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penn 209 rebuild - 12/27/09

this is another post that is long overdue. here is our reel, a basic, stock penn 209.







we're going to start with the left side plate. all we have to do be back out each of the left side plate screws (key #'s 32 and 38), one at a time.



add a bead of grease to each screw or screw hole, but do this one screw at a time.



now back out each of the right side plate screws (key #32 and 38) and set them aside.



at this point, the reels separates multiple pieces.



lightly grease the clamp screws (key #34), then reassemble the rod clamp assembly.





this reel is not going to win any distance casting competitions, so we'll lube the left side bushing (key #40) with corrosion x.

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Lifes 2 Short 2 B So Serious All Da Time
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I always enjoy reading your "how to" post Alan from all the various reels you work on..

Thank you for posting them


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Mine always die when the dog tooth spring on the anti reverse gets crunched when trying to put it in gear with the spool spinning at 30 to 40 mph. I always have fun changing it out. Do you have a how to photo series on that? What about the worm gear and the pawl? I have also burned up some HT 100 drags as well. The 209 is not my favorite reel but I do have some from the 1950's. Im still using them.

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i think that you will find that the "shock" to the reel is much less with greased carbon fiber drag washers.
 

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I grease them with some special lube. I do not know if they are carbon fiber or HT 100 I just get them from the PennParts. I am sure Im abusing them with 40lb test on Hoos, AJ's and the such. It is amazing how hot they can get in a good dog fight. Until recently (say the last 5 years or so) a 209 was my "big reel". I have others now but I do still take the 209's on every adventure.

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