49, 49L Super Mariner

Mono Cap (yds/lb)
300/30
Braid Cap (yds/lb)
no info
Bearings
2
Max Drag (lbs)
no info
Gear Ratio
3.5:1
Line Retrieve (in)
no info
Weight (oz)
30
First Year
Before 1941
Year Disc.
2006

49-LH, 49L-LH Super Mariner (LEFT HANDED)

Mono Cap (yds/lb)
300/30
Braid Cap (yds/lb)
no info
Bearings
2
Max Drag (lbs)
no info
Gear Ratio
3.5:1
Line Retrieve (in)
no info
Weight (oz)
30
First Year
Before 1941
Year Disc.
2006

149, 149M, 149L Mariner

Mono Cap (yds/lb)
300/30
Braid Cap (yds/lb)
no info
Bearings
2
Max Drag (lbs)
no info
Gear Ratio
2.1:1
Line Retrieve (in)
no info
Weight (oz)
30
First Year
Before 1941
Year Disc.
2006

249 Mariner (AKA Penn Angler)

Mono Cap (yds/lb)
250/12
Braid Cap (yds/lb)
no info
Bearings
2
Max Drag (lbs)
no info
Gear Ratio
3:1
Line Retrieve (in)
no info
Weight (oz)
25.5
First Year
Before 1941
Year Disc.
Mid 50's

349 Master Mariner

Mono Cap (yds/lb)
350/30
Braid Cap (yds/lb)
no info
Bearings
2
Max Drag (lbs)
no info
Gear Ratio
3.2:1
Line Retrieve (in)
no info
Weight (oz)
37
First Year
1958
Year Disc.
Late 70's

349H Master Mariner

Mono Cap (yds/lb)
350/30
Braid Cap (yds/lb)
no info
Bearings
2
Max Drag (lbs)
no info
Gear Ratio
3.25:1
Line Retrieve (in)
no info
Weight (oz)
37
First Year
1958
Year Disc.
Late 80's

349HC Master Mariner

Mono Cap (yds/lb)
350/30
Braid Cap (yds/lb)
no info
Bearings
2
Max Drag (lbs)
no info
Gear Ratio
3.25:1
Line Retrieve (in)
no info
Weight (oz)
37
First Year
1958
Year Disc.
Mid 80's
Penn 49 repair guide (2ndChanceTackle) Penn 149 repair guide (2ndChanceTackle) Penn 349 repair guide (2ndChanceTackle) Penn 149A 49A Australian Reel Preview (BACK ON THE BENCH REEL RESTORE)

Overview:

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)

Reel Info:

HISTORY: 
49L: 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, was still manufactured into 2006, albeit with new technologies. The first Penn 49's featured a molded, plastic spool, while today's Penn 49L features an aluminum spool and Penn's HT-100 drag. Interesting detail about the way reels were coded over the decades: In 1941 a left handed version of the Penn 49 was also available. This reel was given the same code as today's aluminum spool version, 49L.

249: The 249 was available for the shortest time of all, being manufactured before 1941 like the other mariners, this model was discontinued before the plastic spool got a chance to be replaced by a metal one. It was available in triple multiplying version, as well as in a double multiplying version, with modelnumber 249DM. Catalog #20 refers to this reel as the Penn Angler. Late 30's. "Penn 77 on Steroids". Made for L. L. Bean.

349 Models: In 1958 The Penn 349 appeared on the market in four different versions: the standard model, the higher speed model, both available with or without a convertible star drag. The standard model with convertible star drag was only available for a few years. In the late 70's the standard model was discontinued, followed by the high speed with convertible star drag in the mid 80's. In the late 80's the last remaining model became discontinued.

Name/Series: Mariner, Master Mariner, Super Mariner, Penn Angler (249)

Construction:

  • Narrow aluminum spool
  • Reinforced frame with double pillars.
  • Oversized handle.
  • Back plate fitted with adjustable click.
  • Chrome plated brass rings.
  • Oversized brake lining / HT-100 drags (49L).
  • Optional Anti-reverse.
  • Designed for specialized lines.
  • Two-speed, dual lever spool control (49L and 349HC).
  • Convertible leverage handle (349's)

Features:

SPOOL EXAMPLES, the older styles eventually replaced by the modern black aluminum spools on the 49l. Click any of them to view more info.

40's Bakelite (plastic) Vented

50'S or 60's Metal Vented

1970's Metal no vents

      

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