SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Jan. 27, 2016) - Arguably bass fishing's toughest baitcast reel, Lew's Super Duty Speed Spool series just boosted its performance capabilities by another 40 yards or so with the introduction of new wide spool versions.
Super Duty Wide Spool model SDW2SH, featuring a high-speed 7.1:1 gear ratio, will be the first available and making its debut in limited quantities at the 2016 Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo in early March.
Built for heavy-duty fishing, Lew's new Super Duty Wide Spool is an 11-bearing, one-piece aluminum frame reel that features high-strength brass gearing, holds up to 190 yards of 14 lb. test line and comes in right and left-hand models.
Each reel in the Super Duty Wide Spool series, consisting of four right-hand models and one lefty, holds up to 190 yards of 14-pound test line. The line capacity of the original Super Duty reel series is 150 yards of 12-pound test.
Super Duty baitcast reels are designed and built for heavy-duty fishing applications, such as flipping heavy jigs on big line, handling the large and cumbersome umbrella rigs, and fishing big crankbaits and giant swimbaits. All Super Duty models feature a 10 stainless steel double-shielded ball bearing system and a Zero-Reverse one-way clutch bearing. Frames are one-piece aluminum that have a no-flex aluminum sideplate on the handle side. Gears, crankshaft and worm gear are high-strength brass.
The palming sideplate is lightweight graphite featuring SoftTouch rubber paint for a sure grip and durable finish.
Cast control is managed using Lew's proven Magnetic Control System (MCS), requiring just a click of the external dial to adjust the magnetic brake settings. The Zirconia line guide is titanium coated to reduce friction. Anti-reverse is Lew's time-tested Zero Reverse clutch bearing system.
Super Duty reels feature a forged, double-anodized aluminum U-shaped spool that is braid ready. The spool's tension knob is knurled aluminum with an audible click during adjustments. Also audible is each click adjustment made to the dependable rugged carbon composite drag system that delivers up to 14 pounds of drag power.
All Super Duty Wide Spool models are fitted with a bowed, anodized aluminum 95MM power-cranking handle with oversized round EVA knobs.
Following soon behind the SDW2SH2 introduction at the Bassmaster Classic are the additional models in the series, consisting of SDW2S with a 5.1:1 gear ratio reel and 21 IPT; SDW2H with a 6.4:1 gear ratio and 28 IPT; and SDW2XH with an 8.3:1 gear ratio and 35 IPT. Left-hand model SDW2SHL is a 7.1:1 gear ratio reel with 31 IPT.
The 2016 Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo is scheduled for March 4-6, in Tulsa, Okla.; admission is free.
All Super Duty Wide Spool models are expected to be available by May. MSRP is $199.99 each.
For more information on the new Super Duty Speed Spools and other Lew's rods, reels and accessories, visit www.lews.com.