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The number one selling Islander of all time, the Islander MR3 is a time-tested tool for targeting trophy tyee. The large arbor, cork drag, interchangeable right or left hand retrieve, scalloped drag knob and timeless design combine to form a reel that will catch fish for generations.

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Silky Smooth Cork Drag

Over the last couple decades, the Islander MR3’s cork drag has 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 MR3’s spool features a large arbor which increases your retrieval rate so that when that torpedo makes a run at the boat you’ve got the pick up to stay on it. The design also eliminates the need for backing while still providing you with enough capacity for the longest of runs.

Interchangeable Retrieve

For all the lefties out there who are sick of fishing ‘backwards’ the MR3 is your reel. With a simple procedure, you can reel your reel your way.


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

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


Diam.4.6 in
Spool Width0.9 in
Weight12.8 oz
Capacity*350 yds of 30# monofilament, no backing required
ConstructionCNC machined in Canada 6061-T6 solid billet aluminum
Clutch SystemCNC machined in Canada 7075-T6 hardcoat anodized aluminum clutch with cork drag surface
SpindleCNC machined in Canada 316 bar stock stainless steel
Rotation3 Sealed / double shielded 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.