The popularity of PENN 209 and 309 Level Wind reels is unwavering, even though the design and look date back to the early 1940s. With a simplistic, functional, and durable design that is extremely capable. A growing resurgence in the popularity of this retro-styled series is taking place as anglers worldwide have found their reliability and incredible toughness is at home anywhere - fresh or saltwater.
Matched with a Mariner® stand up rod, this combo allows you to be versed in various fishing applications with unparalleled durability and reliability.
Level Wind Reel
Lightweight graphite frame
Machined and anodized aluminum spool
Machine cut brass main gear
HT-100 drag washers provide smooth drag under heavy loads
1-Piece solid glass blank
Graphite reel seat
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Bought my first (used) Penn reel at age 7 (1950). With this one, my 4th 309M, I now own 14 Penn reels: the oldest about 65 years old and I have never had a single problem with any of them. And, with 5 sons and 14 grandsons, they have been used and abused. This is the first product review I've ever written.
If you want a quality rod and reel for the surf this is the best!!!