The lightest just got better.
When Lamson first introduced its Litespeed reel back in 1998, it was the lightest fly reel on the market and quickly changed the way that the industry designs and builds fly reels. Staying true to its history of innovation, Lamson's Litespeed Micra 5 Reel solidifies its place as the lightest fly reel on the river and boasts improved retrieval rates, a narrower spool, and a stiffer frame that translates to improved performance when you're on the water.
Being the fifth generation of the iconic Litespeed, the Micra 5 has big shoes to fill. As you might expect from a product as proven as the Litespeed, the design of the Micra 5 isn't a complete overhaul, but more of a more refined version of its predecessors. In order to enhance the performance of the original Litespeed, Lamson gave the Micra 5 a narrower spool that reduces the overall weight of the reel and a narrower drag system that also saves weight. The overall diameter of the reel has been increased to give the reel's retrieval rates a boost, which gives you the advantage when battling fish that want to run up and down river on you. In order to increase the life of the reel, Lamson finished the Micra 5 with a Micralox finish, which is the most corrosion-resistant finish Lamson has developed to date.
- An ultralight reel designed for fly fishing
- Machined aluminum construction is lightweight and durable
- Disc drag is built into the frame to further reduce weight
- Large arbor increases retrieval rates when reeling in fish
- Micralox finish resists corrosion and extends life of reel
- Lamson reels are designed and built in Idaho, USA
- Q & A
Love this reel
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I recently purchased a Lamson Litespeed Micra 5 and cannot say enough about this reel. I used the original lightspeed reel for a three weight rod that I learned to fish with, and absolutely fell in love. I love this option just as much, only for a different purpose. The original lightspeed is excellent for smaller fishing and closer casting, such as small trout and streams, as it has a much smaller spool diameter. I ordered this reel for a nine weight sage rod, and it is the absolute perfect tool for saltwater fishing for redfish and other larger game fish. With a larger spool diameter, faster retrieve rate, it’s easier to land larger fish that can put you to the backing quickly. As always, Lamson‘s smooth drag. Lastly, the coating on this reel will last a lifetime if taken care of. I use my gear (beat my gear to oblivion) and this thing has held up nicely just as my other Lamson reels. Would absolutely order again and will order one of these for my seven weight rod. Smaller stream fishing and smaller weight rods I will probably stick to my original litespeed, but that’s preference only. This reel will do what you need it to do.