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309 Level Wind Conventional Rod & Reel Combo

$79.99

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Model # 2753713 | Mfg # 1151545

Product Description

Designed to handle fresh- and saltwater casting and trolling

Reel has a line capacity of 350 yards/30 lbs. with a 3:1 gear ratio; features a high-capacity aluminum spool with soft-grip handle. Smooth star drags, nonslip soft grip handles, a loud warning clicker, and aluminum spool make this among the most respected reels available.

  • 309M trolling, casting, and bottom fishing reel and 6'6" Penn Mariner solid fiberglass rod

Specs

309 Level Wind Conventional Rod & Reel Combo

Ball Bearings Bushing
Drag 15 Pounds
Gear Ratios 2.8:1
Guides 5+Tip; AX Conventional
Length 6 Feet 6 Inches
Type Conventional

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PENN 309 Level Wind Conventional Rod & Reel Combo
 
4.0

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (5)
  • Easy to transport (5)
  • Smooth reeling (5)
  • Flexible (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Trolling (6)
  • Ocean fishing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid fisher (4), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Reviewed by 8 customers

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3.0

Not terrible for the price

By Joe

from Beaufort, SC

About Me Casual/Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Transport

Cons

  • Difficult To Maintain
  • Poor Construction

Best Uses

  • Ocean Fishing

Comments about PENN 309 Level Wind Conventional Rod & Reel Combo:

It's pretty much what I expected for the price. Not horrible but the clicker stopped working my first time using it. I definitely wouldn't recommend it for someone trying to catch anything over 60lbs

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I will buy this product again,

By bogie

from Baltimore, MD

About Me Avid Fisher

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Transport
  • Flexible
  • Smooth Reeling

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trolling

    Comments about PENN 309 Level Wind Conventional Rod & Reel Combo:

    i purchased one for my wife 2 years ago. her first fish a 40" Rockfish.. I just purchased 4 more to complete my trolling rig.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Product

    By Jim

    from Chicago

    About Me Avid Fisher

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy Casting
    • Easy To Transport
    • Flexible
    • Smooth Reeling

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Trolling

      Comments about PENN 309 Level Wind Conventional Rod & Reel Combo:

      Great Rod & Reel Combo set them up with Dipsey Divers and put a 12lb & a 16lb Lake Trout in the box and had no problems.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Ordered them on line and had them delivered to the Winthrop store and they were there in 3 days

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Easy to use rod combo

      By Gary

      from Tyrone, Ga

      About Me Casual/Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Transport
      • Flexible
      • Smooth Reeling

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Ocean Fishing
        • Trolling

        Comments about PENN 309 Level Wind Conventional Rod & Reel Combo:

        Line feeds off easy for trolling and bottom fishing

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Solid Reel for Cheap

        By Dodablu Charters

        from Surfside, TX

        About Me Professional

        Pros

        • Cheap
        • Durable
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Ocean Fishing
          • River Fishing
          • Trolling

          Comments about PENN 309 Level Wind Conventional Rod & Reel Combo:

          Have deck handing/captaining in Texas for over a decade. We use penn 209's and 309's almost exclusively as they are dirt cheap and our customers, most of which can't fish to save their lives, can use them without too much trouble and have a hard time breaking them. Typically load up our 309's with 40lb ande big game. The drag is better than a penn senator 114h and we have taken everything from 2lb. chicken dolphin to 120lb. wahoo and 350+lb. bull sharks in the ocean, catfish in excess of 60lbs., and gar over 100lbs. in fresh. If you think a reel like this can't handle big fish or a star drag is low quality, you should probably keep throwing your money away on expensive shimanos. With a simple freshwater soak and application of Abu Garcia gear grease they last 2-3seasons and 200+ trips. Pennies per fish at that rate. Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that there are simply better reels available- but not without paying considerably more.

           
          4.0

          Christmas Present

          By Bayfisher

          from Severn, MD

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Smooth Drag System
          • Smooth Reeling

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Trolling

            Comments about PENN 309 Level Wind Conventional Rod & Reel Combo:

            Used on Opening day Trophy season and had no issues bringing in a 37 inch 21 lb Striper. Nothing fancy but adequate. Levelwind a plus in getting out the right distance.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Not the quality of old

            By Chesapeake Bay Fisherman

            from Chesapeake Beach, MD

            About Me Avid Fisher

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Broke After 2 Uses
              • Poor Construction

              Best Uses

              • As Decoration

              Comments about PENN 309 Level Wind Conventional Rod & Reel Combo:

              As an avid fisherman, I've used a lot of rods and reels. This year alone I purchased 6 Penn rod and reel combos, 2 different types. 4 out of 6 broke within a month of purchase, 2 within 2 weeks. I'll continue to use classic Penn rods and reels because of the quality, but they can keep their new products. VERY disappointed.

              (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This is good stuff!!!

              By Big Brian

              from Sacramento

              About Me Avid Fisher

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy Casting
              • Easy To Transport
              • Flexible
              • Smooth Reeling

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Ocean Fishing
                • River Fishing
                • Trolling

                Comments about PENN 309 Level Wind Conventional Rod & Reel Combo:

                Great combo for the price. Bought two last year and heading back in this week for two more. Work great from rock fishing to yellowtail. Very balanced feel in your claws. Very little fold-over even with a 63lb Yellowtail on the end of the line...should be able to handle very larg fish and good fighting ones at that.

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