Originally Posted by TCS
Tom thats 'oldschool'., I fished tournys in highschool skipped college due to going to chico state and no fishing team and am now fishing at 28. Never heard of Lew's. I think they dropped of the map for a while.
Shimano and Daiwa paid royalties to Childre for his patent on the low profile reel design until 1990. Then the design became public domain and all the casting reel mfr's offered the design. My guess is someone bought the name "Lew's Speed Spool" and is marketing a new reel with todays technology.
Good luck with your tournament bass fishing, it wouldn't hurt you to become a tackle tester.