The classic, simple design of the PENN® 309 levelwind reel has made it a reliable, go-to tool for all types of saltwater fishing. It’s a charter captain favorite due to its ability to do the job over and over again, with bigger and meaner fish than ever before. The PENN 309 features a rock-solid, machined, anodized-aluminum spool, with machine-cut brass main gear and machined stainless steel pinion gear. The smooth, powerful drag is built of HT-100 washers for long-term performance, and the counter-balanced power handle boasts a counterbalance to make hauling in a big fish or cranking in a rig to re-bait easier than ever.
PENN Mariner Boat Rods are all-purpose power-poles for appropriate for a range of nearshore and offshore fishing techniques. The solid fiberglass blank is as strong as it gets, with less weight than other solid blanks due to innovative new manufacturing techniques. The Mariner rod also features front and rear EVA foam grips for comfort and smooth yet durable guides with ceramic inserts.
Bullet Proof Glass. All Penn Mariner rods - including stand-up, conventional bait & jig and spinning models - offer solid fiberglass construction that's so tough it's practically bullet proof. These rods deliver the strength and lifting power you need to battle the toughest saltwater gamefish, yet they're so lightweight you can fish all day long without fatigue. So go ahead and take your best shot. Penn Mariners® are built to take it.
Product DescriptionPenn Mariner Troll Rod is constructed from a solid glass blank for durability, with tapers comparable to more expensive tubular blanks. The rod's weight is minimal when compared to other solid-glass rods, courtesy of some clever engineering from Penn rod designers, using the latest glass composite materials and construction techniques. This rod also features a machined aluminum reel seat, Slick Butt, heavy-duty turbo frame guides with aluminum oxide inserts, comfortable EVA foregrip, and a tough aluminum gimbal.
The PENN Mariner Boat Rod is ideal for fishos of all levels looking for an incredible value for money and versatility. This rod is made from solid glass blanks for durability. It also features tapers comparable to more expensive tubular blanks. It's lightweight plus it comes with an integrated solid-tip. The PENN Mariner Boat Rod can take all kinds of rough treatment while still being sensitive to the softest of bites. Experienced or newbie fishos alike will love this rod.
I was terribly disappointed with the quality of these rods from Penn. They look great, and with the Penn name I had high hopes for them as quality price-point product. After one use, during one day of inshore fishing, they literally began to fall apart and became unusable. West Marine stood behind the product and offered replacement or refund. This is not a West Marine issue but a Penn quality control problem. There are far better products at the same price point, or a little higher. I wouldn't trust my money to any Penn Mariner rod after my experience with these. Thank goodness I bought them from West Marine, otherwise I would have just been out of luck any money! I plan to voice my displeasure with Penn as well.