Customer Reviews Of:
Lamson Litespeed 3 Series IV Fly Reel

Closeouts. Lightweight and incredibly reliable, Lamson's Litespeed 3 Series IV fly reel is an American-made thoroughbred for fishing in varying conditions. The conical disc drag system is smooth and responsive, and it's been updated with an even higher retrieve rate.

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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Rubbed Raw from Massachusetts on Monday, April 24, 2017
    Lamson is an iconic name in American made fly reels and this is one of their flagship models at great price. 2016 Yellowstone Shootout ranked this reel #6 out of 32 reels tested.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Jerry the Fisherman from Washington on Thursday, April 20, 2017
    Superb quality, precision made. This is an excellent reel.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Big fish Fun Hog from Montana on Tuesday, April 18, 2017
    This reel has a lot of capacity and is quite light for its size. I beat up a lot of equipment thru heavy use so will have to wait to see if it is tough enough for that kind of use.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by bjp from Montana on Monday, April 10, 2017
    Overall a really great reel. have it paired with a 10ft 6wt rod and it works fine. Drag is easily adjustable and can be set ultra light or very resistant. Overall build quality seems perfect. sealed drag keeps all the junk out. Large arbor picks up line quickly doesn't allow the line to hold a curl. Only complaint is that is seems a bit light. if you are looking for a perfect balance go at least a size up, or choose a heavier reel.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Linda from California on Sunday, April 9, 2017
    This is a fantastic reel! I can't say enough good about it. Then there is the great price from Sierra trading Post. How can you go wrong.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Nick from ohio on Wednesday, March 8, 2017
    This reel is phenominal. Well machined and very light with super smooth drag.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Tinker from Tinker on Monday, February 13, 2017
    The Lamson Litespeed Series IV finished first in the Yellowstone Angler fly-reel shootout a couple of years back, and caught my interest - but I'm a tightwad, and $350 for a fly reel is way too rich for my tastes.

    This is a fantastic price for a very, very good reel.

    The amount of drag this reel can put on the line is surprising. To get that amount of drag force to engage so smoothly, and remain as smooth throughout it's range, as Lamson managed to do with the Litespeed is amazing.

    The machining is excellent. The tolerances are excellent. There isn't a flaw to be found anywhere on this reel.

    However, the 3 size reel is a somewhat larger than one might expect. It's listed here as a 6/7/8 weight reel. It's closer to an 8wt than it is to a 6wt or even a 7wt reel, and seating the foot is a bit of a tight squeeze for a 7wt rod - and might not fit the reel seat of a 6wt rod.

    For me, that's not worth deducting a star for an excellent Made in the USA fly reel.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Big Sky Trout from Bozeman, Montana on Wednesday, January 11, 2017
    Very nice large arbor reel. Made in USA.

    Finish holds up better to wear and scratches than many other reels, especially black reels.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Idahoflyfisher from Idaho on Tuesday, January 10, 2017
    Lamson makes great reels and this is no different! Very nice reel! . Incredible reel, and the sale price on Sierra make sit a steal... Great machining, very accurate drag and incredibly light. Matched it up with my Scott Radian 6wt and this is by far my best setup! Great product from a great company, both Sierra and Lamson!!
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Kane from Pennsylvania on Wednesday, January 4, 2017
    I use this reel on a 7wt Sage Salt with 200 yds backing. Have used it for Steelhead, bass and carp in PA and light salt in the Everglades. I just change the line and ready to go. This reel is light and balances well and can cast all day. the drag is smooth and strong. The only thing even slightly negative is that the spool doesn't spin as freely on the retrieve as some I have used which only matters if you are trying to pick up line quickly by spinning the spool by the edge. For the close out price, this reel can't be beat!
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