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Waterworks-Lamson CenterFire Fly Reel Review

You'd be hard-pressed to find a reel manufacturer that knocks every design out of the park, but Waterworks-Lamson might be one of them. The Centerfire fly reel from Lamson continues the legacy of high-performance in a clean, affordable package. The Centerfire is a saltwater fly reel which features a large, deep arbor which prevents line stacking when you need it the most. Available in three sizes, the Centerfire reel has a configuration available for the most popular saltwater species, from a 7-8wt for Reds and Bonefish all the way to an 11-12wt for Tarpon. Like all Waterwork-Lamson reels, the Centerfire has the ability to put some serious stopping power on screaming fish with its fully sealed carbon drag system. 

Lamson Centerfire fly reels are built around the IPX8 waterproof rated bulletproof Cobalt drag system, but it’s much less expensive than its predecessor. Centerfire reels are engineered to combine the strongest, most rigid functional design learned over a quarter century of designing world-class reels. The fact that Lamson brought this saltwater reel to market around $500 is nothing short of remarkable. Lamson raised the bar into the stratosphere, with the introduction of the finest mid-priced saltwater reel ever conceived.

Lamson Centerfire Frame and Spool


84"1.10"6.7 oz7.8WF8250 yds 20#
104.35"1.15"7.8 oz9.10WF10250 yds 30#
124.7"1.25"8.9 oz11.12WF12300 yds 30#


  • Oversized reel handle
  • Large drag knob
  • Locking spool nut
  • Hard anodized aluminum
  • USA made drag system
  • Assembled in America
  • Available in two colorways Cintra and Eclipse

Price: $479.99

Lamson Centerfire Spool

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