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 (patent pending) 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 Chason on 11th Nov 2014
Ended up with two reels, one smaller for my single handed rod and one large for my spey. I got to run a 20 pound chum on the spey for about 10 minutes the other day and I can say that the reel held up like a champ. Easy to adjust, the drag kept wearing out the fish till I got him to hand. Can't wait to have a couple seasons and many more of these fish on these reels. Thank you Allen Fly Fishing for your quick responses and good customer service.
Posted by Happy Customer on 10th Nov 2014
Currently own a Trout II reel that I love. Needed new reel for steelhead fishing on a switch rod because the old reel was junk. You also had a sale on this reel so that's another reason why I made this purchase. After using this new reel, I highly recommend it to others. Had reel submerged in water many times & drag system continued to work without any flaws.
Posted by Dave Cooper on 3rd Nov 2014
Absolutely blown away by the quality and finish of this reel, ( I'm involved in CNC engineering), the drag is easily equal to, if not better than most of the top name reels I possess.
I've only used it on smaller Salt Water species to date, but it will get a severe work out at Christmas (Summer Vacation here) and I've no doubt that this reel will pass with flying colours.
Posted by Chris Holmes on 27th Oct 2014
I've been putting my Alpha III to some saltwater use and it is a fantastic reel. I have the Size 4 paired with 10 wt rod/line. It's handled some bruiser redfish and the drag is very smooth. You certainly can pay much more for a reel-- but why?
This is a great product and I highly recommend it.
Posted by Ben Miklovich on 18th Oct 2014
I used the Alpha III for the first time on the salmon river in Pulaski, NY. and the reel did amazing handling the huge kings and steelhead trout. The drag was so smooth and never locked up. I was more than impressed by its performance and would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for an awesome reel for a great price.
Posted by Bradley Jones on 6th Oct 2014
I've own numerous fly outfits. What got me interested in Allen fly fishing, is the experience you get when you communicating with a representative from the company. 5 stars across the for customer support. Now, to the reel. I purchased the Alpha 3 after reading countless reviews on it. The unveiling of the reel from the box was breath taking. What a fine piece of work and i can't wait to get her in the inner coastals of Texas to chase those tailing fatties of the marsh. My hat goes off to the crew of Allen. Keep up the good work.
Posted by Joel Campis on 29th Sep 2014
My first test of the Alpha III reel was on big Kenai river rainbows and dolly
Vardon.. I had a huge Dolly take me into the backing. The drag performed
perfectly. I am very pleased with this reel. I plan on using it for bonefish
next Spring. Also, Justin went out of the way to get the reel to me in time
for the trip. Great customer service.
Posted by Rob on 4th Aug 2014
Took my new Alpha III on a 5 day trip to Alaska. Caught at least 50 fish a day (King/Chum/Silver/Pink Salmon, Trout, Grayling) and had no issues. Worked beautifully.
Posted by Beau on 2nd Aug 2014
I waited patiently for a month and a half and it was well worth it. It is my first high quality reel (my first reel was a bass pro shop special and I can see a world of difference). I have only caught small brookies on it but can't wait for a battle with a big chrome or coho salmon in August. Very pleased with the design, color and customer service received by many Allen Fly Fishing representatives. Will be back for more.
Posted by Brandon on 2nd Jul 2014
I just did a count and I currently own 5 Alpha III's. I have put these things in both salt and freshwater and they are bulletproof in my opinion. Not one single issue and a super strong drag. And as always, customer service is the BEST I have ever experienced.
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