this post was a request from a member on how to clean a perless#9 penn baitcaster. the following posts will guide you through the process. as soon as a mod oks this i will start the reply process detailing the disassembly and re assembly of this reel complete with pic guided steps. this baitcaster is much more difficult than a newer abu. the entire frame comes down with the reel. i will offer a second option to those who are now comfortable in taking down the gear housing.