(Unusual?) Penn 49 reel
Posted June 27 2008 - 09:57 PM
While I was looking for information on it, I realized this reel is different from all the Penn 49 reels I saw pictures of online. All the other reels I saw seemed much narrower than this one. This spool is 2-3/8" wide. Also, the shape of this spool is different and this spool is made from molded plastic / bakelite, while others have an aluminum spool.
I read somewhere the #49 reel was first introduced 1941 and the first 49's had a molded plastic spool. Does this mean my Grandfather's reel is one of the first ones from 1941ish?? I would appreciate any input if someone knows.
BTW, this reel is excellent mechanical condition. I would like to fish it, but I am not sure what kind of fishing this would be suited for. Should I fish it or put it on the shelf and remember it as my Grandfather's reel.
Thanks in advance for any input.
Posted June 28 2008 - 01:29 AM
Posted July 01 2008 - 07:47 AM
I have several of 49/149/349 and use them for Grouper digging (100Ft) ,dont need a lot of line for Grouper as they dont run far
Alantani,posted a Penn handle color code (amber was 30-40 red was 50's ,green 60's, white 70's ) , providing your reel has original handle which it no doubt does, you can sort of date time frame of your reel.
Posted July 01 2008 - 09:30 AM
Posted August 28 2008 - 08:59 PM
Frans reel is pictured with white/yellow marble handle and has two levers. Also his reels side plate does not read Super Mariner on it. What year did they change this?
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Posted September 15 2009 - 03:08 PM
Posted September 15 2009 - 05:05 PM