The Hooker Legs Manual Level-Wind from Hooker Electric is an affordable and dependable alternative to an automatic level-wind for the Penn® International® and Shimano Tiagra® electric reels. As line is retrieved back onto the reel, the moving line guide ensures that the line is evenly distributed onto the spool, from side to side, without any large build ups of line in any one spot on the spool. The custom winding system stainless steel guides eliminate the need to use your fingers to move the line back in forth when reeling line back onto the reel. The application is ideal for both trolling and deep drop applications. The device fits on both #2 (measures .970″) rod butts and #4 (measures 1.133″) rod butts. The tensioners move fluidly with the line action or can be guided manually with your hand for controlled line. The level wind guide can be disengaged as not to affect your casting ability. Now you can focus on the fight and not worry about how the line is laying down! Small pawl designs run across an equally small worm gear on integrated level-winds, leading to susceptible to failure. This is not the case with Hooker Electrics’ level-wind. Simple mechanism means less gears which lasts and performs better during heavy usage for tough fishes like tuna. The Hooker Legs Manual Level-Wind can also be used when fishing with non-electric conventional reels.