Penn 349 Newell

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  1. Fishlocker

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    So I came across this reel at a garage sale today and for the price I figured I'd pick it up. Can anyone give me any background info on it? I know it's not your average 349 and it seems like it looks different than an average Newell conversion as well. If anyone has any info I'd appreciate it.

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    My memory is a little rusty, but I believe that's what Newell used to call a 'wahoo special.' It's a wide Penn 349 (master mariner?). 3.25:1 gears and a tall spool with huge drags made it a popular reel for wahoo in its day. They used to command a very good price.

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    Wasn't the Wahoo special a conversion of a 349h with a 500 base, bars and wider spool rather than the 349?
     
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    The spool is wider and the drags are 9/0. It is a wahoo special. I have one with perforated cross bars and one with solid. None with Newell on them.
     
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    Thinking about maybe a heavy yoyo setup or should I keep it as a collectible? Either way I think it's a bitchin reeel. Thanks for the replies guys
     
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    It will work for heavy yo-yo or dropper loop for YT no doubt if that's what you want to use it for besides being a a collectible. Tiburon makes upgraded cranks for them for more power.
     
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    What's the gear ratio?
     
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    I think mine is 3.25:1?
     
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    I was told it has about the same ipt (34") retrieve rate as the Baja special due to the large spool diameter.
     
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    These reels had a pretty cool niche back in the 90's right before all of the new generation reels hit the stage. As I recall they demanded a pretty penny as well, unfortunately I think the price has fallen off over the years...
     
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    Neat reel. But heavy and almost no parts are available for them. Put it on the shelf.
     
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    You can get stainless aftermarket internal parts for it and carbontex drag kits to upgrade it if you want. Lot's of used parts on ebay too. Not alot of stuff to break in that reel anyway. The drag is accesible with just taking the handle off so upgrading that is a snap. Would be a good dropper loop reel but a day yo-yoing with it would wear you out. Not alot of collector value but a great piece of west coast fishing history. That reel was top of the line in the day, nice reel.
     
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    You can buy a stock 349 to part out for under $50. I spent $85 for service and bearings on an Accurate (well used) so I wouldn't sweat using it. It is not much bigger than a Newell 533 and truth be told if the fish are biting I really don't focus on the reel size other than is it the right one for the task. I mix up hitech and old school just because when I go fishing. Use it and have fun. The crank is the smaller version, you can get a larger Penn stock for it too besides the Tiburon if you decide to use it much.
     
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    better than using a 6/0, i've used one of these since the mid 80's for deep water rock codding with a longer crank. back then, we used dacron. now, spectra.

    at a tackle shop, a friend of mine set one aside for me that was newelled out with a wider spool. i don't remember when, possibly in the latter 80's. at one of the fred hall shows, fred archer told me to go to one of the booths as tiburon made a 100 frame run of their frames for this reel. unfortunately, it's not topless.

    i still use this reel with 80 # spectra and on a sabre 550 9' rod dropping down a heavy chrome tady bc t or a chrome or red tnt. lots of work but it sure worked the jig and got me bit. loved fishing for cow cod.

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    I think I'm going to fish it and see how I like it. Worst case scenario I have a cool little piece of history. Thanks for the replies
     
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    Nice reel, use to use one of those for yoyoing for yellows at the coronados back in the early 70's, fished 60 lb mono on it. Don't seem to use it much anymore, however may use it again. Great memories associated with it, can't bring myself to part with gear I have so much fun and good fishing with. Hope you enjot it. Bought my 1st Master Mariner 349h at the hermosa tackle box around 1971 or 2, beleive it cost around $33.
     
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    I have two brand new in the box 349h narrow aluminum newell spools if anyone is interested, i also have two regular 349 size newell aluminum bases
     
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    Franky G Do you still have Penn 349 spools to unload? Thanks.
     
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    Sorry they been sold
     

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