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 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.
Posted by Dustin Jones on 2nd Jun 2014
This reel has not just met, but crushed my expectations!! A must try!
Posted by Ken on 26th May 2014
I have been eyeing this reel for a while and finally made a purchase and I wish I had done so sooner to fish or the salmon during Salmon season in Pulaski, NY. Instead I purchased it during the the spring time where I was fortunate to test it with spring steelhead.
I am amazed with the drag system. I hooked into numerous steelhead in Ellisburg. Set the drag where I wanted it and that was it. Just awesome! Can't complain. You will be satisfied. My biggest steelhead was 32". At least that was one of the many that I actually measured.
Posted by Chris on 26th May 2014
Like all of the other reviewers I find this reel to be excellent - both value of money and fantastic build quality. Well done and I can't wait for the sea run browns to give it the test it deserves
Posted by Juan mario on 23rd May 2014
I have Orvis, Redigton,Nautilus ,& Tibor... This reel are amazing ,nice design,size,and color....weight, and the brake is real!
I recommend !! The best......for the perfect price!,,
Posted by Andy on 13th May 2014
I recently purchased the Alpha III and paired it with 8wt WFF saltwater line on an 8wt Compass Rod. I used it this past weekend for stripers on the eastern shore. It performed great. I caught seven chunking some pretty hefty streamers, often in the wind with no problems. The drag worked great. Allen has impressed me thus far and customer service is excellent as well.
Posted by Kenneth Justo on 9th May 2014
I was looking for a reel that could handle salmon and steelhead in Pulaski, NY without spending a lot or as much as the stores sell fly reels for. When I stumbled on this website, I contacted them via email. Immediately received a response back and made a purchase for the Alpha III, model 4. Bought it on a Thursday and came in on Saturday.
Today this reel performed amazing. The drag system is great and like non-other. Caught some 25-27 inch steelhead and even landed a 31 incher. I set the drag and didn't have to touch it. You will like this reel!
Great appearance! Excellent quality! Will definitely be making another purchase for when I fish for stripers and whatever else!
Posted by Pat Higgins on 5th May 2014
Just love this reel, smooth and light. A great fit for any 8 weight
Posted by Ben on 2nd May 2014
I ordered the limited edition orange alpha after much lamenting over many different reels for my new 10 wt musky setup, and I couldn't be happier with my decision. Between my Lamson, and couple of Orivs reels (all of which I love btw) I think this alpha is the best looking and probably the most durable of the bunch. The orange should just be a standard color, it looks like a super nice copper color and goes well with the earthy tones of the cork handle.
I gave the reel a 4 star because it is a touch heavy, but at the same time it is really reassuring to me that the whole reel is metal and super durable. One of my favorite features is the screw on and off hub for spool replacement - really easy to use and also feels like it is going to last for the long haul. I will definitely be back for more!
Posted by Ben on 22nd Apr 2014
Haven't fished it yet, but just finished building my 7 wt streamer rod and will test it out shortly. I expect it will fish as nice as it looks and feels, which is excellent. I have an older model Trout II reel that I also love and the build quality and fit+finish of these newer models is a dramatic improvement over an already awesome product. I don't know why anyone would ever fish with another reel.
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