info on Penn 350 LeveLine

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by wishrman, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. wishrman

    wishrman New Member

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    Just picked up a Penn 350 LevelLine at garage sale. Called Penn and the fella I talked to was as useless as tees on a boar, no info at all. Has the oddest way to lay line. Uses one steel bar, a little twisted, that you adjust. As the line is going across the bar it rolls over the slight twist that causes the line to go back and forth laying the line down fairly well. Looks to hold maybe 20 to 25Lb test. Sorry a little too computer illiterate to give pic. Any ideas??:confused2: Paid $5 and all seems to work.
     
  2. Catpaw

    Catpaw Well-Known Member

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    it's rated for 30# line ..has a 3:1 gear ratio and can be upgraded with new penn part's for more distance's on cast's
     

  3. wishrman

    wishrman New Member

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  4. DaveHufford

    DaveHufford New Member

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    The Penn 350 design has a leveline bar that works to lay the line consistently on the spool, back and forth. Unlike the Penn 209 design, that uses a line guide to lay the line, the 350 interferes with less friction.

    The 350 design does not restrict the use of bobber stops, that are set deeper than your rod length. With the 350 design, the bobber stop can be reeled up on the spool and then cast. The 209 line guides may not let your bobber stop through.

    There is a new reel brand, Super Caster, that uses the leveline aprroach.