Quite possibly the finest example of a clicker-pawl fly reel on the market today, the IR, Islander Ratchet, has been growing in popularity amongst the trout crowds and the light salt enthusiasts alike. The simple yet smooth clicker-pawl drag has five pre-set drag pressures to help slow down even the most precocious prey. The drag is silky for both the outgoing and incoming click, and doesn't suffer the hand-numbing rattle that some clicker-pawl reels are plagued with.
Using a simple but effective quick-release system, a spool can be replaced in seconds with just a flick of your finger. One of our greatest concerns with a quick-release spool was the notorious endplay that seems to hinder most designs. Islander has all but eliminated the problem with tight tolerances and precision manufacturing.
If you are looking for the best light-tackle fly reel on the market, then take a good look at the Islander IR Fly Reel
You can also purchase optional Large Arbor spools for your IR3 or IR4. This allows you to have all the advantages of a Large Arbor design without having to purchase another reel.
The IR3 and IR4 both have optional large arbor spools which can be purchased separately.
The IR3 and IR4 can be purchased with their Large Arbor counterpart spools in a Combination Package at a combination price.
Clear reels are subject to availability and demand.
|Capacity||WF5F + 120 20#|
We are very proud of the quality and engineering excellence of our entire lineup. Because of our confidence in our products, we give all of our IR reels a Limited Lifetime Warranty to the original purchaser.
Every IR model of fly reel comes with a Dymondwood handle. Dymondwood is a dense, resin-stabilized hardwood that resists swelling and wear, while maintaining the beauty and feel of a natural hardwood.
Quick and easy spool changes with Islander's proven quick release system.
To keep the reel stable during high-speed runs, every spool has a stainless steel counterweight, which balanced the mass of the handle assembly.
Every IR model uses a five position cam to vary the clicker-pawl spring pressure. These position are easily traversed using the adjustment knob.