Baitcaster Reels
Lew's Speed Spool LFS

Lew's Speed Spool LFS Review

Rated 90/100 overall based on feedback from 1 users
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The Lew's Speed Spool LFS has become one of the highest-rated baitcasting reels in its price range. The reel offers a smooth, classy experience while having to versatility to fish numerous techniques with ease.

Estimated price: $99
  • Available in 5.6:1, 6.8:1, 7.5:1, and 8.3:1 gear ratios
  • 10 ball bearings
  • Magnetic braking system
  • 15lb max drag

Summarized feedback from Bass Anglers

Reasons to buy

  • Extremely smooth reel that has overwhelmingly positive reviews
  • One piece aluminum frame provides a lightweight but tough housing
  • Several gear ratio options means you can own a few of these reels and use them for different techniques
  • Users have huge respect for the durability and longevity of the reel, meaning you should have several years of fishing with it
  • Solid brass gears are highly reputable and durable
  • Zirconia line guide is durable and provides a smooth retrieval with consistent line lay, also helping with overall line flow
  • Many say this is the best option in its price range
  • Forgiving reel that casts well in all conditions will little threat of backlash
  • Customers have always had a positive outlook on Lew's customer service
  • A budget-friendly reel that provides everything you need for years of smooth angling

Reasons not to buy

  • We really struggled to find any negative points on this reel

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Reviewed by: Gary
Jan 27, 2023
Not sure you'll find a better casting reel in the $100 region. Work horse reel of note and feels as smooth as some of the more expensive reels in my fishing room.

Bottom Line

The Speed Spool LFS is an absolute gem. A perfectly designed casting reel which gives anglers forgiveness, smoothness and immense versatility. If you're on a budget, or even if you're just looking for high class reel - have a look at this weapon. This reel has been compared to some of the best in this price region, such as the SLX.


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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