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LITESPEED IV

2014 is Litespeed re-loaded. For years an iconic ultra-large arbor reel, Litespeed has now been refined for even higher retrieve rate, improved ergonomics, easier line management and less mass. Everything that was achieved in Gen 3 LS has been pushed farther. Narrower drag geometry has translated into a flatter spool surface for less knuckle dragging. A more aggressive drag knob has been made... well, more aggressive. Structural refinements such as the curved arbor have made a light reel even lighter, and this curved arbor (which we introduced in 1998) stores backing into a “diameter well” and keeps “working line” at a maximum radius to optimize everything we love about large arbor reels.

Most notably, the spool/stripping arm geometry that was introduced on the very earliest Litespeeds has been changed to make it consistent with our newer reels, which do a better job of preventing snags and line damage. Still a close second to a Force SL in trout sizes, the Litespeed is the reliable thoroughbred of the Lamson line.

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Model Dia Width Weight Rod WT Capacity Price
LITESPEED IV 1.5 83 mm 28 mm 95 g. 3,4,5 WF4/100 yds 20#
LITESPEED IV 2 89 mm 28 mm 106 g. 4,5,6 WF6 / 100 yds. 20#
LITESPEED IV 3 95 mm 32 mm 131 g. 6,7,8 WF7 / 150 yds. 20#
LITESPEED IV 3.5 102 mm 35 mm 144 g. 8,9 WF9/200 yds 20#
LITESPEED IV 4 115 mm 38 mm 198 g. 10,11 WF10 / 250 yds. 30#
FORCE SL II BLACK
FORCE SL II
ARX
SPEEDSTER HD
SPEEDSTER
SPEEDSTER BLACK
GURU II
GURU II HD
LITESPEED MICRA 5
LITESPEED IV
REMIX
REMIX 3PACK
LIQUID
LIQUID 3PACK
COLOR SLEEVES
KETCHUM RELEASE