Lew's BB1 Speed Spool Baitcast Reels

Lew's BB1 Speed Spool Baitcast Reels

The original Lew's Speed Spool model BB1 has been revived; the new BB1 and BB1Z baitcast series reels are made even better than before with the use of modern technology and materials.

Price: $159.95
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RetrieveBearingsGear RatioInches Per TurnLine Capacity
Max DragWeightPrice
Right-Hand105.1:121''160/1214 lbs.7.1 oz.$159.95 USD
Right-Hand9+15.1:121''160/1214 lbs.7.2 oz.$159.95 USD
Right-Hand9+16.4:128''160/1214 lbs.7.2 oz.$159.95 USD
Right-Hand9+17.1:131''160/1214 lbs.7.2 oz.$159.95 USD
Left-Hand9+16.4:128''160/1214 lbs.7.2 oz.$159.95 USD
The Lew's Speed Spool model BB1 introduced anglers to several baitcast reel firsts, including the low-profile design, narrow spool, fully disengaging levelwind, and no-knob palming side cover. It became famous for its rugged durability, casting distance and comfort. The ingenuity and craftsmanship of the Lew's BB1 reels developed a loyal following of anglers that still carries on to this day. Since the rebirth of the Lew's brand, these anglers have been asking for the revival of the BB1 reels. Here's the answer - the new Lew's BB1 and BB1Z baitcast series reels made even better than before with the use of modern technology and materials.
Lew's BB1 Speed Spool Baitcast Reels features:
  • One-piece die cast aluminum frame
  • Machined forged aluminum, double anodized, U shaped large capacity spool
  • BB1, BB1H, BB1L, Premium 10-bearing system with doubleshieldedball bearings and Multi-Stop Anti-Reverse
  • BB1Z, BB1HZ, BB1SHZ, BB1HZL, BB1SHZL, Premium 10-bearing systemwith double-shielded ball bearings and Zero Anti-Reverse
  • SmartPlus™ 6-pin, positive on/off Centrifugal Braking System (CBS)
  • Right-side aluminum tension knob with audible clicker
  • Carbon composite drag system with 14 lbs. of drag power
  • Audible click, anodized, bowed aluminum metal star drag
  • Bowed 95mm aluminum cranking handle with Lew’s® customSoft Touch contoured paddle
  • Oversized titanium line guide positioned further away from the spoolto minimize line friction and maximize casting performance
  • Quick release side plate mechanism provides easy accessto centrifical brake system
  • External lube port
4.5 Stars based on 2 reviews
By Raiyan
great reel
April 22, 2015
smooth drag and super smooth
By dave
ch ch new zealand
lews bb1hz reel
February 18, 2013
lovely wee reel to use. light compact smooth. recomend to anyone from beginner to pro.
2 Questions & 2 Answers
Dayle Brignac
from Texas asked:
January 31, 2020
what year was this reel manugactured ?

1 Answer
This reel was manufactured in 2018. 
Submitted by: Ryan Henry on February 5, 2020

Steve Croft
from Whitby, Ontario asked:
February 5, 2020

what is the gear ratio of the Lews BB1HZ reel?

1 Answer
The BB1HZ has a gear ratio of 6.4:1
Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on February 6, 2020


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