Just got my Penn 209 in the mail yesterday. I got it off ebay for $7.95 plus 7.00 shipping. I bought a Berkley 7 foot medHvy big game rod the other day hoping it would be a good fit. They seem to work fine together . I put about 3 ounces of lead on and went outside and made a few casts and all is good. The line that came on it is old I am sure ,its a green and white looking string type line. Whatever it is it is super strong and it does not appear to be any of the recent braided lines I have seen. One question I have is there is some of green oxidation on the foot and worm cover. Any tips on what to use to clean it up ? Also there is a screw that says spare pawl. I unscrewed it and there is something which I guess it the pawl in the screw. What is this used for ? and where on the reel is it ? Any way I will get it wet tomorrow I am sure and hope to catch a good one. I still am not sure if I should leave the line that's on it or switch to some cajun red that I have on my Abu 6000.