Lew's Speed Spool LFS Series Casting Reels - $99.99
Lighter, Faster, Stronger - the new Lew's Speed Spool LFS Series Casting Reels feature new tooling and materials that takes Lew’s legendary Speed Spool performance up a notch. The one-piece die-cast aluminum frame is incredibly rigid to keep all parts in perfect alignment, while also remaining incredibly lightweight. Available in 5.6:1, 6.8:1, and 7.5:1 gear ratios, high strength solid brass gearing dishes out serious power and optimal speeds for a wide range of applications.
Delivering complete, easy-to-use cast control as well, the externally-adjustable Magnetic Control System (MCS) allows you to make quick adjustments on the fly for changing weather conditions and different lures. Loaded with the features and performance that are quickly making Lew’s reels a favorite again, the Lew's Speed Spool LFS Series Casting Reels come in at just below $100 to top it off.
-One-piece die-cast aluminum frame
-Sturdy graphite sideplates
-Easily removable palming graphite sideplate
-Drilled, machine forged and anodized aluminum U spool
-High-strength solid brass gearing
-Premium 10 double shielded stainless steel bearing system
-Zero-reverse one-way stainless steel clutch bearing
-Externally adjustable Magnetic Control System (MCS)
-Anodized aluminum spool tension adjust
-Durable Rulon drag system - 10lb max drag
-Anodized bowed aluminum reel handle with Lew’s cusom SoftTouch paddle handle knobs
-Audible click, bowed, graphite smooth star drag brake system
-Zirconia line guide
-External lube port
-SSG1S features high capacity spool and longer 95MM power crank handle
Delivering legendary Lew's performance at a reasonable price, the new Lew's Speed Spool LFS Series Casting Reels are now Lighter, Faster & Stronger.
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Customer Reviews Back to Top
Comments: Awesome reel! Casts really well, reels smooth, and drag is super smooth. Reels in a 7lber no problem! Highly recommended especially for the price!
From: Cole: USA 1/18/16
Comments: I love LEW'S, I have purchased a few of these reels and they are amazing. Easy to set up and hardly ever get birds nest, very smooth,and cast a mile. Great reel at this price point. Hope LEW'S continues making a quality product at a reasonable price.
From: Donald: Hayden, AL 1/15/16
Comments: This thing should be hundreds of dollars the way it performs. I put this thing through an entire week of non stop cranking & it was still smooth & handled fish like a breeze 300 fish later. It can cast a mile, I could cast a 1.0 Squarebill 40 yds paired with a Duckett Ghost Crankin stick like nothing. This reel is a must buy!
From: Will: Nashville, TN 1/9/16
Comments: Loving this reel. I have on currently but I am in the market to buy 2 more in the very near future. The 7.5:1 is a workhorse and picks up line extremely fast. I've had mine for about 3 months and it hasn't shown any signs of wear. Very user friendly, easy to adjust the brake system to your taste. You don't really need more than the ten pound drag, unless you are fishing inshore. (Buy the inshore version of it.) I would definitely recommend this reel, in my opinion it is the absolute BEST reel in the 100 dollar range.
From: South Alabama Outdoorsman: Mobile, AL 12/17/15
Comments: The reel started out smooth out of the box. I went up to Lake Champlain in the fall & the drag completely failed. I take very good care of my reels & I am very disappointed. The higher end lews reels have always held up for me so this reel was honestly a disappointment with the drag.
From: Logan: Berlin, CT 12/4/15
Comments: I have had this reel for about a year now & i have to say this is without a doubt the best reel i have ever used. It is very smooth, Casts a country mile, Is almost hard to get a birds nest with & the drag is super smooth, see you on the water brother. Tight lines
From: Hunter: WA 10/27/15
Comments: Up in Canada it isn't as well known as names like Shimano or Abu Garcia but there is no doubt that Lews creates affordable and very reliable reels like this LFS. I have been using the 6.8:1 (left hand) and the 5.6:1 (right nad) all season and have not once had any issues with dialing in settings and casting. I wish that they would come out with a left hand reel for the rest of the models as a Canadian that is what we tend to favor. Luckily I am able to use both hands to cast and retrieve comfortably.
From: Alex: Markham, Ontario Canada 10/6/15
Comments: This reel is extremely finicky & the drag sucks at 10 pounds. I got the 6.8:1 for my jigs, worms, chatter baits whatever, performs like crap bird nest all day long
From: Mojo Bass: CA 9/19/15
Comments: This is great reel especially for the price point. I own 2 of these and they are great,and no problems thus far. I do prefer shimano reels because they just seem smoother on the retrieve and the spool is bigger. Would like to see this reel with a larger spool, but great reel
From: Dawson: NC 9/10/15
Comments: Well I've been fishing this reel for the past week. So far it has far passed my expectations. Hundred casts in and the only backlash I had was on the very first cast I made. Super easy to dial in, I have the left hand 6.8:1 ratio and it's perfect for retrieving line quick after hopping a stick bait or using a jerk bait. Maybe not quite quick enough for frogging or pitching/flipping. Paired it with my Abu Garcia 7ft MH Veritas and 12lb Berkley vanish line. 3 days of fishing and 12 fish later, you can color me a happy customer. I'll definitely be buying more lews reels and specifically a new frogging reel.
