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  1. That would be Wesson.
  2. I'd say better than adjustable. No hardware to corrode or velcro to pick up cruft, fit snug without being too tight, but the weather doesn't get in.
  3. Great information. Thanks for posting.
  4. These are maybe the most versatile of the small, old school Penn reels. My own preference is for the 501, the narrow "Jigmaster Junior." Eliminating the lateral handle play is usually a simple matter of putting a couple of very thin shim washers under the gear post. Some folks put lots of time and money into hot-rodding them, though I think that's a dead end. At the end of the road, you may have a reel that matches the capabilities of more modern designs, but weighs much more.
  5. Anything you read in the popular press about a specialized topic was written by a non-specialist who will bring his lack of understanding to what he writes. And, no, I'm not talking about "fake news."
  6. I close the drags then spray my reels down with fresh water using a light mist to displace salt without flushing out grease. I then wipe them with a Corrosion-X-impregnated rag that I keep for just that purpose; CX displaces water. After the reels air dry I open the drags. The reels are free of corrosion. This includes Avets that have aluminum frames and stainless fasteners, which tend to promote galvanic corrosion.
  7. Sounds like a lot of bushido to me.
  8. I have too many reels this size and am not using these. They belong with someone who will, or with a serious collector. Everything is in near new condition cosmetically, and 10/10 mechanically. The reels are all freshly serviced. They have carbon drags lubed with Cal’s. Other components are lubed with ReelX, CorrosionX, or Yamaha marine grease, as appropriate. All spools are aluminum, and are true and free-spinning. I can meet up in the vicinity of Garden State Parkway exits 117 – 142 for cash transactions, or take PayPal or money order.. Free shipping. #1: Maroon side plate reel with a genuine Newell spool and aluminum bars refinished with baked engine enamel. Black torpedo knob. Drag upgraded to a 5 stack. Delrin washer under main gear. Stainless steel gear sleeve and pin. No line. With this reel goes the original brass gear sleeve and pin, drag stack, and other spares shown. $90 #2: Reel with brick red side plates. Black torpedo knob. Spooled with about 125 yards 20 lb. Izorline XXX copolymer over about 110 yards 30 lb. braid. I cannot guarantee that the following are original to this particular reel, as I am not the first owner, but they are period correct: factory box containing tool, reel lube, clamp in original package, price tag, sales receipts. $90 #3: Reel with brick red side plates. Black flat knob. Spooled with 20 lb. Trilene XL. $65 #4: New in box Penn aluminum spool. $30 #5: Newell aluminum reel foot, clamp, and bars. The bars fit the 146 and also the 100. The foot and clamp fit those, and also the 501, 506, 101, and others I am sure. $35 Take the lot for $280.
  9. Closing this to see if I can drum up a little interest by eating the shipping. (Edit window on original post expired.)
  10. Penn 155

    Penn says 250 yards 30 lb, so maybe 350+ of 20.
  11. Thanks, but not interested in trades.
  12. I have too many reels this size and am not using these. They belong with someone who will, or with a serious collector. Everything is in near new condition cosmetically, and 10/10 mechanically. The reels are all freshly serviced. They have carbon drags lubed with Cal’s. Other components are lubed with ReelX, CorrosionX, or Yamaha marine grease, as appropriate. All spools are aluminum, and are true and free-spinning. Pricing: I can meet up in the vicinity of Garden State Parkway exits 117 – 142 for cash transactions, or take PayPal for the listed prices and shipping. #1: Maroon side plate reel with a genuine Newell spool and aluminum bars refinished with baked engine enamel. Black torpedo knob. Drag upgraded to a 5 stack. Delrin washer under main gear. Stainless steel gear sleeve and pin. No line. With this reel goes the original brass gear sleeve and pin, drag stack, and other spares shown. $90, $12.72 shipping #2: Reel with brick red side plates. Black torpedo knob. Spooled with about 125 yards 20 lb. Izorline XXX copolymer over about 110 yards 30 lb. braid. I cannot guarantee that the following are original to this particular reel, as I am not the first owner, but they are period correct: factory box containing tool, reel lube, clamp in original package, price tag, sales receipts. $90, $12.72 shipping. #3: Reel with brick red side plates. Black flat knob. Spooled with 20 lb. Trilene XL. $65, $12.72 shipping #4: New in box Penn aluminum spool. $30, $7.20 shipping #5: Newell aluminum reel foot, clamp, and bars. The bars fit the 146 and also the 100. The foot and clamp fit those, and also the 501, 506, 101, and others I am sure. $35, $7.20 shipping Take the lot for $280, $22.70 shipping.
  13. When did Penn change the handle knob shape from the traditional torpedo to the flattened one? Thanks.