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Lamson® Konic Fly Reels

Fully sealed conical drag system Delivers optimal performanceAbrasion-resistant finish--no electrostatic paint100% solid polyurethane coatingFrame and spool were die-cast under high pressure from aluminum alloyLamson had one goal in creating the Konic: to make a reel with high-end performance, top-tier technology and a reasonable price. They incorporated the same fully sealed conical drag system featured in premium Lamson reels to ensure the Konic delivers optimal performance. The Konic's frame and spool were die-cast under high pressure from aluminum alloy, resulting in single-part pieces that are strong, smooth, and consistent. 100% solid polyurethane coating provides an abrasion-resistant finish--no electrostatic paint here! The result is a strong, sharp-looking Lamson Konic reel with great performance for the price. Color: Metallic Gray.Lamson Konic Spare Spool sold separately and can be found through item search for sku number 1544587.
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Questions & Answers for Lamson Lamson® Konic Fly Reels

Question

what side is the retrieve?

is the retrieve on the left hand side
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
by
unluckyangler
 - Rhode Island
on Lamson® Konic Fly Reels
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Either side. You have to order what side retrieve you want.
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answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
azbassman
 - Gilbert, AZ
answer 2
Either side, it is reversible via clutch once the spool is removed.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
1berean
 - W. PA
answer 3
It comes on the left hand side, but it's so easy to change sides, no tools at all needed. diagrams and specs come with the reel.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
by
33024angler
 - Pembroke Pines, FL
answer 4
It is completely reversible.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
by
Doug23
 - Maryland
answer 5
To Unlucky angler, The retrieve on this reel as with all Lamsom reels is easily converted for either right or left hand. Prior to putting backing and fly line this should be done. If the retrieve is wrong for you than you need to visit your pro shop, have the line and backing removed and have the retrieve switch made and then install line and backing for proper operation.
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answered 3 years, 10 months ago
by
Flyfishguy
 - Rocky Mountains
answer 6
Either left or right hand
answered 4 years ago
by
Popeye
 - Lismore NSW Australia
Question

Can you take the spool off this reel?

asked 4 years, 5 months ago
by
Slugger9
on Lamson® Konic Fly Reels
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes it's a quick release system and the spool pops off fairly simply.
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answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
azbassman
 - Gilbert, AZ
answer 2
The spool just pops off with a little effort. No buttons to push.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
by
cprailed
 - Richmond, VA
answer 3
Yes, absolutely. It is a friction fit. Go to Lamson Waterworks as they have "in your face" files for each reel & their function.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
1berean
 - W. PA
answer 4
Slugger9 , Yes and you can get spare spools as well.
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answered 3 years, 10 months ago
by
Flyfishguy
 - Rocky Mountains
answer 5
Yes
answered 4 years ago
by
Popeye
 - Lismore NSW Australia
Question

is this reel suitable for saltwater use or just freshwater

asked 6 years, 2 months ago
by
fishbum
on Lamson® Konic Fly Reels
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes i use it for flats fishing for bonefish and permit
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
by
anonymous96
answer 2
I only use mine in saltwater and it gets the occasional dunking. But it is washed in warm fresh water after each outing (take it into the shower when you have a rinse), thoroughly dried and serviced.
answered 4 years ago
by
Popeye
 - Lismore NSW Australia
answer 3
It is suitable salwater because of the sealed drag and the drag system they use on the water works is all the same for every model.
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answered 5 years, 10 months ago
by
Bryce
 - Orange, CA
answer 4
This reel is suitable for saltwater use.
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answered 6 years, 1 month ago
by
FLYBPS
Question

Is this reel easily switched to left hand?

asked 5 years, 3 months ago
by
Cutthroat
 - Chester, MT
on Lamson® Konic Fly Reels
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, you have to buy a left handed retrieve reel.
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answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
azbassman
 - Gilbert, AZ
answer 2
Yes, just remove the spool, tap the anti reverse bearing out and turn it over, then replace the spool.
answered 4 years ago
by
Popeye
 - Lismore NSW Australia
answer 3
Although the instructions on how to switch to left hand are a bit long winded, switching is fairly easy to do. Instructions: Changing the retrieve direction of your reel is accomplished by reversing the direction of an internal clutch assembly. First, remove the spool and unscrew by hand the cap at the end of the center cylinder. By removing the cap the clutch should fall out (tap lightly on flat surface if necessary, or use a pencil to help free
and control the clutch). Flip the clutch over and install. Female notches on the clutch must fit into male notches inside the cylinder. Use a pencil or similar clean tool to rotate the clutch as necessary. Reinstall the cap by hand. Cap should thread down flush with body.
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answered 5 years, 3 months ago
by
FLYBPS
Question

I FISH STEELHEAD/COHO/KINGS. WILL THIS DRAG SYSTEM HOLD UP TO 10-30LB FISH CONSISTENTLY EVERY WEEK, AN BY NO MEANS DO I GO EASY WHILE FIGHTING FISH

I HAVE BURNED UP 3 MARTIN 72'S IN 5 WEEKS, THE DRAG SYSTEM IS NOT TOUGH ENOUGH TO WITH HOLD THE ABUSE AND CONSTANT WARE I AM PUTTING ON THESE REELS
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
by
DRIFTANLIFT
on Lamson® Konic Fly Reels
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
It's a conical drag system, I can't see with the proper weight set up why it wouldn't. This a solid reel for the money.
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answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
azbassman
 - Gilbert, AZ
answer 2
You won't have a problem with the drag on this reel. It's the same drag Lamson/Waterworks uses on it's much more expensive reels.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
by
flflash
 - Florida
answer 3
I use a konic for catching longtail tuna (northern bluefin) to 20 kg and MacTuna (false albacore?) to about 12 kg's on 8 and 10 wt rods. After heaps of fish I've still not had a problem. These fish pull a couple of hundred yards of backing off the reel pretty quickly - never had a problem after 2 seasons. At the price I've got several and even if it does after 3 or 4 years it is great value.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
by
Fluffchucker
 - Sunshine Coast Australia
Question

Does this reel has Silent Retrieve with Smooth Out-Going Click?

asked 2 years, 9 months ago
by
Angleratpidie
 - Atjeh
on Lamson® Konic Fly Reels
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes to both.
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answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
azbassman
 - Gilbert, AZ
answer 2
Yes to both. Great reel!
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answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
azbassman
 - Gilbert, AZ
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