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Waterworks-Lamson Litespeed Fly Reel

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Waterworks-Lamson Litespeed Micra 5 Fly Reel


Get FREE GROUND SHIPPING and at least 3,500 Angler Reward Points (Value $25) with this Purchase. Learn More

Meet the Litespeed Micra 5. As something Yogi Berra might have said, it’s like history repeating itself all over again.

Since Litespeed’s inception in 1998 the relationship between it and Force reels has been a constant one. Inventive ideas that first take shape in the Force have been put to work in Litespeed’s more conventional structure, which has over time resulted in one of the most successful and influential fly reels of the last two decades.

Waterworks-Lamson learned from history, and they’re repeating it with the Generation 5 Litespeed.  In 2016 they introduced design changes to the Force SL that resulted in engineering alchemy: A fly reel structure that is larger in diameter, stronger and yet lighter.

  1. By integrating the drag housing into the frame, the housing itself becomes a structural member, increasing stiffness and strength
  2. Eliminating the cassette and the threaded overlaps reduces material and thus weight
  3. The integrated housing is much narrower and the frame /drag unit much lighter
  4. A narrower drag can support a narrower spool, which results in additional weight reduction

But what if the reel we’re talking about is already the lightest full drag reel in the world? Perhaps then, as a designer, you think about weight savings as money in the bank, and maybe you decide to spend it elsewhere – by increasing the overall diameter of the reel and trading weight savings into improved retrieve rate.

Hence the Litespeed Micra 5: Higher retrieve rate, narrower spool for improved line handling, stiffer frame. Specific to Litespeed you’ll find enhanced 3D milling for better material distribution and an improved ergonomic drag knob for better grip.

Lastly, the Gen 5 Litespeed comes clad in a revolutionary new coating called Micralox. New to fly fishing and only available on Waterworks-Lamson fly reels, Micralox is the ultimate in corrosion resistance.

  • Format: Large Arbor
  • Materials: Machined Aluminum, Stainless Steel
  • Finish: Micralox
  • US Made, Idaho Built

1. Waterworks-Lamson Litespeed 1.5 Fly Reel Get 3,500 Angler Rewards Points with this Purchase! Learn More

  • Rod Weight: 3, 4, 5
  • Line Weight: WF4
  • Backing: 100yds (20lb)
  • Spool Diameter: 3.38"
  • Spool Width: .95"
  • Weight: 3.72 oz


2. Waterworks-Lamson Litespeed 2 Fly Reel Get 3,600 Angler Rewards Points with this Purchase! Learn More

  • Rod Weight: 4, 5, 6
  • Line Weight: WF6
  • Backing: 100yds (20lb)
  • Spool Diameter: 3.63"
  • Spool Width: .98"
  • Weight: 4.19 oz


3. Waterworks-Lamson Litespeed 3 Fly Reel Get 3,800 Angler Rewards Points with this Purchase! Learn More

  • Rod Weight: 6, 7, 8
  • Line Capacity: WF8
  • Backing: 225 yds (20lb)
  • Spool Diameter: 3.88"
  • Spool Width: 1.11"
  • Weight: 5.08 oz


4. Waterworks-Lamson Litespeed 3.5 Fly Reel  Get 4,000 Angler Rewards Points with this Purchase! Learn More

  • Rod Weight: 8, 9
  • Line Weight: WF9
  • Backing: 250 yds (20lb)
  • Spool Diameter: 4.13"
  • Spool Width: 1.15"
  • Weight: 5.72 oz


5. Waterworks-Lamson Litespeed 4 Fly Reel Get 4,400 Angler Rewards Points with this Purchase! Learn More

  • Rod Weight: 10, 11
  • Line Weight: WF10
  • Backing: 250yds (30lb)
  • Spool Diameter: 4.63"
  • Spool Width: 1.30"
  • Weight: 8.06 oz

Warranty Information

Waterworks-Lamson warranty is valid for the lifetime of the original purchaser of this reel against any defect in material or workmanship. This warranty applies to parts and labor, and does not cover damage due to misuse, improper maintenance or modification. This warranty is limited to repair or replacement at our option. We will fix and ship your reel promptly (usually within 24-48 hours) so that you may enjoy fishing with your Waterworks-Lamson reel.

*Note: Repair parts or color may not match the original reel.

If you need to return a reel for repair please refer to the instructions and return form below. Please print and fill out the following form. To insure proper return of your reel please print clearly on the form. If you need parts or have any other questions, for fastest service please send your requests or questions to [email protected] You may also contact us at 1-888-562-1310 or 208-562-1310


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