Level Wind

The 209, 309 and 9M levelwind reels are legendary for their versatile performance. Anglers worldwide have found their reliability and incredible toughness is at home anywhere - fresh or saltwater, casting or trolling. The popularity these reels is unwavering, even though the design and look date back to the early 1940s with a simplistic, functional, and durable reels that are extremely capable.

Level Wind


Machined and anodized aluminum spool

Precision-machined stainless steel pinion gear

Machine cut brass main gear

Counter-balanced handle with oversized paddle knobs

209LC available with line counter

Stainless steel reel stand

HT-100 drag washers provide smooth drag under heavy loads

Braid Ready
Model Mono Cap. (yds/lb) Bearings Max Drag Gear Ratio Line Retrieve Weight
9M 275/15 Bushing 10 lbs 3.4:1 16(in) 13(oz)
209M 320/20 Bushing 10 lbs 3.2:1 19(in) 19(oz)
209MLH 320/20 Bushing 10 lbs 3.2:1 19(in) 19(oz)
209LC 320/20 Bushing 10 lbs 3.2:1 19(in) 19(oz)
309M 475/30 Bushing 15 lbs 2.8:1 20(in) 23(oz)
Level Wind is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Penn Pearless #9's My Reel of Choice I have been fishing with my the Penn Reel my Dad gave in 1966 and still use it today for flounder and weakfish in the Delaware Bay, and nearshore for striper and blues when they run. It is still providing me with great fishing. No one believes how old the reels is until you explain about the bakelite torpedo handle.
Date published: 2013-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is all that I use I use 9M - 209 - 309 and 6 0 senators on 12' to 15' Ugly Sticks for surf fishing here @ Galveston, Texas
Date published: 2014-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful creature so happy with this level wind... small...thin... and quite tough for the size. just love it.
Date published: 2014-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Last a lifetime and then some ! Bought my 9M in 1972.It's landed thousands of Great Lakes sport fish over the years with out fail ever.Might land a few more before I'm done.
Date published: 2014-02-28