Lamson Litespeed Series IV Fly Reel
2014 is Litespeed re-loaded. For years an iconic ultra-large arbor reel, Litespeed has now been refined for even higher retrieve rate, improved ergonomics, easier line management and less mass. Everything that was achieved in Gen 3 LS has been pushed farther. Narrower drag geometry has translated into a flatter spool surface for less knuckle dragging. A more aggressive drag knob has been made ... well, more aggressive. Structural refinements such as the curved arbor have made a light reel even lighter, and this curved arbor (which we introduced in 1998) stores backing into a "diameter well" and keeps "working line" at a maximum radius to optimize everything we love about large arbor reels.

Please note: backing can add 3-5 days to the shipping estimate.

Lamson Litespeed Series IV Reels

Most notably, the spool/stripping arm geometry that was introduced on the very earliest Litespeeds has been changed to make it consistent with our newer reels, which do a better job of preventing snags and line damage. Still a close second to a Force SL in trout sizes, the Litespeed is the reliable thoroughbred of the Lamson line.

**Series IV spools are not compatible with previous model Litespeeds.
**Actual color may vary from image above

Format: Large Arbor
Materials: Machined Aluminum,stainless steel
Finish: Hard Alox
Ship Days in 3-5 days
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Customer Reviews

Great Reel Review by Robert
After seeing that the LItespeed IV won the reel shootout, I had to check it out. Went and tried on out at a local fly shop and I was blown away. It weighs very little, it has a fantastic drag, feels great, looks great and seems to be extremely durable. This is a fantastic reel. Posted on 8/4/15
The Best Reel Review by Benjamin
This reel is incredible. The drag is incredibly smooth, but the thing i love most is the weight and durability of the finish. The quality of the reel is unmatched and it is quite stunning in person. Posted on 2/18/15
nice improvements Review by Kyle
I'm the proud owner of several litspeeds and even though they've gone through several changes in the last 3 years they seem to have gotten all the glitches out with the latest version. Light weight, nice finish, smooth drag. Great value Posted on 10/17/14
The best reels ever Review by Wojciech
I have got three Lamson Litespeed reels. I have got the previous models and the latest model of this reel.I have used these reels for 10 years. I have never had any problems with them.These reels don't require any maintenance, are trouble-free,the drag functions flawlessly. The reels look great, they are made from the best materials. They cost less than reels from other companies,like:Hatch, Nautilus,Galvan.Considering it all,they are absolutely the best reels on the market.
Best Regards
Wojciech Posted on 10/9/14

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Model Diameter Weight Arbor Size Drag Type Capacity Line Weight Color Price  
Litespeed 1.5 3.25" 3.38 oz Large Conical 100 yds 20# 3, 4, 5 Grey $329.00
Litespeed 2 3.50" 3.74 oz Large Conical 100 yds 20# 4, 5, 6 Grey $339.00
Litespeed 3 3.75" 4.63 oz Large Conical 225 yds 20# 6, 7, 8 Grey $369.00
Litespeed 3.5 4.00" 5.10 oz Large Conical 250 yds 20# 8, 9 Grey $389.00
Litespeed 4 4.50" 7.95 oz Large Conical 250 yds 30# 10, 11 Grey $429.00