Penn 209 reel

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by Fishermancat1, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. Fishermancat1

    Fishermancat1 Member

    Cobb Co. Georgia
    My level wind is not moving from left to right when i reel the is in the middle. It moves very little and the line is winding in the middle. How do i fix it? :cool2:
  2. polecatter

    polecatter Member

    Hi John, most likely the pawl and/or the worm drive needs to be replaced. But first check to see the small screw in the bottom of the line guide is tightened up snug. Might have just backed off a bit and not allowing pawl to engage the gear properly. It should be a simple fix. It is always a good idea to replace the worm drive and pawl at the same time. If you need to see a parts schematic on your 209 there should be one available somewhere in the BOC library. If you can't find one there, others are available for reference elsewhere on the internet. You have a great reel there for chasing cats will serve you well if taken care of properly.