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Lamson Guru II HD

The HD in this reel stands for “Heavy Duty” and this version of Guru, unlike the standard Guru, has both a complete cage design (like the Arx) and type II finish in a pewter-tan color. Guru HD is a great affordable Saltwater and/or Spey reel. Steadfast and stylish, Guru has long set a standard as a rugged, fully USA-machined ultra-reliable reel at a great price. This season we’ve updated Guru’s spool geometry for enhanced retrieve rates, opened the porting to reduce weight and improve line drying, integrated the counterbalance and introduced a curved cross section arbor for structural stability.

Guru continues to prove that the quest for “enlightenment” can be anything but boring.


  • Format: Large Arbor
  • Materials: Machined aluminum, Stainless Steel
  • Finish: Type II Clear

  • waterworks_lamson_link_guru_II_HD Lamson Guru II HD 3 Reel
    Diameter: 3.84"
    Width: 1.15"
    Weight:5.05 oz.
    Rod Weight: 7, 8
    WF7 + 150 yds 20#

    Lamson Guru II HD 3 Spool
    WF7 - 150yd 20#
    Spool Diameter: 3.84"
    Spool Width: 1.15"

    waterworks_lamson_link_guru_II_HD Lamson Guru II HD 3.5 Reel
    Diameter: 4.07"
    Width: 1.19"
    Weight:5.97 oz.
    Rod Weight: 8, 9
    WF9 + 200 yds 20#

    Lamson Guru II HD 3.5 Spool
    WF9 - 200yd 20#
    Spool Diameter: 4.07"
    Spool Width: 1.19"

    waterworks_lamson_link_guru_II_HD Lamson Guru II HD 4 Reel
    Diameter: 4.48"
    Width: 1.31"
    Weight: 7.24 oz.
    Rod Weight:10, 11
    WF10 + 250yds 30#

    Lamson Guru II HD 4 Spool
    WF10 - 250yd 30#
    Spool Diameter: 4.48"
    Spool Width: 1.31"

    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.