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An evolved version of our original mooching reel, the Islander MR2-LA boasts a large arbor for rapid line pick up, a sculpted drag knob and a free spool lever for jiggers and riggers who like to get their line down quickly.

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Free Spool Lever

The Islander MR2-LA’s frame side free spool lever allows you to disengage the drag system to quickly drop your gear to the desired depth without the need to adjust your drag. Anglers who are particular about their drag settings appreciate the simplicity as it lets them set their drag once and forget about it.

Silky Smooth Cork Drag

Over the last couple decades, Islander’s cork drags have probably caught more salmon than any other system off the coast of British Columbia…And for good reason. The properties of our drag ensure that when even the biggest chinook goes for a run, you have enough stopping power to slow it down and enough smoothness to apply consistent fish fighting pressure.

Large Arbor For Quick Retrieve

The MR2LA’s spool features a large arbor which increases your retrieval rate so that when that silver torpedo makes a run at the boat you’ve got the pick up to stay on him. The design also eliminates the need for backing while still providing you with enough capacity for the longest of runs.

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.


Free Spool Lever – Get your line to depth with the flick of a lever.

Cork Drag – The silky smooth drag that has made Islanders famous across the salmon fishing world

Large Arbor Spool Design – Provides quick line pick up and eliminates the need for backing

Right Hand Retrieve – The free spool feature necessitates a single-handed retrieve design

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

Diam.4.25 in
Spool Width1.0 in
Weight16.5 oz
Capacity*340 yds of 30# monofilament, no backing required
ConstructionCNC machined in Canada 6061-T6 solid billet aluminum
Clutch SystemCNC machined in Canada brass clutch with cork drag surface
SpindleCNC machined in Canada 316 bar stock stainless steel
Rotation3 Sealed / double sheilded stainless steel ball bearings
FinishAnodized (All aluminum parts)
AssemblyAll assembled by hand in Canada.

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


Limited Two Year Warranty

Islander offers a limited 2 year warranty against manufacturer defects. For a period of two years after the date of purchase, Islander Reels warrants this reel against any failure due to defects in materials and workmanship. This warranty is valid only if the reel has been cleaned and maintained according to the Maintenance Instructions. This warranty applies to the original purchaser only. This warranty does not cover normal wear, misuse, or loss. Nor does this warranty cover damage due to: improper use or improper assembly, improper/inadequate cleaning or improper/inadequate maintenance.

Cautionary Note: It is recommended that mono-filament line be removed from the line cavity of the spool every once in a while to relax the line and remove pressure from the spool walls.