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Waterworks Lamson Fly Fishing ReelsWaterworks-Lamson ULA Purist™ Fly Fishing Reel (Sold Out)

Product design is the marriage of materials science and engineering with vision, creativity and art. It is the pursuit of product perfection through superior performance, simplicity and grace.


The Waterworks-Lamson is unique among fly fishing companies. They are not a machine shop selling reels or a marketing company importing products from overseas. They focus exclusively on fly fishing products and superior product design.  They are committed to the highest standards of domestic manufacturing.  You won't see The Waterworks marketing "just another fly reel" or a "me-too" accessory.

  • Superior function

  • Less maintenance

  • Greater Value

  • Made in the USA.  Warranted for Life

Waterworks-Lamson ULA Purist™ Fly Fishing Reel

The Waterworks ULA Purist Series reels are, to our knowledge, the lightest machined reels in the world today.

To achieve this weight savings, the ULA Purist uses an arm-style body and open spool design. In order to maintain structural rigidity, each surface of the ULA is curved. This subtly complex shape is extremely demanding to machine, but results in a strong, light and beautiful high-performance reel.

The ULA Purist Series represents the lightest end of the ULA range of reels. These Purist reels utilize a click-pawl brake to achieve maximum simplicity and weight savings. This reel is for fly fishers who want to minimize weight and maximize contact with the fish. The P-Series reels are CNC milled from solid aerospace-grade aluminum and titanium in the U.S.

Waterworks-Lamson ULA Purist Fly Reel

All Waterworks-Lamson ULA Purist™ reels feature:

  • Large-arbor design for faster retrieves.  The ratio of arbor diameter to width and depth is optimized, which results in constant drag and less line coil memory

  • Extreme strength and lightness - fully machined from ultra-durable heat-treated 6020 aluminum alloy and Grade 5 titanium. Eliminates the negative forces a heavier reel exerts on a rod, improving casting feel and performance

  • Ceramic Type III anodized, which is 10 times thicker and harder than standard Type II used in competitor's reels.

  • Fewer parts, just 23, are needed to make the ULA relative to most competitor's reels at over 80.  Simplicity in engineering is a better design that reduces weight and increases reliability.

  • Click-and-pawl brake system for simplicity, weight reduction, and feel

  • Phenomenal open frame design and highly ventilated spool makes for the lightest reel on the market

  • Easily converted from right to left hand retrieve



Waterworks-Lamson Reels Technical Details



Waterworks-Lamson large arbor reels maximize the benefits of large arbor design by maximizing the arbor diameter-to-width ratio. The spool is large in circumference and wide, so that line is stored in a shallow layer. The increased circumference provides high retrieve rate and eliminates line coil memory. The wide, shallow line layer means there is little radius change as line is pulled form the reel. This results in constant drag torque during long runs and eliminates the risk of tippets breaking due to drag force gain.


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