Waterworks Lamson Vanquish Reels

Waterworks Lamson Vanquish Reels available for quick delivery, no sales tax - $50 orders ship free in USA.

The Fly Fishing Shop HOME. * Search Catalog Trips & Schools Bargains
Our Waters Order Info Newsletter Events

EACH VANQUISH REEL PURCHASE INCLUDES A FREE ONE-PIECE FLY LINE OF UP TO 100-DOLLAR VALUE, PROFESSIONALLY INSTALLED WITH THE PROPER AMOUNT OF BACKING.
 
Pick your free line from our extensive selection of the world's best.
If you want it done right, come to us first.

NO OTHER RETAILER HAS MORE EXPERIENCE WITH VANQUISH REELS THAN WE DO. WE TORTURE THEM NEARLY EVERY WEEK. WE TESTED THEM BEFORE THEY WERE AVAILABLE TO ANY OTHER DEALER. OUR INPUT REFINED THE HANDLE AND INFLUENCED THE OPERATION OF THE POWERFUL SILKY SMOOTH DRAG.
I received a new V12LT Production Test Reel on 06/18/09. It arrived in an exciting looking glossy silver box with a huge "V" on the lid. Inside the box, the reel was enclosed in a typical, practical neoprene case. When I took the reel from the case, I just went, "Wow!
This is by far the most innovative, techy-looking reel I've seen. It has angles and recesses found on no other reels, and when you examine them, you will find that they were all engineered for extreme function. This reel is smooth with no projections to bark your knuckles and no recesses to stick a fly line. With this reel, form follows function with no sparing of expense or time in development. The finish is flawless, and parts fit together with the precision found in German race cars. Beyond that, the Vanquish is just plain sexy looking.
I loaded the test model with a WF12I Rio Outbound line and 250-yards of 50-pound Cortland Master Braid. There is a full 1/4" of clearance between the line and the polished stainless steel line guard, which is perfect.  This reel has gotten a lot of boat-time in the past four seasons, probably landing well over 200 dorados and several billfish with no mechanical problems of any kind. It has been attached to various Sage and G. Loomis 12-weight rods. I also received a V10LT, which is a magnificent reel for 7/8/9 size Spey outfits. This reel too, as preformed flawlessly for the last three seasons. It has been teamed up with my favorite Sage 7/8-weight Spey rods. It currently resides in the reel seat of a 1568/9-4 G. Loomis NRXLighter weight Vanquish reels for smaller fish such and bonefish and trout are simply designed to give a lifetime of trouble free service, just like the larger models. Free one-piece fly line up to $100 Value included with each reel. Select your choice from our online catalog. we will install it with the right amount of backing at your discression. Please select the Yes/No for line installation and winding direction by clicking the appropriate buttons Left/Right.
Vanquish: the ultimate blue water weapon!
Waterworks says, "As the name implies, we created the Vanquish reel with just one thing in mind -- total victory."
Vanquish: the ultimate blue water weapon!
This is a big game reel...built to subdue fish that weigh over 200-pounds, yet weighs only 10.7-oz.
 
"V" is vor victory!
This reel is massive and super-strong, yet very lightweight. Vanquish is clean with no projections or sharp corners to get line wrapped around or irritate your skin.
Model Diameter Width Weight Line Weight Capacity
V4.5 LT 3.3" 1.25" 3.50 oz. WF4 100 yds #20
V5.6 LT 3.5" 1.25" 3.80 oz. WF6 100 yds #20
V7.8 LT 3.8" 1.375" 5.10 oz. WF7 150 yds #20
V8 LT 4.1" 1.5" 7.30 oz. WF8 220 yds #20
V10 LT 4.5" 1.5" 10.10 oz. WF10 220 yds #30
V10 4.5" 1.5" 10.70 oz. WF10 220 yds #30
V12 LT 4.7" 1.5" 10.70 oz. WF12 175 yds #30
V12 4.7" 1.5" 11.10 oz. WF12 325 yds #30

Choose winding hand.

