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Old 10-13-2008, 08:01 PM
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Default Lamson Guru

Has anyone had experiences with the new lamson Guru reel.
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Old 10-17-2008, 10:05 AM
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Default Re: Lamson Guru

Hi redfishGa,

It looks like no one has seen one of the Guru reels yet. It appears to be very similar to the Lamson Velocity but cheaper. A step up from the Konic. It looks like it is a cast reel but Lamson claims it is fully machined.


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Default Re: Lamson Guru

I personally saw that model from the store... Frank is right it looks like a hybrid between Velocity and Konic. The paint finish seems to make it look like its cast but its claimed as machined.
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Would you say the reel has a shiny finish.
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Default Re: Lamson Guru

Not sparkling shiny such as Orvis BLA titanium finish... but far better than the Konic finish. I like the Guru... I wish have bought that instead of my Konic.
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Default Re: Lamson Guru

I got in on the Velocity closeout at Cabela's and could not ask for more for my $129...

The only thing that bothers me about their new reels is the lack of a size 1. No Konic, no Guru, no Velocity2 model in a size 1, only the Litespeed. I have a Velocity Hard Alox 1 and it is smooth as butter!

Lamson has my vote for reel purchases from here on in, so I have my choice made!
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