Lew's Tournament MB Speed Spool Casting Reel

Continuing Lew’s legacy of quality and reliability, the Lew's Tournament MB Speed Spool Casting Reel features new tooling and Lew’s LFS (Lighter, Faster, Stronger) technology. Weighing in at only 6.7oz and packed with ten double shielded stainless steel bearings plus a zero-reverse one-way clutch bearing, the Tournament MB Speed Spool delivers consistently smooth functioning and rock solid hook sets.

It also comes loaded with a rugged, carbon composite drag system that stays smooth and cool throughout its range, while dishing out a hefty max drag of 14lbs. Offering complete cast control, the externally-adjustable Multi-Setting Brake (MSB) dual cast control system also utilizes both an external click-dial for setting the magnetic brake, plus 4 individually disengaging, disk-mounted internal brake shoes that operate on centrifugal force.  Packed with the latest technology and features, the Lew's Tournament MB Speed Spool Casting Reel delivers the smooth, powerful reliability that anglers have come to appreciate from Lew’s.

-One-piece die-cast aluminum frame
-Drilled and forged, double anodized aluminum U style spool
-Easily removable palming graphite sideplate
-High-strength solid brass gearing
-Premium 10 double shielded stainless steel bearing system (9+1)
-Zero-reverse one-way stainless steel clutch bearing
-Externally-adjustable Multi-Setting Brake (MSB) dual cast control system
-Double anodized aluminum tension adjustment with audible click
-Rugged carbon composite drag system - 14lb max drag
-Audible click, bowed, anodized aluminum star drag
-Bowed, lightweight, aluminum reel handle with Lew’s custom paddle handle knobs
-Zirconia line guide
-External lube port
-TS1SMB features high capacity spool and longer 95MM power crank handle


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Model Retrieve Gear Ratio Weight Bearings Line Cap. (Test/Yd.) Stock Price Qty
TS1SMBL Left 5.6:1 6.7 9SS + 1RB 12/150 In Stock: 3+ $139.99
TS1HMB Right 6.8:1 6.7 9SS + 1RB 12/120 In Stock: 3+ $139.99
TS1SHMB Right 7.5:1 6.7 9SS + 1RB 12/120 In Stock: 3+ $139.99
TS1SHMBL Left 7.5:1 6.7 9SS + 1RB 12/120 In Stock: 3+ $139.99
TS1SMB Right 5.6:1 6.7 9SS + 1RB 12/150 In Stock: 3+ $139.99
TS1XHMB Right 8.3:1 6.7 9SS + 1RB 12/120 In Stock: 3+ $139.99

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Customer Reviews

Comments: Got this reel for Christmas and I am amazed! For the price this reel is unbeatable. It casts further than my 13 fishing reel. Can't wait to get more Lews products

From: Texas 1/10/17

Comments: I've put these reels to the test for two years now, and I have nothing bad to say about them. I ordered 6 of them and have had no issues with any of them.  I flip, crank, finesse fish, everything with these reels and they've never let me down.  Definitely the best bang for your buck reel out there.

From: Ted: Wisconsin  1/5/17

Comments: I have the $99 LFS and this reel as well. Although both are fantastic, I'm glad I spent the little extra to upgrade. Although used for different setups, the tournament MB is a bit smoother and also looks much better. Absolutely no complaints here. Lew's is always top notch. 

From: Joey: Ohio 11/26/16

Comments: I have multiple of the tournament mbs. I use them because of the affordable price & performance. I have put all of them through a lot over a year. From tournment fishing to just going out just about every weekend. Don't be scared that they only have 14 ibs of drag, I use one of them for my frogging setup & I can get them out of the thick stuff with ease. Overall great reel for the price & as a highschool tournament angler if you are looking for quantity over price then these are your reels.

From: Nathan: Kelseyville, CA 10/3/16

Comments: This real is dynamite; super smooth & casts a great distance. It took a while for me to break in the breaking system (its really precise) but once i got my settings all done, its great. i still am using the reel & have 14lb mono on it paired with a 6'6 medium rod for spooks, buzz baits & small swim baits. Now, this real is better for heavier stuff like cranks & lures that need to be thrown a mile, but its real versatile. i am buying another one to put on a 7'3 jig rod for flipping docks & tullies. Great reel, buying more.

