The Waterworks-Lamson Cobalt 8 Reel is an ideal choice for saltwater flats anglers. The heavy-duty construction is perfect for fighting big fish and it has been fully sealed against full submersion all the way down to 100 feet. Bones, Permit and Tarpon are just out classed by Lamson’s conical drag system, while the adjustable initial drag setting keeps that trophy under control from set to net. The Lamson Cobalt 8 has all the power of larger saltwater reels but is designed to balance with today’s 7 and 8 weight rods to keep you casting all day.
A bolt from the blue, Cobalt is a big game powerhouse of a reel packed with technical breakthroughs that are gamechangers on the flats and into the deep. Cobalt features a dual-axis machined frame that dramatically strengthens the side that bears the most load. The foot is embedded, rather than perched, atop the reel to effectively transmit force and distribute weight. The large arbor spool is also machined with many subtle asymmetries that bring perfect balance without a counterweight.
Certified waterproof to 100 feet by an independent test laboratory, the Cobalt drag is an industry first. In and out of the water, it stands up to the harshest of elements. Custom formulated self-lubricating O-rings protect every point of ingress. A fixed spindle format ensures complete sealing. A supercharged version Lamson’s conical drag system rotates on high-precision ABEC 5 ceramic ball bearings—and uses a proprietary high-temperature graphite alloy to create 12+ pounds of line out torque.
The power is in your hands with a “set drag” system of adjustment that allows you to set a preferred stripping pressure against a stop. Access the full range of torque in half-pound click stop increments through a single rotation of the drag knob, with increments etched into the knob for visual reference. A coating as hard as type III anodize but with 20 times the protection against a saltwater environment, Cobalt is endowed with a stunning, shielding Micralox finish—exclusive to Waterworks-Lamson in the fly-fishing world.
- Conical drag system certified waterproof up to 100ft
- ABEC 5 ceramic ball bearings for smooth conical drag
- Adjustable initial drag pressure
- Super large arbor
- Machined 6061 aluminum, titanium, stainless steel construction
- Micralox, Type III Anodization finish
- Sealed carbon conical drag
- Made in the US
- Diameter: 4.25"
- Width: 1.00"
- Weight: 7.0oz
- Capacity: WF8 250yds/20lb