2011 Model No Longer Available
Lamson Litespeed Flyfishing Reel - 2011 BCS
With the Lamson Litespeed Flyfishing Reel, you'll be one with your rod. Gone are the days of arm-irritating jerks from your reel during long runs. Instead, you get a constant drag torque and an improved understanding of what's going on.
- A hard Alox finish provides you with a durable, abrasion- and corrosion-resistant reel that lasts
- A line storage format gives you a wide, shallow line layer which provides little radius change as line is pulled from the reel (this helps eliminate the risk of tippets breaking due to drag force gain and results in constant drag torque during long runs)
- A pair of matching conical elements seal the drag completely from moisture, salt, and grit
- Spool's rotating mass is much lower, which makes the reel more responsive to light drag settings
- A Torrington zero-lash roller clutch means instant engagement and improvement on the feel
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Does Backcountry stock spare spools for the Litespeed #2? Also,
Does Backcountry stock spare spools for the Litespeed #2? Also, is the Litespeed ever available in #1.5?
August 28, 2012
August 8, 2012
This reel is great. Easy to handle, very light, and exceptional drag adjustment. A little on the expensive side; I believe the Lamson Konik has the same drag mechanism but is much cheaper. All in All, It feels like it will last forever.
This is a great price for the Litespeed. Is it this year's
This is a great price for the Litespeed. Is it this year's model or last year's?
June 20, 2012
It is 2011 inventory.
By: Arthur Debowski
June 20, 2012
July 28, 2012
I bought my first Litespeed in 2001. I still use it to this day. When Lamson came out with this reel over a decade ago, they set the weight standard for large arbor reels. It weighs practically nothing, its drag system is second to none and its damn good looking too. This is the best reel you can buy under 300. Period.
May 8, 2012
I like all of Lamson's reels. The drag is as smooth as butter and they are very durable. The Litespeed is especially great. I bought one a few years ago and decided to pick up another from Backcountry when they went on sale. I own Sage, Ross, and Orvis reels and the Litespeed is by far my favorite.
- alloy, Hard Alox
- Backing Capacity:
- (1.5) 100 yards, (2) 100 yards, (3) 150 yards, (3.5) 200 yards
- (1.5) 3.25 in, (2) 3.5 in, (3) 3.75 in, (3.5) 4 in
- Fly Line Weight:
- (1.5) WF4, (2) WF6, (3) WF7, (3.5) WF9
- Left and Right Handed Operation:
- (1.5) 3.5 oz, (2) 3.8 oz, (3) 5.1 oz, (3.5) 5.9 oz
- Recommended Use:
- fly fishing
- Manufacturer Warranty: