Vintage PENN DEEP SEA REEL Model 49M Fishing Reel 03
Vintage PENN Deep Sea Reel Model
We are pleased to offer this vintage
REEL INFO: Mariner Series - The Mariner Series
is virtually in a class by itself - the only reels designed
specifically for deep sea trolling. The narrow spool design
makes it easier to fish with lead core, wire, dacron and mono
lines. Mariners have also proven themselves in the down-deep
world of west coast rockcodding. From trolling for Canadian
lake trout to jigging for big Pacific lingcod, Mariner does
it deep. (1985 Penn Catalog)
HISTORY: One of the first conventional
reel series, the mariners proved their capabilities and many
of them were available for a long time. Of the 4 models in the
series, only the #49 model, which was also made for the first
time before 1941, is still manufactured today, albeit with new
technologies. The first Penn 49's featured a molded, plastic
spool, this Penn 49M features a Chrome plated brass spool. The
label reads "Penn No.49 DEEP SEA REEL PENN Fishing Tackle
Mfg.Co. Phila, PA"
Condition- This reel , by the look
of it has seen a few days at sea, the chrome plating has worn
through in many places. From all the pictures online I've seen
of this reel, it also appears as though the stock crank arm
has been replaced. There is also the word "Irvine"
scratched into the label side of the reel, above the low relief
image of fishing boats at sea. It could use a good cleaning.
I'm told this is a good reel to restore
and to update, or simply to collect. This would make a very
nice piece to add to your collection, or put on display in your
office, or den.
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