Lew's Fishing Tackle

Lew's Fishing Tackle
Lew's BB1 Speed Spool Baitcast Reel Series

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Lew’s® BB1 Speed Spool® Series

MSRP $159.99

10 Bearing System • Centrifugal Brake System • 95MM Handle

The Lew's® Speed Spool® model BB1 introduced anglers to several baitcast reel firsts, including the low-profile design, narrow spool, fully disengaging levelwind, and no-knob palming side cover. It became famous for its rugged durability, casting distance and comfort. The ingenuity and craftsmanship of the Lew's® BB1 reels developed a loyal following of anglers that still carries on to this day. Since the rebirth of the Lew's® brand, these anglers have been asking for the revival of the BB1 reels. Here’s the answer - the new BB1 and BB1Z baitcast series reels made even better than before with the use of modern technology and materials.

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Model Bearings Wt. Oz. Line Capacity Gear Ratio IPT
Multi-Stop Anti-Reverse
BB1 10 7.1 160/12 5.1:1 21"
BB1L* 10 7.1 160/12 5.1:1 21"
BB1H 10 7.1 160/12 6.4:1 28"
Zero Reverse Anti-Reverse
BB1Z 9+1 7.2 160/12 5.1:1 21"
BB1HZ 9+1 7.2 160/12 6.4:1 28"
BB1HZL* 9+1 7.2 160/12 6.4:1 28"
BB1SHZ 9+1 7.2 160/12 7.1:1 31"

IPT = Inches Per Turn, Line Capacity = yards/lbs.
*Left hand retrieve


  • One-piece aluminum frame
  • Machined forged, double anodized aluminum, U-shaped large capacity spool
  • Premium 10-bearing system with double-shielded ball bearings and multi-stop anti-reverse (BB1 and BB1L models)
  • Premium 10-bearing system with double-shielded ball bearings and Zero-Reverse anti-reverse (BB1HZ, BB1SHZ, BB1HZL, BB1SHZL)
  • Positive on/off Smart Plus™ Six Pin centrifugal braking system.
  • Double anodized aluminum spool tension knob with audible click
  • Carbon fiber aluminum star drag system with 14-lbs. of drag power
  • Bowed 95MM aluminum cranking handle with Lew's® custom SoftTouch contoured paddle handle knob
  • Oversized titanium line guide positioned further away from the spool to minimize line friction and maximize casting performance
  • Quick release sideplate mechanism provides easy access to centrifugal brake system
  • External lube port