Lew's Speed Spool Baitcasting Reels
fantastic crankbait reel
I am a diehard crankbait fisherman and have even customized a series of Quantum reels to make ideal cranking reels. When this reel came out I was shocked to find every feature that I had put into my custom reels as a stock feature. First, these have a solid, high capacity spool that creates a large amount of inertia which generates much longer casts than the popular drilled spools. Second, the magnetic antibacklash control is extremely effetive for a wide variety of bait weights and further reduces casting drag maximizing distance. The magnetic anti- backlash control is also very effective for casting baits directly into the wind. Third, the larger than standard handle produces a significant mechanical advantage to the angler and greatly reduces fatigue after a long day of deep diving crankbait fishing. Fourth, for a good cranking reel, it absolutely has to have a metal frame and this one does, though a forged frame isn't as refined as a machined frame, it is still solid. Finaly, the lube port is a great addition since crankbait fishing can really put the drive and pinion gears under a lot of stress requiring more frequent re-greasing. This reel has a very smooth opperation and has one of the lowest profiles of any high line capacity reel I have used. I have fished this reel for two months now and will be buying several more to phase out my custom cranking reels.
October 16, 2012
Freshwater and saltwater.I have been using Lew's reels for 25 years when they were Lew Childre Reels then Browning bought them out. I have over 20 Lew Childre and Lews Browning reels. Just bought one of the new Lew's speed spool and its great. These reels only get better and last a lifetime.
August 4, 2012
A little pricey, but I like it.
I use it for light saltwater fishing. So far it's holding up pretty good.
July 11, 2012
perform just as well as my curado but doesnt rattle when you cast like the curado just wish it was made in the usa
July 3, 2012
Have zero complaints quick reel speed, easy to set up, havent changed the brake after I set it for the first bait, casts smooth, and has a very comfortable low profile.
July 2, 2012
do yourself a favor
I've never had a baitcast where I could cast into 20 mph winds and not backlash, you can also skip your plastics, and it casts a mile, these just retired all my curados
June 3, 2012
I LOOOOOVE THIS REEL!
I gotta say, this one tops even my $200 Quantum reel! You can't beat this reel for the money! A true work horse of a reel!
May 7, 2012
top notch baitcaster
I own a lot of fishing rods and reels and the new Lews line is some of the best I have ever used. I stacks up against any of my over $200 reels such as the Chronarch. If you buy one of these you will not be disappointed. These reels are the reason I sold all my Curados and bought Lews.
July 17, 2011