It has steel wire on the spool. The only concern is one small screw is missing on the side. A simple fix with the right screw. This one could be the show-piece of your vintage fishing collection! The item "Vintage PENN 49M SUPER-MARINER Fishing Reel Original Box, Catalog 18 & Guarantee" is in sale since Sunday, November 10, 2019.This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Fishing\Reels\Saltwater Reels". The seller is "waynesworld1955" and is located in Alpena, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Kuwait, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.