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Waterworks Konic Fly Reel


Lamson Konic® Fly Reels and Spools The Konic® is a fully machined reel that brings top quality and performance to anglers at an incredible price. Equipped with the Waterworks zero-maintenance, fully machined, fully sealed conical drag - the same drag system thats used on Lamson reels costing $400 and up. Unlike other drag systems that use two flat surfaces for braking control, Lamson's conical drag utilizes two cone-shaped elements that are matched together for a precise fit. This system acts to completely seal the drag from the effects of moisture, salt and grit. When the drag is adjusted, spring tension draws the two elements together, creating variable rates of ultrasmooth braking. Because the mass of the drag elements is centralized, the reel is more responsive to lighter drag settings. The average radius of the contact surface is also much smaller than a disc-shaped drag, eliminating start-up torque. Frame and spool are cast and then machine-finished.
Our goal is to bring the best technology in reels to any given price point.  We've now addressed the important $100+ price point with Konic.  Please read on to find out what makes Konic a better reel than any other comparably priced alternative.
When designing the Konic, we started with one given:  to incorporate the same fully sealed conical drag system and stainless steel roller clutch used in our high-end reels.  The drag system in Konic uses the same fully machined parts, made of the same materials, and to the same specifications, as the drag used in the $400+ Waterworks reels or any of our other high-end reels.  This is the principal benefit of the Konic versus competitive reels.  What other $100+ reel can say that it shares proven drag technology with a $400+ reel?
In order to deliver this expensive drag in a low-priced reel we are die casting the frame and spool.  But this is no low-end die casting.  This is Pressure Casting with molten ALDC12 aluminum alloy injected at 1,080 kgs pressure to ensure consistent, smooth and strong parts with lower porosity.  Contrast this method with the Gravity Casting used by competitors.  Our frame and spool are solid single-part pieces.  Again, contrast this with 2-part cast spools that our competition uses.  Once cast, the frame and spool are "skim cut" on CNC machines, a process in which a thin surface layer is cut away to provide a finish comparable to fully-machined reel.
We use a 100% solid polyurethane coating to provide a finish that is very resistant to gouging and abrasion.  Contrast this to the weaker electrostatic paints that competitive reels use.The Konic is a lightweight, true large arbor reel.  It's strong, good looking, well put-together and frugal.  These are virtues in a fly reel, or a spouse.  We can't do much with the latter, but now we can help you with the former.

Model / Size Diameter Weight Rod Wt. Line Capacity
Waterworks Lamson Konic 1.5 Fly Reel 3.1" 4.4 oz 3/4 WF4 + 100 yd 20#
Waterworks Lamson Konic 2 Fly Reel 3.4" 4.7 oz 5/6 WF6 + 130 yd 20#
Waterworks Lamson Konic 3.5 Fly Reel 3.7" 6.9 oz 7/8 WF9 + 200 yd 20#
Waterworks Lamson Konic 4 Fly Reel 3.9" 8.0 oz 9/10 WF10 + 240 yd 30#


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