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Islander Reels


Islander Steelheader Centerpin Float Reel

Effortless cast, the perfect drift, bobber down. It’s what a centerpin float reel should offer and what the Islander Steelheader delivers—again and again and again. By machining to exacting tolerances, the IS centerpin reel is incredibly smooth and has virtually no start up inertia.

High Performance Bearings

The bearing world is a lot like the automotive world. You could walk into a dealership and ask for a vehicle with 350 horse power and walk out with a sports car or a pick up—your criteria would be met either way, but your need might not be. Float reel bearings are no different. ABEC rating is important but the reason Islanders spin effortlessly is that we select only the finest quality bearings across all relevant categories like shield design, ball grade, lubrication, and material selection.

Large Arbor

When that chrome missile decides to shoot down river directly at you, you’ll appreciate the Steelheader’s large arbor spool which gives you the pickup you need to keep up.

Interchangeable Retrieve

Right or left handed… It doesn’t matter. As a non-directional float reel, just spool it up the right way and you’re off to the river.

Custom Laser Engraving

Perfect for retirement gifts, birthdays, anniversaries, corporate events or just a personalized look, this add on ensures your reel will stand out. Leave a note during checkout or give us a call and we’ll provide you with more information.

The laser engraving process permanently etches the anodized finish without fully penetrating the coating to ensure the finish’s anti-corrosive properties are maintained. The process produces a white finish—we cannot engrave in colour.

Handle Options

Lava Evergreen Beachfire Lime Cocobolo Ironwood Walnut Delrin


High Performance Bearings – Application specific bearings available in ABEC 3 ratings.

Large Arbor Spool – For quick line pickup with ample capacity.

Changeable retrieval direction – Good for right or left handed anglers

Machined Out of Aerospace Grade Aluminum – Every Islander reel starts as a solid puck of aluminum before CNC machines turn it into a finished product.

Hand-Polished Mirror Finish – We spare no detail in crafting the finest reels which is why each reel is buffed by hand to eliminate machine lines and other imperfections.

Two Year Warranty – Against any failure due to defects in materials or workmanship (see warranty section for full details)

Made in Canada – Proudly designed, machined, built and tested on Vancouver Island

Model IS
Diam. 4.5 in
Width 1.0 in
Weight 8.5 oz
Capacity* 350 yds of 20# monofilament
Construction CNC machined in Canada 6061-T6 solid billet aluminum
Clicker System Delrin clicker with Delrin gear
Spindle CNC machined in Canada 316 bar stock stainless steel
Rotation 2 Double sheilded stainless steel ball bearings
Finish Anodized (All aluminum parts)
Assembly All assembled by hand in Canada.

* Capacities are subject to the style of the line used.