Lew's Laser MG Speed Spool Casting Reel - $79.99
Lew's knows that not every angler wants to invest in a top-of-the-line reel right off the bat, so they introduced the brand new Lew's Laser MG Speed Spool Casting Reel. Designed to be a workhorse of a reel for any budget, it is manufactured in the same factory as all Lew's reels, and incorporates the same features, quality and engineering that Lew's reels are known for in the fishing world.
Eight premium double-shielded stainless steel bearings (7+1), housed in a lightweight, graphite composite frame furnish consistently smooth functioning and a rigid base of operations. A large Rulon drag system also offers the power to tame big fish, and an externally adjustable magnetic brake system allows you to easily fine tune braking for any weather conditions. Available in 5.4:1, 6.4:1 and 7.1:1 gear ratios for a range of bass fishing applications, the Lew's Laser MG Speed Spool Casting Reels deliver the performance and value that keep anglers coming back.
-Zero-Reverse one-way stainless steel clutch bearing
-Die-cast aluminum drilled (12-hole) anodized spool
-Anodized aluminum handle
-Titanium line guide
-Quick and easy removable graphite palming side plate
*LS1SMG features high capacity spool and a longer 95MM "power crank" handle
The Lew's Laser MG Speed Spool Casting Reel delivers the winning performance and advanced features that anglers expect from Lew's - and they are available for an excellent price.
Comments: Plastic reel seat broke one hour into using it on a hook set. Was feeling great prior to that. Cough up a couple more beans for aluminium ss.
From: Jesse: Syracuse, NY 9/14/14
Comments: took my reel out for the first time today and have now decided to only own less reels
From: Logan: Canton, NC 8/30/14
Comments: I now own 6 Lew's reels and I have yet to have the first minutes problem with any of them. I throw lipless crank baits all day and fish 1/2 and 3/4 oz. jigs all day and the reels keep on reeling them in. I own 6 Shimano Curados which I love very much. They are great reels. Now I catch myself using my Lew's more than I do the expensive curados. I never thought that I would ever find a reel that would match the Shimano cast for cast. The Lew's reel will out cast the Revo and Curado. Tackle warehouse and Lew's is a combination that no fisherman should ever be without. Excellent quality and performance. Always strive to make a better reel but don't change what is working for the fisherman.
From: William: Hohenwald, TN 8/18/14
Comments: I have had this reel for 8 or more months now and I have not had one problem out of it besides it squeeking. I have fished with everything and I love this reel. Excellent reel for the money!
From: Cobey: FL 8/8/14
Comments: Bought this reel as a combo promo from my local tackle shop. Intended to use it as a bay/inshore setup, but first time out the same day landed a 10# largemouth with it. Incredibly smooth and casts a mile. Don't hesitate buying this reel. It will not disappoint!!
From: Travis: San Diego, CA 7/15/14
Comments: Worst reel I have ever owned, I loved the price tag and had heard good things about the company but mine was awful. Within two weeks the anti-reverse stopped working and unless I held my thumb on the spool it would spin freely. On my last trip out the reel stopped engaging entirely and now is completely useless after less than two months of use. It was not ever my primary reel so it did not get fished too hard. I will never buy another Lew's product and will steer all of my fishing buddies away from them as well.
From: Keric: Portland, OR 7/5/14
Comments: This thing rules. I've had it for about 8 months and I absolutely love it. You can't beat the quality for the price. It weighs what feels like nothing and has amazing smoothness. If you're looking for something to use with multipurpose capabilities, this is your reel! And for under $100!
From: Ryan: Blythe, CA 5/9/14
Comments: best reel for under a 100 that you can buy. this thing casts a mile and has a super smooth retrieve. only complaint is that the handle is kinda shaky but whatever. buy this reel you wont regret it.
From: Jack: Carlsbad, CA 5/5/14
Comments: Lew's never disappoints. Don't let the price fool you, this reel is nothing but quality. This reel is very small and compact and fits in my hand very nicely. I have two, one with 30lb braid and the other with 12lb mono, and the line flies off of the spool. Lew's is the best.
From: J.C: USA 4/29/14
Comments: Let me be the one review you guys read. I bought this reel for a micro guide t rig rod. And let me tell you. This reel flys high with all my other reels. Here's my lineup. Lew's speed spool, Lew's tournament pro, 2 bps pro qualifiers, quantum metrix, bps extreme, and now the laser mg. this reel has some competition and it flies high with the rest of em. Buy it.
