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Penn Level Wind Reels

Penn Level Wind Reels

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Penn Level Wind Reels feature precision machined stainless steel pinion gears with high strength bronze alloy main gears, for the ultimate in fish fighting power and durability.

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275yds / 15lb103.4:116 in13 oz$59.99 USD
320yds / 20lb102.8:117 in19 oz$59.99 USD
320yds / 20lb103.2:119 in19 oz$69.99 USD
320yds / 20lb102.8:117 in19 oz$59.99 USD
350yds / 20lb152.8:120 in23 oz$59.99 USD
The popularity of Penn Level Wind reels is unwavering, even though the design and look date back to the early 1940s. Penn Level Wind 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.
Penn Level Wind Reels feature a machined stainless steel pinion, forged and machined, anodized aluminum spool, and tighter machining tolerances are helping anglers land fish once thought impossible. Simple design, angler familiarity, and lasting performance - Penn Level Wind reels are a great choice for bottom fishing and inshore saltwater and freshwater-trolling.
4.5 Stars based on 11 reviews
By David
,Warwick RI
February 2, 2018
Does the job
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
October 29, 2017
Penn 309
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
January 15, 2016
Closest thing to indestructible
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
December 24, 2015
Perfect for the money
Good value. Going to install in my boat this winter as a teaser reel underneath the hardtop.
ProsSimple, inexpensive.
By Chris
Shirley, NY
January 10, 2015
Good, reliable party boat reel.
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
October 1, 2014
Work Horse
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
August 26, 2014
use this reel on one of my trolling rods
been using with reel on a trolling rod for about a year no issues
By Francis Breed
Crown point,ny.
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
By Tony
March 5, 2014
309 Penn
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
May 15, 2013
Greatest catfishing reel made
Drag is smooth, strong gears for the big ones, easy casting
ProsTough and smooth
By Ron
April 29, 2013
Great Reel
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.
3 Questions & 3 Answers
Adam Garcia
from Blythe , Cal. asked:
January 30, 2018
Does this model come left handed?
1 Answers
The 209MLH is the only model in this series that is L/H.
on January 31, 2018

from Norfolk, Va. asked:
October 31, 2012
what is the difference between a Defiance 20 and a Defiance 25 level wind reel
1 Answers
The main difference would be the size of the reel. The 25 will hold more line than the 20.
Customer Service
on November 1, 2012

from Chillicothe,Ohio asked:
June 22, 2012
want to see if someone has assembly paper on this reel 209m penn?
1 Answers
We do not but their exploded parts list is shown at this web page:
Customer Service
on June 25, 2012


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