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|Originator: MikeB||Date: 1/21/2002 10:52 PM|
Hi, I appreciate any input you guys have in regards to the Lamson Litespeed reels. I am looking at matching an LS4 to my Sage 8150 and 8-9-10 WC line and need to know if backing capacity is an issue and if any of you have fished this reel.
Thanks for your help,
|Originator: John||Date: 1/21/2002 11:57 PM|
I use the Waterworks 3.5 and have room for about 250 yds of 30"
|Originator: HangDog||Date: 1/22/2002 4:39 PM|
There seems to be a love-hate affair with the Lamson Litespeed. I almost bought one recently, however, the guys at the fly shop convinced me that the Lamson Velocity V4 would give me better bang for the buck. It has the same drag system as the Litespeed, will provide you with a bit more durability than the Litespeed and its slightly heavier weight may balance your spey rod a bit better. I'm using a SA Tri-tip line, and I was able to put more that 250 yds. of 30lb. backing on the spool. Both of these reels are salt water compatible, and the drag is fully sealed. I don't think you'll have any trouble sliding either of these reels off your spey rod and on to a 9' nine+ weight salt water rod.
Bottom line - I think you'll be happy with either of these reel. I think they will provide you with lots of bang for the buck
|Originator: Peter-s-c||Date: 1/22/2002 6:13 PM|
Mike if you need info on capacitites, weights, and dimensions, then http://www.ezflyfish.com/watreel.html (an online Lamson dealer) has the info on his site. BTW, except for the owner owing me a beer or two, I have no financial interest in the site so this ain't SPAM. <g>
I'm going for the Velocity 4 over the Litespeed 4 as except for the arbour ratio, I can't see any advantage in paying more. The Litespeed 4 is also an ounce heavier. (9.75 vs. 8.75) I'll also pick up a Salmon No. 2 as well as I have to juggle regular lines and spey lines between my single handers, the spey rods, for salt and fresh water.
|Originator: HangDog||Date: 1/22/2002 7:04 PM|
With respect to the specs for the Litespeed 4 and the Velocity 4, note that the spool widths are the same but the spool diameters are different (4.5" vs. 4").
|Originator: MikeB||Date: 1/25/2002 3:36 AM|
Thanks for your guys advice on the reel, but I actually got a good deal on a Lamson LP4 which seems to be a pretty good fit for the rod and line. It's not lage arbor, but it will at least get me started and make me work a little harder for my fish. Hopefully I'll get to try it out this weekend as we are having a nice little thaw here in Ontario.
|Originator: Fishboy||Date: 1/27/2002 6:30 AM|
I know two of the best steelhead guides in the NW who each used this reel on clients rods (9140-4s) last year and continue to do so.
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