From: Kenden: Milwaukee, WI
Comments: By far the best reel for under 100$ Easy.this thing is so light i love it.i bought the 6.4:1 and 7.1:1 these will handle anything you wanna throw a good pick up for sure for anyone on a budget
From: Unknown: USA
Comments: I got this reel for Xmas, and am very happy with it. Cast a mile and sticks fish good!!!! I got it in the 7.1:1 gear ratio and put 50lb braid on it for frogs.
From: Unknow: USA
Comments: For the money I don't think you can find a better reel. I bought the Laser MG to replace an older reel that had burnt out with the mind set I would get a better reel when I found them on sale. That's not the case anymore. This reel works way above its pay grade. I have used it for everything from light spinner baits to heavy A-Rig's and it never skips a beat.
From: Jonathan: Tn
Comments: I have 10pcs. casting reels and i love Abu-reels, but...but up to 100,-USD is LewÃ≠Â´s LS1 absolutely my best reel! Is better than Abu Orra SX or MAX. I have a few more expensive casting reels, but when I look on my first Lew's LS1, I think, why I bought so expensive reels? Lew's become my favorite. Super casting reel for fair price!
From: Petr: Czech Republic
Comments: Absolutely the best reel money can buy at this price point. I got my first when they started making these. I now have one on every rod I fish with! Keep in mind that Lew's warranty service is the BEST in the business. I have only had one issue with the drag on one Lew's reel - sent it to Lew's and got it back the same week fixed and ready to fish! If you're looking don't hesitate to pick up a few of these reels.
From: Kirk: Crossville, TN
Comments: i have 6 of these reels and idk what the deal is but acouple of mine are starting to grind bad. i keep them oiled and everything so idk. i did have to send back because of the drag broke. i still like them a lot for the price just wish i knew what was up with the noise a few of mine are making.
From: Sam: TN
Comments: I have had this reel for about a year now and fish it pretty consistently on my senko rod. Like others have said it works great at first but the gears started to grind and skip after a while. I didn't have any problems until I caught a 5lber on it. After that it has not been the same. I have to be clear though I use this reel a lot. It gets more use than any other I own. That could have a lot to do with it. I got a good year+ out of it and am still using it but plan to replace it shortly.
From: Micah: NC
Comments: I bought this reel back at the start of the summer. The reel has been great! I've caught two 5 pounders in the past two weeks and the reel handled them with ease. No problem with flex, drag, or none of that. Also I have been using it with 17 lb line lately and still havent had any issues. Great reel for the price!
From: Brad: KY
Comments: I am a $100 or so type guy on both rods and reels. I purchased this reel just to try and have a reel just laying around the house. I have 3 of the SS1's and the are the best bang for your buck at $100 BY FAR of any reel currently on the market. This MG is no exception and is a great value at $79.99. It kills all the Quantum junk and other brands in that price range. That being said like someone else below mentioned there is some flex in the reel frame since it is graphite and not aluminum. Nothing bad about this reel but go ahead and spend the extra $20 on the SS1's that have the aluminum frame.
From: Brett: STL, MO
Comments: as some may have seen i maid a review on this reel the 3 day i had it, now its still great reel light and good price point but, it has alot of flex since its not maid out of aluminum still nice reel and i still use it but id rather use my 6 other lew's reels with aluminum frames, if you want this reel get it but i dont sugest using it as a heavy cover pitching reel because of flex i like using it with 15lb braid or 12 popund flouro for spinnerbaits and poppers and i can cast a whacky worm with this reel, if you get this reel try and match it with a 6,9 medium or 7 medium with lighter line and you got your self a solid set up! but if you can get the extra 20 i would get the speed spool it is the BEST reel for the money and if you can get more money the tournament mg is evan better! what ever you chice lew's is the best choice ( better then shimano,quantum,abugarcia) and yes i have tried all them!
From: Dale: Canada
Comments: Not 100% sure why you guys are complaining about the drag system. absolutely ZERO wrong with the drag. I have 8 of these reels and they are (ALL) consistant in mannerisms....and the drag??? yea the drag works extremely well. Folks- Buy with confidence- remember- quite a few fishermen do not know exactly how to actually "SET" a drag correctly....enjoy!
