Lamson Guru Fly Reels
Cant live with out
I look at the Konic and this reel. They are the same in weight but the make is different this one holds up longer. The drag is top notch and so is the lager arbor.
January 14, 2009
I bought this real to replace my first fly fishing rod/reel combo after i realized how much i enjoy fly fishing. Easy to clean and separate spool from housing when i use it in saltwater. I've caught anything from half pound sunfish to 10 lb redfish and this reel preformed flawlessly for both. The drag is precise enough for panfish and strong enough for a bullish redfish run. The lettering on the reel is starting to rub off but i could honestly care less because it means its being used. Paired with the lefty kreigh TFO 8wt rod.
October 18, 2012
unfortionately, i haven't been fishing much but plan to move to Bellingham, WA in Oct to test the reel out real good on great rivers in the fall. The same drag they say as their other more expensive reels and from reading other reveiws of Lamson, I don't think you can go wrong. It does pick up the line very fast and the size 3.5 i'm sure can hold any hard running coho, big bow, or dollie and mid range kings. i'll add more in Oct or Nov when Heaven opens up the floodgates of duck hunting mixed in with steelhead on great Rivers
August 23, 2010
Got 4- love 'em
I have 4 Lamson Guru reels and I love them. They are fairly wide so your drag doesn't change too much as you cast a lot of line. The drag seems to work well on all the fish I have caught on them (8/9 wts.). The drag knob is not as easy to use as some other reels because of its chunky design. Several guides I know think Lamsons are the best deal going and I can't argue. They have held up well for several years and have caught some nice fish. I may have to buy another one or two soon when I get a new rod or even two.
November 19, 2013