Mooching Reel — Large Arbor, Disk Drag

  • MR3 front spool view
  • MR3 back frame view
  • MR3 side arbor view
  • MR3 reel with box and pouch
  • MR3 Black
  • MR3 Blue
  • MR3 Clear
  • MR3 front spool view
  • MR3 back frame view
  • MR3 side arbor view
  • MR3 reel with box and pouch
  • MR3 Black
  • MR3 Blue
  • MR3 Clear

US$ 595.00


  • MR3 mooching reel.
  • Neoprene reel pouch with velcro closure.
  • Maintenace Manual and Warranty card.


View or download the maintenance manual
MR3 Maintenance Manual (535 KB)

Designed, machined and hand assembled in Canada


The MR3 incorporates a large arbor spool for quicker line pickup; this also eliminates the need for backing as filler. Inside the reel, the spool runs on three large, fully sealed, stainless steel ball bearings. The drag is supplied by a large 3-inch clutch, which uses a double pawl system for positive clutch lock up. The drag is adjusted from the spool side, hence the nickname "Knuckle-buster", which happens if the angler is not quick enough moving their hand when the fish makes a run for freedom.


  • Delrin® Handles - Two contoured Delrin® handles. Delrin® is a light and durable engineering plastic.
  • Sculpted Dragknob - Easily accessible and buttery smooth for infinite adjustments.
  • Right Or Left Hand - Easily converted to either left or right-hand retrieve.

Limited 2 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.


Model MR3
Diam. 4.6 in
Spool Width 0.9 in
Weight 12.8 oz
Capacity* 350 yds of 30# monofilament, no backing required
Construction CNC machined in Canada 6061-T6 solid billet aluminum
Clutch System CNC machined in Canada 7075-T6 hardcoat anodized aluminum clutch with cork drag surface
Spindle CNC machined in Canada 316 bar stock stainless steel
Rotation 3 Sealed / 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 line used.