Gear Review: Lew’s LFS Speed Spool

What is it?

Lew’s LFS Speed Spool

What sets it apart?

The Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo saw Lew’s relaunch the LFS Speed Spool, a reel designed for the competitive weekend angler seeking quality equipment at an affordable price. Based on the premise of reducing size/weight without sacrificing performance this improved version includes a premium 10-bearing system with stainless steel double shielded bearings and Zero Reverse one-way clutch. Lew’s added the new P2 Super Pinion bearing supported pinion gear, which ensures precise alignment and stability for smoother operation and extended gear life.

How do I use it?

The LFS Speed Spool also features a Durable Rulon drag system that can impart up to 15 pounds of drag. And providing the leverage needed for getting fish out of the thickest of cover, the Anodized bowed aluminum 95mm reel handle includes Lew’s custom SoftTouch paddle handle knobs. The redesigned Lew’s Speed Spool LFS baitcast reel is offered in right- and left-handed models with three gear ratios: 5.6:1, 6.8:1 and 7.5:1.

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Angler’s insight:

Fittingly, Lew’s chose the Bassmaster Classic — the sport’s most prestigious tournament — to relaunch the LFS Speed Spool. Makes sense, as this event continues to inspire anglers of all levels to pursue their dreams of bringing big fish to the big stage. The trend in recent years has been to produce a tournament-worthy reel in the sub-$100 range. Looks like Lew’s has done a solid job with a compact, streamlined reel that’ll help build those angler careers.