alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial 249, 249DM Narrow spool reel; Mariner
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« on: April 06, 2016, 06:13:31 PM »

Please post your questions about the chronological history of this reel, or your reel, in this post.
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2018, 07:35:02 PM »

Hi guys,

What would you expect a fair price for a used 249 to be?  This is assuming that it shows the typical signs of use (e.g., some corrosion on the stands and posts, dirty side plates with scratches) but otherwise no major damage like cracks in the spool or side plates.

I just realized that I passed up the chance to buy a 249 from a Craigslist guy several months ago (I didn't know at the time that it was a 249), because he was being difficult and wanted $35+ each for the 249 and other lower value reels in his box.  Is a used 249 worth $35+ ?  It felt a bit cheaply made (all plastic).

I can't seem to find them with regularity on eBay or other online sources...
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2018, 10:39:26 AM »

I don't think $35 is a bad price considering I don't see them on eBay much.
It's a really old reel...pre-dates having a drag system, even. Very basic old reel design.
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2018, 01:58:33 PM »

The 249 is an old reel and I see very few of them. However, I do not believe it pre-dates a drag system. I think it came put after the 49 which has a drag, of course. I think...
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2018, 02:43:47 PM »

I have an old 249 that I didn’t pay much for. Not sure how old it is but pretty early. I think penn always offered a drag on some models, not sure when they completely stop making knuckle busters. I looked on the sold eBay listings and saw them from 26-400 bucks depending on the usual stuff   Not much to it, hardly weighs anything


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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2018, 09:35:53 AM »

How about the story and value on the LL Bean 249, I've seen it Referenced in Mike's green book


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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2020, 07:06:18 PM »

Anybody know the year of this No. 249? There is no stamp on the foot and it has the wooden knob.


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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2020, 11:12:26 PM »

Hi Nelz,
The wooden handle and that style left side bush, no numbered foot - I have a late 40's reel with those features. Mine also has a well rounded flange/spool arbour. What is yours like?
These 249's were made as both double, and triple multiplying - easy to work out what model you have by doing 1 turn of the handle and counting how many times the spool revolved - an interesting exercise.

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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2020, 05:50:43 AM »

Thanks Martin. Mine's a 3.25:1 approx.


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