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waterworks / lamson 2012


vanquish As the name implies, we created the Vanquish reel with just one thing in mind – total victory. And as the “form follows function” zealots we are, it all starts with the world’s smoothest, and now much larger and more powerful drag system. Delivering twice the torque of our previous salt water design, the Waterworks conical drag generates no stick-slip even at the line-snapping rates required by blue water anglers. To support this kind of torque, a new, much stiffer frame was created — one that transmits extreme loads with a simple, efficient and graceful structure. Vanquish 12 and 10 reels are available in a “closed face” version for those anglers who prefer only small porting on a rotating spool. (LT spool version shown below; closed face version shown at far right.)

EVOLVE: “I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term Natural Selection” (Charles Darwin)


Other innovative Vanquish features include: > an integrated foot/frame which, while stronger than a traditional fastened-on foot, also raises the center of mass of the reel, improving casting ease and accuracy > machined-from-solid, modular stainless stripping arm on V12 and V10 > our proprietary Hard AloxTM finish > large, ergonomic, self lubricating no-slip handle > tandem roller clutch transmits higher torque and provides redundancy

format Large Arbor materials Machined 6061 aluminum finish Hard Alox™ weight 3.80 oz / 5-6 wt

> Fully sealed, zero maintenance drag components “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction.� (Albert Einstein)


Force FS reels are built for speed. If fast fish in big water is the order, then this is your reel. With its extreme diameter, an F4 will haul in about a foot of line every turn (if loaded to capacity), which means most anglers can reel line faster than they can strip it. All FS reels employ a scaled-up version of our fully sealed conical drag to produce tarpon stopping torque with the silk-smooth feel of our best trout reel.

HARD ALOX™ All of our premium reels are offered in one fantastic finish only — a proprietary combination of alloy selection, surface preparation and conversion coating we’ve dubbed “Hard AloxTM,” a term taken from the anodizing process


ula force saltwater / spey

format Ultra Large Arbor materials Aluminum & 17-4 stainless steel finish Hard Alox™ weight 6.80 oz / 8 wt

itself, wherein the aluminum surface is converted to aluminum oxide. By increasing coating thickness and reducing porosity our Hard Alox finish has set a new standard for toughness. Ask a dealer for a demonstration, and be prepared to be impressed.


waterworks force SL Force SL (Super-Light) reels utilize a combination of subtle space-frame and complex CNC carved cross sections that make the SL rigid, rugged, and yet as the name implies, featherweight. The Vanquish-style integrated foot/frame raises the reel’s center of mass making casting smoother and contributing to both a reduction in weight and greater rigidity. The high-grip drag knob makes fine-tuning the world’s smoothest drag system even easier. SL reels are finished in a unique clear Hard AloxTM.

DESIGN: “The details are not the details. They make the design.” (Charles Eames)


format Ultra Large Arbor materials Aluminum & 17-4 stainless steel finish Hard Alox™ weight 2.85 oz / 4-5 wt

“Form follows function - that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.” (Frank Lloyd Wright)


This season Litespeed reels will adopt the ergonomic and structural improvements introduced on the 2011 Anniversary Series Litespeed. The spool profile has been flattened slightly and the handle moved outboard to keep knuckles away from moving parts; the drag knob has been redesigned for better grip. As with our other premium reels, pocket milling the spool face and integrating the counterbalance increases strength and stiffness without adding weight. Litespeed reels come in a close second to a corresponding Force reel in terms of retrieve rate and weight, and share our patented maintenance-free, super smooth conical drag.

lamson litespeed

details are not the details. They make the design.” (Charles Eames)

“Form follows be one, joined

format True Large Arbor materials Aluminum, 17-4 & 303 stainless steel finish Hard Alox™ weight 3.70 oz / 5-6 wt

OUR WORK: “Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. That’s not the place to become discouraged.” (Thomas A. Edison)


function - that has been misunderstood. Form and function should in a spiritual union.” (Frank Lloyd Wright)

