AirFlo Konic 2.0 Fly Reel
When designing the Konic, Lamson started with one given: to incorporate the same fully sealed conical drag system and stainless steel roller clutch used in our high-end reels. The drag system in Konic uses the same fully machined parts, made of the same materials, and to the same specifications, as the drag used in the $400+ Waterworks reels or any of their other high-end reels. This is the principal benefit of the Konic versus competitive reels.
In order to deliver this expensive drag in a low-priced reel Lamson is die casting the frame and spool. But this is no low-end die casting. This is Pressure Casting with molten ALDC12 aluminum alloy injected at 1,080 kgs pressure to ensure consistent, smooth and strong parts with lower porosity. Once cast, the frame and spool are �skim cut� on CNC machines, a process in which a thin surface layer is cut away to provide a finish comparable to fully-machined reel.
A 100% solid polyurethane coating provides a finish that is very resistant to gouging and abrasion. Contrast this to the weaker electrostatic paints that competitive reels use.
The Konic is a lightweight, true large arbor reel. It’s strong, good looking, well put together.