I went with the 24N-160 because i didnt feel like waiting for the auction to end.
I bought the reel off of eBay a month or two ago, put some 15 lb Spectron on it and figured i would let my kids use it party boat fishing. I only paid $25 for it.
Good luck with your 109.
I just refurbished a Penn 10 Mag this winter that I got on Ebay for $12 (including shipping). I cleaned it up, added new drags and relubed and now have a great little reel for the kids to use.
I leave an old Penn 155 Beach Master, 140 Squidder, 9M and now a 10 levelwind on the boat all season as they are user friendly, durable and easy to maintain. Plus if they are dropped, stolen or whatever, I am not worried as I haven't spent more than $20 (including refurbing) on any of these reels which I pick up at tag sales or ebay (if I find a great deal).
Refurbed older Penns are a much better alternative to buying cheap chinese made POS's reels for people looking for reels in the under $50 price range. Plus refurbing these old USA made reels gives us fisherman something to due in the winter.
This post edited by thatstodd2 09:49 AM 07/09/2008