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 with which some clicker-pawl reels are plagued.
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.