Fish roughly once a month and virtually no water goes into the bearing section of my reels. After a day of fishing I take apart the reels and let them sit in my room to dry. Couple days ago I go to open the bearing section of my reel and I see rust all over the metal parts? Have you Litespeed owners out there experience this and has Lamson given you a hard time asking for a replacement or repair?

Why doesn't Lamson make the housing to the bearings resistant to water,etc. instead of just a plain steel material.

Now I have to ship it off to Lamson to get it fixed, hopefully it won't take over a month since this is the only 8wt reel I have, I might be forced to buy a backup.

Matthew 4:19