Auto engage for Penn Liveliner?

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    Senior Member Pescatoral Pursuit's Avatar
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    Auto engage for Penn Liveliner?

    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.

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    Last edited by Pescatoral Pursuit; 02-16-2013 at 03:54 PM.
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    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

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    I'm excited to hear that!

    Thanks.
    "Sometimes things are exactly as they seem."

    "That's one of the things I
    like about it is how depressing it is. It's
    like where dreams go to die."

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    I had that upgrade done several years ago and it's perfect.

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    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.

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

    Thanks again, PENN!
    Last edited by Pescatoral Pursuit; 04-17-2013 at 11:04 PM.
    "Sometimes things are exactly as they seem."

    "That's one of the things I
    like about it is how depressing it is. It's
    like where dreams go to die."

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    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.

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    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!
    Last edited by Lone_Fisher; 05-20-2013 at 04:04 PM.

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    Different strokes...

    I found reaching back to engage the drag required letting go of the handle at a crucial moment.
    "Sometimes things are exactly as they seem."

    "That's one of the things I
    like about it is how depressing it is. It's
    like where dreams go to die."

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