Islander Reels has been manufacturing precision fishing reels since 1990. Islander is a division of J.S. Foster Corporation, a production machine shop located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada that uses modern C.N.C. lathes and machining centers. As a family owned and operated business that employs over 50 people, J.S. Foster has been committed to local manufacturing since it was founded by Joseph Foster over 45 years ago.
Through a close working relationship with J.S. Foster, Islander Reels combines a tradition of quality and integrity with its own ingenuity and commitment to excellence. This ensures precision and quality in every Islander reel. Islander’s staff are directly involved in each phase of production from conceptual design to finishing touches, a process that has been improved at every level through comments and suggestions from pro and amateur anglers alike.