Waterworks Lamson Liquid Reel Review

The new die cast Lamonson Liquid reel focuses on the virtues and advantages a pressure-cast process can offer.  Structurally you can do things with casting that you can’t machine, such as full radiused compound curves, near zero-radius inside corners, and for precise fit and finish you can go back and machine the cast part in critical areas amplifying the best aspects of the process.  Lamson pushed back on other boundaries as well. How much of a reel at this price can they make here in the U.S.?  Quite a lot as it turns out, and it’s a good mix.  These high quality castings are imported, but the components critical to the drag system are CNC-machined here in the U.S.  Liquid reels are assembled in Boise,Idaho alongside their highest priced reels.

Model Retail (Reel) Retail (Spool)
LQ 1.5 99.95 45.95
LQ 2 99.95 45.95
LQ 3.5 109.95 50.95
LQ 3.5 3-pack  (one reel and two spools) 159.95
LQ 4 129.95 60.95

*Spools are compatible with Remix Reel
*LQ1.5,2,3.5 – expected August 2014
*LQ4 expected December 2014


Specifications:
Liquid 1.5 = WF4 + 50 yds 12#
Liquid 2  = WF6 + 100 yds 20#
Liquid 3.5  = WF8 + 225 yds 20#
Liquid 4 = WF10 + 250 yds 30#

 

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