Vanquish Fly Fishing Reel

As the name implies, we created the Vanquish reel with just one thing in mind – total victory. Buy NowAnd as the “form follows function” zealots we are, it all starts with the world’s smoothest, and now much larger and more powerful drag system. Delivering twice the torque of our previous salt water design, the Waterworks conical drag generates no stick-slip even at the line-snapping rates required by blue water anglers. To support this kind of torque, a new, much stiffer frame was created — one that transmits extreme loads with a simple, efficient and graceful structure. Other innovative Vanquish features include:

  • An integrated foot/frame is stronger than traditional fastened-on foot
  • Flush foot raises the center of mass, improving casting ease and accuracy
  • machined-from-solid, modular stainless stripping arm on V12 and V10
  • our proprietary “Hard Alox” finish
  • large, ergonomic, self lubricating no-slip handle
  • tandem roller clutch transmits higher torque and provides redundancy
  • Fully sealed, zero maintenance drag components

Format: Large Arbor
Materials: Machined 6061 Aluminum, Stainless Steel
Finish: Type III Anodize




VANQUISH 4.5 LT* $579 $259
VANQUISH 5.6 LT* $599 $269
VANQUISH 7.8 LT* $699 $299
VANQUISH 8 LT* $799 $359
VANQUISH 10 LT* $879 $389
VANQUISH 12 LT* $899 $399

Vanquish Specifications








VANQUISH 4.5 LT* 3.3″ 1.25″ 3.50 oz 4,5 WF 4 100 yds 20#
VANQUISH 5.6 LT* 3.5″ 1.25″ 3.80 oz 5,6 WF 6 100 yds 20#
VANQUISH 7.8 LT* 3.8″ 1.375″ 5.10 oz 7,8 WF 7 150 yds 20#
VANQUISH 8 LT* 4.1″ 1.5″ 7.30 oz 8 WF 8 220 yds 20#
VANQUISH 10 LT* 4.5″ 1.5″ 10.10 oz 10 WF10 220 yds 30#
VANQUISH 12 LT* 4.7″ 1.5″ 10.70 oz 12 WF12 175 yds 30#

After 5,000 casts over several days time, this 36 x 18 inch (20 lb) lake rainbow was caught on a large streamer fly in the middle of the night. When you finally hook that fish of a lifetime, you’d better have a Lamson.

David Larson

Owner, Provo River Outfitters

Hello Friends at Lamson Reels This is the V 7.8 LT working hard last week with bonefishes from Los Roques, Venezuela. Fast retrieving and strong drag, all the necessary.


FlyShop Brasil

Hi Ryan, Grant thought you might be interested in seeing the attached picture of a 93lb blue shark I caught on fly gear last week. You will notice in the picture the reel used was a Vanquish 12 which performed perfectly throughout the 40 minute fight. We are fairly sure it is the biggest fish ever caught in the UK on fly gear.

Allan Shephard



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