From: Jessie: Moore, OK 8/24/15
Comments: I own this reel in 6:8:1 & all i can say is amazing. I paired mine with a 7' MH Falcon Bukoo & they are an unbeatable pair fir $200. I have thrown every lure on this set up and caught some monsters and this reel has handled it all perfectly. I plan on buying at least three or four more of these reels. They are my got to bc of the quality of the reel an the unbeatable price. They will defiantly be on my boat next year
From: James: LA 8/6/15
Comments: This reel is like a stronger lighter laser mg. You can get these for 20 dollars less on ebay, which makes them extremely affordable. I use the 7.5:1 to flip with 17 lb fluoro and if adjusted right will launch huddleston grass minnows miles. You can't lose with Lews.
From: Ben: Philadelphia, PA 7/29/15
Comments: This is my first Lew's reel, but it most certainly will not be my last. This thing is a feather, casts a mile, and is very smooth. I'm sure there are better reels out there, but not for this price.
From: Ryan: MA 7/26/15
Comments: I paired this Lew's with a no.8 tackle rod put 40 pound braid on it and love it for throwing my soft plastics I can rip em out of heavy cover or open water doesn't matter the reel will get it done no doubt
From: Landon: Groves, TX 7/14/15
Comments: There are so many great reviews on this real, so here's another!! $100 thats insane for this reel it cast like a curado and feels like $150 reel when fishing!! Buy this reel you won't regret it.
From: Carson: Canada 7/13/15
Comments: All I can say is WOW. I love this reel. The casting distance is amazing, even weightless soft plastics I have no problem with. I don't think you can get another reel this good for this price. This is my first Lew's reel and I will definitely be buying more of their stuff in the future. If your on the fence, you won't be disappointed.
From: Ryan: USA 7/2/15
Comments: I own 3 of the lews reels and they are just awesome! Their lightweight and last a long time. You can cast a mile with any lure you put on. Just great reels I'll definitely be buying more!
From: Logan: CA 6/18/15
Comments: I own several Lews baitcasters & purchased an LFS early this year. You cant buy a better reel for $100 or less. Like all of my Lew's reels, super smooth & casts a mile! Do yourself a favor and buy a Lew's. The best baitcasters made, hands down.
From: Mark: WI 6/7/15
Comments: You can feel the difference in weight once you take the reel out of the box. My others reels feel like a brick in my hands after handling this reel its so light. It casts like a dream. put 10-12 lbs fluorocarbon on it and you are in the sweet spot for this reel. I wish I had more of these reels!!!
From: Mathew: Gibert, AZ 4/30/15
Comments: The LFS is an amazing reel. It will cast any lure you choose a mile. All I can say is get you one and you will get rid of all the other reels you own.
From: William: Hohenwald, TN 4/26/15
Comments: This reel is as smooth as butter and can fling lures a mile. This reel is all I buy! I have to wonder how much better the higher end Lew's are, because I don't see how it could get any better than the speed spool. Try one and you will not be disappointed!
From: Riley: AR 4/23/15
Comments: This is the REEL deal. I have several Lew's rods and reels now and I love them all. Bought the LFS in 7:5:1 put it on the 80 dollar 7 foot medium heavy Lew's rod and this is a tank. Horsed a personal best 5 pound 3 ounce beast out of cover with the help of this powerful reel. Love it.
From: Justin: Bowling Green, KY 4/3/15
Comments: lews reels are the best all around casting reel. I have 8 Lew's reels paired with duckett rods and by far my best all around setups. With a #5 shad rap 6'10" medium duckett ghost/lews speed spoil lfs has that #5 40 yds cast avg.... Not bad for a $200 combo
From: Ryan: Lake Murray, SC 3/22/15
Comments: Kind of shocked to hear people in the various message boards talk bad about Lews & this reel. For $100, this is the reel to get. I like the old version but this one is MUCH better. Lighter & more streamlined.
From: Jay6: USA 2/27/15
Comments: living in a deep southern state I've used this reel for almost every technique possible on a bait casting reel. From throwing weightless stick worms on fluorocarbon to flipping big weights into heavy cover with braid this reel has held up to everything. Incredible casting distance and superior handling of fish. From heavy tourney fishing to pond hopping I always have this reel
From: Chris: Madison, MS 1/27/15
Comments: This is a great reel. I've been using it for about three months, and it has caught me a lot of fish. This reel casts buttery smooth, and is perfect for just about any type of fishing. I highly recommend this reel.
From: Clayton: Buford, GA 1/24/15
Comments: Great real for the money. Solid and works smoothly I just wish Lew's lower models would have more than a ten pound drag. And if you read the review from the gentleman below. The high capacity spools are not "drilled" as you say, so if you get a cranker (5.6:1) it should be smooth. Whiffle spools are the high speed ones.
