I retired last year and got back into flyfishing finally! I bought my first Guru S this year in the 5 wt. This was also my first Lamson reel I’ve owned. I’ve fished for panfish, smallmouth and largemouth bass with it. Biggest fish was a seven pound carp on a six pound tippet and the drag worked flawlessly. Just bought another Guru S in 7wt to use for largemouth while throwing large streamers and bugs and also for carp. Lamson will be my go to brand, great quality and designs.
Glad you got back into it! Those Carp will test a drag for sure, and that Guru S is up to the task. Have a blast out there.
Love my Guru. Paired with my G. Loomis IMX pro creek 4wt is a match made in heaven! Rarely use any of my other rods or reels now…Great looks, smooth retrieve and perfect drag! Spend most days fishing Idaho and northern Wa. for rainbow and native cutthroat and the Gure S handles it flawlessly!
Sounds like a perfect match. Nice cutty!
Will hold up to any trout in New York great all around reel from the drag to line retrieval. Looking to put lamsons on all my rods from now on.
Thanks John! Wherever you find trout the Guru S is ready to work.
Ive had the reel on my Hardy 9ft 9in 2wt for 2 yrs now and absolutely love the smooth performance, weight and balance it provides. Easy to clear of debris and strong enough for large Browns and Bows it is a workhorse that looks like a showhorse. 2 thing i like most is my ultra skinny lines don't fall between the spool and reel and any gravel or sand that gets on the line stays out of the gears and clears quickly with a dunk and a swish underwater.
Workhorse and Showhorse! Best of both worlds. Thanks for letting us know!
I've had the guru on my Douglas 5wt rod for a few months now and have fished on a variety of different river, streams, and lakes. I am fully impressed at how smooth the drag is when lowering or upping it, not to mention that it feels like nothing in my hand when casting and walking from pool to pool, plus it looks sweet.