Lew's American Hero Speed Spool Casting Reel

The Lew's American Hero Speed Spool Casting Reels deliver legendary Lew’s performance at a great price. Lew’s also donates a portion of the profits from the reels to support our American Veterans through their American Hero Program.

Featuring a speedy 6.4:1 gear ratio perfect for a wide range of applications, it also features five premium double-shielded stainless steel bearing and a Zero-reverse one-way stainless steel clutch bearing for ultra smooth functioning. The durable Rulon drag system dishes out 10lbs of max drag as well, and its high strength solid brass main gear and crank shaft dish out heavy duty, reliable winding power. Offering legendary Lew’s performance at a great price - with a portion of the profits going to help American Veterans, it’s hard to go wrong with the Lew's American Hero Speed Spool Casting Reels.

-One-piece, lightweight, graphite composite frame and side plates
-Five premium double-shielded stainless steel bearing system
-Zero-reverse one-way stainless steel clutch bearing
-Externally adjustable magnetic control system
-Machine forged aluminum anodized blue spool
-Durable Rulon drag system - 10lbs max drag
-High strength solid brass main gear and crank shaft
-Aluminum bowed handle with Lew’s custom paddle handle knobs
-Zirconia line guide
-Quick-and-easy removable graphite palming side plate
-Aluminum anodized blue spool tension adjustment dial
-Fully adjustable, smooth, bowed graphite star drag system

Lew’s American Hero Pledge

Lew’s promises to never forget nor take for granted the service of our American veterans who have given unselfishly during their time of duty so that all who please can enjoy their favorite activities in the great outdoors of this free country.

Lew’s pledges that a portion of the profits will go to help select programs that benefit the mind, spirit, soul and body of these American Heroes so that they too can experience the same enjoyment outdoors.

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Model Retrieve Gear Ratio Weight Bearings Line Cap. (Test/Yd.) Stock Price Qty
AH1H Right 6.4:1 7.2 4SS + 1RB 12/120 In Stock: 3+ $59.99
AH1HL Left 6.4:1 7.2 4SS + 1RB 12/120 In Stock: 3+ $59.99
AH1SH Right 7.1:1 7.2 4SS + 1RB 12/120 In Stock: 3+ $59.99

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Customer Reviews

Comments: Right out of the box the drag system was broken. Contacted lews, and I got no response back. They lost a customer for life with this one. Poor customer service and a cheap product.

From: Josh: California 2/22/17

Comments: This reel is trash because the first time I went fishing with it it broke the star drag just broke would not recommend to any one if you are looking for a reel around this price get a daiwa arid or a daiwa Laguna much better reels 1-10 stars

From: Dave: Denver, Colorado 1/16/17

Comments: This reel was really good for about 3 months. After using it a lot you can see why this reel is $60. Personally I would recommend spending 40 extra buck to get the LFS speed spool because it last so much longer and feels a lot more smooth.

From: Jacob: USA 10/10/16

Comments: Bought the 7' MH rod and 6:4:1 reel in late July, I use it for my chatterbaits, lipless crankbaits, T-rigs. 3 months into having it, I finally hooked into a nice on, 3.11lb bass. Great combo for a great price, not to mention the cause is fantastic! Good job on this one, Lews!

From: Ty: PA 10/29/16

Comments: I use this reel for lipless cranks. For the price tag, you can't find anything better in my opinion. I have it paired with a 7ft medium heavy rod. It has reeled in fish over 5 pounds easy. I love mine. Would recommend to anyone.

From: Jarrett: AR 6/8/16

Comments: This is one of the best rods that i have ever used, not to mention by far the best rod in the price range. I have the 6'7" medium action paired with a 3000 ardent bolt spinning reel. i use it for jerkbaits, crainkbaits flukes & senkos. this & the 7'1"MH make for some really awesome spinning rods especially if you are not a huge fan of casting setups.

From: Gabe: Fort Collins, CO 6/6/16

Comments: Compared to the more expensive Lew's baitcaster, this reel is actually lighter. However, it is not as smooth as the more expensive reel, but it can easily cast as far. The brakes are also not as good as on the more expensive reel, so it is easier to "bird's nest". This just means you have to pay more attention to how you cast. This reel is definitely worth the money & I would encourage you to try it out.

From: Peter: Gilbert, AZ 6/6/16

Comments: Buying this reel with a couple others on memorial day, just because of the donation. Not to mention it looks great. Love this, hopefully its a good reel. Haven't heard anything bad about lew's so i'm not worried. If its bad i might as well just donate directly to wounded warriors instead.

From: John: NC 5/12/16

Comments: All of my friends have told me great things about lews. But I could not afford one for the longest time but I had saved up enough money to buy this reel on a combo and it came with a free shirt! I recommend this reel to everyone!

From: John: NY 2/17/16

Comments: Got this reel last year & still works good as new. not super smooth but casts a mile. definetly recommend it for the money.

From: Harrison: Austin, TX 11/9/15

Comments: These reels are really something else. They have a clean look to them & even cleaner performance. I was skeptical at first because of the lack of reviews but man these are some great reels. They are on par with my caenan when it comes to smooth reeling & very strong reel. I've got one spooled up with 30lb braid with 12lb backing & one with 15lb flouro. Both handle extremely well.

From: Tom: GA 10/22/15

Comments: I truly love this reel. My first real baitcast & the price of $60 was very appealing. I put it on a swimbait rod that i also use for jigs, frogs & anything kind of large. I will be the first one to tell you that this reel is too small for swimbaits & frogs, but it holds its ground & can muscle in some big fish. I have 50lb braid on it with 20lb mono backing & it handles braid great. Drag system is nice, reel handle is nice & this is a great starter reel. I am going to move up to nicer, more expensive reels, but this reel will stay in my arsenal for a long, long time

From: Matt: Plainfield, IL 9/20/15

Comments: This is a solid reel for 60 bucks & I love all lew's reels. The AH performs good for me after I oiled it up but it's a little harder to avoid backlash than I'd like. There are better reels for the price.

From: Tanner: Mamou, LA 5/7/15

Comments: I love this reel and the money you pay for it a portion of it goes to programs that support the american heroes we call our military which is one of the big reasons i chose this reel. Not because of its looks or its great reviews but because of what some of the money goes too. I love this reel already and have been using it for 3 or 4 days very easy to tune up. I plan to use this around docks for skipping/pitching/flipping topwater and jerkbaiting. This reel performs flawlessly. The only flaws have been cause by me.

From: Jake: Imperial, MO 12/27/14

Comments: I just ordered this reel and i own 3 american hero rods cause lews is a american company and i too am very proud of our veterans and the price does not reflect the quality and i love that,  win-win goes lews!

From: Creepweav: Bakerfield, CA 10/24/14

Comments: Lews is a proud supporter of the real American hero foundation I personaly met him at the last tournament on 8-2-14 on the potomac river he donated over 100 rod and reel combos, best rods and reels on the market, some company's say that the send a portion of the proceds to the foundation which is only cents on the dollar, in fact lews dose more then cents they out $10"s of dollars per reel and rod towards them p, jus trembler people with out our vets and warriors we could not be on the land of the free and home of the brave so buy a few even if you don't use them it's for a good cause

From: Joey: Gainesville, VA 8/3/14

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