The Waterworks-Lamson Guru has long set a standard for enlightened excellence as a rugged, fully USA-machined, and ultra-reliable reel at a great price. Lamson increased the arbor to a larger diameter and made the spool narrower—all the while decreasing its total weight and parts. An enhanced spool machining technique—focusing material only where it’s needed—makes this version significantly lighter and higher performing than its predecessor. They’ve opened the porting to reduce weight and improve line drying and integrated the counterbalance. They even introduced a curved cross-section for structural stability. Taking your game to fishing nirvana, this will be your Guru for life.