I fish the Driftless Area in Minnesota and Wisconsin. I purchased the 3+ to go with my 4wt T&T Paradigm 844. I loved everything about this reel but one thing - the drag at the lowest setting was way too strong. I had to send the reel back to Lamson for $35 to readjust the drag so that the lowest drag would be basically free spool. For a 3 weight reel, I felt the drag was too much. I don't think this is an unreasonable critique for a trout reel. I wasn't thrilled about the extra cost, and hindsight being 20/20 I would have gone with a competitor reel.
Really sorry that it wasn't perfect out of the box. We reached out to refund you for the repair fee, if we can help with anything else let us know.
The Speedster is light by design yet strong in use. This is one of the most impressive reels available on the market.
Thank you! Tough to beat the Speedster S.
My first purchase was the Litespeed. Light, soft brake and perfect combination with the Winston lllX 9 4wt, both manage to take the finest tipets to their limit when we are in full fight. Now I hope to receive the Speedmaster soon, it will be well received. Thank you for the work you do do these guys do with these reels.
You are welcome, thanks to you for fishing our reels!
I put Speedster S reels on my euro-rods. They are light, plenty of smooth drag, balance the rods just right, and look great to boot. They are perfect.
Balance is key! Thanks for letting us know.
The thing I love most about this company is their costumer service. I wrote a review of this reel last night and they called me first thing this morning. We're working on a solution and I'm confident they'll make sure this doesn't hairbrush to me again.