Making a good thing better is what our company is about. The Speedster is a super-high retrieve rate reel with a narrower spool, inboard mounted handle and an outer diameter significantly larger than our highest performing reels. The narrow spool prevents line barreling, the added circumference and inboard handle improve retrieve rate. Mate these features with our time tested smooth as silk, maintenance free drag system, Classic Waterworks Lamson styling and attention to detail, and you have what the name implies: A Hotrod of a reel.
This reel covers a rod range from trout to saltwater. Sizes are: 3 weight to an 11 weight. Price starts at $279 for a 3,4 weight to $399 for an 10,11 weight (see spec attachment for details).
Ryan Harrison, managing partner says,” The spool design satisfies the objective of creating a larger overall diameter per line weight with narrower spool format; and the single arm-style spoke evokes our original Waterworks design from 1997. Simplicity and elegance was the aesthetic objective.”
Waterworks-Lamson a leader in design and manufacture of premium fly fishing reels is not your typical fly fishing company. We are C1 Design Group, and our core expertise is in product design. We innovate, invent, design and engineer. Our reels are designed, manufactured & precision assembled in Idaho.
Our roots trace back to the bicycle industry where we designed one of the first clipless pedal systems and helped create suspension systems that would perform at the cutting edge in all conditions and on all terrains.
In 1995 we turned our attention to fly fishing reels. At the time, reels were complicated; using many parts; drag systems and other running parts were exposed to the elements; reels were too heavy. We began with a blank sheet of paper, and undertook a total re-think of the fly reel. Since that time we continue to create innovative reels with purpose.