Reel Review: Lews Hypermag Spinning Reel

Lews Hypermag Spinning Reel

Expanding its proven HyperMag family of reels, Lew’s recently debuted its HyperMag Speed Spin — a performance-driven reel made with the extreme demands of competitive fishing in mind. This reel has a lightweight magnesium body and a strong magnesium skeletal rotor with aluminum bail wire, this reel contains a proprietary forged main gear and a premium 11 stainless steel bearing system. The 200 and 300-size HyperMag Speed Spin reels weigh in at 7.2 and 7.6 ounces, respectively, making this one of the lightest high-performance spinning reels available.

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The 200-size Lews HyperMag Spinning Reel gathers 32 inches per turn, while the 300 takes up 34 inches. Both models have a 6.2:1 gear ratio and feature a lightweight anodized knurled aluminum spool, smooth sealed carbon multi-disc drag system, machined aluminum handle with Winn Dri-Tac knob, and Lew’s proprietary Speed Lube for smooth, uninterrupted performance in a broad range of weather conditions.


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Lews HyperMag Spinning Reel

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Don’t let the “fairy wand” or “sissy stick” sneers fool you; spinning tackle has not only a place but a definite purpose in the serious angler’s arsenal. Sure, there are times when tempting lethargic fish yields a lackluster fight, but ask those who’ve locked horns with bruiser smallies during the peak of their feeding if it’s anything but a slugfest. Such battles call for a sturdy reel that won’t back down from the kickers or any bass species. It looks like Lew’s created a tool fit for the task.

Key to the development of the HyperMag Speed Spin is one of the newest members of the Lew’s Pro Team, Mark Zona. “I fish a lot of places that torture my spinning reels. The new HyperMag has stood up in a BIG way,” the Michigan native said. “The HyperMag Speed Spin drag system has been rock solid, and frankly the feature that is hardest to accomplish in a spinning reel, is an exceptional drag system. Team Lew’s nailed it with the HyperMag.” The smooth sealed carbon multi-disc drag system delivers consistently strong and smooth fish fighting.

The HyperMag Speed Spin is available in two models. With both the 200 Series (HMS200) and the 300 Series (HMS300) on the deck of the boat, anglers will be prepared for all applications.

HyperMag fans have come to expect only the best in reel performance: dependability. strength. The finest components are engineered at the lightest weight. The Lews HyperMag Spinning Reel delivers.


  • 11 Bearing System with stainless steel double-shielded ball bearings
  • Zero Reverse® one-way clutch bearing
  • Magnesium frame
  • Magnesium sideplate
  • Double anodized braid ready aluminum spool
  • Magnesium skeletal rotor
  • Carbon fiber drag system
  • Proprietary forged main gear
  • Screw-in machined aluminum handle with Winn® Dri-Tac JDM knob
  • Speed Lube® for exceptional smoothness and performance in all weather conditions
  • Right or Left hand retrieve

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