Auto engage for Penn Liveliner?

Pescatoral PursuitPescatoral Pursuit Posts: 5,065 Officer
I have a 4600 Liveliner and would like to know if there is a part that will enable it to auto-engage? I've heard on earlier models there was a clip or something that could be removed to disable the auto-engage.

Thanks.
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greggl wrote: »
Strive for self-sacrificial levels of empathy and sympathy. We are only set free by becoming the scapegoat, or sin eater', rather than picking a target and 'throwing stones.'
nuevowavo wrote:
Think you're pretty clever? Think again. Time for a break.
:rotflmao

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  • PENNPENN Posts: 366 Officer
    Good morning.....Penn does have a upgrade for the live liner action which would make it trip automatically. It takes a few parts and a little time and you're good to go. If you wanted to send the reel to us to have the work done you would only be charged a small labor fee for the upgrade. Please forward the reel to the address below along with your contact information and a copy of this message.

    Take care......Tom

    Penn Reel Mfg.
    Attention: Service Department
    3028 West Hunting Park Ave.
    Philadelphia, PA 19132
    tmblecker@purefishing.com
  • Pescatoral PursuitPescatoral Pursuit Posts: 5,065 Officer
    I'm excited to hear that!

    Thanks.
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    greggl wrote: »
    Strive for self-sacrificial levels of empathy and sympathy. We are only set free by becoming the scapegoat, or sin eater', rather than picking a target and 'throwing stones.'
    nuevowavo wrote:
    Think you're pretty clever? Think again. Time for a break.
    :rotflmao
  • P.cliffordP.clifford Posts: 226 Officer
    I had that upgrade done several years ago and it's perfect.
  • Pescatoral PursuitPescatoral Pursuit Posts: 5,065 Officer
    Just want to report that I got my reel back from Penn. It was a 3 week turnaround for just under $30 for the conversion, full service, new bail arm and drag discs, and shipping. They even replaced the handle because the paint was peeling off, but I couldn't resist adding a gold anodized handle to "church it up" a bit, and it looks great. (Even though it almost doubled the bill.) Just in time to chase some monster blues with it off the beach.

    Before:



    After:





    Ain't she purddy! Now if I can just find a nice 8' "bait and wait" rod to go with it...

    Thanks again, PENN!
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    greggl wrote: »
    Strive for self-sacrificial levels of empathy and sympathy. We are only set free by becoming the scapegoat, or sin eater', rather than picking a target and 'throwing stones.'
    nuevowavo wrote:
    Think you're pretty clever? Think again. Time for a break.
    :rotflmao
  • PENNPENN Posts: 366 Officer
    Glad to know that you are happy and everything looks great. In regards to a rod check out the 8' Legion or Regiment rods. There is an 8' 8-15lb and 10-17lb rod in the Legion series and there is an 8' 8-15lb rod in the Regiment series. Both are great rods and would match perfectly with your 4600LL.
  • Lone_FisherLone_Fisher Posts: 26 Greenhorn
    Glad you're happy with your conversion. Personally I prefer the manual engage, it prevents accidental tripping and allows me to wind in a little while disengaged when live-lining. Too bad Penn has followed the others and done away with this feature. Hope my old LL keeps on going forever!
  • Pescatoral PursuitPescatoral Pursuit Posts: 5,065 Officer
    Different strokes...

    I found reaching back to engage the drag required letting go of the handle at a crucial moment.
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    greggl wrote: »
    Strive for self-sacrificial levels of empathy and sympathy. We are only set free by becoming the scapegoat, or sin eater', rather than picking a target and 'throwing stones.'
    nuevowavo wrote:
    Think you're pretty clever? Think again. Time for a break.
    :rotflmao

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