Let’s face it, die-cast reels are intended to be low-cost alternatives to a machined reel, right? Imported, heavier, easier to damage, plain-jane, etc. Well . . . not necessarily.
When Waterworks-Lamson started creating the Liquid they focused purely on the virtues and advantages a pressure-cast process can offer. Structurally you can do things with casting that you can’t machine, such as full radiused compound curves, near zero-radius inside corners, and for a precise fit and finish you can go back and machine the cast part in critical areas amplifying the best aspects of the process.
One of our favorite inexpensive reels.
Format: Large Arbor
Materials: Pressure Cast Aluminum Frame and Spool
Finish: Polyurethane Case and Spool
Drag: Sealed Conical Drag
When you need an affordable reel that’s not “cheap”