Penn 49L

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  1. FishAcquisition

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    Just picked up a Mint Penn 49L. Beautiful reel, always loved the high narrow Old school look. Don't need it, don't have a rod for it, you all likely understand my addiction. What is the best use for this reel. Second Jig Stick, Yo-Yo??
     
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    Cool reel but it has a low gear ratio and small drag washers. I think it's the same gear that goes in a monofil. They're mostly used for wire line trolling in lakes and the tall spool keeps the wire from getting kinked. It's the same size as a 349 but completely different inside.
    Open it up and get the old grease out, get it spinning fast and give it a try. You could throw iron with it and use it for the 3 B's. Would also work for rockfish too.
     
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    Actually, the 49 has 3 drag washers that are almost a big as the drag washers in a 114H. It's gear ratio is 3.5:1 -- however, given the tall spool it has a pretty fast retrieve. In Alaska, 49s are still quite common for salmon fishing and many use them for bottom fishing as well.
     
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    pacificscout Hey! You got any frozen ice?

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    post pic if possible. Curious. Thanks
     
  5. FishAcquisition

    FishAcquisition I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Here is what the seller listed and pic.

    Penn Master Mariner Deep Sea #49 Dual Lever Drag/ Free spool. Made In USA Reel. In excellent condition.

    HISTORY:
    49L: One of the first conventional reel series, the mariners proved their capabilities and many of them were available for a long time. Of the 4 models in the series, only the #49 model, which was also made for the first time before 1941, was still manufactured into 2006, albeit with new technologies. The first Penn 49's featured a molded, plastic spool, while today's Penn 49L features an aluminum spool and Penn's HT-100 drag. Interesting detail about the way reels were coded over the decades: In 1941 a left handed version of the Penn 49 was also available. This reel was given the same code as today's aluminum spool version, 49L.


    Construction:

    Narrow aluminum spool
    Reinforced frame with double pillars.
    Oversized handle.
    Back plate fitted with adjustable click.
    Chrome plated brass rings.
    Oversized brake lining / HT-100 drags.
    Optional Anti-reverse.
    Designed for specialized lines.
    Two-speed, dual lever spool control (49L and 349HC).
    Convertible leverage handle (349's)

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    IMG_2955.JPG
     
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    pacificscout Hey! You got any frozen ice?

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    Cool pic.
    2 levers. thanks
     
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    FishAcquisition I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Yea, I never fished a reel with two levers, what do they do? Two levels of drag pressure?
     
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    One lever is for the anti-reverse; you can fish the reel as a "knuckle buster" if you wish. The other lever is for free spool.
     
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    Ah, KnuckleBuster, I remember those. Ouch!!!! I was a little kid.
     
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    My wife just picked this one up for me for $35 in an antique store in Oregon. It looks brand new! I know nothing about it, until reading this post. At first look, seeing the extra lever I thought maybe a good real to troll with? Either way, looking forward to using it, just wan to use it correctly. P49.JPG
     
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    That Reel looks like it came right out of the box!!!
     
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    Be careful with the chromed spool on early 49s. They don't handle mono line very well and will get out of round very easily. If you must fish it, put several wraps of dacron under the mono. The new aluminum spools solved this problem, but can't be put in older reels without a new bridge.
     
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    UnBelievable F.V. UNBELIEVABLE

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    Have a new Master Mariner if your interested. Let me know I'll send you pics....
     
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    Yes, PM me.
     
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    Penn 349 with Tiburon frame image.jpg
     
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    What rod do you Fish it with?
     
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    I don't know yet ? I am going to try and use this reel to troll for halibut useing the technique they call ball bouncing. We use 2 lb weights maybe even 3 lb so it nice to have big reel to help haul up the weights and trolling rig . Reeling line back on is easier with narrow spool .
     
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    To clarify, the second lever disengages the anti-reverse, and allows the angler to "back reel", letting wire line out slowly and under more control.
    A spool full of wire line, popped into freespool could be very hazardous to control with just your thumb.
     
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    Steve,
    Would this be a decent Wahoo Reel? Yo-Yo, Jig thrower?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    It's a very hard reel to cast given its shape, at least for me. I think it could be a OK wahoo troller with modern lines. But it's best for what it was originally designed for -- trolling for fish like salmon.
     

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