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Lamson Arx Reels

Arx is a reel built with purpose; Spey or switch casting a variety of lines with maximum line control and reliability. The continuing evolution of Spey and Scandi lines, shooting heads, flat mono, etc. demand a reel that can help prevent line snags while retaining the high performance you’ve come to expect from Waterworks Lamson. Arx has a full cage frame that encapsulates the spool to prevent line from escaping or snagging in critical areas. Normally a configuration like this would do a good job at preventing line fouling, but would preclude palming the reel. Arx is carefully milled on the bottom third of the reel to expose a functional palming section. Even the drag knob has been designed to provide optimal grip without exposing a portion of the reel to line fouling.

Format:Large Arbor
Materials: Machined 6061 Aluminum and 17-4 Stainless Steel
Finish: Hard Alox

waterworkslamson_lamson_arx.jpg Lamson Arx 3+ Reel
$439.00
Weight: 6.5 oz.
Spool Diameter: 3.75"
Spool Width: 1.2"
Line Capacity:
125yd 20#
+100' 0.024"RL
+500gr Skagit Head
+10' T-9 Tip

Lamson Arx 3+ Spool
$200.00
Spool Diameter: 3.75"
Spool Width: 1.2"
Line Capacity:
125yd 20#
+100' 0.024"RL
+500gr Skagit Head
+10' T-9 Tip

waterworkslamson_lamson_arx.jpg Lamson Arx 3.5+ Reel
$469.00
Weight: 8.0 oz.
Spool Diameter: 4.00"
Spool Width: 1.5"
Line Capacity:
150yd 30#
+100' 0.030"RL
+640gr Skagit Head
+12' T-12 Tip

Lamson Arx 3.5+ Spool
$210.00
Spool Diameter: 4.00"
Spool Width: 1.5"
Line Capacity:
150yd 30#
+100' 0.030"RL
+640gr Skagit Head
+12' T-12 Tip

waterworkslamson_lamson_arx.jpg Lamson Arx 4+ Reel
$499.00
Weight: 10.5 oz.
Spool Diameter: 4.50"
Spool Width: 1.5"
Line Capacity:
275yd 30#
+100' 0.035"RL
+750gr Skagit Head
+18' T-17 Tip

Lamson Arx 4+ Spool
$225.00
Spool Diameter: 4.50"
Spool Width: 1.5"
Line Capacity:
275yd 30#
+100' 0.035"RL
+750gr Skagit Head
+18' T-17 Tip


LINE STORAGE FORMAT Our large arbor reels maximize the benefits of large arbor design by maximizing the arbor diameter-to-width ratio. The spool is large in circumference and wide, so that line is stored in a shallow layer. The increased circumference provides high retrieve rate and eliminates line coil memory. The wide, shallow line layer means there is little radius change as line is pulled form the reel. This results in constant drag torque during long runs and eliminates the risk of tippets breaking due to drag force gain.

DRAG SYSTEM The ULA, Litespeed and Velocity drag consists of a pair of precisely matched conical elements which are drawn together with spring tension to produce variable rates of smooth rotational braking. By re-configuring the surface area of traditional disks into a pair of matching conical elements we were able to seal the drag completely from moisture, salt and grit. And since the mass of the drag elements is centralized, the spool's rotating mass is much lower which makes the reel more responsive to light drag settings. Because the average radius of the contact surface is much smaller (being conical rather than disk-shaped), start-up torque is too low to measure. US Patent #5,915,639; other patents pending.

CLUTCH Most premium reels rely on a pawl type clutch mechanism. These are often vulnerable to stress related failure, contamination and wear. The ULA, Litespeed and Velocity employ a Torrington zero-lash roller clutch. This mechanism relies on the locking effect of a number of ramps and rollers to achieve torque transmission. There are no "teeth" or "steps" to break off or wear out. And the zero-lash feature means instant engagement. This improves feel and eliminates "spike" that the reel, line and leader experience when a typical pawl clutch hooks up.