Waterworks-Lamson Fly Reels
Lamson Liquid Reel
Let’s face it, die cast reels are intended to be low cost alternatives to a machined reel, right? Imported, heavier, easier to damage, plain Jane, etc.
Well . . . not necessarily.
When Lamson started creating Liquid they focused purely on the virtues and advantages a pressure-cast process can offer. Structurally you can do things with casting that you can’t machine, such as full radiused compound curves, near zero-radius inside corners, and for precise fit and finish you can go back and machine the cast part in critical areas amplifying the best aspects of the process.
Lamson pushed back on other boundaries as well. How much of a reel at this price can they make in the U.S.? Quite a lot as it turns out, and it’s a good mix. These high quality castings are imported, but the components critical to the drag system are CNC-machined in the U.S. Liquid reels are assembled in Boise alongside their highest priced reels.
Lamson Guru S Reel
Guru is Lamson's very popular, lowest-priced fully machined reel now in its third generation with updated spool geometry for better retrieve rates, open porting to reduce weight and improve line drying and an integrated counter balance for structural stability. Guru sets the standard for CNC machined quality and reliability at a great price. Manufactured in the U.S.A. and assembled in Boise, Idaho.
Lamson Speedster S Reel
Speedster S is Lamson's hot rod reel with the largest diameter and highest retrieve rate in any given line weight. The S series reels have re-designed spool architecture that maintains this high level of performance while reducing overall weight by 20%. Manufactured in the U.S.A. and assembled in Boise, Idaho.
Lamson Lightspeed F
What can be said about larger but lighter, lighter but stronger? Of course, it can be done. Lamson have done it over and over again, but does there come a time when the bar can’t be raised? No, there are always improvements to be made, new ways of thinking, new materials, and processes to exploit.
Lamson believe that the performance benchmark for a fly reel is retrieve rate per ounce. If you haven’t thought about it before, think about it now: there’s no downside to high retrieve rate other than extra weight. As an example, consider the 2021 Gen 6 Litespeed: CNC machined with material distributed artfully along critical load paths, stable and strong, so light you might forget it’s there, but beautiful enough to make you remember it is. The art of the fly reel derives from the science of the fly reel, but at the end of the day both art and science, when held in balance, serve to make us smile.
- Ultra Large Arbor format
- Lightest yet largest diameter Litespeed to date
- Space frame construction—exceptional strength to weight ratio
- Re-engineered seals—enhanced reliability and waterproofing
- Indexing click drag knob
- Made in the US
- Available in 2 finish sets—Whiskey and Fuego
Waterworks Lamson Cobalt Saltwater Reel
Certified waterproof to 100 feet by an independent test laboratory, the Cobalt drag is an industry first. In and out of the water, it stands up to the harshest of elements. Custom formulated self-lubricating O-rings protect every point of ingress. A fixed spindle format ensures complete sealing. A supercharged version of our smooth conical drag system rotates on high-precision ABEC 5 ceramic ball bearings—and uses a proprietary high-temperature graphite alloy to create 12+ pounds of line out torque.
The power is in your hands with a “set drag” system of adjustment that allows you to set a preferred stripping pressure against a stop. Access the full range of torque in half-pound click stop increments through a single rotation of the drag knob, with increments etched into the knob for visual reference. A coating as hard as type III anodize but with 20 times the protection against a saltwater environment, Cobalt is endowed with a stunning, shielding Micralox finish—exclusive to Waterworks-Lamson in the fly fishing world.
- Super Arbor
- Machined 6061 Aluminum, Titanium, Stainless Steel
- Micralox Finish
- Sealed Carbon Conical Drag