Lew's BB-1 Pro Series Speed Spool Casting Reel - $199.99

The Lew's BB-1 Pro Series Speed Spool Casting Reel delivers the rugged dependability and smooth, low-profile design of the original BB-1 - now with key features specifically designed to accommodate braided lines. It’s braid-ready, machined-forged, double-anodized, Duraluminum, u-shaped, large-capacity spool makes spooling up with braid a breeze, while also facilitating better handling. The new cast control system also delivers an astounding 27-adjustments to help you dial into any fishing conditions or application, and the oversized titanium line guide is positioned further away from the spool to minimize line friction and maximize casting performance with braid. It also features a longer 95mm carbon fiber handle for extra leverage and cranking power. Whether you like to flip and pitch, throw Alabama rigs or fish crankbaits with braided lines, the new Lew's BB-1 Pro Series Speed Spool Casting Reel has the features you need to get the most out of your time on the water.

Features:

-One-Piece Die-Cast Aluminum Frame with Graphite Side Plates
-Braid-Ready Machined Forged Double Anodized Duraluminum U-Shaped Large Capacity Spool
-Premium 10 Double-Shielded Stainless Steel Ball Bearings
-Multi-Stop Anti-Reverse (PS1 model)
-Zero Anti-Reverse (PS1HZ, PS1SHZ, PS1HLZ, PS1SHZL models)
-Aircraft-Grade Machine Forged Duralumin Drilled and Anodized U Style Spool and Gear System
-New Braking System
-Right-Side Aluminum Spool Tension Knob with Audible Clicker
-Carbon composite metal star drag system with 14lbs of drag power
-Audible Click Bowed Metal Star Drag
-95mm Bowed Lightweight Carbon Fiber Reel Handle
-Lew’s Custom Paddle Handle Knob
-Oversized Titanium Line Guide
-Quick Release Side Plate Mechanism
-External Lube Port

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Offering a host of key features specifically for fishing braided lines, the Lew's BB-1 Pro Series Speed Spool Casting Reel features a braid-ready large capacity spool, oversized titanium line guide and an extra long crank handle.

Comments: This reel is great. I bought the 5.4:1 for Alabama Rig and it works perfect for that. It casts beautifully and reels like a champ. For the price you can't beat it. I've used some really expensive reels and this one is up there with them.

From: Taylor: Monroe, LA 7/5/14

Comments: Absolutely love this reel. Lew's knocked it out of the park with this reel! Very smooth with all the drag that you would need in any situation. you owe it to yourself to get your hands on one or two! With the 27 different break settings, you can cast a small crank bait effortlessly and still have the power to reel in the big ones!

From: Elasavage: MD 5/21/14

Comments: great reel but quick tip. maybe it was just my reel but I wasn't getting enough drag pressure. would not give me over 4 or 5 lbs. even when hand tight it would slip. problem was these bb1's have 2 sets of drag spring washers, the obvious little ones part #71 and part #111. #71 is closest to the handle and looked like (), which is correct. but part #111 the bigger drag spring washers closer to the side plate looked like )), which is incorrect. I flipped them to look like () and now I have tons of drag to spare. great reel casts amazing far. simple installation flaw, no big deal. caught a couple 3-4 lb'ers with the drag spring washers not correct when I first got it and it was fine but it just took a lot more cranking on the star especially with 30lb braid and keeping the drag loose for hook sets. now a few small clicks after I hook up and the drag is where I need it to be. hope this could help anyone, if you are having drag problems trust me you don't need to return it check part #71 and #111 and make sure they are correct

From: Will: USA 5/12/14

Comments:  I was head over heels for the bb1 and I didn't think another reel could be made better than that but lews found a way with the bb1 I just got mine and absolutely love it I took it out for a day on the water for comparisons with my shimanos and its just crazy how much farther and with little effort these things cast I am done with shimano lews you have got yourself a customer for life!!!

From: Dawson: USA 3/28/14

Comments: I'm not gonna sit here and say how I caught a 9 lb. monster with this reel, I mean come on, I could say anything right?  What I am gonna say is that I am a bait caster "NOOB" and I cannot say that anymore!!!!  With this reel I have %100 control.  Roll casting, pitching, flipping, overhand, YOU NAME IT!!  I would recommend this reel to anyone who is a "NOOB" or expert with a bait caster.  Grade "A" top choice quality reel that looks damn good with the carbon fiber handle!!!!!

From: Mike: Philadelphia 3/23/14

Comments:  Honestly the greatest investment i have made,  this reel cast 70 yards with most jig sizes and the same with a crank bait, the new external adjusting centrifugal breaks are genius, the reel is super light in the hand and smooth as butter, the free spool time with these stock bearings was 23 seconds! WOW just stop looking for other reels besides a lews people! You wont find anything better beyond this company, and your are not paying through the roof.

From: Unknown: USA 3/11/14

Comments: SMOOOTTTHHHH like BUDDA!!!! I have 10+ REVO's in STX, SX, S and Premier models - all I can say is that BB1 Pro is smooth and cast better than any of my REVO's.   I bought 2 of these in 6.4:1 and 7.1:1 ratios and can't wait to use them as my primary casters!!   I love the click spool adjust, handle and brake adjustments.   Also, one thing not listed in the feature list is the spool hole to tie off your arbor knots. Great Product!!

