Islander Fly Reels: LX Fly Reel
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The LX is arguably the finest reel that we have 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.
Next you will notice the aesthetic appeal, both visual and tactile. From the gently contoured palming rim to its highly polished stainless steel drawbar and counterweight. Not only does it do its job exceedingly well; it looks good doing it! The 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.
Every LX fly reel is designed with a large arbor spool to enhance retreval 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® Handle - Every LX model of fly reel comes with a Dymondwood® handle. Dymondwood® is a dense, resin-stabilized hardwood that resists swelling and wear, while maintaining the beauty and feel of a natural hardwood. Counter Ballanced Spool - 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.
Drag Adjustment - 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.
Cautionary Note: Islander does not recommend the use of monofilament on fly fishing reels. Use of monofilament on fly reels may result in spool warping (deforming) and may void any warranty.