From: Mike: Grand Rapids, MI 1/18/15
Comments: Not sure about the guy below but my reel came with the drilled spool. Anyways for $99 man what a steal! Great reel and built right. With 12lb floro this thing will cast a mile. Buy it, you can thank me later.
From: Brady: SC 1/13/15
Comments: My LFS does not appear as represented (no drilled spool) and worse, surprisingly poor spool rotation when spun under zero tension, even with the magnets removed - Big bummer! Resist the same temptation to try based on the high enthusiasm expressed by prior reviews„ The LFS is not in the same league as higher quality Lew's reels. To summarize, expect value without high performance. Important: If a class standard helps, compare ANY baitcaster to a Lew's BB1 in terms of casting distance and control. Other: In fairness, don't rule out that I somehow ended up with a non-current version. Check your spool against the ad photos!
From: Brian: MN 1/4/15
Comments: just ordered 4 of these. Excelant reel for the money. I have 2 in 7.5:1 ratio (my favorite) and two in 6.8:1. These reels cast pretty far. Not as far as my tournament pro and tournament lite. But fr the money, yu can't beat the LFS series! I have caught so many bass in tournaments with these reels. I have used shimano, abu garcia, and daiawa. None of them beat lews. If u r looking for a lews reel, check out the lews speed spool LFS series. You cant beat it.
From: Kenneth: Kingwood, TX 1/3/15
Comments: I've never owned any of the "better" bait casters like shimano or quantum. Keep in mind I have nothing against these companies. I have casted my friends different reels which include shimano and quantum and they are nowhere close to the quality of lews. Lets just say my friend sold ALL of his reels to replace them with lews and this specific reel is better than any $100-$300 reel I've used before. Please do yourself a favor and at least buy a lews reel, if you don't like it then stay with your original reels, but that is unlikely to happen because you will find out how good these reels really are
From: Ryan: Inverness, FL 1/3/15
Comments: Smooth as all hell from 1/32 to 1.5 once horsed a 11.04lber from under a dock in Discovery bay in 15ft of water with no problem at all!
From: Jeremy: San Pablo, CA 12/30/14
Comments: I would love to see every fisherman purchase one of these LFS series reels and use them side by side with any other reel that they own. They are so light and smooth you just won't believe it till you use one. The drag is smooth as silk, and you can cast lures from 1/8 oz to 1 oz, and far as you need to. Friends of mine have told me over the years to try a Lews and finally I did and now I'm trying my to sell my Shimanos and Revos to replace them with Lew's. Magnificent reels, but don't take my word for it, try one out, you'll see.
From: Wildbillbilly: Hohenwald, TN 11/28/14
Comments: I am really impressed with this reel so far for the price. I can palm this thing perfectly. It cast like a dream so far and once I got it dialed in I didn't even have to rest my thumb at all to avoid any backlashes into the wind, love the simplicity of just the external brake adjustment. It works very well and I don't have to open to make any other adjustments. The drag is a little light and when crimped down can be a little jerky, but for Bass not much of an issue at all as I'll usually use the the spool release and my thumb to fight the fish anyways if needed.
From: Joe: Bucks, PA 11/10/14
Comments: Just got this reel in the 7:5:1 gear ratio, first day taking it out I caught a 3.5 and a 4lber. Couldn't ask for a better reel for the price point. Plus it looks sexy on my duckett rods
From: Jacob: KY 10/20/14
Comments: Got one of these in the 6.8:1 for spinnerbaits, buzz baits, chatter baits etc and WOW. For only $100 this is an amazingly smooth, quiet and casts a mile even into 30 mph winds! Definitely getting another!
From: Landon: Denton, TX 10/13/14
Comments: I bought one of these in the 7:5:1 gear ratio about a month ago. I have using several other major manufacters reels that are 3 times the price. No more...This is my first Lews. Won't be my last. Smooth, quiet, great reel all together. The fall small mouth bite has put this reel to the test and it has handled it well. And for a price you can't beat!
From: Mike: Marinette, WI 10/13/14
Comments: This reel is UNBELIEVABLE!! Don't spend the extra money on other reels.Just get these and save a bunch of money and be happy.Just used mine for the first time today and could not believe how well it worked.Started with a buzzbait throwing it a mile and then could cast a 1/8 oz hair jig easily.Landed 6 of 8 and it was smooth as silk.And the 7.5:1 is a plus.
From: Larry: Milan, TN 10/12/14
Comments: I recently purchased one of the lews lfs speed spool. It is AMAZING! I hsve an Abu Garcia Rvo s, and my lews out preforms it by a lot. I recommend this reel for any angler thats looking for quality for a cheap price.
From: Chris: Winchester, TN 9/29/14
Comments: This reel is insane for a $99 casting. The LFS series is lighter than the previous and balances well on just about any quality rod. This second generation Speed Spool also comes standard with a swept handle which is a nice addition over the first generation. They've also changed up the gear ratios and now offer a 7:5:1 that is a huge bonus at a reel at this price point. Customer service with them is outstanding as well. I challenge you to find a reel at this price that can perform the way the new Lews LFS Speed Spool does. Dont hesitate to buy them. Tight lines!!!
From: Jake: LA 8/27/14
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