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#1 cheech

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Posted January 03 2011 - 9:31 PM

I don't surfcast with spinners, but if this new spinner is as fishable as it's numbers are fantastic, that could change.Finally, a affordable,great capacity,ultralight,spinning reel.The 4000 model with only a 4.2:1 ratio recovers a decent 33"of line because of the large spool design,10 bearings,and only 9.5ozs.It's 340/10 or 225/16 capacity is not to shabby.
The carbon body and rotor are untested, and its toughness is unknown, time will tell.Lew's is back!If anyone checks this reel out please post.



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Posted January 03 2011 - 9:57 PM

Looks just like a couple reels Bass Pro has sold for a few years. The Johnny Morris reel I think.


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Posted January 03 2011 - 10:04 PM

us reels have been doing the

same design or years


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Posted January 03 2011 - 10:05 PM

I have a few old freshwater bait casters by Lew's I think a BB & a BB-1 Great reels at the time.



#5 cheech

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Posted January 04 2011 - 6:47 AM

Check out the Lew's website. I've known about their conventional reels for years but never realized the scope of inovations that Lew Childre introduced to our sport.This reel looks like a Supercaster,and really resembles the Pflueger Arbor, but its 9 double sealed bearings, huge sealed carbon drag,lightness and capacity, may set it apart from all the rest.



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Posted January 04 2011 - 6:53 AM

That's a huge line capacity for such a small reel! 340 yards of 40lbs braid can fit in there!



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Posted January 04 2011 - 7:25 AM

Pretty much the same as US Reel SuperCaster.



#8 Wildcard777

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Posted January 04 2011 - 8:50 AM

Check out the US Reel Supercaster Pro


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Posted January 04 2011 - 5:44 PM

It's very similar indeed...Except the 250 pro does not have double sealed bearings,it has 4 less bearings,and retails for up to $130.00 more.The pro is listed on some sites as 10.3 ozs.,and as being discontinued.



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Posted January 05 2011 - 1:16 AM

but what happens when you need to lube the double sealed bearings?


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Posted January 05 2011 - 9:06 AM

I don't surfcast with spinners, but if this new spinner is as fishable as it's numbers are fantastic, that could change.Finally, a affordable,great capacity,ultralight,spinning reel.The 4000 model with only a 4.2:1 ratio recovers a decent 33"of line because of the large spool design,10 bearings,and only 9.5ozs.It's 340/10 or 225/16 capacity is not to shabby.
The carbon body and rotor are untested, and its toughness is unknown, time will tell.Lew's is back!If anyone checks this reel out please post.

any idea how much and where can I get one??



#12 cheech

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Posted January 05 2011 - 10:16 AM

I saw it in the new Cab***s catalog.I would love to test a new product for Lew's,and in a return e-mail they stated the've had 1 return on their new reels.Someone took it apart and could'nt put it back together.I think if a shielded bearing gets contaminated you can pry the covers off and service as it as usual.I'll wait till the jury is out before I hold one in my hands, and possibly purchase.



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Posted January 05 2011 - 10:38 AM

Looks like it would make a nice albie reel, I wonder how good the drags are?