Penn reels

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by mark29860, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. mark29860

    mark29860 New Member

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    Hello folks, I have a chance to get Penn 209 reels on sale. Would like to know if anyone uses them and what they think about them. Thanks
     
  2. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    The Penn 209 is the work horse. I have two of them and they are good reels. The only negative is the low gear ratio. Low means more power on larger fish. If given the proper maintenance the reel will last a lifetime.
     

  3. Cattn-Jeep

    Cattn-Jeep New Member

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    I have an old Penn Peer 209. After I cleaned it up and regreased it, it had really smooth action. It has a steel spool and gets a little squirrelly on long casts. It has a slow line retrieval rate, but I don't mind it. I really like the drag on it. The clicker is also pretty loud too.
     
  4. Poppa

    Poppa New Member

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    Good reels. Not the best casters but power to spare. If I was trying
    to land a monster cat I had just as soon have him on a Penn as anything
    made.
     
  5. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    I have had a few, still have one...I would not use them if they were free.

    They are designed to be a trolling reel, I cant get much casting distance from them.

    But they are super strong durable reels, if you dont want to cast very far.
     
  6. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    I have several Penn reels. I have the 309, #9, 6000 spinning reel. I love them all. Like mentioned earlier....not the farthest casting reels, but a work horse to be sure.:cool2: