Originally Posted by bmbailes
so i have never owned a Lamson but i actually like the looks of the litespeed! do these reels have outgoing clicks or are they silent? also how well does the hard alox hold up? any comments on this or any lamson model is appreciated.
I have several Waterworks- Lamson reels all with their alox coating and IMHO they are well built, tough and attractive. My reels have a soft outgoing click compared to my Hardy click reels (which I like). I now have a Litespeed 1.5, Speedster 1.5, and Velocity 2.0 to match several rods in the 3 wt. to 4 weight class. Love them.
I have seen my Litespeed dropped 4 feet onto a hard floor without any sign of damage. At some point they will all show some signs of wear as they are used. I call that a patina.