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Old 11-19-2007, 09:53 PM
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Default Introducing the new Lamson Konic

Introducing the new Lamson Konic

Our goal is to bring the best technology in reels to any given price point. We"'ve now addressed the important $100+ price point with Konic. Please read on to find out what makes Konic a better reel than any other comparably priced alternative.

[img2="LEFT"]http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/photos/files/4-Konic2taaa.jpg[/img2]When designing the Konic, we started with one given: to incorporate the same fully sealed conical drag system and stainless steel roller clutch used in our high-end reels. The drag system in Konic uses the same fully machined parts, made of the same materials, and to the same specifications, as the drag used in the $400+ Waterworks reels or any of our other high-end reels. This is the principal benefit of the Konic versus competitive reels. What other $100+ reel can say that it shares proven drag technology with a $400+ reel?

In order to deliver this expensive drag in a low-priced reel we are die casting the frame and spool. But this is no low-end die casting. This is Pressure Casting with molten ALDC12 aluminum alloy injected at 1,080 kgs pressure to ensure consistent, smooth and strong parts with lower porosity. Contrast this method with the Gravity Casting used by competitors. Our frame and spool are solid single-part pieces. Again, contrast this with 2-part cast spools that our competition uses. Once cast, the frame and spool are "skim cut" on CNC machines, a process in which a thin surface layer is cut away to provide a finish comparable to fully-machined reel.

We use a 100% solid polyurethane coating to provide a finish that is very resistant to gouging and abrasion. Contrast this to the weaker electrostatic paints that competitive reels use.

The Konic is a lightweight, true large arbor reel. It's strong, good looking, well put-together and frugal. These are virtues in a fly reel, or a spouse. We can't help you with the latter, but now we can ship you the former.


Article Courtesy of Waterworks Lamson
The Lamson Konic is available at The Full Creel

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Default Re: Introducing the new Lamson Konic

Hi Fish Bones,

Since you are offering the new Konic at your store, can you give us a first hand opinion of the reel? How do you compare it to other reels in its price range? Does it use the press-in spool like the other Waterworks designs? I know you are busy so if you don't get to it that is OK.

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Definitely interested in hearing a hands on review of this reel.....

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Default Re: Introducing the new Lamson Konic

Adding to the requests for, & looking forward to, a critique from someone who has fishing experience with the Konic reel. Thanks
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Old 12-20-2007, 03:12 AM
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Default Re: Introducing the new Lamson Konic

Well I think it is time for some first hand serious comments please(pluses and minuses).

I am thinking to buy one of those reels so any advice and info are welcome.
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