Light-year. The distance traveled by light in a single year; the time it takes for design to evolve to a next step.
What can be said about larger but lighter, lighter but stronger? Of course it can be done. We’ve done it over and over again, but does there come a time when the bar can’t be raised?
No, there are always improvements to be made, new ways of thinking, new materials, and processes to exploit. As we’ve said – the performance benchmark for a fly reel is retrieve rate per ounce. If you haven’t thought about it before, think about it now: there’s no downside to high retrieve rate other than extra weight.
As an example, consider the 2021 Gen 6 Litespeed: CNC machined with material distributed artfully along critical load paths, stable and strong, so light you might forget it’s there, but beautiful enough to make you remember it is.
The art of the fly reel derives from the science of the fly reel, but at the end of the day both art and science, when held in balance, serve to make us smile.
LSF – The LSF is the freshwater version of the new Litespeed. The chassis is based on the conical system found in our other reels with the addition of a click stop drag knob and a unique spring set that creates a linear progression of torque with very fine resolution at the light end of its range. LSF spool and frame architecture is super-arbor in scale for high retrieve, but spare and open to promote line drying and, of course, reduce weight.
- Ultra Large Arbor Format
- Lightest yet largest diameter Litespeed to date
- Space frame construction – Exceptional Strength-to-Weight Ratio
- Re-engineered seals – Enhanced reliability and waterproofing
- Indexing click drag knob
- Made in the USA
- Weight: 0.8 lbs
- Dimensions: 6 × 6 × 4 in
|SIZE||DIAMETER||WIDTH||WEIGHT||ROD WEIGHT||MAX LINE||BACKING CAPACITY|
|-3+||3.50"||0.90"||3.4 oz||2.3.4||WF4||75 yds 20#|
|-5+||3.75"||1.00"||3.60 oz||4.5.6||WF6||125 yds 20#|
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