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Rob Brownfield

Anyone heard of Islander Reels of Canada?
« on: August 22, 2008, 11:14:22 AM »
http://www.islander.com/

Been offered one for £180 secondhand, retail at £400+..looks lovely, large arbour, gold, rated for 9/10 lines.

Looking at the website they appear to be very well put together!!
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Jim Eddie

Re: Anyone heard of Islander Reels of Canada?
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2008, 19:27:35 PM »
Nope , never heard of them , look OK but I would not be spending £400 on one.

 :z18

Jim
"Because in a world where most men seem to spend their lives doing what they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion."

Goolager

Re: Anyone heard of Islander Reels of Canada?
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2008, 21:39:09 PM »
Rob,

I haven't heard of the reel but I have heard of Canada.
I thought I'd a load of fishing gear but it looks my armoury is weeny compared to some of you guys.

Iain

Paul Rankine

Re: Anyone heard of Islander Reels of Canada?
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2008, 23:08:13 PM »
Rob,
       Well known big water SWFF reel in the States .  Built like a brick shithouse. Drag for runaway buffaloes .
Total bargain .  Go for it .

Paul.

Sandy Nelson

Re: Anyone heard of Islander Reels of Canada?
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2008, 21:29:30 PM »
Paul says it all :z16

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Rob Brownfield

Re: Anyone heard of Islander Reels of Canada?
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2008, 08:37:32 AM »
Ohhhhhh..so tempted then :) Obviously I am wanting it for BIG pike but wondering if i can justify it!..lol

Thanks for the info!.
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Hamish Young

Re: Anyone heard of Islander Reels of Canada?
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2008, 16:05:40 PM »
More associated with meaningful saltwater fish the Islander reels (well, that's where I've heard of the before) are works of industrial strength, built like brick sh*t houses and almost impossible to destroy they're 'heirloom' reels...... gorgeous but I couldn't justify the new price, but £180 is tempting Rob - go buy it.... man toys :wink Mind you, that's nearly £200 out of your Helios budget  :grin :z7 :wink
“When tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.”

Rob Brownfield

Re: Anyone heard of Islander Reels of Canada?
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2008, 16:46:46 PM »
Hamish,
Things might be moving on that front ;)

Its like everything in this world...I have a perfectly good reel which does more than i will ever ask of it (Mach IV)...but a shiney one comes along and begs to be bought!!

As it is..i have missed my chance of owning one!!!....so i dont have to beat myself up about it!..lol
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Esox by Fly

Re: Anyone heard of Islander Reels of Canada?
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2008, 14:11:58 PM »
Hi,

Ive got one, had it for 7 years now. I've had about 30 sailfish on it up to 200lbs and not a problem in sight. £180 is good value. Tight Lines.

 





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