Litespeed Series IV Fly Fishing Reel
Series IV is Litespeed re-loaded. For years an iconic ultra-large arbor reel, Litespeed has now been refined for even higher retrieve rate, improved ergonomics, easier line management and less mass. Everything that was achieved in Gen 3 LS has been pushed farther. Narrower drag geometry has translated into a flatter spool surface for less knuckle dragging. A more aggressive drag knob has been made… well, more aggressive. Structural refinements such as the curved arbor have made a light reel even lighter, and this curved arbor (which we introduced in 1998) stores backing into a “diameter well” and keeps “working line” at a maximum radius to optimize everything we love about large arbor reels.
Most notably, the spool/stripping arm geometry that was introduced on the very earliest Litespeeds has been changed to make it consistent with our newer reels, which do a better job of preventing snags and line damage. Still a close second to a Force SL in trout sizes, the Litespeed is the reliable thoroughbred of the Waterworks-Lamson line. **Actual color may vary from image beside
Format: Large Arbor
Materials: Machined Aluminum, Stainless Steel
Finish: Hard Alox
US Made, Idaho Built
**Series IV spools are not compatible with previous model Litespeeds.
Litespeed Series IV Specifications
|MODEL||DIAMETER||WIDTH||WEIGHT||ROD WEIGHT||LINE||BACKING CAPACITY|
|Litespeed 1.5||3.25″||1.10″||3.38 oz||3,4,5||WF 4||100 yds 20#|
|Litespeed 2||3.50″||1.10″||3.74 oz||4,5,6||WF6||100 yds 20#|
|Litespeed 3||3.75″||1.25″||4.63 oz||6,7,8||WF8||225 yds 20#|
|Litespeed 3.5||4 .00″||1.38″||5.10 oz||8,9||WF9||250 yds 20#|
|Litespeed 4||4 .50″||1.50″||7.95 oz||10,11||WF10||250 yds 30#|