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LAMSON V SERIES FLY REELS

As the name implies, Waterworks created the V Series reel with just one thing in mind – total victory. And as the “form follows function” zealots they are, it all starts with the world’s smoothest, and now much larger and more powerful drag system. Delivering twice the torque of our previous salt water design, the Waterworks conical drag generates no stick-slip even at the line-snapping rates required by blue water anglers.

To support this kind of torque, a new, much stiffer frame was created — one that transmits extreme loads with a simple, efficient and graceful structure.

The Waterworks V Series 10 and 12 reels are available in a “closed face” version for those anglers who prefer only small porting on a rotating spool.

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C1 Design Group enters fly fishing as the waterworks : 1995 to 1998

Waterworks began to develop product ideas and explore the fly fishing market in 1995. After a long weekend with dead fish in the bathtub, designer Mark Farris emerged with a tool capable of reducing fish mortality by eliminating netting and handling. They called this the Ketchum Release, a play on the name of the home town of Ketchum, Idaho. It was an immediate success.

Following the Ketchum Release and several other accessory ideas, they quickly turned our attention to fly reels. They could see that fly reels were poorly designed. Reels were too complicated; they were using too many parts; drag systems and other running parts were exposed to the elements; reels were too heavy. They began with a blank sheet of paper, and undertook a total re-think of the fly reel.

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The Lamson Guru reel is Lamson’s cheapest fully machined reel and therefore a great buy for those of us who want quality but are keen on value for money.

Lamson Guru Fly Reels

The Lamson Guru has a sealed drag system so therefore you can put the Guru through it’s paces in fresh water and salt.  But, like any reel its always wash mine off in freshwater after going to the seaside. The range offers 5 sizes from WF3-5 right through to WF11.

The Lamson Guru offers the same design and component features as the more expensive Lamson reels, so this really is a fantastic buy. The Lamson Guru is my choice for teaching purposes as it is light and features a simple uncomplicated drag system that you can rely on.

This reel is discontinued. Please view all current Lamson reels here »