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#12556930 - 12/30/17 12:49 PM Lews reels
RiveraTackleCo. Online   content
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Registered: 02/29/08
Posts: 6399
Loc: fort worth,texas
Ive had several customers over the last 6 months ask about Lews reels and whether i would carry them. As far as reels go, I've focused on Shimano and Daiwa in the past with Daiwa being our bigger seller but with Ebay pricing on Daiwa reels lately i've backed off on picking up any new product. I dont want this to turn into a hissing match just want to hear from those who use Lew's reels and why. We might be venturing that route and looking at the SKUs they make a good range of low-mid-high priced reels. What say you TFF? Thanks for the feedback. BTW i notice they make a new 8.3 geared reel that weighs 5.1oz...model TLH1XH

#12557041 - 12/30/17 02:45 PM Re: Lews reels [Re: RiveraTackleCo.]
Mr. Incredible Offline

Registered: 05/27/14
Posts: 147
I just bought three of their cheaper baitcasters to replace some I lost. And all I can say is I wish I’d have bought them sooner. Most of my reels are BPS models of varying quality but the cheaper Lews are much better IMO.

#12557052 - 12/30/17 02:58 PM Re: Lews reels [Re: RiveraTackleCo.]
B.Hollingshead Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/11/09
Posts: 1985
Loc: ft.worth
I have swapped all my reels to Lews love them have about 20 now.
Branden Hollingshead

30-DD's and counting

#12557056 - 12/30/17 03:01 PM Re: Lews reels [Re: RiveraTackleCo.]
texasAUtiger Online   content

Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 232
Loc: Waco, TX
I love lews and I own Diawa as well.

#12557087 - 12/30/17 03:34 PM Re: Lews reels [Re: RiveraTackleCo.]
TxDanFishMan Offline

Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 445
Loc: Keller, Texas
Lew's are great, smooth, reliable, cast far, priced right, wish I had more of them.
Not a big fan of Diawa, OK but rather have Lews, ABU or Shimano.
Slide right, coming in .... Fish On!

#12557092 - 12/30/17 03:43 PM Re: Lews reels [Re: RiveraTackleCo.]
coachallentca Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 4176
Loc: crowley
I made the switch this year and love them. Smooth and cast a mile. You can't go wrong with lew's

#12557121 - 12/30/17 04:10 PM Re: Lews reels [Re: RiveraTackleCo.]
jbcarroll3000 Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 09/12/12
Posts: 909
Loc: Denton, TX
I'm not a brand homer when it comes to reels. I like mixing and matching and I fish just about everything from Steez and Metaniums to BP Qualifiers and Revo Sx's. A good majority of my reels are Lew's though, and I happen to think the BB1 Pro, the Tournament Pro, and the Team Pro are some of the best reels on the market at their respective price points. Now most of them I've only owned for 4-5 years, and they're holding up well, but I cannot say what they'll fish like at 10 years.

#12557123 - 12/30/17 04:11 PM Re: Lews reels [Re: RiveraTackleCo.]
the skipper Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 3545
Loc: nederland, TX
Use a few. Smooth, cast a long way, and take a beating. I had a diawa that cast a mile also but they just never made a reel that fit my hand good in a decent price range. I can get a $170 lews that will perform with the upper end diawa.

#12557147 - 12/30/17 04:48 PM Re: Lews reels [Re: RiveraTackleCo.]
saibling Offline

Registered: 05/25/11
Posts: 126
Here's no help I have Lews, Curados, fishing 13, and academy's brand. Very pleased with each.

#12557148 - 12/30/17 04:49 PM Re: Lews reels [Re: RiveraTackleCo.]
moto382 Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/06/10
Posts: 578
Loc: Frisco, TX
I switched to Lews super duties 2 years ago from the old Shimano green curado’s and don’t regret it at all!!
Samatis Baits Pro Staff

#12557162 - 12/30/17 05:03 PM Re: Lews reels [Re: RiveraTackleCo.]
Cass Caldwell Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/29/06
Posts: 2024
Loc: Bossier City, Louisiana
Lew's will sale. No brainer. Stock them.

#12557250 - 12/30/17 06:17 PM Re: Lews reels [Re: RiveraTackleCo.]
SkeeterRonnie Offline
Super Freak

Registered: 02/25/03
Posts: 53292
Loc: Campbell, TX
Love my lews! I have 14 of the lews mg $79 ones! For 3 years now! Only one has let me down because it corroded in my rod box after Texoma! I left it in there for a few months. Otherwise.... best damn reel I’ve owned!

#12557256 - 12/30/17 06:23 PM Re: Lews reels [Re: RiveraTackleCo.]
Big Swimbait Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/01/14
Posts: 582
Loc: Irving
Do it. BP let bygones be bygones & brought the line back for a reason - they sell.
Take a kid fishing.

#12557258 - 12/30/17 06:23 PM Re: Lews reels [Re: RiveraTackleCo.]
Brent S Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/04/13
Posts: 3098
Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
Lews Rods and Reels thumb
Brent Shimanek

#12557276 - 12/30/17 06:44 PM Re: Lews reels [Re: RiveraTackleCo.]
grout-scout Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 6700
Loc: Boerne, Texas
I’ve been a shimano guy for years, then they cheapened them a few years back and I swore to not buy them again. So this year I bought 9 various models of lews and the only one I’m not a fan of is the bb1. Only problem I see for any store is competing with places like tackle warehouse and their 20% off sales.

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