I thought that I would post this so everyone could read . I sold 6 old penns that I had for over 15 years. They all worked but were very scarred up and pitted. I went out today and bought 2 Penn 9m , 2 Penn 209m reels , brand new ! Both 209 reels have very sloppy loose handles , and the drags feel very sticky when I was setting them , almost rythmicaly jerking when slipping. One of the 9m reels wont engage properly when going from freespool to start reeling in line(broken). I am so disapointed in Penn ! All four of them had made in china stickers. PENN has gone down the pike as far as Im concerned. They have sold out to cheap china manufacturing methods. Penn will become Past history. Last year I had 2 Captiva 6000 reels break within 48 hrs of being bought , now this........ Old Penns rule...new pens SUCK. BTW...all 4 are going back tomorrow.