Broken Penn 209 - Backspools freely

Discussion in 'Reel Repair and Upgrades' started by cpalombo, May 26, 2007.

  1. cpalombo

    cpalombo New Member

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    Hey all, I jsut bought a Penn 209 from ebay. It backspools freely and I can not stop it.

    It is not the drag system, that appears to work fine. Rather, when the drag is cinched down, the reel will rotate forward and bnackward (reel and handle rotating together).

    Any ideas how to fix this? It is a good looking reel that works well in all other respects. Is it worth fixing?

    I emailed the ebay seller and I am hoping to return it, but may keep it if it is a few dollar fix.

    thanks for the help.

    CP
     
  2. Angler2007

    Angler2007 New Member

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    I would recommend calling Penn and ask them what it would cost to fix it. I sent them a reel that I've had for 15 years for reconditioning this past winter and it came back like brand new for $40. Penn reels will last a lifetime if taken care of. I fish the 310's and 320's
     

  3. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    It may just need cleaning and lubing.Also the dog or little dog spring may be missing as they are so easy to lose and are often lost.I always order a extra when ordering parts.No way to tell for sure without checking it out.I wish you the best of luck.I love you Brothers And Sisters.peewee
     
  4. cpalombo

    cpalombo New Member

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    Let me ask you this way... I know I can fix it and where to get part. I assume the cost would be $5.00 or less for the part. Maybe $10.00. Anyhow.... I got it from a guy on ebay that said it worked well. Paid $28.00 total. It is really clean and in great shape in all other ways. I can send it back (no cost there, but the hastle of sending it), or fix it myself. Is a good 209 worth $38.00??? Should I send it back and get another one
    (I can buy used 209's all day on ebay for $30.00)? Not sure here, thanks.

    CP
     
  5. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    I like the older 209s with the stainless spools, the new ones have graphite. I get mine fixed if needed. May tag repair man comes to mind.......
     
  6. Davidsed505

    Davidsed505 New Member

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    As to the question is the reel worth 38 bucks, I guess I'd have to see the reel. I prefer the older ones, but without seeing it, if the chromes in great shape, and the sideplates are shiny, and the clicker is loud and firm (I've gotten them in the past and it looked like someone kept the clicker on full time, casting and retrieving), I think a 209's worth that, considering how long they can last. As far as the anti reverse, the dog spring is sooooo easy to lose. It may have been lost during a prior maintenance. I think I lost 7 or so till I figured out a trick to get it in easy. If it's an older 209, or been over greased, the dog and spring might be intact and in place, but unable to move because of gunked up grease.
     
  7. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    Just run by my house when ya get a chance an I will give you a Penn 209. I also will give ya a Penn Delmar 285 (still in the original box with adjusting tool and grease tube), which as best I can tell, is a 209 without the lines guide. Heck, if you good enough for Sal to admit being related to, your good enough for me to give you a reel. What else ya need? Make a list, lol.
     
  8. Cornhusker

    Cornhusker New Member

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    Well now then there guys. If this here Kutter is like a Kutter I new way back when then you might need to listen up pretty good.

    Does this sound just a bit too generous?????????????????????:crazy: