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 John on 8th Apr 2015
We have purchased several of these reels for our Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Program. I was looking for reels that were affordable and bulletproof...these fit the bill perfectly. I couldn't be more pleased with the way these reels perform and stand up to the abuse given to them by the saltwater and by our participants. Not to mention, the drag is really good and they are a great looking reel. If you want an awesome looking, bulletproof, workhorse reel for a great price...look no further.
Posted by Tom Skippen on 15th Mar 2015
So far this is a great reel drag is smooth, drag control knob stay west you put it, looks & feels great. I've not had a chance to fish with this reel yet but I'm looking forward to it.
Posted by Bobby Helms on 6th Mar 2015
The drag system on the Alpha III is one of the best I've ever used. Steelhead in Great Lakes Tributaries, Pike in the Adirondack Mountains, and hundreds of Chum and Silver Salmon in the rivers of Western Alaska and I've yet to have a single issue with my Alpha III. The size 4 is the perfect match to my 7wt Spey rod, the balance of that set up is perfect!
Posted by Dan P. on 6th Feb 2015
Its been a couple years since I purchased my Alpha (with a military discount). During that time I learned to spey cast on Oregon's Clackamas River. It certainly felt as though I had swung 1000 tube flies before my Alpha began to spin. And spin it did. I had been told not to set the hook right away so I adjusted just enough tension to keep the line just tight enough as I watched my backing rip round on the reel. Time to fight. I easily grabbed the tensioner, increased pressure, and began steering the 8.5 lb. 32 in. summer toward shore. As I did he lept like a whale from the middle of the Clack. Forty-five min later (yes, I'm a beginner) l had my hatchery fish in hand. My Alpha III performed flawlessly as I needed to.
Posted by upnorthangler on 29th Jan 2015
I have 2 Alpha IIIs and they are really sweet, smooth and groovy looking in the blue/red. I use them for Musky and inshore in Florida. I must also say that Allen stands behind their stuff. Lots of options for cool flygear, so customer service is key in this market place.they get it.
Posted by Aaron Berger on 27th Jan 2015
Very nice reel definitely worth the money. Picked up an extra spool and changes out easily
Posted by Chris on 15th Jan 2015
Picked up an alpha 3 for striper fishing and general saltwater use here in NE. Haven't fished it yet but the fit and finish is on par with reels costing WAY more.
Long-term remains to be seen but very impressed with the company from fast replies to emails to product.
Posted by Unknown on 9th Dec 2014
I bought the Alpha III size 4 for pike fishing and I love it. Looks great, performs great, and at a great price.
Posted by John Koss on 14th Nov 2014
Bought this to salt fish along with a Volant 8 weight. Great pairing.
Only wish I could have had more time to find the fish!
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.
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