Baitcaster Reels
Lew's Custom XP

Lew's Custom XP Review

Rated 85/100 overall based on feedback from 1 users
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The Lew's Custom XP is an affordable but classy baitcasting reel which is guaranteed to enhance your bass angling experience. This reel has quickly gained popularity and is solidly rated by its users.

Estimated price: $129
  • Available in 7.5:1 gear ratio
  • 10 ball bearings
  • Dual braking system
  • 15lb max drag

Summarized feedback from Bass Anglers

Reasons to buy

  • Smooth, versatile reel at an affordable price
  • 1-piece graphite frame is light and tough
  • Dual braking system allows for greater fine tuning, for more accurate casting
  • The multi-brake system makes this a great reel to use if you're new to casting reels
  • Comfortable and easily removeable palming sideplate
  • Versatile for casting lures of many different weights
  • A max drag of 15lbs means it can handle any bass with ease
  • Suitable for freshwater and saltwater, but will need rinsing after being used in saltwater
  • Lew's pride themselves in longevity and durability, meaning this reel should last you several years

Reasons not to buy

  • Some users feel you may as well get the more affordable Speed Spool LFS
  • Available in only one gear ratio, which may limit you to certain techniques

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Reviewed by: Greg
Jan 27, 2023
Love the feel of this reel and it's really light. Pretty new to baitcasters and casting this guy is comfortable. Will definitely look to Lews again

Bottom Line

The Lew's Custom XP doesn't have too many reviews, and we think this is because more customers are looking into the Speed Spool LFS - which is more affordable. One thing to like about the Custom XP, is the multiple braking system, which allows for fine tuning and more accurate, forgiving casts. This reel is also highly rated in terms of smoothness and versatility. This reel combines really nicely with all Lew's casting rods, such as the Custom Lite Speed Stick.


About the brand

In 2010 longtime Lew Childre family friend Lynn Reeves relaunched the Lew's brand. Reeves made the promise to return the Lew's name to its place of prominence in the industry. Today, Lew's continues to provide their many avid customers with products that deliver on the promise of innovation, performance and value.

Lew's has become one of the biggest name in bass fishing, and they are working with some of the most successful anglers in the sport to continue their pursuit for innovation and quality.

Professionals that work with Lew's:

  • Kevin VanDam
  • Brian Latimer
  • David Fritts

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