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Penn Level Wind Reels

Penn Level Wind Reels

by Penn

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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Model
TD Code
Mono
Capacity
Max DragGear RatioLine Retrieve
Per Crank
WeightPrice
9M
PEN-0128
275yds / 15lb103.4:116 in13 oz$59.99 USD
209M
PEN-0037
320yds / 20lb102.8:117 in19 oz$59.99 USD
209LC
PEN-0449
320yds / 20lb103.2:119 in19 oz$69.99 USD
209MLH
PEN-0397
320yds / 20lb102.8:117 in19 oz$59.99 USD
309M
PEN-0050
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 12 reviews
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
By Ron
PA
Great Reel
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.
Consnone.
4 Questions & 4 Answers
James
from Monterey, CA asked:
June 3, 2019
Would this be a good feel for bottom fishing lingcod and rockfish?
1 Answer

Hello James,  


This is a very good entry level conventional reel.  You can Flounder fish. tog fish and bass fish with this reel.  

Great entry level reel and will last a lift time.  

Submitted by: Andrew Montagna on June 6, 2019

Adam Garcia
from Blythe , Cal. asked:
January 30, 2018
Does this model come left handed?
1 Answer
The 209MLH is the only model in this series that is L/H.
Submitted by: Donald on January 31, 2018

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

Hetman
from Chillicothe,Ohio asked:
June 22, 2012
want to see if someone has assembly paper on this reel 209m penn?
1 Answer
We do not but their exploded parts list is shown at this web page: http://pennreels.com/sites/all/themes/penn/images/schematics/407-209M_Rev_10.pdf
Submitted by: Customer Service on June 25, 2012

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