From: John: Kentucky, USA
Comments: This reel became rough just from spooling it with line the first time. The frame has so much flex that if you tighten the sideplate locking screw with just your fingernail it will bind the reel. Spend the extra money and get an aluminium frame lews reel. This reel is definitely not durable and i would not recommend it at all!
From: Josh: IN
Comments: Great reel for the price, casts weightless plastics far, heavy crankbaits a mile, very castable. It can handle heavy braid and mono well. Drag is not excellent but does suffice for catching largemouths. Very smooth reel and feels just as good now as it did on day one. Durability is great and if you clean this reel and take care of it, it will last you a very long time. Overall, the best reel on the market for this price!
From: John: GA
Comments: Disappointed in this reel. It was butter smooth until i caught the first fish on it then the gears started to feel rough. The cast control is inconsistent. one cast it will be to much then the next cast its like its not even working. I've used this reel on 4 trips and the gears are so rough feeling i won't use it anymore. Junk!
From: Nick: USA
Comments: Got this reel on May 31st, 2013, and all that i can say is WOW!! Was so exited to get this reel, that i had to go try it out at the neighborhood pond! Only one decided to bite, and the reel handled it with what I expected, and more! This reel is extremely conferrable and smooth! Great drag system, magnetic breaking system(that's what MG stands for). Just a great reel, and if you are considering getting this real, get it, you wont be disappointed!
From: Johnny: Austin,TX
Comments: Great reel for the $$$. With that said, Spend the extra 20$ for the Speed Spool (SS1) The Drag is sticky on the Laser. Locked it down, and I still could pull 16 lb Floro off the spool easily.
From: Rusty: TX, Where else?
Comments: This reel is amazing for $80 bucks. Bought one here @TW and another elsewhere and they're the epitome of "bang for the buck".
From: Dave: Upperco, MD USA
Comments: Got this reel the other day, its my first lews and it wont be my last, as long as they are as good or better than this one this is crazy if you dont have one. this reel is so smooth and responsive its better than my 150 quantum smoke i have this on lews sl 7ft meadium heavy rod and 50 pound braid its an awsome setup your crazy if you arnt thinking about getting one
From: Dale: ontario,canada
Comments: wondering if anyone had trouble with drag on this reel? reason i just bought one and i had drag locked down and it was spinning like it was engaged. other then that the reel is a good reel cast very well even on windy days
From: Tom: PA
Comments: Lew's reels are the best and you get superior quality no matter which model you buy. I have a Laser MG and it is as good a reel as any I've used, and I've used pretty much every brand. The Laser MG is the best reel on the market for under $100.00, no question on that whatsoever!!
From: Toff: TN
Comments: Just got my new mg. The oversized reel handle helps (especially with reel grips) a lot so your fingers don't slip off. It feels pretty smooth and super durable. The only negative is its a bit heavy but it's made straight from metal parts(what I've heard) and has a huge spool so that explains it.
From: Trevor: MN
Comments: Love these reels!! I now own 5 of these. If you are looking for excellence look no further. These reels cast effortlessly and are smooth as a babies butt. Wanna take a chance on a different brand...Buy Lews.....You will not be disappointed!
From: Jason: TN
Comments: Just bought this reel a month ago. For the price you cant beat it! Very smooth, and cast a mile.
From: Doug: SC
Comments: The drag is pretty sticky. Even backed off all the way the drag isnt smooth. But for $80 this little reel will CHUCK a hardbait. Very impressed with the castability. Since I use moderate action rods on my hardbaits I'm not too concerned about the drag. Definitely will buy another for the deep crank stuff.
Comments: I bought this reel and it is phenomenal. I usely get Abu Garcia but this is so much better
From: James: IA
Comments: was wondering if anyone could tell me if this would be good for a bait caster drop-shot rod
From: Ian: AZ
Comments: i had tried this reel at my local tackle shop made werid noises
Comments: Just got this reel a couple weeks ago and all i can say is WOW. I'm an Abu Garcia guy but starting to think Lew's is a better deal pricewise and performance wise.
Comments: I bought this reel 6months ago, Great reel no problems at all an very low profile. A great buy an why wouldnt it be its Lews!!!
