Arx is a reel built with purpose; Spey or switch casting a variety of lines with maximum line control and reliability. The continuing evolution of Spey and Scandi lines, shooting heads, flat mono, etc. demand a reel that can help prevent line snags while retaining the high performance you’ve come to expect from Waterworks Lamson. Arx has a full cage frame that encapsulates the spool to prevent line from escaping or snagging in critical areas. Normally a configuration like this would do a good job at preventing line fouling, but would preclude palming the reel.  Arx is carefully milled on the bottom third of the reel to expose a functional palming section. Even the drag knob has been designed to provide optimal grip without exposing a portion of the reel to line fouling.

Format: Large Arbor

Materials: Machined Aluminum, Stainless Steel

Finish: Hard Alox

Drag: Sealed Conical Drag System

US Made, Idaho Built




Arx 3+ $439.95 $200.95
Arx 3.5+ $469.95 $210.95
Arx 4+ $499.95  $225.95

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Arx Specifications

Arx 3+ 3.75″ 1.2″ 7.0 oz 125 yd 20# +100′ 0.024″ running line
          +500 grain Skagit head
          +10′ T-9 sink tip
Arx 3.5+ 4.0″ 1.5″ 8.80 oz 150 yd 30# +100′ 0.030″ running line
          +640 grain Skagit head
          +12′ T-12 sink tip
Arx 4+ 4.5″ 1.5″ 10.5 oz 275 yd 30# +100′ 0.035″ running line
          +750 grain Skagit head
          +18′ T-17 sink tip