Rick Kunne

Penn 750 SS Spinning Reel

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Hi, how do I change from left hand to right hand handle on a Penn 750 SS spinning reel.

I have done this before on other reels so I know it is possible but I think I may have to go into the guts of the reel.

Appreciate any help with this.

Thanks, Rick

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Isn't the 750ss ambidextrous?  There is a screw cap on the opposite side, it should come off. Then, on the handle side, the handle should screw out, by holding the holding from turning, while cranking the handle forward (or is it backward).  This site more than likely has a Penn 650ss breakdown, since I believe I used it to clean my 650ss.  

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The larger SS reels had an additional component, I believe a screw, that was necessary to swap to LH. I do not recall if the 750 series had this.  Many of these screws went missing over the years as they were not needed for retrieving with your left hand. Good luck! 

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Thanks fishhappy and D1fishr for your replies. I have discovered that there are older versions of the 750 SS that have different sized threading on either side. So, the screw doesn't fit on the left hand side and the handle doesn't fit the right hand side. I had to buy a new 15BL-850 Handle Pivot, Left Hand to switch to right hand crank. Some genius at PENN decided this was the best design to go with at the time. There are newer versions of the 750 SS that are reversible unfortunately I did not buy one. In fact I bought 2 of the older version reels and had to buy 2 replacement left hand pivots. I just hope this solves the problem.

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