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Islander Steelheader IS Centerpin Float Reels

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$424.99

Islander Steelheader IS Centerpin Float Reels are some of the best centerpin float reels on the market. Super smooth is the only way to describe these reels. Just grab the handle and spin the spool. The spool spins effortlessly, which is the result of precision CNC machining, bearings and balance.

Select from the models below
Black
Black
Diameter
4.5 in.
Width
0.77 in.
Reel Weight
8.5 oz.
Bearings
2 ABEC + 3 SSBB
Line Capacity (lbs./yds.)
20/300
Clear/Silver
Clear/Silver
Diameter
4.5 in.
Width
0.77 in.
Reel Weight
8.5 oz.
Bearings
2 ABEC + 3 SSBB
Line Capacity (lbs./yds.)
20/300
Gold
Gold
Diameter
4.5 in.
Width
0.77 in.
Reel Weight
8.5 oz.
Bearings
2 ABEC + 3 SSBB
Line Capacity (lbs./yds.)
20/300
Slate Grey
Slate Grey
Diameter
4.5 in.
Width
0.77 in.
Reel Weight
8.5 oz.
Bearings
2 ABEC + 3 SSBB
Line Capacity (lbs./yds.)
20/300
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Islander Steelheader IS Centerpin Float Reels are some of the best centerpin float reels on the market. Super smooth is the only way to describe these reels. Just grab the handle and spin the spool. The spool spins effortlessly, which is the result of precision CNC machining, bearings and balance. The refined design, with only twenty five parts and perfect machining, make up these reels. A simple clicker drag is only meant to help prevent line over run, other than that, the highly polished palming rim will supply all the drag you will ever need. The clicker drag can be engaged and disengaged using a frame side button.

Like all Islanders, Steelheader reels are built to take abuse. A thick aluminum frame and spool with a large stainless steel spindle give the Steelheader a very solid reputation. While taking on a 35-pound chinook is not its intended use, you can. Also, there is no need to convert from the left-handed to right-handed retrieve because of its ambidextrous design.

  • Anodized aerospace-grade aluminum, Delrin and stainless steel construction
  • Free-Spool Mode
  • Black Delrin handles
  • Two-year manufacturer's warranty

Please note: These reels come with black Delrin handles, not wooden handles as shown in the images.

4.8
(12 Reviews)
of customers would recommend this product.100%
Pros
Durable (10)
Reliable (7)
Smooth Reeling (6)
Easy Casting (3)
Smooth Drag System (2)
Best Uses
River Fishing (8)
Steelhead (3)
Shore Casting (2)
Steelhead fishing (2)
Float fishing (2)

Customer Reviews
El_dolor
Great Reel   (from prior model)
Pros: Durable, smooth
Cons:
Best Uses:
Comments: Can't sya enough of the IS. You get what you pay for. Is this a pricey reel..? yes. Is this the most expensive reel out there..? no. This reel is very durable and my go to in bad weather. Only knock is it's stock ABEC 3 bearings which is easy to upgrade.
VOJE
Great Center Pin   (from prior model)
Pros: Generally, everything you would expect a centr pin to be.
Cons: IMO none
Best Uses: Steelhead, but could be used for all sorts of species.
Comments: After much research and comparison, I decided to go head with IS. The quality and price makes this the best all around reel. Very smooth and excellent start. I purchased a clear/silver because I think it will wear the best. It is a nice fit for my 13' Loomis GLX. Can't go wrong with this baby!
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52mclark
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Pros: Smooth Reeling, Easy to maintain, Durable, Reliable, Easy Casting
Best Uses: Salmon, River Fishing, Steelhead
Comments: bought mine used from a friend who took great care of it. i upgraded from a okuma aventa. best money i spent on a fishing reel.
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Mogilan
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Pros: Smooth Reeling, Line Doesn't Tangle
Cons: Difficult To Cast
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: Good product, but need some training to use it.
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Simply the Best!   (from prior model)
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Best ever (from prior model)
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Is this Islander feel made in the USA?
March 26, 2017
ABRANGER
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These are made in Canada.
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