Gear Review: Lew’s Speed Spool LFS baitcaster

What is it?

Lew’s Speed Spool LFS baitcaster

What sets it apart?

Having made its mark with the Lighter, Faster, Stronger platform, which offers a lighter and more compact profile that maintains the strength to handle heavy use, Lew’s bolsters the LFS family with the a re-engineered Speed Spool. Targeting the weekend tournament angler, this baitcaster packs a lot of value into the sub-$100 level. Among the improvements, the new LFS Speed Spool features a P2 Super Pinion bearing supported pinion gear, which ensures precise alignment and solid stability for smoother operation and longer gear life.

How do I use it?

The solid aluminum frame houses a premium 10-bearing system with stainless steel double shielded bearings and Zero Reverse one-way clutch. For winching on the big ones, Lew’s includes a Durable Rulon drag system packing up to 15 pounds of drag. Also, an anodized bowed aluminum 95mm reel handle with Lew’s custom SoftTouch paddle handle knobs provide a firm grip for pouring the coals to a stubborn fish. Available in right- and left-handed models, the LFS Speed Spool comes in 5.6:1, 6.8:1 and 7.5:1 gear ratios.

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Angler’s insight:

Lew’s is known for designing solid, performance-rich reels with price points to fit every budget and improving on the LFS Speed Spool continues the tradition. As fishing careers advance, tackle budgets generally follow. However, this reel’s value and dependability make it an attractive option, even for those who can afford higher priced products. Lew’s offers a solid reel with the guts to handle anything from the Tuesday night jackpots to the sport’s top level.