Fly Reel - Quick Release, Click-Drag

  • IR3LA front spool view
  • IR3LA back frame view
  • IR3LA side arbour view
  • IR3LA reel with box and pouch
  • IR3LA Black
  • IR3LA Blue
  • IR3LA Clear
  • IR3LA front spool view
  • IR3LA back frame view
  • IR3LA side arbour view
  • IR3LA reel with box and pouch
  • IR3LA Black
  • IR3LA Blue
  • IR3LA Clear

US$ 305.00
Out of stock


  • IR3LA fly reel.
  • Neoprene reel pouch with velcro closure.
  • Maintenance Manual and Warranty card.


View or download the maintenance manual
IR Maintenance Manual (744 KB)

Designed, machined and hand assembled in Canada


Quite possibly the finest example of a click-pawl fly reel on the market today: the IR, Islander Ratchet. The simple yet smooth click-pawl drag has five pre-set drag pressures to help slow down even the most precocious prey. The drag is silky for both the outgoing and incoming click, and doesn't suffer the hand-numbing rattle that some click-pawl reels are plagued with.

The IR is built for precision and versatility. Using a simple but effective quick-release system, a spool can be replaced in seconds with just a flick of your finger. One of the greatest concerns with a quick-release spool is the notorious endplay that seems to hinder most designs. Islander has all but eliminated the problem with tight tolerances and precision manufacturing. In addition, the drag can be adjusted at any moment and is controlled with the adjustment knob on the frame. It adjusts a five position cam to vary the click-pawl spring pressure.


  • Quick-Release System - Quick and easy spool changes with Islander's proven quick release system.
  • Counter Balanced Spool - To keep the reel stable during high-speed runs, every spool has a stainless steel counterweight, to balance the handle assembly.
  • Drag Adjustment - Five adjustment knob settings to vary the click-pawl drag pressure.
  • Right or Left Hand - Easy conversion between right and left hand retrieve without tools.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

For the lifetime of the original purchaser, 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. This warranty will cover bearing wear and replacement for a period of two years.


Model IR3LA
Line Wt. 4-5
Diam. 3.1 in
Width 0.78 in
Weight 4.1 oz
Capacity* WF4F + 60 yds 20#
Construction CNC machined in Canada 6061-T6 solid billet aluminum
Click-Drag Mechanism CNC machined in Canada Delrin® gear with 7075-T6 hardcoat aluminum clickers
Click-Drag Adjustment 5 settings
Spindle CNC machined in Canada 316 bar stock stainless steel
Rotation 2 self lubricating Oilite® bearings
Finish Anodized (All aluminum parts)
Assembly All assembled by hand in Canada.

* Backing capacities are subject to the style of backing used.
Exotic (Gelspun) style backings can increase capacity by a general rule of thumb:
You can increase capacities by 15% using flat or oval backing.
You can increase capacity of 20# by 75% and 30# by 50% using Gelspun etc.