Penn 49 Fishing Reel

I have a friend that received this reel from his father when he was 18 years old.  It was used to bottom fish in the Pacific Northwest.  For its age and use it was in remarkable condition.  Strip down and cleaned, new greased carbon drags, new reel foot, greased and oiled!   Good steel gear and pinion.  Arguably better than new!

Penn 49 with Carbon drags from


  1. Super clean and surely better than new. I have now stripped mine as well, it had some surface corrosion and after bufiing it now is down to brass almost everywhere. I just need to obtain a guide to re-assemble it, I want to add it to my collecter shelf in my home bar.


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