Smooth is the only way to describe the Islander Steelheader Centrepin float reel. Just grab the handle and spin the spool; you'd swear it was powered by batteries. No batteries, just precision machining, bearings and balance.
With the bearings upgraded to ABEC 7, this is a top performing classic style centerpin reel!
The Islander Steelheader, with its mirror like centre-pin screw to its flawless finish, performs as well as it looks.
The IS is certainly designed with elegance and functionality in mind. The spool has a large arbour for quick retrieval and a large, smooth palming rim allowing for everything down to the lightest touch of drag. Precision machining and perfect balance allow the spool to spin effortlessly, but the simple click drag system can be engaged with the free-spool button on the frame to keep line under control.
- Bearings - The Steelheader normally runs on 2 ABEC 3 shielded stainless steel ball bearings, this version has been upgraded to the new ABEC 7 bearings!
- Free-spool Button - This allows the user to completely disengage the reel clicker. The button affords free-spool operation for casting and a slight drag, when engaged, for those who use this feature. The clicker also prevents line from spooling off while travelling from one fishing location to the next.
- Limited 2 Year Warranty
- Made in Canada!
- Model: IS
- Diameter: 4.5"
- Handles not as shown -- includes plastic handles
- Width: 1.0"
- Weight: 8.5 oz.
- Capacity: 350 yds of 20# monofilament*
*Capacities are subject to the style of line used