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Waterworks-Lamson began not as a fly reel company but got their start by bringing innovative technology into the world of mountain biking as C1 Design Group. After making a huge impact in that arena, the company moved on to fly fishing in the late 90's. Waterworks acquired fly reel manufacturer Lamson from Sage in 1999 with the intention of bringing outdated, mechanically inefficient, and heavy fly reels into the 21st century by upgrading and modernizing designs and technology in ways that at the time were considered unconventional. Waterworks-Lamson was formed with the following goals as the core of the new company: reduce physical weight, achieve mechanical simplicity, maximize the benefit of large arbor construction, utilize superior materials and create the world's best drag system. Fast forward a decade and those goals have been realized. Waterworks-Lamson has changed fly reel design and performance permanently and they still continue to innovate new products every year. Vail Valley Anglers guides and customers know great reels because they use them day in and day out on all types of water for all types of fish. For tarpon or trout, we appreciate the thought and technology that goes into every reel created by Waterworks-Lamson and trust the company to continue to produce the lightest, most technologically advanced, high-quality fly reels on the market.

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Waterworks-Lamson Litespeed Reel Micra-5
"Outstanding reel."

Great reel. One of the lightest in its class, large arbor, smooth strong sealed drag. They improved the drag knob and made the spool a little thinner than the Lightspeed. Great reel for a reasonable price.
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Waterworks-Lamson Remix 3-Pack
"Decent reel, price makes it better"

Really the price of this reel is the biggest argument for it, the fact that you get 2 extra spools and a nice case included is incredible. I keep one spool rigged for saltwater, one for trout and one for bass. However, the reel isn't the best. The branding fell off after the second use and the drag system is fairly elementary. I often ask myself if I would rather have the new Hydros reel from Orvi
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