The Pro Gear 255 appears to be the same size as a Penn 146, but with some really nice upgrades. First the two piece frame is really nice and strong. The tolerances are outstanding and using braid will be no problem. Pro Gear 255 Schematic, the gears and drags are the same as a Penn 500 series.
She came in pretty beat up. Bearings shot and some light corrosion and wear from the eccentric lever hitting the side plate on top. The internals were in good shape, just needed a good cleaning and re-lube. Flushed the bearings, new Bryan Young 5+1 drag kit, and “Bam” fishing machine. Free spool is amazing. 10-12lb drag easily up to 15-17lb with a new SS gear sleeve. Awesome small reel!