Waterworks Lamson Litespeed F Fly Reel
What can be said about larger but lighter, lighter but stronger? Of course it can be done. We’ve 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. As we’ve said – 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. F/M Not a discussion about radio stations. Gen 6 Litespeed is divided by Freshwater and Marine formats, which meet in the middle with LS F7 and LS M8. 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.
LS M The marine version of Litespeed is equipped with a hybrid drag system, sharing some elements of the Cobalt drag – fixed spindle, large heat wicking conical surfaces, click stop drag knob. The LS M foregoes ball bearings in favor of close tolerance plain bearings, and comes equipped with the same linear spring set found on LS F, optimized for each reel size. Like our Cobalt reel, it holds an IPX8 waterproof rating to 100 ft. LS M frame and spool share the same open structure as LS F, with emphasis on greater stiffness and stability.
LS F The LS F is the freshwater version of the new Litespeed. The chassis is based on the conical system found in our other reels with the addition of a click stop drag knob and a unique spring set that creates a linear progression of torque with very fine resolution at the light end of its range. LS F spool and frame architecture is super-arbor in scale for high retrieve, but spare and open to promote line drying and of course, reduce weight.
- 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 USA
LITESPEED F SPECS
|SIZE||DIAMETER||WIDTH||WEIGHT||ROD WEIGHT||LINE||BACKING CAPACITY|
|-3+||3.50"||0.90"||3.10 oz||2.3.4||WF4||75 yds 20#|
|-5+||3.75"||1.00"||3.60 oz||4.5.6||WF6||125 yds 20#|
|-7+||4.00"||1.00"||4.50 oz||6.7.8||WF8||180 yds 20#|
LITESPEED M SPECS
|-12+||5.1||1.1||8*||11,12||WF12||300 yds 30#|
|-10+||4.8||1||6.5*||9,10||WF10||250 yds 30#|
|-8+||4.65||0.95||5.5*||7,8||WF8||250 yds 20#|
Waterworks Lamson Litespeed F/M Fly Reel