Blackout Edition Islander TR-3 Mooching Reel (Limited Time)


Sale price$1,149.99


With a fully sealed disk drag, corrosion-free ceramic bearings, ported paddle handles, and matte finish, the Islander TR3 sets the standard in salmon trolling excellence.

Multi-layer Disk Drag

The heart of the Islander TR3 is its drag system made from an ultra-high performance drag material known for its low coefficient of friction, durability and consistent performance across wide temperature ranges.

Disks are laser cut then sandwiched between alternating layers of stainless steel. The result is silky smooth performance, zero start-up inertia and more than enough power to stop the hardest fighting chinook. Simply put: it is the finest performing drag system on the market today.

Fully Sealed Drag System

The TR3 uses four O-rings to create an impenetrable barrier, preventing contaminants or corrosion from affecting drag performance. The sealed nature also means that the drag requires virtually no ongoing maintenance to continue performing at its best. Finally, the drag’s minimum setting provides enough resistance to eliminate backlash while lowering gear on the downrigger.

Fully Ceramic Bearings

Forgot to clean your reel after a weekend on the water? You no longer need to worry. By using 100 percent ceramic bearings, the TR3 eliminates any possibility of corrosion ensuring that when you do remember to give your bearings a quick tune up they’ll be as good as new.

Ported Paddle Handles

Single action fishing is defined by your direct connection to the fish. Our ported paddle handles bring that connection to a new level. By porting out the centre of each handle, your grip is much more secure, especially when fishing in wet or frigid conditions.

Interchangeable Retrieve

For all the lefties out there who are sick of fishing ‘backwards’ the TR3 has you covered. With a simple procedure, you can reel your reel your way.

Fully-sealed disk drag – All-new stacked disk drag takes performance to a new level

Fully ceramic bearings – Corrosion proof ceramics for increased durability

Ported paddle handles – Hollowed out handle cavity for superior grip

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.

Lifetime Warranty – The TR3 is built to withstand the test of time so we stand behind it for its lifetime

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

Unlimited No Questions Asked Warranty

Recreational Users

We will repair or replace your TR3 in the event it becomes damaged or defective. If we cannot repair your reel, we will replace it with a reel of equal or similar value.

  • Unlimited lifetime warranty
  • Fully transferable
  • No receipt needed

Note: Loss, theft, deliberate damage, or cosmetic damage that does not hinder the performance of the reel are not covered.

Commercial Users (e.g. charter boats, guides, and lodges)

After a period of two years from the date of purchase, should you return your reel for service, a nominal processing and handling fee and the cost of parts will be charged.

A Note on Maintenance

While you can rely on Islanders to deliver lifelong performance, following the maintenance instructions included with your reel will keep your reel performing at its best and minimize the need and hassle of sending your reel in for service.

Diam. 4.6 in
Spool Width 0.9 in
Weight 17.6 oz
Capacity* 350 yds of 30# monofilament, no backing required
Body 6061-T6 solid billet aluminum
Spindle 316 bar stock stainless steel
Rotation Ceramic ball bearings and self-lubricating synthetic bushing
Finish Anodized (All aluminum parts)
Made in Canada Designed, machined and hand assembled on Vancouver Island.

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