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    Default Lamson Velocity Reel

    Has anyone had any experiences with these reels? I can get one for about $130.

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    Sith,
    I have the Lightspeed for my four weight - its great, although I haven't had to test it against really big, strong fish. It is super smooth.

    I didn't tinker with the Velocity - but I would think it is similar.

    Looks like your getting a great deal.

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    Default Reels

    I've used the Velocity for two years now. Many 28-30 inch bows were caught on this reel. Great drag for big fish! Word of caution though!! You cannot get the internal drag wet or even try to lube it or the drag fails! Most fly reels I clean and lube every year. The Velocity is an exception. Great reel, but do not open up the drag system and oil it.

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    Default Lamson drag

    the instructions that come with Lamson reels tell you not to take the drag apart, and that it does not require lubing/cleaning. I had to send my Litespeed back to them a few months ago because I dropped it and bent the frame. I got it back in less than a week, and they fixed the frame, replaced the drag, and cleaned the whole thing. You can't beat their warranty service.

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    Got two reels and two extra spools. Got them on sale. Great reels. No question about it.
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    I can score one for $134. Thinking very hard on this one.

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    Default go for it

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    What Jake said.
    The two loudest sounds known to man: a gun that goes bang when it is supposed to go click and a gun that goes click when it is supposed to go bang.

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    Very good reel at any price. I have a Velocity 3.5 paired with Rio Steelhead and a Lamiglas Perigee 9 wt. rod. Nice Situk combo as I take no joy in playing fish! Just so you know, the 2009 Lamson Velocity reels are not backwards compatible! Meaning you will not be able to swap out spools between 2009 and older reels. I assume you are looking at a discountinued 2008, so you might want to stock up on a extra spool for $100.

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    I have a 3.5 on my steelhead/salmon rod and it's my favorite reel I've owned. No maintenance, great look, great warranty, and great performance.
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