Lamson® Konic II® Fly Reels
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- Fully sealed conical drag system
- Delivers optimal performance
- Abrasion-resistant finish
- 100% solid polyurethane coating
- Frame and spool die-cast from aluminum alloy under high pressure
In creating the Konic II Fly Reel, Lamson had one goal: to make a reel with high-end performance, top-tier technology, and a reasonable price. To ensure the Konic II Fly Reel delivers optimal performance, Lamson incorporated the same fully sealed conical drag system featured in premium Lamson reels. The Konic II's frame and spool were die-cast under high pressure from aluminum alloy, resulting in single-part pieces that are strong, smooth, and consistent. A 100% solid polyurethane coating provides an abrasion-resistant finish—no electrostatic paint here! The result is a strong, great-looking Lamson Konic II Fly Reel with outstanding performance for the price. Color: Black.Lamson Konic II Spare Spools sold separately and can be found through item search for sku number 1964853.
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 3 out of 5 by JSF1 A bit too light for Steelhead
Bought this reel (Lamson Konic 4 II) for my first switch rod (11' 8wt. St. Croix Imperial# to do some NW Steelhead fishing.
This is a very nicely finished reel. Build quality is very high, and the drag is super smooth. The drag adjustment knob is easy to use and crank down, even when fighting fish. The large wide arbor size nicely accommodated a Rio 8/9 switch line, or 425g short skagit head/or scandi head, and running line with LOTS of backing.
Unfortunately, in spite of the good characteristics noted above, this reel is just too light for big, hard running fish.
I was initially worried about my rod choice, but it exceeded all expectations, performing flawlessly fighting coho and steelhead approaching 18lbs.
The reel, however, vibrated A LOT, and I was unable to fight large fish on the reel using the drag.
I ended up palming the reel with the drag setting on low after experiencing excessive vibration on the first few large fish hooked.
Maybe my expectations were too high at this price point #I only paid $169 for the reel#. This is a very nice, light, balanced reel #except under heavy load# and I would not hesitate to recommend it for larger trout and small mouth bass, but #IMHO# this is not a good choice for larger fish that make a run after they're hooked.
I really wanted to like this reel, and will even try another Lamson, probably the Guru, given their very positive press online, but the Konic II is not a reel for big game.
October 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by rog2ski Great Fly Reel
I bought this fly reel last fall when my old one broke. I was looking for a good reel but didn't have much to spend on one. This one turned out to be Great. I found out that this reel uses the same drag system as Lamson High end reels. Big plus. One can also get spare spools to switch out lines on. Easy to change spools anywhere.
Only Con: the spool is not attached by any screws or nuts, it just pops on and off. (it does take a bit of pressure to push the spool off thou).
I would recommend this reel to anyone that wants a Great reel and doesn't want to spend several hundreds of dollars.
March 22, 2013
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