Baitcaster Reels

Lew's KVD LFS Review

Rated 85/100 overall based on feedback from 1 users
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The Lew's KVD LFS is a newer baitcasting reel by Lew's which provides anglers with an extremely smooth angling experience, at an affordable price. This versatile casting reel is highly rated by its users, and is said to be one of the better options in its price range.

Estimated price: $149
  • Available in 6.2:1, 7.5:1 and 8.3:1 gear ratios
  • 10 ball bearings
  • Dual braking system
  • 20lb max drag

Summarized feedback from Bass Anglers

Reasons to buy

  • Newer model by Lew's and many have said this is the best you'll get at this price point
  • KVD strived to design a competition-grade reel at a friendly price
  • Extremely smooth retrieval, with immense casting capability
  • Variety of different gear ratios, but many have said 6.2:1 is the most versatile
  • Dual braking system provides a bit more forgiveness for someone new to baitcasting reels
  • Braking system can be fine tuned easily for adjusting to different lure weights
  • Carbon fiber drag system applies consistent, smooth pressure
  • Very strong reel that can pull bass out of tight, structured areas
  • Combines amazingly with the KVD baitcasting rod

Reasons not to buy

  • Some anglers have been a bit disappointed with the feel of this reel after plenty of use - this was less common feedback

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Reviewed by: Paul
Jan 27, 2023
Thought I'd give this reel a go purely because of the price. Very impressed overall. Smooth, epic casting, and a mean drag. Lews quality as expected.

Bottom Line

A great new release from Lew's. The KVD is said to provide a smooth experience with all the required traits to fish several techniques with the reduced threat of backlash.

Many say this competes with the best in this price region and this is definitely a reel to consider if you're in the market. This reel would also be a decent option if you're new to baitcasting reels, as the advanced braking system will help take away those dreaded birds nests.


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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