Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Quebec Laurentians, Townships, Gaspe and NY
Lamson Center Axis 5wt 9'
OK, so I'm a huge Lamson Waterworks fan. I have like 20 of their salmon/spey reels. I'm also a double-hander junkie, and have practically forgotten how to nicely throw a single hander.
BUT, when Lamson released their Center Axis system, I just HAD to get one and try it. I am impressed with its extreme lightness (2.4oz total!), quality finishing (matt grey which is quasi-unique) and the stunning new micralox Litespeed reel.
There are tons of reviews on the web, and although the concept of de-levering the reel isn't new, I would confidently say that Lamson has done the best design to attain a seamless casting stroke. And it sure looks good, unlike its predecessors.
The rod is a medium-fast action, and for single handers I personally can only make ultra-fast rods like the Method and the H2 perform properly. It's a deficiency on my own part, but this rod certainly had a LOT of feel, and would be excellent for dry flies or micro-skagits.
Mine has been used exactly two times on a pleasant little stream for small bass. ZERO flaws or blemishes. Still has the plastic on the cork. Currently has some red mono as backing which I can leave on or take off. Comes with the Lamson-branded combo tube as pictured.
If you need photos of the actual item, I can make them, but since it's in perfect condition, I figured the stock photos do it better justice.
These retail for 750$ and won't likely be on discount anytime soon as they're still a new product line and Lamson moves slowly on product releases.
I'm offering mine for 550 U$D plus actual shipping from Quebec. Paypal or EMT are great.
The two reasons I'm selling are: 1) I have lost the single-hander savoir-faire and, 2) Upcoming wedding anniversary needs to be funded.
Any questions, please just ask.