The Speedster S is my favorite reel, period. I love Lamson reels and have been buying them for the past 30 years. Needless to say, I have quite a few, but my Speedster S -7+ (amber) is my absolute fave! I live in Colorado where I guide and fish for trout, bass, carp, pike, and have taken this reel with me for Alaskan lakers and have never been disappointed. Waterworks-Lamson makes the best reels for the money and they have always had my back as a pro.
Thanks Ethan, that Speedster S has seen some action! As a guide you have a lot of access to gear and we really appreciate you choosing to fish our reels. Have a great season.
I live in the Colorado high country. I guide some and fish a lot…
I fell in love with the looks of this reel. The light weight and retrieval speed were perfect. I got the midnight to put on my 4 wt. green stick. It is superb on the water when a feisty trout puts you to the test. It is the perfect partner when you are matching moves with a fish that does not want to see that net…As I said, perfect!
Short version is I had an issue with a reel I purchased at a fly shop that no longer carries Lamson. Not a good position to be in!
Lamson customer service went above and beyond to make it right. They reminded me of working with Sims on returns/warranty. they just do the right thing. It would have been easy for them to blow me off but instead they worked hard to make me a Lamson fan.
Needless to say, I'll have several of their reels in my collection.
Got two, a 5 and a 7, These are now my go to reels. Best looks, fit and finish yet. Love the design!
Looks, fit and finish all top notch. This is my new favorite go to reel, along with the other one i got