Lew's Updates Existing
Favorites and Introduces New Super Duty Baitcasters
SLP: The Mach 1 has been re-launched for 2019 and is one of the most visibly
recognizable reels in the Lew's lineup thanks to the white SLP graphite frame
and machine forged and double anodized green spool and matching components. This
reel weighs in at only 7.3 ounces and will be available in a brisk 7.5"1
retrieve in both right and left handed versions.
The Mach 1 is instantly recognizable and features
solid brass gears and a graphite frame to bring down weight
The Mach 1
features the company's reliable externally adjustable Multi-Setting Brake (MSB)
dual cast control system utilizing both an external click-dial for setting the
magnetic brake and four individually dis-engagable disk-mounted internal brake
shoes that operate on centrifugal force. The handle on this reel is 95mm in
length and is also fitted with Combat Style grip paddle knobs. Perhaps best of
all is the Mach 1's aggressive price of only $119.99.
The Mach 1 features a MSB dual cast control
system utilizes both magnetic and centrifugal brakes
Duty 300: In the Lew's family of reels some of the biggest and baddest are
the Super Duty lineup. These reels are designed with toughness in mind, but not
at the expense of refinement and castability. Every reel in the Super Duty
lineup features an aluminum frame and aluminum handle sideplate for better
strength and torque when setting the hook and fighting fish, and the internals
of these reels are solid brass, all cut on precision Hamai CNC gear hobbing
machines for smoothness and durability.
Need more capacity or a reel capable of tackling
heavy freshwater and even saltwater applications? Lew's offers the
reel in the lineup is the SuperDuty 300, a high capacity powerhouse designed for
handling big fish and big baits. A rugged carbon fiber drag delivers up to
24lbs. of power to put the hurt on fish, and cranking is done via a 100mm
aluminum reel handle with Winn Dri-Tac knobs or a counter balanced handle fitted
with an ergonomic handle knob.
The SuperDuty comes with two handle options
These reels boast a
high capacity (14/190) and weigh in at only 9.2oz., which is very respectable
for a power reel capable of handling inshore and even salt applications. The
reels are so tough that they are saltwater rated and come with three drain
ports and even a line out drag alarm.
Though the Super Duty has the capacity and power
to handle big baits and big fish it features a compact and sleek form factor
Duty 300 reels felt very comfortable to palm, and are much more compact than they
appear in pictures. There will be 6.5:1 and 7.2:1 versions, and all reels will
retail for $199.99.
Terry Pedersen, VP of Sales at Lew's, shows us
the complete range of Lew's baitcasters
Lew's continues to be one of the fastest growing brands when it comes to
baitcasters and with good reason. With each season the company continues to
introduce new offerings and refine existing lines. From the workhorse that is
the Speed Spool LFS to the sexy Team Lew's Pro-Ti SLP baitcaster Lew's has a
reel for every price point in their line, covering the complete range of
applications. So many choices, but me personally.... I'm going purple.