“Work is much more fun than fun.” (Noel Coward)


format Large Arbor

materials Machined 6061 aluminum

finish Hard Alox™ weight 4.20 oz / 5-6 wt

CLUTCH The Waterworks-Lamson brands employ a fully STAINLESS STEEL zero-lash roller clutch. This mechanism relies on the locking effect of a number of ramps and rollers to achieve torque transmission. There are no “teeth” or “steps” to


lamson velocity

Velocity reels utilize a unique, “3 plane” pocket milling technique to shave weight and maintain every aspect of performance without sacrificing their reputation as the most rugged of the Lamson line-up. If you want a large arbor reel with friendly ergonomics, a maintenance-free, ultra-smooth drag system that can bang around a driftboat season after season and shrug off the abuse, Velocity is your choice.

break off or wear out. The zero-lash feature means instant engagement, improving feel and eliminating “spike” that the reel, line and leader experience when a typical pawl clutch hooks up.


lamson guru

format Large Arbor

materials Machined 6061 aluminum finish Clear Type 2

weight 4.90 oz / 5-6 wt

Guru entered the Lamson family as our lowestpriced fully machined reel. The signature arm-style element on the frame combines with open spokes to maximize structural strength and minimize weight. As with our other reels, Guru features true large arbor ratios and is available in 4 weight through 10 weight. Guru shares identical drag design and components with our most expensive reels and is finished with a clear type 2 anodize.

PROGRESS: “The first quality needed is audacity.� (Winston Churchill)


“The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.” (George Carlin)


lamson konic

format Large Arbor

materials Aluminum, 17-4 super alloy & 304 stainless steel

finish Anodize / Polyurethane weight 4.70 oz / 5-6 wt

PERSPECTIVE: “We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.� (Stephen Hawking)


Konic delivers smart design and high performance in Lamson’s most affordable reel. The same, supersmooth, fully sealed conical drag system and stainless roller clutch set in our more expensive reels are matched with machined components and pressure cast ALDC12 aluminum alloy spool and frame. Konic is anodized then finished with a 100% solid polyurethane coating to resist gouging and abrasion. Affordable reels just got a whole lot better. “A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.� (Mark Twain)


specifications model dia width weight rod line capacity*

Reel

Spool

3.3" 3.5" 3.8" 4.1" 4.5" 4.5" 4.7" 4.7"

1.25" 1.25" 1.375" 1.5" 1.5" 1.5" 1.5" 1.5"

3.50 oz 3.80 oz 5.10 oz 7.30 oz 10.10 oz 10.70 oz 10.70 oz 11.10 oz

4,5 5,6 7,8 8 10 10 12 12

WF4 WF6 WF7 WF8 WF10 WF10 WF12 WF12

100 yds 20# 100 yds 20# 150 yds 20# 220 yds 20# 220 yds 30# 220 yds 30# 175 yds 30# 325 yds 30#

$569 $599 $699 $799 $869 $869 $899 $899

$259 $269 $299 $359 $389 $389 $399 $399

3.00" 3.25" 3.25" 3.25" 3.50" 3.50"

1.10" 1.15" 1.15" 1.15" 1.25" 1.25"

2.70 oz 2.90 oz 2.95 oz 2.90 oz 3.35 oz 3.30 oz

2,3,4 4,5 4,5 5,6 5,6,7 7,8

WF3 WF4 WF4 WF6 WF7 WF8

50 yds 20# 75 yds 20# 75 yds 20# 100 yds 20# 100 yds 20# 150 yds 20#

$339 $349 $449 $459 $479 $489

$159 $169 $199 $199 $209 $219

SALTWATER / SPEY ULA FORCE 3.3 3.75" 1.50" 6.80 oz ULA FORCE 3.4 4.00" 1.50" 8.00 oz ULA FORCE 3.5 4.25" 1.50" 8.40 oz ULA FORCE 4 4.75" 1.50" 10.40 oz

8 WF8 200 yds 20# $529 8,9 WF9 220 yds 20# $559 9,10 WF10 250 yds 20# $599 8,9,10 windcutter spey 200 yds 20# 11,12 WF12 300 yds 30# $639 10,11,12 windcutter spey 200 yds 30#

