Penn 350

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by SyKo450, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. SyKo450

    SyKo450 New Member

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    Anybody have any information on this reel?

    It's rather old, it's a level line
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2009
  2. cathog

    cathog New Member

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    What info are you looking for? I have a couple of them and love them. They are way smoother than a 209 and I have probably caught more than 50 blues on them over 30 pounds up to 57 pounds and they are still going strong. They will definately out cast a 209 and the levelwind system on them lends to less breakdowns with pawls and such.
     

  3. SyKo450

    SyKo450 New Member

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    Like lube, line capacity, speed, general stuff
     
  4. cathog

    cathog New Member

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    Just oil it in the oil fittings with some 60 weight oil, remember a few drops goes a long ways. It will hold about 300 yards of 25 pound mono. Once a year take it apart and clean it up, use a small amount of a good reel grease on the gears, few drops of oil in the oil filttings and you are ready to go. These are tough old reels and if taken care of will last you a long time. They are 3 to1 gear ratio, like a winch on a stick:smile2:.
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2009
  5. SyKo450

    SyKo450 New Member

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    Thanks very much brother:cool2:
     
  6. SouthGADan

    SouthGADan New Member

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  7. SyKo450

    SyKo450 New Member

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    I don't understand what that spiral bar thing is for or what it's supposed to do
     
  8. MedicMike

    MedicMike New Member

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  9. MedicMike

    MedicMike New Member

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    That's the levelwind. I've never used one before, so I cannot comment on how well it works. By the rarity of those styles, I would say that the traditional kind works better.
     
  10. cathog

    cathog New Member

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    The spiral thing is the levelwind. It actually works very well, the other thing about it is there is less resistance on the line so they will cast much better than a traditional levelwind. Another really good thing is there are no pawls to break.
     
  11. SyKo450

    SyKo450 New Member

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    How are you supposed to run the line through there or how does it work?
     
  12. cathog

    cathog New Member

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    Line goes over the top of it. It spins as you turn the reel handle and the line rides on the low parts to keep your line even on the reel. Works really well.
     
  13. SyKo450

    SyKo450 New Member

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    So the line, from the last guide on the rod it goes right on top of the twist and onto the spool? Or line out of the spool on top of the twist and onto the first guide on the rod?
     
  14. cathog

    cathog New Member

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    Isnt that the same thing just different directions? It comes from the spool, over the top of the twist and through the first eye. I will take pics of one of mine if needed.
     
  15. SyKo450

    SyKo450 New Member

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    It is:wink:

    Just making sure I understood:tounge_out: