Lamson reels weren't born as fly reels. The C1 Design Group started out by designing awesome bike pedals and accessories in the early '90s. Around 1995, C1's love of design combined with their love of fly fishing. They realized that no one on the market was producing simple, lightweight fly reels. Waterworks formed as a company in 1996 with a simple fish-release tool. Two years later, Waterworks acquired Lamson and began a partnership that has stood the test of time. The collaboration of the two companies was originally based on design simplicity and functionality. A partnership that endures has since sprouted wings in niche reel design, innovative production, and sensible architectural modernization. Today, Waterworks-Lamson produces some of the most versatile contemporary fishing tools on the market. From saltwater to two-handed reels, super-arbor to narrow spool design, Waterworks-Lamson truly has a reel for every angler.
Recently re-worked, the Lamson Guru II Series is a fine mid-priced freshwater series from Lamson. The Guru comes in various sizes including the Guru 1, 1.5, 2, 3, 3.5, and 4. All reels are available at an affordable price-point catering to novice and expert anglers alike. The Guru II boasts some notable improvements over the original Guru. Importantly, Lamson has updated the reel’s spool geometry for increased line retrieval rates. Part of this updated geometry includes new porting to reduce weight. Lamson has also integrated a counterbalance in the Guru II for improved harmony between rod and reel. The Guru II is also fully USA-machined with 6061 aluminum and stainless steel which contributes to the incredible durability we’ve come to expect from Lamson. Finally, a conical drag system is a testament to the detailed inner-workings of the Guru II. The Guru II truly exemplifies value-packed engineering.
The Lamson Liquid is another distinguished value-packed reel series. Different than the Guru II, the Liquid is a reel made from pressure cast aluminum. Cast reels tend to be less durable, however, the Liquid tolerates the elements pretty well. One positive element of cast design is its lightweight composition. Many entry-level reels utilize cast technology and the Liquid is no departure from this tradition. Surprisingly, many components of the Liquid are made in the USA. The Liquid is also assembled in Boise, Idaho. The Liquid may be one of the best reels under $100 for small water freshwater applications.
Lamson makes another freshwater reel series that’s a step above the rest. The Lamson Litespeed has been Lamson’s flagship freshwater series for years. Recently, the Litespeed has been re-designed. The Litespeed G5 is the fifth generation of this legendary resume of fly fishing reels. The G5 sports higher retrieval rates, a narrower spool, improved line handling, an efficient drag knob, and a stiffer frame. Lamson has proven their willingness to stay up-to-date with contemporary innovation time and again. The G5 is a prime example.
Lamson’s innovation doesn’t end with freshwater creations. The Lamson Cobalt is a reel designed for the largest saltwater fish in the world. The Cobalt features everything a bombproof saltwater reel should: fully sealed drag, dual-axis machined frame, smoothness, power, and an element-proof design. The Cobalt also features Lamson’s shielding Micralox finish - protection against the harshest of elements.
Other Lamson reels include the Speedster HD, Arx S-Line, Remix, and many more. We have the complete collection of all Waterworks-Lamson reels at the best prices. If this brief into to Lamson hasn’t convinced you, try one for yourself. We promise you’ll be thoroughly impressed. And, of course, Waterworks-Lamson products come with FREE SHIPPING on all US orders.