Good I'll have to get a 16 footer as well then. I have some lighter reels, Bauer M5 & M7 and Hardy Ultradisk LA 10/11 and so on. I bought the Islander 4.8 for the drag and the border, Canadian customs is a pain in the butt! They try to slap duty on the insured value of the reel despite the fact that it's warranty work at no charge that is declared. Takes alot of faxing, and phone calls to wrench your money out of them, took me 5 months the last time.
Still no reply from Moose, got any influence? Probably doesn't matter, customs will probably delay it at the border for a couple weeks. I wanted to use it in two weeks, I don't think that's going to happen, I can dream.....