The LX large arbor is so light and has aesthetic appeal, both visual and tactile from the gently contoured palming rim to the high polished stainless steel draw-bar and counterweight. Features proven Teflon and graphite impregnated cork drag disc, heavily ported spool and frame, large hardcoat anodized aluminum clutch, counter-balanced spool, drag adjustment and Dymondwood handles that resist swelling and wear. Easily converts from right to left hand retrieve.
Large Arbor, Disk Drag
The LX is arguably the finest reel that Islander has ever developed. Every aspect of the LX has been refined until there is little room for improvement.
The level of engineering skill in the design and manufacture of the LX becomes apparent the moment you pick one up. It's so light! The largest LX tips the scales a shade under 10 ounces. Aesthetic appeal, both visual and tactile from the gently contoured palming rim to its highly polished stainless steel drawbar and counterweight. Super-smooth "stop-a-truck" drag is provided by Islander's proven Teflon and graphite-impregnated cork drag disc. By turning the silky smooth frame-side adjustment knob, you can modify the drag to a setting that most suits your style.
Spool and Drag
Every LX fly reel is designed with a large arbor spool to enhance retrieval speed and reduce the need for backing. The spool and frame are heavily ported to reduce weight without compromising structural integrity. The LX Series also has a large hardcoat anodized aluminum clutch with graphite impregnated cork drag surface for buttery smooth action and enough stopping power to straighten a hook.
Dymondwood® is a dense, resin-stabilized hardwood that resists swelling and wear, while maintaining the beauty and feel of a natural hardwood.
To keep the reel stable during high-speed runs, every LX spool is both externally and internally counterweighted, which balances the mass of the handle assembly and the clicker assembly.
The frame-side drag adjustment knob is buttery smooth and infinitely adjustable.
Right or Left Hand
Easy conversion between right and left hand retrieve without tools.