Penn No. 9 level wind reel

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by winston61, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. winston61

    winston61 New Member

    I picked up a Penn N0.9 last week. Cleaned it up, put new drag washers in it and re-lubed everything. Seems to be a sweet reel. Now the problem. How do I fish this reel? Is it strictly for trolling from a boat? Can I cast it and fish from the bank? I could sure use some advice on how to get the most from this reel. Thanks to all.
  2. vlparrish

    vlparrish New Member

    Bedford, Kentucky
    Edward, that is a great levelwind reel. It can be trolled as you said or cast easily enough. The 9 is comparable to the ABUs and will cast great. The key is to set the casting brake(knob on the left side) to the correct tension. This is done by disengaging the lever and letting the bait and weight freefall to check the speed of the drop. An optimum setting would be a noticable resistant while still dropping towards the ground continually. I have 2 of the Penn 9s they are great little reels. Vern

  3. StormCaster

    StormCaster New Member

    New York
    The reel cast well with either the aluminum or plastic spool.