breaks after little use. Just junk!!!
ProsLooks fierce and hard.
ConsPoorly made, poor performance.
By Moosecat
Florida
Good Vvalue
January 19, 2020
Levelwind didn't work out of the box but overall quality is good.
ProsLightweight and has a fairly large line capacity for its size.
ConsLevelwind was broken out of the box.
By Rick
New Jersey
Tackle Direct was great. The product had issues
January 15, 2020
The first one they shipped had missing screws.
Tackle direct immediately replaced it with a new one.
The new one had loose screws and after they were tightened the reel jammed.
I sent the second one back to Penn and I am waiting to see if it works.
A shame as I have used older 9M reels for many years.
By Michael
Mattoon, IL
Just keeps catching fish!
September 8, 2019
These Penn reels will catch fish for a lifetime. The smaller size is on my catfish rods while in the bank holders. They always seem to work.
ProsSolid at a low price.
By Jessie
nj
It's not the taj mahal of reels, but it is a tank.
July 10, 2018
Same with all Penn reels it is perfect at it's price point if you are looking for a beater reel at a fair price and you want it to last you a lifetime. Especially good if your bringing the youngins fishing because she gets the job done, and if it winds up overboard it's not that big of a deal. Bought one of these last year for my little cousin who is 9 and he loves it.
ProsCheap, but effective. Reliable in almost any situation. Great backups if your main reel goes down. Perfect for the kids or inexperienced fishermen that come out with you.
Consnone
By David
,Warwick RI
Does the job
February 2, 2018
I have had these reels for 2 years now and they work great for fluking, sea bass, and Tataug. Even brought in a nice 20 lbs striper on 15 lb. test.
By Les
Morton Pa
Penn 309
October 29, 2017
Overall I like penn reels. I have had 309 level winds before but this one the second time I use it two screws feel out check the rest and other where loose.
By Kevin
Greer, SC
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
By Reed
Baltimore
Perfect for the money
December 24, 2015
Good value. Going to install in my boat this winter as a teaser reel underneath the hardtop.
ProsSimple, inexpensive.
By Chris
Shirley, NY
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.
By Tony
Pasadena, MD
Work Horse
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.
By Travis
bayville, NJ
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 B.
Crown point,ny.
excellant
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
Consnone
By Tony
MD
309 Penn
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.
By steve
Lufkin, Tx
Greatest catfishing reel made
May 15, 2013
Drag is smooth, strong gears for the big ones, easy casting
ProsTough and smooth
Consnone
2 Questions & 2 Answers
Ronnie Wales
from grandfield OK. asked:
March 22, 2015
I am going to be fishing in lake texoma ok. are they strong enough for a 30 to 40 lb. striper bass?
1 Answers
Ronnie, this would be a good reel for fishing 30lb to 40lb stripers. The next size up the 209 would be even better.
Frank
on March 22, 2015

John
from tx asked:
February 24, 2015
will this reel hold 100 yds of 27 lb lead core line?
1 Answers
John. I looked at the diameters of both 27lbs lead core (.75mm) and the 15lbs (.40mm) mono the reel calls for. This reel will take 100 yards of 27lbs lead core.
Frank
on February 25, 2015

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