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Waterworks Lamson Litespeed Micra 5 Fly Fishing Reel

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Part Code:  Waterworks Lamson Litespeed Micra 5 Fly Fishing Re
Brand:  Waterworks Lamson

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Lamson Litespeed Micra 5

Since Litespeed’s inception in 1998 the relationship between it and Force reels has been a constant one. Inventive ideas that first take shape in the Force have been put to work in Litespeed’s more conventional structure, which has over time resulted in one of the most successful and influential fly reels of the last two decades.

We’ve learned from history, and we’re repeating it with the Generation 5 Litespeed.  In 2016 we introduced design changes to the Force SL that resulted in engineering alchemy: A fly reel structure that is larger in diameter, stronger and yet lighter.

  1. By integrating the drag housing into the frame, the housing itself becomes a structural member, increasing stiffness and strength.
  2. Eliminating the cassette and the threaded overlaps reduces material and thus weight.
  3. The integrated housing is much narrower and the frame /drag unit much lighter.
  4. A narrower drag can support a narrower spool, which results in additional weight reduction.

But what if the reel we’re talking about is already the lightest full drag reel in the world? Perhaps then, as a designer, you think about weight savings as money in the bank, and maybe you decide to spend it elsewhere – by increasing the overall diameter of the reel and trading weight savings into improved retrieve rate.

Hence the new Litespeed: Higher retrieve rate, narrower spool for improved line handling, stiffer frame. Specific to Litespeed you’ll find enhanced 3D milling for better material distribution and an improved ergonomic drag knob for better grip.

Lastly, the Gen 5 Litespeed comes clad in a revolutionary new coating called Micralox. New to fly fishing and only available on Waterworks-Lamson fly reels, Micralox is the ultimate in corrosion resistance.

We invite you to meet Litespeed Micra 5. As something Yogi Berra might have said, it’s like history repeating itself all over again.

  • Format: Large Arbor
  • Materials: Machined 6061 Aluminum, Stainless Steel
  • Finish: Micralox
  • US Made, Idaho Built

Litespeed Micra 5 Specifications

MODEL DIAMETER WIDTH WEIGHT ROD WEIGHT LINE BACKING CAPACITY
Litespeed 1.5 3.38? 0.95? 3.72 oz 3,4,5 WF 4 100 yds 20#
Litespeed 2 3.63? 0.98? 4.19 oz 4,5,6 WF6 100 yds 20#
Litespeed 3 3.88? 1.11? 5.08 oz 6,7,8 WF8 225 yds 20#
Litespeed 3.5 4 .13? 1.15? 5.72 oz 8,9 WF9 250 yds 20#
Litespeed 4 4 .63? 1.30? 8.06 oz 10,11 WF10 250 yds 30#

Here at Serious Fishing we are always delighted to talk to our customers. While we hope that we will be your preferred vendor of fishing tackle, we also hope to become firm and trusted friends with many of you.

When you're making a major purchase of a new rod, reel or waders, a bit of advice can be very reassuring. We will usually work in a bit of extra value for you as well.   

Our team of fishing experts includes Steven, Neil and Trevor. You can reach any of us by sending a quick email to sales@seriousfishing.com Please include your phone number if you'd like us to call you back. We try and respond within a few hours max. Note: We're based in UK & Ireland time zone. 

We look forward to hearing from you, 

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  • UK & Ireland: 1-2 days
  • Europe: 2-3 days
  • USA & Canada: 3-5 days
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