Customer Reviews Of:
Lamson Guru 3 Fly Reel

Closeouts. Cast excellence with the precision engineering of the Lamson Guru 3 fly reel. This durable reel features a smooth drag system and a zero-lash roller clutch, all in one durable machined package.

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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Adker from NY on Sunday, September 25, 2016
    It looked new when I opened the box but the drag does not work. There is no drag at all. All the parts seem to be there but after talking to Lamson i am sending it back.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by JMac from Illinois on Tuesday, August 23, 2016
    Great reels. Reliable, well made, and Sierra Trading Post deals make it even better!
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Taylor from Utah on Friday, August 12, 2016
    Beautiful reel, this is my third fly reel, first Lamson one, and the level of craftsmanship is uncanny at this price. It feels very solid. However, after loading my line and backing and taking the reel on its' first outing, the drag suddenly stopped working. At all drag settings on the dial, there is no drag resistance. Also, the spool kind of lugs around the center shaft like a bad hub on a bike wheel. I'm sure the two issues are related. My last reel was an Okuma SLV and abused the thing, it never had issues like this, especially right out of the box! Hoping this is just a manufacturing fluke and will get it exchanged for a working model.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by JMac from Illinois on Friday, August 12, 2016
    Lamson reels have always been great! The Guru 3 is perfect for river smallies around the Midwest.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by 207_Travis from Maine on Saturday, August 6, 2016
    smooth drag and lightweight construction make this one of my favorite reels I have ever fished.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by FNG in AK from Alaska on Thursday, April 7, 2016
    My 3rd Guru - 3/4 wt; 5/6 wt; 7/8 wt. All have superb drag and superior machining and finish. Light weight, but still enough ounces to balance anything but the lightest rods. Models 1.5 and 2.0 have proven themselves here in the north and I'm looking forward to testing my new Model 3.0 as soon as the sockeye start running here in Alaska.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by FNG in AK from Alaska on Tuesday, March 29, 2016
    My third Guru. Excellent workmanship, great drag, really good aesthetics. Strong reel. Easy spool switch-out. Super price from STP. Note: Some users have complained that switching the retrieve from Left hand to Right hand results in the spool unscrewing from the axle when reeling-in line. This results from an improper seating of the clutch, after flipping it. It's easy to do correctly - just pay attention. Carelessness will result in malfunction.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Crazyflyfishlady from Illinois on Monday, March 14, 2016
    This is my 4th Lamson reel and it lived up to the Lamson reputation as some of the best flyfishing reels made. Bought the #3 for 7/8 weight light salt, and small mouth. Just got back from Florida's gulf coast. Reel performed beautifully. Great value.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Rod Barnes from Nebraska on Monday, March 7, 2016
    I matched it with my TFO 8wt rod and caught a couple 8 - 10 pound carp on it this past weekend. The drag is very smooth and when one of the carp made a 150 foot run, I was able to add drag and stop him in his tracks. It was at a great price from STP.
  • Reviewed by Rod Barnes from Nebraska on Tuesday, March 1, 2016
    This reel is light and has a nice wide spool and great drag.
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