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
**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
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Lamson Litespeed Series IV Fly Reel Reviews
The Litespeed Series IV reel is worth every penny! Review by Shain
This is my first Waterworks-Lamson reel (size 2 for my 5wt trout setup) and I must say, it has made me a believer! It's pure genius that they are able to have such a light weight reel be so structurally rigid and possess such a fantastic drag. The drag is silky smooth yet boast numbers somewhere in the 6+ pound range for the size 2 reel that weighs under 4oz. It has a good sound too. My one negative would be that the drag adjustment knob is a little small, but it does provide for a very wide rage of adjustment and no matter how tight or loose you run the drag it remains smooth as can be and with very little to no start up inertia. On my old reel (from a different manufacturer) I lost some big trout because my drag would stick and take too much force to get it going - well not with the Litespeed. I haven't had the pleasure of hooking into anything bigger than an 18" rainbow on this reel so far but just from the couple of times out with it I am fully confident that the drag with handle large trout with ease.
Great drag (super smooth and very strong for a 5wt), good sound, extremely light weight, rigid construction yet very refined looking, and I almost forgot to mention that it is extremely durable due to the hard alox coating.
Well worth every penny and my next reel purchase will definitely be a Lamson Litespeed 3.5 for my 8wt Steelhead setup.
Great Reel, Great Transaction Review by Nathan
I bought the Lamson Litespeed series IV 2 reel two months ago and after multiple trips out on the water I now have a new appreciation for a quality reel. Simple issues that I've grown use to over the years of using a cheap fly reel, simply vanished. I couldn't be more impressed with the quality and function of the Lamson Litespeed series IV 2 reel. This reel is smooth and holds all of my line, so when I'm fishing I'm not having to worry about my reel functioning properly. Finally I have to say I was impressed that Trident had my order shipped right away and a percentage of my transaction was donated to Project Healing Waters. Overall, I am a very satisfied customer.
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.
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.
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.
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