If you’ve fished Lamson reels in the past, you know there have been several iterations of the Litespeed (6 to be exact). The 7th iteration, the Litespeed F, has a larger arbor and a lighter, stronger design than ever before. These reels are, once again, put Lamson at the top of the freshwater fly reel game.
The New Freshwater Litespeed - Lamson made the arbor larger on this reel and improved the drag knob. A new click-stop drag knob and a unique spring set help anglers to protect light tippet and fine-tune drag settings. As always, these reels are made in the USA.
Hard Alox Type II Anodize - A Hard Alox finish provides a beautiful aesthetic to the newly colored Litespeed F reels from Lamson. Partnered with a Type II Anodizing, the finish on this reel is made to stand up to anything you can throw at it. This finish makes the Litespeed F capable of being fished in both light salt water and freshwater without corroding or wearing down.
6061 Aluminum - The Litespeed F is built with 6061 Aluminum which has a few benefits. 6061 is both abrasion-resistant and corrosion-resistant. If you happen to drop or ding your reel, 6061 resists corrosion even when abraded. This type of aluminum is commonly used in aircraft and boat/automotive construction and contributes to the Litespeed’s lightweight, durable construction.
Type - The Litespeed F, like many other Lamson reels, comes with a Conical Drag System. A Conical Drag is lightweight and extremely strong. Lamson is known for this system and they’ve perfected it over many years of research, development, and design. The F also has a click-stop drag knob and a unique spring set that creates a linear progression of torque.
Materials - The Conical Drag of the Litespeed F is made with a proprietary Teflon/Delrin Alloy that’s blitzing strong and seriously lightweight. Lamson has perfected the balance of weight vs. strength in this reel and this proprietary Alloy is a major reason why.
Extra Large Arbor - Lamson set out to give the Litespeed F the largest arbor possible with the lightest, strongest design. As such, this reel has an ultra-large arbor for the fastest retrieval rates in the game.
Waterworks-Lamson Lifetime Warranty - Lamson’s Lifetime Warranty is valid for any defect in material or workmanship for the original owner of the fly reel. As of October 2020, Lamson charges a $30 reel warranty shipping and handling fee.
Best for: Freshwater
Arbor Size: Extra Large
|Reel Model||Diameter||Weight||Arbor Size||Drag Type||Capacity||Line Weight||Color||Price|
|7+||4 in.||4.5 oz.||Large||150 yds 20#||7||Whisky||$529.99|
|7+||4 in.||4.5 oz.||Large||150 yds 20#||7||Fuego||$529.99|
|3+||3.5 in.||3.1 oz.||Large||75 yds 20#||3||Whisky||$499.99|
|3+||3.5 in.||3.1 oz.||Large||75 yds 20#||3||Fuego||$499.99|
|5+||3.75 in.||3.6 oz.||Large||125 yds 20#||5||Whisky||$499.99|
|5+||3.75 in.||3.6 oz.||Large||125 yds 20#||5||Fuego||$499.99|