From: Chase: CA 9/21/16

Comments: Absolutely unbelievable reel. I own the 8:3:1 and I use it on my flippin/frog stick & it has performed beautifully. The reel is quite small, which helped it fit in my hand very comfortably & made handling very easy. It's ultra smooth, and I can cast frogs considerably farther than I even want to. I love the big handles, especially when I'm trying to horse big fish out of thick grass, and the drag is rock solid. I'll be picking up another for my worm and jig rod & I can't wait to get on the water with it. Buy this reel.

From: Sam: NC 9/7/16

Comments: An outstanding reel especially for the price. I have a 8.3:1 I use for flipping & pitching & absolutely love it. It pitches extremely well & far with little effort yet muscles big fish out of cover with ease. I've also used Tito throw swim jigs, football jigs and chatter baits all without any problems. This was my first Lews after using Revo Sx to MGX reels. I've since began switching all my reels to Lews!

From: Rick: AR 9/6/16

Comments: Got this back in January, absolutely LOVE this reel! I own seven different Lew's, Abu Garcia & Quantum reels ranging from low end to $200. This one tops em all. lighter, stronger, smoother, best brakes, best drag. I have it paired on a F&S Tec-Spec 7'6" MH rod. I use it for jigs, swim jigs, texas rigs & frogs, and have pulled in countless bass ranging up to 5 lbers. Love Love LOVE this reel, will definitely get more!

From: Greg: USA 8/26/16

Comments: I own the TS1SMB model and what a great reel it is. 5:6:1 gear ratio = 23" line recovery per handle turn. All solid precision machined brass gears. Perfect for crankbaits, spinner baits! The multi brake system is great & easy to use. No backlashes on mine yet. Once brakes are set correctly you don't even hardly have to "feather the spool".  Highly recommended! Pair this up with Castaways Invicta HG 40 MH casting rod and you got a match made in heaven! 

From: Elmore: OH 8/13/16

Comments: My initial thoughts were good about this reel. Now being about eight months later I am regretting this purchase. The reel was smooth & flawless out of the box but after a few months it started to feel gritty, even after cleaning & lubing it once a month. I can deal with a reel not being smooth but a week ago the worm gear went out.

From: Kellen: Kearney, NE 8/11/16

Comments: Bought this reel a few months back with the 8.3:1 speed to match my denali J2 extra heavy flip'n stick & I couldn't be more impressed. Spooled with 30# seaguar flippin flouro & it handles it like a dream. Smoothest reel Ive ever fished with. I can use 1/8 to 1oz jigs no problem. Casts the light jigs just as good as the heavier ones. I'm a Lew's fan for life!

From: DJ: Frankfort, KY 7/18/16

Comments: This is a great reel for the money love every lees reel I own and defiantly recommend it I got this reel for flipping and casting jigs but I took this reel out on every pond fishing trip i went to so it got a ton of use I it lasted me 1 year but I used it a ton until the thing that makes the line go evenly on the spool broke but I got another of the same reel to replace it great reel

From: Riley: Georgetown, SC 7/9/16

Comments: I own a 8.3 an 6.8 Mb and i love them both. Very smooth & drag is awesome. I use the 8.3 for froggin & the 6.8 for worms. Great buy switching all my stuff to lews. I'm very impressed with the quality & price point s.

From: Zack: New Smyma Beach, FL 6/12/16

Comments: I like fishing thick matted veg. and this reel holds up. I have the 8.3 & 6.8. By far my favorite of the Lew's. I have nothing but Lew's. the 8.3 is stupid fast & allows me to winch studs out of thick cover & handles braid without complications.

From: Vic: LA 5/28/16

Comments: This reel is amazing. You can bomb light lures with this reel. It goes for a great price & i highly, highly, highly suggest getting this reel.


Comments: Good little reel for the money. It's smooth, casts far but I will say the first couple times out it takes some getting used to with all the adjustablity this reel has but once your used to it its a very good reel

From: Ethan: Houston, TX 4/7/16

Comments: pretty solid reel. Smooth & casts a fair distance. Haven't got it dialed in perfect yet. Let's see how long it holds up to them stripers. Very small & compact. *** Update 3/11 *** This is my favorite lews. I love the compact feel of it. My hands aren't small but it's perfect for my jerkbait fishing. After a year of using it, it's still smooth & the drag works great. Has caught me many stripers including a 14#er which it handled great. Overall I would recommend this to anyone in this budget. I wish they had more lefty options. I would buy all of them!

