Are these Penn spools the same? Or is these a noticeable difference between the two spools? Thanks.
Anyone know the difference between the Penn 501 spool and the 506 spool?
Posted January 22 2010 - 5:21 PM
Different for sure. I don't have one in front of me, but according to my memory (someone correct me if I'm wrong). The spool itself is the same in terms of size/shape/dimensions, but it's the shaft/axle that is different. Since the 501 uses bushings (as opposed to the 506's bearings), the shaft's ends are different from each other, AND I believe the 506 shaft is also slightly longer. Trust me, I've tried putting a 506 spool into my 501 reel. It won't work without major modifications.
Posted January 23 2010 - 12:30 PM
Hey thanks for your input. Looking over the specs for the 99 Penn reel on Penn Parts I do notice that the Penn 99 Silver Beach does take bearings instead of bushings. I can conclude, that from those specs that the Newell spool for the Penn 99 should be installed on a Penn Jigmaster with bearings....namely the 505 or the 506 to make a modification to the mid size Penn Jigmaster. Thanks again for your input and direction.
Posted January 25 2010 - 10:34 AM
Hey, I see the confusion, the Penn 26-155, 40-60 parts are listed as "bearings" on the Penn Parts site, but in fact, they are bushings (very common on the most basic penn models). Therefore, the Newell 99 spool can be installed on a plain Penn 500 (or 501) jigmaster that has been modified with the "99" Bars and Base (same ones as the ones on a Newell 229). If you need any more details, or info on where to get parts you may need for the conversion let me know, I may be able to help.