Wanted: old Lamson reel

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by Lostcreeker, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. Lostcreeker

    Lostcreeker Member

    I lost a great 10+ year old 3-5 wt Lamson reel but still have extra spool and would like to find another reel to use the spool with. Can anyone identify the model of the Lamson reel from the spool pictures attached and does anyone have one they'd like to sell?
    Contact ewhouser@earthlink.net [/ATTACH]
  2. daleconnally

    daleconnally New Member

    You have a pic of the backside? Looks an awful lot like the LP series. My spool is solid on the back (not perforated) and has two little protruding ears to engage drag. I have an LP 2 which may be a bit larger than yours.
  3. nb_ken

    nb_ken Member

    That's a Lamson LP. If it takes 3-5wt line, it's a model 1.5. Here's a link to a site with specs if you want to take measurments.


    I think the link to buy is busted, but this page has some good info.

    This was a pretty popular reel in its day, so you do see used ones around. I've owned severl LPs and they're a good, solid reel. I wouldn't be surprised if someone here might have one for sale, but if not, they come up on Ebay pretty regularly.

    One other thing worth mentioning. Lamson also made a click/pawl version of this real called something like the LP Light. It has a large pawl gear on the back of the spool. If yours has it, you'll know what I'm talking about. Hard to miss. The c/p version of the reel is considerably harder to find.
  4. yellowlab

    yellowlab Active Member

    Wasn't there a known problem with the clutch mechanisms for the LP's?
  5. richard.m

    richard.m Member

    i'm a big fan of the LP's myself and i have a couple of the smaller size reels. i have heard of a few clutch problems on the larger sizes, those intended more for saltwater use, but never on the smaller reels. imho these are one of the best trout reels ever produced. richard.m
  6. Troutbum 1975

    Troutbum 1975 Who you gonna believe me or your own eyes?

    Looks like an LP2 or LP3 to me i see them on Ebay on occasion used to own some till i went to the litespeed.
  7. Lostcreeker

    Lostcreeker Member

    Thanks for all the helpful info. Looks like it's an LP series and I'll just need to confirm which size, probably 1.5 as nb_ken suggests, for 3-5 wt line. This forum is great.:thumb:
  8. boboo_3

    boboo_3 Cool Member

    I have used LP 1.5s in various conditions and one unfished LP2 reel and one near new used LP2 reel and one spare LP2 spool.
  9. Lostcreeker

    Lostcreeker Member

    boboo_3: How about sending me a private message on the forum with prices for one of the LP 1.5s and the LP 2.0? It sounds like you're willing to sell one of them and the LP 2.0 might work fine. Thanks, Lostcreeker
  10. Scout172

    Scout172 Bait sucks

    I agree, that would be a Lamson 1.5 reel. I had one of those for a few years, AWESOME little reel, I really miss it sometimes....bawling:

  11. rainbow

    rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

    I have the lp2 and it is 3 1/8 across the spool
  12. boboo_3

    boboo_3 Cool Member

    PM sent Erik.
  13. boboo_3

    boboo_3 Cool Member


    Please note your original picture looks just like my LP2 reel (5-6 wt reel). Are you sure you're looking for a 1.5? The 1.5 only has three rows of holes in the spool face. The LP2 has four rows of holes in the spool face. I would almost guarantee your spool is an LP2.
  14. The lp's had different porting paterns on the spools depending on how old it is. Either when or right before sage bought lamson the porting went to the four rows as well as the back of the reel. Before that, all the reels had solid backs and less porting on the spools.
    I have fished my lamsons for years without any problems and like them very much. I was told by waterworks that bill Archuleta now has all the spare parts and can handle any work on them.
  15. boboo_3

    boboo_3 Cool Member

    All of mine are solid on the back of the spool (both LP1.5 and LP2).
  16. rainbow

    rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

    My Lp2 spools has four rows of porting on the front and the back. Again, 3+1/8 inch across the face. All spare spools to. I'm sure that's an LP2.
  17. boboo_3

    boboo_3 Cool Member

    We talked directly. It is a 1.5 @ 2 7/8" across the face of the spool. He must have a spool that was after the Sage acquisition.

    I' sending him the reel.