From: Space Monkey: Fresno, CA 12/22/14

Comments: In my opinion this is the best reel out there, don't hesitate to buy this reel no matter what all the other reviews say. This reel is super smooth, very durable & just feels & looks nice. I own 5 of these now & I plan to add more to my collection. There are better reels out there but for the price & quality you just can't beat it!

From: Presley: DeLand, FL 3/7/16

Comments:  I just purchased the 8.3:1 model & I'm psyched to pair the reel on my old Cumara rod. I know this reel will make flipping much faster, and I'm totally committed to Lew's for the remainder of my rod/reel equipment. I have 2 BB-1 speed spools for cranking and spinnerbaits; awesome reels!!! I will purchasing another TP-1 Speed Stick for cranking soon. Love the clothing and other merchandise too.

From: John: Knoxville, TN 1/29/16

Comments: I purchased 7 of these reels to try for the 2015 season. They seem to be really smooth and good casting reels. My only complaint is the nut that holds on the handle keeps coming loose on all the reels. And also the plastic cap that goes over the nut will crack also. I have ordered replacement pieces twice now in less than a year. Good customer service but not sure if I could recommended this reel.

From: Doug: Winston, OR 11/19/15

Comments: So happy with this reel! Ive owned it for a year now, heavy use every weekend. Great feel, far cast, durable, its a thing of beauty. I have it paired with a shimano crucial two glossy black finishes looks great. Just  handled a 4.8lbr with ease last weekend. Get this reel you will fall in love, once you go lews you never go back. At least as far as $99+ reels go.

From: Jclay: NY 12/3/15

Comments: I have been using the Tournament MB in the 6.8:1 and 7.5:1 ratios for about 8 months now, just about every weekend. They are smooth, very light, and have a small profile. I have been a life-long Abu Garcia user and I would put these reels in the same class as the Revo SX (which retails for $20 more). The Revo SX beats the Tournament MB in drag strength, but the Tournament MB has a more comprehensive cast-control system. I can't say that I can cast any farther with the Tournament MB than I can with the Revo SX, but I can certainly cast lighter lures (particularly crankbaits) into the wind with fewer backlashes while using the Tournament MB, than I can with the Revo SX. I have used the Tournament MB for all sizes of crankbaits, bladed jigs, swimbaits, topwaters, pitching applications, etc and they have performed very well in every situation. These reels are a great value at $139.99 that can hang with reels that retail for $20-$30 more.

From: Scott: Pine Bluff, AR 8/26/15

Comments: these reels are where the bells and whistles start for lew's. sleek design that fits in your hand really well, super smooth with 10 ball bearings. I read a complaint about the narrow spools and yes there is a narrow spool, however if your using a fast reel such as the 6.8:1, 7.5:1 or the new 8.3:1 then the spools are narrow. the 5.6:1 for crankin or slow rolling a spinnerbait then the spools are narrow but deep for more line capacity. very durable I fish over 300 days a year and my reels I got when they were first hit the market last year in the LFS models, are just as smooth and dependable as my new ones I got when the 8.3 model came out. do yourself a favor and try them out, you wont be disappointed.

From: Patrick: Manchester, TN 7/22/15

Comments: I have 2 of em with 12 and 15# floro. You can easily toss shadow rap jerkbait 50-60 yards or weighted plastic no problems with 0 backlashes dialed in properly with enough line capacity. I have 2 LFS and same results, though MB has better breaking than the LFS for lighter jigs. Cranking i do have BB1 pro but these little guys guys can move some line. 

From: Tom: OH 7/17/15

Comments: picked this reel up today and it is pretty slick. Have it matched up with the concept 13 omen black rod and it's a super light combo with plenty of speed and power.

