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The lightest just got better.
When Lamson first introduced its Litespeed reel back in 1998, it was the lightest fly reel on the market and quickly changed the way that the industry designs and builds fly reels. The Litespeed G5 is the fifth generation of Litespeed, and boasts improvements over the previous models including a narrower profile, an integrated drag cassette for improved stiffness, and an ergonomic drag knob. In order to enhance the performance of the original Litespeed, Lamson gave the G5 a narrower spool as well as a narrower drag system that work together to reduce the overall weight of the reel. The arbor size has been increased to give the reel's retrieval rates a boost, giving you the advantage when battling fish that want to run up and down river on you. In order to increase the life of the reel, Lamson finished the G5 with a new version of their Hard Alox finish which protects it from corrosion whether you're in fresh or saltwater conditions.
- Updated reel with a legacy behind it
- Machined aluminum construction is lightweight and durable
- Large arbor increases retrieval rate when reeling in fish
- Hard Alox finish resists corrosion in fresh and saltwater
- Lamson reels are designed and built in Idaho, USA
- Item #LMS0017
- Q & A
Love this reel
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I recently purchased a Lamson Litespeed Micra 5 and cannot say enough about this reel. I used the original lightspeed reel for a three weight rod that I learned to fish with, and absolutely fell in love. I love this option just as much, only for a different purpose. The original lightspeed is excellent for smaller fishing and closer casting, such as small trout and streams, as it has a much smaller spool diameter. I ordered this reel for a nine weight sage rod, and it is the absolute perfect tool for saltwater fishing for redfish and other larger game fish. With a larger spool diameter, faster retrieve rate, it’s easier to land larger fish that can put you to the backing quickly. As always, Lamson‘s smooth drag. Lastly, the coating on this reel will last a lifetime if taken care of. I use my gear (beat my gear to oblivion) and this thing has held up nicely just as my other Lamson reels. Would absolutely order again and will order one of these for my seven weight rod. Smaller stream fishing and smaller weight rods I will probably stick to my original litespeed, but that’s preference only. This reel will do what you need it to do.