$239 $249 $269

LITESPEED 1 LITESPEED 1.5 LITESPEED 2 LITESPEED 3 LITESPEED 3X LITESPEED 3.5 LITESPEED 3.5X LITESPEED 4

3.00" 3.25" 3.50" 3.75" 3.75" 4.00" 4.00" 4.50"

1.10" 1.10" 1.10" 1.25" 1.25" 1.38" 1.38" 1.50"

3.45 oz 3.45 oz 3.70 oz 4.70 oz 4.70 oz 5.40 oz 5.30 oz 8.05 oz

1,2,3 3,4,5 4,5,6 6,7,8 8 8,9 9 10,11

WF3 WF4 WF6 WF7 WF8 WF9 WF9 WF10

50 yds 20# 100 yds 20# 100 yds 20# 150 yds 20# 225 yds 20# 200 yds 20# 250 yds 30# 250 yds 30#

$299 $299 $309 $349 $359 $369 $379 $429

$135 $135 $140 $160 $165 $170 $175 $195

VELOCITY 1 VELOCITY 1.5 VELOCITY 2 VELOCITY 3 VELOCITY 3X VELOCITY 3.5 VELOCITY 3.5X VELOCITY 4

3.15" 3.15" 3.30" 3.63" 3.63" 3.85" 3.85" 4.25"

1.10" 1.10" 1.10" 1.25" 1.25" 1.38" 1.38" 1.50"

4.00 oz 4.00 oz 4.20 oz 5.10 oz 5.10 oz 5.90 oz 5.90 oz 7.10 oz

1,2,3 3,4,5 5,6 7,8 8 8,9 9 10,11

WF3 WF4 WF6 WF7 WF8 WF9 WF9 WF10

50 yds 20# 100 yds 20# 100 yds 20# 150 yds 20# 225 yds 20# 200 yds 20# 250 yds 30# 250 yds 30#

$239 $239 $249 $269 $279 $299 $309 $349

$105 $105 $110 $125 $130 $135 $140 $160

GURU 1.5 GURU 2 GURU 3 GURU 3.5 GURU 4

3.15" 3.30" 3.63" 3.75" 4.25"

1.10" 1.10" 1.25" 1.38" 1.50"

4.70 oz 4.90 oz 5.50 oz 6.20 oz 7.30 oz

3,4,5 5,6 7,8 8,9 10,11

WF4 WF6 WF7 WF9 WF10

100 yds 20# 100 yds 20# 150 yds 20# 200 yds 20# 250 yds 30#

$189 $199 $209 $239 $259

$85 $90 $95 $110 $115

KONIC 1.5 KONIC 2 KONIC 3.5 KONIC 4

3.10" 3.40" 3.70" 3.90"

1.00" 1.10" 1.22" 1.25"

4.40 oz 4.70 oz 6.10 oz 6.80 oz

3,4 5,6 7,8 9,10

WF4 WF6 WF8 WF10

100 yds 12# 100 yds 20# 200 yds 20# 240 yds 30#

$129 $139 $149 $159

$60 $65 $70 $75

VANQUISH 4.5 LT† VANQUISH 5.6 LT† VANQUISH 7.8 LT† VANQUISH 8 LT† VANQUISH 10 LT† VANQUISH 10 VANQUISH 12 LT† VANQUISH 12

ULA PURIST 1 ULA PURIST 2 ULA FORCE 2 SL ULA FORCE 2X SL ULA FORCE 3 SL ULA FORCE 3X SL

*Standard WF 90’ line used for capacity.

$289

NOTE: Line manufacturers continue to introduce many new tapers, sometimes very different in volume than the standard Weight Forward lines we use as a benchmark for volume. When lining up a new reel you may need to experiment with backing to determine the right amount. †“LT” suffix on Vanquish denotes lighter, open-spoke spool

Slim Farris

PO Box 2367 Ketchum, ID 83340 208.726.1513 800.435.9374 www.waterworks-lamson.com info@waterworks-lamson.com


Waterworks Lamson 2012 Catalog