Lamson Speedster Fly Reel

  • Lamson calls its new Speedster “A Hotrod of a reel” and without question this reel has overdrive.
  • The crazy-smart Lamson product development engineers have outdone themselves on this “super arbor” reel with off-the-chart retrieve rates. They moved the handle closer to the center on an extra-large diameter reel, which acts like adding an extra gear to your reel.
  • The Speedster's narrow spool reduces “line barreling”, a condition on wider spools where more line piles up in the center than the sides of the spool.
  • And of course, you get everything else you expect from Lamson large-arbor reels: unparalleled maintenance-free drag systems and unmatched finish in an incredibly light package.
  • 5 models handle line weights 4 to 10.

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Lamson Speedster Fly Reel 10

Meet the new pinnacle of true large-arbor reels, the Lamson Speedster.

Back in 1995, Lamson started “a total re-think of the fly reel”, and judging by the Speedster, they haven't stopped yet. Building on the benefits of the large-arbor platform (faster retrieve, constant drag tension, and reduced line coil memory), Lamson went over the top with this super arbor reel that achieves outrageously fast retrieves by moving the handle towards the center of an especially large diameter reel.

Saltwater anglers know that a fast retrieve is critical if you expect to land a fish after a long run. They also know saltwater kills gear. Lamson completely redesigned the drag system to fit inside a sealed housing, safe from the salt. And the Lamson Speedster fly reel sports the company's best-in-class, proprietary Hard Alox aluminum finish, offering enhanced abrasion, impact, and corrosion resistance. Between the ultra-fast retrieve, incredibly smooth braking power of the drag system, and amazing light weight, the Speedster is a reel for all-day fun with tarpon, bonefish, or any freshwater fighter that takes your fly.
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Lamson Speedster Fly Reel Reviews

Stillwater magic Review by Jim
Posted on 1/19/17
Fishing stillwater presents some unique challenges. Between the very smooth drag and the fastest retrieval in the business this reel has everything I need for quickly subduing even the biggest of trout hooked from my float tube. Last year's new personal record was 28" on a 4x tippet and a 4wt rod.
Fast retrieval Review by Colt
Posted on 7/4/16
I have the Speedster 2 for my 9'5 weight. The reel is super light and looks good. I like the large arbor which helps retrieval rate and I believe this will help the fly line last longer if left in the spool for a long period of time. I have a guru and the drag seems to be about the same. This reel is better looking and works well when fighting large trout.
solid drag, beautiful design Review by Jonathan
Posted on 2/4/15
The Speedster is my second Lamson and it has not disappointed. Its a factory second i got at a discounted rate and when I opened the box, expecting to see something wrong with the finish, I couldn't find anything. Even after reeling in some big browns in Montana, the reel holds strong.
This super lightweight reel picks up line easily and quickly, and the drag is bomb proof. Plus, they are made here in the U.S.! Another thing I like about Lamson reels in general is that they are made with the highest attention to detail. The finish and overall look of them are gorgeous!
If your looking for something that is going to last a long time, has a lifetime warranty, and just looks great on a fly rod, make it a Lamson reel.

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Model Diameter Weight Arbor Size Drag Type Capacity Line Weight Color Price  
Speedster 2 3.75" 4.1 Extra Large Conical WF6 + 100 yd 20# 4, 5, 6 Grey $289.00
Speedster 4 4.8" 8 Extra Large Conical WF10 + 250 yd 30# 10, 11 Grey $399.00
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