From: Chris: Ralston, NE 6/16/15

Comments: First off, great reel. I paired it up on a denali kovert 7.8 xh for frogging and flipping, and right now have only used it for frogging and a little bed fishing with jigs. One of my new favorite combos. Very fast (7:5:1) but has a good amount of torque. Was not expecting it to be as small as my curado I, but it is. Only complaint is the thin spool. After fishing with my curado I, which can hold about 150 yards of 12 pound flouro, then fishing with a reel that can hold about 120 yards of 12. Big difference when you cast of half the spool full of 50 pound braid (power pro) when frogging. That is litteraly my only complaint, but it is a big one for me because I would NOT throw a spinnerbait, crankbait, jerkbait, etc. on this reel. Will get more and would highly recommend this, but if you are going to be making long casts up to 50, 60 yards, get any shimano, they all have VERY wide spools and a small frame.

From: Max: Burlington, VT 6/9/15

Comments: got this reel in 7.5.1 for flipping and pitching put it on a powell 7,5 max 3d the rod snaps on a 2 pounder so it put it on my 7ft med cranking duckett ghost rod and landed a monster 10 pounded and this reel performed great

From: Will: Birmingham, AL 2/19/15

Comments: Awesome real for the price..cast far and is extremely light. only problem is after a few months and about 200 fish the drag is giving out.. What i mean is when i set the hook on a 4 lber he shouldn't be able to take drag if they claim this has 14lb max drag and I've got it turned all the way up.

From: Austin: Birmingham, AL 2/12/15

Comments: This reel is AMAZING!!!  I have a Lews BB1 Pro series and this reel out casts the BB1. I absolutely love this reel, it is smooth as butter and casts a mile. I recommend this reel to any beginners or even Pro's. I only have it in the 5:6 gear ratio but I'm about to buy the 6:8.  I've casted this reel about a thousand times now and it still feels like new. For the money this reel is hard to beat. You can't go wrong with lew's.

From: Andrew: NC 12/28/14

Comments: so I got this reel as a gift for my bday, chose the 8.3.1 gear ratio. I like high speed reels because I feel I can do anything with them. So anyways, I paired it with a medium duckett ghost and some 12lb fluorocarbon and all I can say is wow. This is the smoothest reel I have owned. I have owned some abu garcias before this and I plan on sticking with Lew's. Haven't landed any beasts on it yet but intend to soon.

From: Randy: Cleveland, OH 12/27/14

Comments: The braking system is the best I've owned or seen  plus the spool it shows it has in st the real spool. The spool it comes with is identical to the lews bb1 pro spool. The spool holds so much line it's not even funny. This reel is as smoother as budder!!!

From: Bob: USA 12/26/14

Comments: I've always wanted to try Lew's reels so I bought a 5 speed, 6 speed and 7 speed Tournament MB to replace 3 of my PQ's. Now I know why Lew's users are fanatical. These reels are buttery smooth and packed with features. The dual braking system took a little trial and error but when you get the feel for using it WOW-its awesome and easy. I'll be replacing 3 more PQ's REAL soon-sorry BP. I'm Lew's for life! 

From: Don: USA 10/29/14

Comments: This is my third Lew's reel, and what can I say but that I'm very impressed. These new Lew's reels are packed full of features, technology and are even better than some of last years more expensive models. I don't think there is a better reel on the market that can give you all of these features for only $140.

From: Ryan: TX 10/25/14

Comments: Packed with features - best reel on the market for $140 or less. First impression - it has a cheap look and feel to it. But hey, it was only $140.  After getting it out on the water, you come to appreciate the value of the reel. Quick release sideplate. Clicking tension knob. The features all come in handy. Dual cast control - you don't know the benefits of dual cast control until you have mastered it. I've seen people tune it the wrong way and complain about it. Experiment if you're a novice. It's light, I can fish all day on it. I was disappointed that I had to add bearing oil, but whatever. 

From: Thor: MN 10/18/14

Comments: just bought the 8:3:1 and want to say it's the best reel I've ever owned. I use it for pitching and it allows me to easily get into a dock post or brush pile, work the spot, and get the bait in quick for another pitch. It's smooth and efficient as are all Lews and couldn't ask for a better reel.

From: Wisconsin Angling Outdoors: 10/14/14

Comments: TS1H has been golden for me I have the 6.4 ratio and it has performed flawlessly. Couldn't be happier with this reel. Lew's thanks so much for making a product that works well.

From: Jordan: USA 9/6/14

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