The Lew's BB1 Reels are low profile, light weight casting reels designed for a vast array of bass fishing applications. The BB1 casting reels, from Lew's Reels, offer one of the best values among bass fishing casting reels available today. The original BB1 reels changed the game when first released some 20 years ago. The innovative design features such as the low profile frame and narrow spool, got the attention of bass fishermen who grew fiercely loyal to the Lew's brand and specifically, the BB1 reels. Now, re-designed and loaded with today's most desirable features, the new BB1 casting reels are ready to once again stake their claim in the bass fishing world. The BB1 Reel is the embodiment of everything Lew's Reels represents: quality, durability and affordability all in one sleek looking package - this reel is bound to join the ranks of weekend anglers favorite reels.
Constructed from a one piece aluminum diecast frame, the BB1 exhibits a realtively light weight coming in at only 7.1oz, yet it remains very rigid delivering more than enough strength for any bass fishing application. This reel incorporates a u-shaped large capacity spool holding 160 yards of 12lb test line - an incredibly high amount for the reel's size. Once put into use, anglers will immediately appreciate the bowed cranking handle outfitted with Lew's custom soft touch contoured paddle handle knobs.
It's definitely one of the most popular features among our customers and one that stands out among the ever-shrinking size of most companies' reel handles. The BB1 series reels all include 10 premium double shielded ball bearings delivering smooth, precise casting. Technically speaking, the reel is very solid boasting 14lbs of drag power and Lew's SmartPlus six pin centrifugal braking system. The SmartPlus braking system is a simple solution to customizing your reel's brake speed; this means you can adjust the reels spool tension and braking force to your personal preference to suit the style of fishing or lure weight you are using. Anglers who regularly skip jigs will love this feature! Ultimately, this braking system results in more control of your casting whether you need distance, precision or just need help avoid backlashes the BB1 Reels will aid in your pursuit.
We offer the Lew's BB1 Speed Spool Casting Reels in five total models: 5.1:1 (RH), 6.4:1 (LH & RH) and 7.1:1 (LH & RH). The three retrieve speed options cover the entire spectrum of bass fishing applications - whether you like cranking, flipping/pitching or just bouncing a jig - the BB1 Reels are an excellent choice for you. For information regarding Lew's Warranty