From: Resse: Toledobend Lake, TX
Comments: i love this reel its awesome,I recamend the abu garcia record
From: hayden: Orangeburg, SC
Comments: I do not deep crank every day, so I did not want to break the bank and spend a lot on a low gear ratio reel for it. This reel has more than met my expectations. It is so smooth and the 5:1 has plenty of power to throw a 6xd all day. Very light but sturdy and reliable. I have it matched on a 7'6" Veritas Winch and throw 12lb berkely fluoro. Highly recomend the 5:1 for deep cranking or just cranking in general
From: JP: MD
Comments: I just recieved the 2 reels, 5:4:1 for Cranking and the 7:1:1 for my lipless crankbait slash Spinnerbait..Both look Great love the smaller profile..Look forward to use at the Lake..
From: Travis: Burlington, NC
Comments: I live locally to tackle warehouse so i when one of the guys there told me to try this reel out i did and sure enough i love that thing its welll worth the money
From: Cody: Arroyo Grande, CA
Comments: just got it a couple days ago. Bought the 5.4:1 for crankin. TW shipped it to my door in ontario canada in two days! i took it over to my local tackle shop to have some 12# red label spooled on and the owner offered me $100 for it. anyway, got it paired with the powell diesel crankbait rod and it's super smooth and light. no complaints so far. if it holds up i'll be ordering the other two in the fall. my girlfriend's keeps yelling at me cause i spend more time on this website than i do with her. thanks TW
From: Basskoka: Ontario, Canada
Comments: This is the best reel out there for 80 dollars.I own this one ,and the original speed spool,they both are great reels.Lews is the only company i buy casting reels from.Pick this reel up and put it on a quantum energy pt casting rod,u wont regret it.I use swim jigs ,small flippin jigs and sometimes jerkbaits and cranks. the bottom line is .... get one of these reels.
From: Noah: IA
Comments: Fantastic reel. Casts a mile, practically no backlash issues whatsoever. I have a Revo STX and I find myself reaching for the Lew's just as much. I will be buying Lew's in the future for sure. May step up to the all aluminum one piece frame for the extra $20. But at this price point, this reel is a no brainer! Very impressive Lew's!!
From: Dave: Mendon, VT
Comments: Nice reels for the money. I picked up the 5.4:1 and the 6.4:1. The 6.4:1 I have had a hard time dialing in. The 5.4:1 casts a country mile and is smooth as can be. It's great paired up with a Powell Diesel Rod.
From: The Whiz: Henderson
Comments: I have 2 of these baby's, and you can't beat em for the price. Laser was a great choice for the name. Smooth, Cast a weightles worm a mile, good drag. Awesome reel, haven't noticed any real frame flex. Thanks LEWS and TW.
From: Chad: So Cal
Comments: Soooooo smooth, if you haven't tried them you wouldn't believe it. The cast controls on this thing is amazing to, it casts unbelievably well.
Comments: By far the best reel you can get for under 100$ it casts great and also fights fish really well with the drag system it has. I will use lews from now on im a firm believer in them!!!!!!!!!!
From: Jake: Tuscumbia, AL
Comments: Bought this reel to use in the bays here in San Diego for spotted bay bass. First impressions of the reel were great. Casts as good as some $200.00+ reels I have used, super smooth retrieve. Thats where the good stuff ends. You can feel the graphite frame flexing in your hand while hooked into a fish, even a little one pounder makes the frame flex. The drag is one of the worst I have ever used. Buttoned down the drag is fine anywhere else it is set and it slips and sticks really bad. To bad because the reel has potential but with a frame that weak and a drag that you can't rely on it is being left at home from now on. Sticking to Shimano
From: Bob: San Diego, CA
Comments: Been using this reel for about a month now and i gotta say i love it, very few backlashes (im a beginner to using casting reels) and casts like a dream. Got it paired with a E21 Wild Black Carrot Stix Casting Rod 7'3 Med Heavy. Love it.
Comments: This is a great reel. Everything you need. I'm actually replacing my two lews tourney pros with these...why pay 200 for a reel when you can get the same thing for 80. Get this...it's great if you use braid just tie it through the holes on the spool, don't even mess with tape or mono backer this is way better!
From: Pete: VA
Comments: Lew's Laser MG Speed Spool Casting Reel this reel is awesome:)
Comments: Amazing reel. For 80$ there is no other reel out there that can beat this one. The paddle style reel grips add more stability in my opinion. It is lightweight, small in the hand, and smooth. For reels under 100$, probably in the top 5 for quality. I will buy more.
From: Boca: CA
Comments: for the money, best reel, I have an exo and smoke, this reel will compete with both. Lews was new to me but i'm highly satisfied with this reel!
From: Seth: Seminole, TX
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