The HD in this reel stands for "heavy duty" and this version of Guru, unlike the standard Guru, has both a complete cage design (like the Arx) and type II finish in a pewter-tan color. Guru HD is a great affordable Saltwater and/or Spey reel.
Steadfast and stylish, Guru has long set a standard as a rugged, fully USA-machined ultra-reliable reel at a great price. We updated Guru’s spool geometry for enhanced retrieve rates, opened the porting to reduce weight and improve line drying, integrated the counterbalance and introduced a curved cross section arbor for structural stability.
The Lamson Guru fly reel offers performance and aesthetics that are far beyond its affordable price tag. It's a fully machined, large arbor reel that's available at a fantastic price. If you're looking for an inexpensive reel with all the benefits of a large arbor then the Lamson Guru is an excellent choice.
The Lamson Guru fly reel is manufactured with machined 6061 aluminum for a lightweight design. The anodized Type 2 finish completes the attractive appearance of the reel while increasing durability.
The reel features the arm-style frame and open spoke design that's become associated with Lamson's more expensive models. This structure isn't just for show, it increases the overall strength of the reel while reducing weight. With the Lamson Guru fly reel, you really do get top quality performance for a fraction of the price.