Level Wind

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

Mariner Rod

1-Piece solid glass blank

Graphite reel seat

EVA grips

Braid Ready
Model Reel Line Capacity Rod Length Pcs Line Wt Handle
90960 209M 290yds/20lb MB1530C60 6’0” 1 15-30 lb EVA
93930 309M 300yds/30lb MB2050C66 6’6” 1 20-50 lb EVA
Level Wind is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ALL GOOD 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.
Date published: 2013-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from penn 309 and ugly stick If you want a quality rod and reel for the surf this is the best!!!
Date published: 2014-01-07