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Lew's BB1 Speed Spool 5.1:1 Casting Reel BB1

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Lew's BB1 Speed Spool 5.1:1 Casting Reel

SPECIFICATIONS: Retrieve: Right | Gear Ratio: 5.1:1 | Capacity: 12lb/160yd | Bearings: 10 | Weight: 7.1 oz. | MPN: BB1

10 Bearing System • Centrifugal Brake System • Zero-Reverse

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 BB1 and BB1Z baitcast series reels made even better than before with the use of modern technology and materials.


  • One-piece die-cast aluminum frame
  • Machined forged aluminum, double anodized, U-shaped large capacity spool
  • Premium 10-bearing system with double-shielded ball bearings and multi-stop anti-reverse (BB1 and BB1L models)
  • Premium 10-bearing system with double-shielded ball bearings and Zero-Reverse anti-reverse (BB1HZ, BB1SHZ, BB1HZL, BB1SHZL)
  • Positive on/off Smart Plus™ Six Pin centrifugal braking system.
  • Double anodized aluminum spool tension knob with audible click
  • Carbon composite aluminum star drag system with 14-lbs. of drag power
  • Bowed 95MM aluminum cranking handle with Lew's® custom SoftTouch contoured paddle handle knob
  • Oversized titanium line guide positioned further away from the spool to minimize line friction and maximize casting performance
  • Quick release sideplate mechanism provides easy access to centrifugal brake system
  • External lube port
Product Specs

Additional Information

Homepage Headline Retrieve: Right | Gear Ratio: 5.1:1 | Capacity: 12lb/160yd | Bearings: 10 | Weight: 7.1 oz. | MPN: BB1
Manufacturer Lew's
Color Black
Price $159.95
Shop By Fishing Reel
Reel Type Casting
Series BB1
Retrieve Right Hand
Gear Ratio 5.1:1
Ball Bearings 10SS
Reel Weight 7.1 oz.
Capacity 12/160
Max Drag 14
Dexterity Right

Customer Reviews 3 item(s)

No frills great reel
A very very good overall reel. A great crankbait reel. This is my second!
Fast no hassle shipping and a great price. Nice job American Legacy.
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Review by Tim / (Posted on 9/7/2017)
The BB1 is number 1
Best shallow and mid range crankin reel I've ever used. Perfect for flat sides and tight wobble crankbaits from 2-15 feet. The gear is a workhorse and allows the torque when you need it and the profile design makes all day crankin a breeze because it's so light weight. You can't go wrong with this reel
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Review by Brian's B / (Posted on 4/5/2016)
Great Reel at a decent price
If you are looking for a workhorse of a cranking reel......... Look no further than the BB1..... Love what Lew's has done to improve this reel....... Very smooth with tons of power......and the right gear ratio for cranking....Cudos to American Legacy for the way they personaizel your on-line shopping and customer service experience....
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Review by Lunsken / (Posted on 12/3/2012)

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