Item Description Size Price To Top
VANQ-4.5LT-R Waterworks Lamson Vanquish Reel V4.5LT $569
VANQ-4.5LT-S Waterworks Lamson Vanquish Spool V4.5LT $259
VANQ-5.6LT-R Waterworks Lamson Vanquish Reel V5.6LT $599
VANQ-5.6LT-S Waterworks Lamson Vanquish Spool V5.6LT $269
VANQ-7.8LT-R Waterworks Lamson Vanquish Reel V7.8LT $699
VANQ-7.8LT-S Waterworks Lamson Vanquish Spool V8LT $299
VANQ-8LT-R Waterworks Lamson Vanquish Reel V8LT $799
VANQ-8LT-S Waterworks Lamson Vanquish Spool V8LT $359
VANQ-10L-R Waterworks Lamson Vanquish Reel V10LT $869
VANQ-10L-S Waterworks Lamson Vanquish Spool V10LT $389
VANQ-10-R Waterworks Lamson Vanquish Reel V10 $869
VANQ-10-S Waterworks Lamson Vanquish Spool V10 $389
VANQ-12L-R Waterworks Lamson Vanquish Reel V12LT $899
VANQ-12L-S Waterworks Lamson Vanquish Spool V12LT $399
VANQ-12-R Waterworks Lamson Vanquish Reel V12 $899
VANQ-12-S Waterworks Lamson Vanquish Spool V12 $399

Vanquish Reel Product Knowledge

Features/Benefits

 Conical Drag

·        Smoother drag & wider range of torque than competitive big game reels

·        Unlike competition, no drag maintenance required

·        Unlike competition, drag is fully sealed

·        The conical drag has a larger surface area than anything we’ve ever used before

·        It produces 15-18lbs of torque

·        Driven by two clutches

o       Why 2?

§         Built in back up clutch (in case of failure)

§         Reduces risk of failure because it reduces the work of each clutch

           

Arbor Design

·        V-shaped arbor helps guide the line onto spool without stacking         

 

Foot is flush to reel case

·        Addresses the weakest point on the reel; much stronger connection than conventional fastening method of foot to frame

·        Elevates the center mass of the reel closer to the rod (center axis idea)

§         Reduces the impact of the reel weight on the rod

§         Fatigue is reduced

 

Detachable Line Guard

·        Made from Stainless Steel on V12 and V10:  stronger than aluminum and makes line grooving is less likely

·        Detachable and therefore replaceable on all sizes; if grooving or other damage occurs over time, the line guard can be replaced

 

Type III Finish

·        Hardest anodized finish in the market

 

Sizes: V4.5, V5.6, V7.8, V8, V10, V12

 

·        V4.5, V5.6, V7.8, V8 – only comes in the LT version (open spool)

o       The open spaces are smaller so the “finger & shirt-tail”  concern is not pertinent

o       Anodized aluminum line guard

 

·        V10 – Comes in Standard and LT version

o       Line capacity is same as Abel & Tibor because the competing reels in this size carry sensible backing capacity

o       Has a stainless steel line guard

§         Stronger, stiffer

§         Removable/replaceable line guard

§         Less prone to line guard grooves

 

·        V12 – Comes in Standard and LT version

o       Standard  Version– closed spool version

§         Addresses concern of fingers, shirt-tails getting caught in rotating spool

§         Has Abel -like backing capacity 325yds of 30#

o       LT Version – open spool version

§         Reduces weight of the reel

§         Reduced the backing capacity by making it a larger arbor; capacity is a more-appropriate 175yds.  Reduces the weight associated with unneeded backing capacity.

o       Has a stainless steel arm

§         Stronger, stiffer

§         Removable/replaceable line guard

§         Less prone to line guard grooves


Please provide information about how you want us to set up your reel for you.

Please specify which hand you prefer to wind your reel with, 
so we may set the retrieve direction for you.

Please specify if you wish us to install a fly line on your new reel or extra spool.  Then make your selection from
the
Fly Line Section. We will install the proper size
and amount of
Micron Backing at no extra charge.


The Fly Fishing Shop HOME. The Fly Fishing Shop, Welches, OR

1(800) 266-3971

Back To Waterworks Lamson Reels

To Top


Top Fishing Websites at TopFishingSites.Com 4reel fishing top fishing sites cyber-lake.com Top Fishing Sites