Saracione Islamorada Fly Reel
*** These Reels are on Pre-Sale and won't be available until October 2012. Supplies will be limited and orders will be subject to availablity. Please contact us with any questions.***
The Islamorada fly reel by Saracione Manufacturing Co. is designed for the extreme; Big Bonefish, Big Permit, Big Tarpon and Giant Trevally. Each reel features a large multi-disc carbon fiber drag system, treated with fresh and saltwater impervious grease for smooth action wet or dry. The drag system is controlled during the play of a fish with a repeatable lever action control arm. The drag control is enhanced by an engraved position indicator around the circumference of the reel frame. Drag settings are strong and positive in position, and repeatable time after time during adjustment. Further drag refinement is controlled by a preset “Range Set” knob that controls the lever drag range. This knob allows you to preset the entire drag range of the lever for the precise drag settings for tippet strength prior to fighting a fish. By setting your preferred drag load setting with the lever in the (1/2) drag position the reel allows you to increase and decrease drag load during the fight; resetting each drag position and load precisely without question.
The reel features a large arbor spool with a large easy palming rim for added control, and a large counterbalanced handle knob. Each reel is labeled in the target line class specification as a designated model; #8, #10 and #12. Line specifications are listed in 20lb micron for the #8 and 30 lb micron for the #10 and #12 models. All components are made from aircraft quality 6061-T6 Aluminum Alloy are anodized with a beautiful corrosion resistant finish while all other components are polished stainless steel with a black Delrin handle knob for absolute durability.
The drag system incorporates 3 floating carbon fiber discs running against heavily anodized aluminum drag washers. This gives us 6 times the swept drag surface of any single (glued) cork or fiber disc drag system. Carbon fiber material far exceeds the capabilities of cork drags most often used in saltwater reels. The carbon fiber works dry, wet with water or wet with oil or grease. By using the correct lubricant we have made a wet drag system that is impervious to slipping and sticking when the drag gets wet. All of the moving components are lubricated with one common lubricant which is fresh and saltwater impervious. This means that the drag can get wet, and also when it is baking in the hot tropical sun melting lubricants that migrate into the drag discs do not adversely affect the drag settings. We designed the reel with an open, wet drag so that we could run the carbon fiber drag washers against the wet cooling features of a spinning spool. A sealed drag traps heat, and does not dissipate heat well. Heat caused by friction will cause drag failure at the most inopportune time; when we have that fish of a life time on.
Every design feature of the Islamorada has been focused
on one single minded idea; Fighting large fast game fish.
Just compare the bearings of those found in our
competitor’s reels with the bearings in our reel. The
bearing on the right is a typical bearing found in several
of our competitors reels. The bearing on the left with the blue
rubber seal is ours. Our bearing selection is for a large
stainless steel, deep groove race, sealed ball bearing,
designed to take heavy radial and axial loads.
All components are precision machined in our shop in Sandy, Oregon. Nothing that we make is purchased or made by outside sources or made overseas. Drag washers are hand lapped to make the working surfaces perfectly flat providing ultra smooth drag performance. The multi-disc drag system provides tremendous strength and incredibly smooth performance from the first initial pull without any start-up torque to the longest sustained run. No other drag on the market compares to the performance of our Islamorada reels.
The Islamorada is available in a polished gold anodized finish and all black or all silver finishes.
Additionally we can mix and match a black spool with gold frame, or black spool with silver frame to meet
your personal color taste. Each reel features a two-tone clicker system for incoming and outing sound. All
reels are serial numbered and carry our life time warranty, and are convertible for LHW or RHW reeling.