penn 209 gear ratio

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by cliff n york, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. cliff n york

    cliff n york New Member

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    can the 209s gear ratio of 3:1 be changed to some thing a little faster:eek:oooh:
     
  2. Bambu

    Bambu New Member

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    not sure about any modifications but the 210s are 4.2;1 a little better than 3;1, got one off ebay for 22$:smile2:
     

  3. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    You stole my post lol. I was just thinking the same thing last night when i seen the carbontex drag upgrade. ill look around.
     
  4. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    well no luck yet :sad2: i e-mailed a penn specilaty company, that had gear swaps for penn gs reels, to see what they had to say and ill let you know what they had to say when i hear from them.
     
  5. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    well i got a quick responce witch is good buisness but bad news.
    "Hi Brandon, Penn doesn't make any high speed gears for the 209 reel.I'm not even sure where to point you, I don't remember seeing any custom work for this model." :sad2:
     
  6. dex

    dex Member

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    Faster gears in a 209 sounds like you are looking for the 210. 4:1 gears with a bigger drag and handle than the 209 with the same size frame.
     
  7. cliff n york

    cliff n york New Member

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    thanks guys it looks like i will get some penn 210,s
     
  8. cathouse

    cathouse New Member

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    Hello i own a couple of each of those reels the 209 is a thing of beaty for its intended use winching and it does it quite well . Here in the north east we use them i use my 210 for salmon fishing fast reel with enough capacity but its no 209 , but i quess it all boil down to your preference and what you're comfortable with and thats all that matters at the end of the day . Good Luck