As the name implies, we created the Vanquish reel with just one thing in mind – total victory. And 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. read more…..
Arx is a reel built with purpose; for 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. Whether you are two handed fishing or in the saltwater navigating big winds and fat fish the Arx delivers. read more…
Force SL represents the world’s lightest full-drag true large arbor reel. The conical drag, first developed for this reel in 1996, allows the structure of the reel to maximize the large, wide line storage format pioneered by the Waterworks, without the mass of a disc-dedicated structure. The F2 SL can pick up line quickly, store it without coiling, provide a consistant drag torque and still weigh in at an incredible 3.25 oz. read more…..
Purist reels are an exercise in minimalism. They employ a click drag to provide just enough torque to prevent free spooling, and are meant to be palmed for heavy fish. read more…..
Not long ago we introduced a Limited Edition Series 1 Litespeed with great success. With more extensive frame and spool porting, the Litespeed Hard Alox is based on the Series 1 development. Lighter without sacrificing strength, the Litespeed Hard Alox comes in a close second to a corresponding Force reel in terms of retrieve rate and weight, and each shares our patented maintenance-free, super smooth conical drag. read more…..
Making a good thing better is what our company is about. The Speedster is a super-high retrieve rate reel with a narrower spool, inboard mounted handle and an outer diameter significantly larger than our highest performing reels. The narrow spool prevents line barreling, the added circumference and inboard handle improve retrieve rate. Mate these features with our time tested smooth as silk, maintenance free drag system, Classic Waterworks Lamson styling and attention to detail, and you have what the name implies: A Hotrod of a reel. read more…..
Velocity: only the name remains the same. Totally redesigned and machined using a unique “3 plane” pocket milling technique, every aspect of performance, strength-to-weight ratio, line pick-up speed and storage has been improved. And as is often the case, the distinctive new engineered “truss” wall structure give Velocity a personality all its own. Bigger, faster, lighter and stronger.
Newly introduced in 2009, Guru entered the Lamson family as our lowest-priced fully machined reel. The signature arm-style element on the frame combines with open spokes to maximize structural strength and minimize weight. As with our other reels, Guru features true large arbor ratios. Guru is available in 4 weight through 10 weight, and shares identical drag design and components with our most expensive reels. Guru is finished with a clear type 2 anodize. read more…..
Konic delivers smart design and high performance in Lamson’s most affordable reel. The same, super-smooth, fully sealed conical drag system and stainless roller clutch used in our more expensive reels are matched with machined components and pressure cast ALDC12 aluminum alloy spool and frame. Konic is anodized then finished with a 100% solid polyurethane coating to resist gouging and abrasion. Affordable reels just got a whole lot better. read more…..
The spread of aquatic species (AIS) from one body of water to another is a serious and growing ecological problem. Once an invasive species is established in new water, it can be impossible to eliminate. The method recommended by experts is to rinse gear after fishing at the take-out so that the AIS are not transported away from the site. And that’s where the Gear Shower can play a positive role. Fill the Gear Shower with tap water from home and use it to rinse away all visible material from gear at the take-out. Leave AIS behind! Let the Gear Shower make it easy. read more…..
This is a high-quality cotton cap with three LED lights built into the brim with the black and silver Waterworks-Lamson logo. You may be familiar with a cap being marketed that has only forward-oriented LED lights. This hat has that feature, but also has downward-facing flood lights under the brim to illuminate the work space in front of your torso for tying on flies, etc. The under-brim flood lights are a patent-protected feature exclusive to WW-L in fly fishing. A button under the brim operates the lights. One click turns on all three lights; second click illuminates flood lights only; third click lights headlight only; fourth click is off. $29.99 each, Two choices of color: Putty (as seen here) and Real tree Camo. Adjustable Velcro strap, one size fits most.
If you travel, take advantage of our Reel Safe to protect your reels from unwelcome bumps. If simple is good, the Reel Safe is great. Tough plastic halves thread securely together to cradle and protect your reel in thick foam. Capable of holding any type of reel up to 4.25” in diameter (including reel foot). Price: $9.99
Fits the following reels: Waterworks reels: P1, P2, F2, F2X * Lamson reels: Litespeed 1, 1.5, 2 * Velocity 1, 1.5, 2, 3 * Guru 1.5, 2 * Radius 1.5, 2, 3, 3.5 * Konic 1.5, 2
Fish mortality can be reduced by landing the fish quickly and by avoiding netting and handling. This technique will preserve protective coatings and eliminate air exposure. The Ketchum Release tool makes this low-mortality release easy. The tool also allows you to retrieve your fly without damage and it allows your hands to stay dry in cold weather. Three sizes are available: the Midge is designed for flies on hook sizes 20 and smaller; the Original is designed for medium-sized flies; the Big Bug is designed for large-bodied flies like Hoppers. $19.99 each, unconditional lifetime guarantee.
We saw a need for a high quality glove that could provide sun protection and that could protect from the cuts and abrasions of stripping line. Our Stripper Glove protects the first and second fingers from stripping abrasions with a durable four-way stretch material.Sizes S, M, L, XL $19.99 a pair