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#1 Fishigan

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 04:47 PM

I'm in the market for a new 4/5wt reel. I like the looks of the Lamson Litespeed 1.5 but do not know if I really want another large arbor reel. I was looking at the Lamson Radius also. Any input on this real?


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Posted 21 February 2005 - 04:58 PM

I'v tried both and i would stick with the litespeed or go with a velocity. The lampson velocity is my favorite real but the litespeed is a close second. Needles to say i love lampson fly reels.

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 06:16 PM

I recently got the litespeed 2, rated 4-5-6 wt. Its been great. I was afraid it wouldn't hold too much backing but I hand spooled 100 yrds of 20lb regular backing and a 6wt WF line with good clearance.

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Posted 24 February 2005 - 12:53 AM

all the lampson reels are nice the new radius is much improved over the old model and is very nice, it would be a good choice if you wanted to save some money. the litespeed is a very nice reel, as is the vilocity. all the lampson reels share a common drag and i have yet to see it fail. lampson reels have a very good large arbor design, truly a benifit if your making fairly long casts.

#5 Fishigan

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Posted 24 February 2005 - 07:29 AM

thanks for the input. I'm going to check all of them out at the shop in a few days. Gotta drive an hour to the nearest place that sells them.