From: Mike: Leesburg, VA 3/6/14

Comments: Where this reel specifically shines (due to it's large line capacity plus infinate reel  adjustments) making this reel ideal for fishing deep diving crankbaits ! Spool with 10lb. Flourocarbon line to make l-o-n-g  casts without losing so much line OR see your retrieve gear ratio be drastically reduced due to getting : "spooled" on a long cast . For crankbaits I like the 5:1:1 gear ratio paired with a 7' crankbait rod of your choice ... Silky smooth operation and noted Lews quality make this reel a pure joy to fish .

From: Spotzilla: Acworth, GA 3/2/14

Comments: This reel is great. It's incredibly smooth and light, making it awesome to fish with. Got it paired with a dobyns savvy 704 and it's the lightest combo i've ever used. After only 8 days of use the rubber coating on the knobs started peeling off and i talked to Rick at Lews about it. He's promised to send replacement knobs this afternoon. Great company who makes great reels and has great customer service. Lews fan for life.

From: Tristen: TX 2/28/14

Comments: This is the best reel I've ever used. I have this reel matched up with a 7' 11'' halo twilight heavy action all i can say is wow!! Rock solid drag first week I've caught a 7 1/2 and two sixes on it. Great for flipping!!

From: Austin: Palmetto, FL

Comments: I could not be more satisfied with this reel. First of all, not many $200.00 reels have a carbon handle and I love how long it is because I want that for extra power in any situation. I also love the power the entire reel has without sacrificing being lightweight. Not to mention the hefty 14 ponds of smooth drag power, the 10 bearings, and the 27 adjustments for any condition. This reel has everything you want in a $200.00 reel and much more. I totally recommend it to anyone who wants a high quality bait caster at a really affordable price. 

From: Austin

Comments: Shimano is not in the same hemisphere as these reels. PERIOD!  Had them all for many years. Lew's is Smoother, cast farther and is way more comfortable than anything Shimano offers. NUFF SAID!

From: Webber: Ohio

Comments: Review: hey very important comment, this reel dosnt hold even 150 yards of 50lbs power pro line which has a 12 pound diamiter

From: Jim: TX

Comments: pair it with a inferno from powell rods, its vary balanced , the reel is smooth but the bet part its light and holds 160 yards, love the braid ready spool also

From: Gibby: TN

Comments: Spend the extra and get the BB1 Pro over the standard BB1.  It's far and away the better reel and prob the best reel in the entire line up.  I would love to see a smaller version of this reel.  Lew's made a bigger BB1 so how about a compact version!

From: MT: KY

Comments: I recieved my BB-1 Pro today {11-19-13}, thank you TW and your black Friday deals. This reel  really is the REAL DEAL! It was lubed up and ready to go.Yes I took it out in the rain showers today to try it out. It works as advertised! That new brake system works great just like the Lew's web site states. This is my first Lew's reel, but not my first $200.00 reel. I will buy more of this one!

From: Steve: Clearlake, CA.

Comments: Great reel!!! Don't look for another reel, this is the real deal..... wish it had the same finish as the Lew's Super Duty reel. Those are easy to hold, no slip finish.

From: Jordan: NC

Comments: No comparison to a Curado.... these are the best on the market. Simply adjust the brakes and cast whatever bait you want with ease. I've yet to have a reel cast as far as the BB1 PRO

From: Darren: NC

Comments: this reel is freakin amazing. smooth like butter, sting like a bee.

From: bvang

Comments: Bought 2 BB1s this spring and have bass fished them 6-12 times a month with them. They are smooth, user friendly reels. Love the drag adjustment, the weight casting adjustment and the butter smooth retrieve. I have a 5.1-1 and a 6.4-1 with 15 and 17 lb. Sun line fluorocarbon on them respectfully. I can throw the 5.1 easier than the 6.4, for whatever reason. The 6.4 seems tighter and wants to backlash more than the 5.1 I have fished baitcasters since 1985 have many different types and am above average at fishing them. Mind you, this is nothing to get in a twist about, I just feel its noteworthy. All in all these are fine reels that I recommend, but I do not feel they are better than the E-series Curados, which make up the bulk of my reels. They are good reels, but do not "blow me away".

From: Ehall: Tuscola Il

Comments: The smoothest , east to use bait caster out there. I love 6 pin breaks and external adjustment light weight and cast and flips like no other. Put it on a 13 Omen 7'3" MH and it's the lightest outfit I have ever fished.

From: Chuck: Scottsburg, IN USA

Comments: AMAZING REEL... You will not believe how smooth this reel is!!! BB1 Pro is perfection. I have used all brands, all the highest end models and Lew's wins hands down in every category. Only 6.5oz for this BB1 Pro. You can't get any better...

From: Darren: NC

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Lew's BB-1 Pro Series Speed Spool Casting Reel

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Model Retrieve Gear Ratio Weight Bearings Line Capacity (Test/Yd.) Price Stock Qty
PS1 Right 5.1:1 6.5 9SS + 1RB 12/160 $199.99 3+
PS1HZ Right 6.4:1 6.5 9SS + 1RB 12/160 $199.99 3+
PS1HZL Left 6.4:1 6.5 9SS + 1RB 12/160 $199.99 3+
PS1SHZ Right 7.1:1 6.5 9SS + 1RB 12/160 $199.99 3+
PS1SHZL Left 7.1:1 6.5 9SS + 1RB 12/160 $199.99 3+


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