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.

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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
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Lamson Litespeed Series IV Fly Reel Reviews

Great Reel, Great Transaction Review by Nathan
Posted on 9/23/15
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
Posted on 8/4/15
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
Posted on 2/18/15
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
Posted on 10/17/14
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
The best reels ever Review by Wojciech
Posted on 10/9/14
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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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