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Lamson Litespeed Marine Fly Reels


Rugged built reels tend to be heavy, but this one is different. The new Litespeed Marine integrates the proven Cobalt waterproof drag into the lighter (Litespeed) chassis. Extra large "super arbor" ensures fast line pickup. If you're looking for a super light saltwater reel but won't compromise on drag performance, this is the reel for you.


The distance travelled by light in a single year; the time it takes for a design to evolve to the next step. What can be said about larger but lighter, lighter but stronger? Of course, it can be done. We’ve done it over and over again, but does there come a time when the bar can’t be raised?

No, there are always improvements to be made, new ways of thinking, new materials, and processes to exploit. As we’ve said – the performance benchmark for a fly reel is retrieve rate per ounce. If you haven’t thought about it before, think about it now: there’s no downside to high retrieve rate other than extra weight.

As an example, consider the 2021 Gen 6 Litespeed: CNC machined with material distributed artfully along critical load paths, stable and strong, so light you might forget it’s there, but beautiful enough to make you remember it is. The art of the fly reel derives from the science of the fly reel, but at the end of the day both art and science, when held in balance, serve to make us smile.

LSM – The marine version of Litespeed is equipped with a hybrid drag system, sharing some elements of the Cobalt drag – fixed spindle, large heat-wicking conical surfaces, click stop drag knob. The LSM incorporates close tolerance composite bearings, and comes equipped with the same linear spring set found on LSF, optimized for each reel size. Like our Cobalt reel, it holds an IPX8 waterproof rating to 100 ft. LSM frame and spool share the same open structure as LSF, with emphasis on greater stiffness and stability.



    • Super Arbor Format
    • Lightest weight in class
    • Space frame construction – Exceptional Strength-to-Weight Ratio
    • Cobalt hybrid drag system
    • Indexing click drag knob
    • IPX8 Certified Waterproof
    • Made in the USA


4.15" 0.95" 5.5 oz 5.6 WF6 150 yds 20#
8 4.65" 0.95" 5.7 oz 7.8 WF8 250 yds 20#
10 4.82" 1.00" 6.6 oz 9.10 WF10 250 yds 30#
12 5.10" 1.19" 8 oz 11.12 WF12 300 yds 30#


    Customer Reviews

    Based on 4 reviews
    Rob Richardson

    Lovely bit of kit. Highly recommend

    Glenn Chester

    Great real love it!! Quality is A1.

    Malcom Biddle
    Lamson Litespeed

    So glad I paid a bit extra for what is a sensational reel. The drag system worked perfectly all week and was very smooth. Oh yeh it looks good as well!

    Jason B

    Love it! It reel so smooth