** Alpha III size 3 reels available for pre-order** Expected ship time: 10 business days.
The Alpha III looks similar to its predecessor, the Alpha II, but that's where the similarities stop. Completely redesigned for 2013; the Alpha III was built on the success of the Alpha II, maintaining its spot as our go-to rugged big game reel!
The Alpha III is fully machined from only the highest quality aluminum barstock, with vastly improved tolerances over the Alpha II. Our improved anodization leaves the reel with an attractive scratch and corrosion resistant finish. The dependable, proprietary, bearing-less disc drag system has been enclosed to be protected from damaging sediment and debris.
The Alpha III is an ideal reel for both fresh and saltwater applications, on both traditional single hand rods and two-handers! Includes protective neoprene pouch.
We will load your reel with backing and line for free! When you select backing and a line on the menus above, you will be charged a discounted price for both backing and line with no charge for putting it on the reel! Be sure to pick which direction you need the retrieve so that we load it up correctly for you!
|Model||Diameter||Weight||Spool Depth||Spool Width||Reel Capacity||Size Suggestions||Price|
||2.05"||1.00"||8wt WFF + 200yd 30lb backing||7wt to 9wt WFF
350gr to 500gr Shooting Heads
||2.24"||1.20"||10wt WFF + 250yd 30lb backing||9wt to 12wt WFF
500 to 700gr Shooting Heads
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Posted by Joe Ciavaglia on 21st Oct 2013
This got to be one of the finest reels around. This is a top quality reel that you will pay 2 to 3x more for another brand. I will be purchasing more Allen Reels in the near future.
Posted by Samuel Stone on 21st Oct 2013
I'm going to say this now: I'm a total cheap kind of guy. I love to grab the latest sales on anything especially fly fishing gear! I've never obtained a reel for more than $100 or a rod for more than $120 and these are all lifetime warranty top of the line rods and reels! I caved and purchased both the Allen Alpha III reel in aquamarine as well as a discontinued Redington CPX 11'3" 7wt switch rod. I was a bit nervous spending so much money on a fly outfit especially on a reel that was a lot more than what I am used to paying. When I received the reel in the mail, I was blown away. I'm so blown away that I want to sell every single other reel I own to have all my other reels be Allen because they have that great of a feel, finish, drag, and build. They're built tough! What really blew me away was the drag. So...smooth....Unbelievably smooth....I can actually tell if it is too tight or too light instead of kind of guessing with my other reels! Each click actually MATTERS! If you are wary about buying a reel for more than you're used to like I was or are on the fence on what to buy from Allen, get the Alpha III reel. You will NOT be disappointed!
Posted by Ron on 21st Oct 2013
Purchased this reel and spare spool. Awesome buy, very satisfied with the Allen III reel and Allen Fly Fishing company
Posted by Dave on 29th Jul 2013
This reel is legit! I've just received it in the mail just this past Saturday. The second I saw it out of the box the color was incredible! The blue with the accent of the red looks amazing, great design work Allen.
The drag is very smooth and can't wait to break it in this weekend on the Kenai River / Russian River in Cooper Landing, Alaska for Red salmon! :)
Thanks Allen fly fishing, definitely be back!
Posted by Unknown on 16th Jul 2013
I bought the #4 Alpha III and really like the sturdy construction along with the wild colors. The drag appears to be smooth as silk, but needs to be tested against a 20lb striper before calling it good. For the price, I am a happy customer.
Posted by Tommy on 2nd Jul 2013
I recently ordered the alpha III to pair with a 10' 7wt Allen Xa rod. Aesthetically, the reel is awesome. The blue and red finish is just incredible. The drag is so smooth, and was ready to go right out of the box. Thanks Allen Fly Fishing, will be back for more soon!
Posted by Matt O. on 25th Jun 2013
I had the Alpha II and it had an issue and the guys at Allen replaced it with the Alpha III. I was very happy with the reel and it has worked well on both bass and various saltwater species. I have bought a few extra spools for it as well and will probably buy another reel as well. Love Allen products!
Posted by Leif on 10th Jun 2013
I love this reel. I got the size 3 and paired it up with a 10ft 7wt Xa rod. The drag is excellent. With just a click of the knob, you can fine tune to whatever resistance you want. My only gripe is how the spool connects to the frame. Rather than a simple button or switch to pop off the spool, you need to unscrew a threaded cap - which seems to work fine for the most part, but I had my spool fall off on me once into the river, luckily I was not in very deep or very fast water otherwise this could have been a huge problem. I usually check to make sure it's on tight, but it must have loosened up? I'm not really sure. Just make sure it's screwed on tight. I have not had that issue since.
On another note, I had them spool this reel with their ATS line which has been great so far. It is very limp (which is very nice for casting) and has not had any bad memory. I also always strip my line off the reel into a pile on the floor after a day of fishing.
Posted by Brandon B. on 19th Apr 2013
I received this new reel and was amazed at the flawless machining and deep, rich anodizing! I was so impressed with the reel that a week later i ordered another...followed by a Trout II reel. This brings my total to 6 Allen reels:)
Posted by Unknown on 16th Apr 2013
I received the Alpha III (Blue and red) last week. The look is great on my 8wt rod. I caught and release a 35 inches black salmon on the Miramichi river with no problem
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