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Alpha III Reel

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Product Description



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
3 3.85" 7.6oz (215g)
2.05" 1.00" 8wt WFF + 200yd 30lb backing 7wt to 9wt WFF
350gr to 500gr Shooting Heads
4 4.25" 8.4oz (238g)
2.24" 1.20" 10wt WFF + 250yd 30lb backing 9wt to 12wt WFF
500 to 700gr Shooting Heads




updated 9/04/13

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  1. Amazing Reel

    Posted by Ed R on 5th Apr 2014

    I just got this thing in NY 2 weeks ago, All about Pulaski and landing steelhead. Makes the fight look easy.


    Posted by Robert Alder on 6th Mar 2014

    Beautiful functional reel that is for the rooster-fish in Baja.

  3. First Impressions

    Posted by Godfrey on 2nd Mar 2014

    Just got this reel to pair with my 8 wt Compass and I'm lovin' it! The burnt orange color is awesome! The drag on this thing is STRONG. You'll break your rod before this thing gives way with the drag tightened all the way down. I love Waterworks-Lamson reels, I might never buy from them again when I can get a fully machined Alpha III or Trout II with just as good of a drag for the same price as a cast Konic. To the guys at Allen, keep on doing what you do. You guys rock.

  4. What more would you want?

    Posted by Thomas on 8th Feb 2014

    Just got my alpha lll and all I have to say is HELL YEAH ! Perfect finish ,smooth as silk and a drag that could stop anything that decides to run for the hills... I have plenty of reels from other manufacturers and I sure am glad I found you guys.. Hands down the best quality for the reel, service and price point. Keep it up .. I'll be back for more..

  5. great reel

    Posted by ryan tully on 2nd Feb 2014

    recieved my reel in australia, beautiful colours blue n red,drag is as smooth as silk and sealed exactly what i wanted thanks allen fly fishing...

  6. Great reel

    Posted by Unknown on 24th Jan 2014

    I have two reels, they're both great used for steelhead and salmon wouldn't buy anything else. Great price, great quality.

  7. Best made, and best look !

    Posted by Ben on 12th Jan 2014

    I live in Europe, and receive the reel few weeks ago. Like always, really good product, (I have also an Allen Trout reel).

    I use the Alpha only once for the moment, but it feel smooth, solid, and nice looking reel, much better than the other reels in this price range.

    I'll really test it this sping for big browns in Spain, and of course the next fall for lake run steelies on the Salmon River.

    Thanks Justin, your the Man ! (If you come to France, let me know !)

  8. Awesome reel

    Posted by matt on 7th Jan 2014

    Just got the Alpha III #3 (to go along with my Kraken 4 and two Trout II's). Works flawlessly like the rest of them. They've handled everything from trout on the Gunnison to tarpon in Key Largo...great reels from a great company.

  9. Albie buster

    Posted by Rich kuperberg on 16th Dec 2013

    took it to Montauk this past Fall. Managed to hood 2 albies on the alpha III model 4 on my 10 wt. and it performed perfectly until the idiots in the other boats broke me off with their stupidity and greed.

  10. This reel is the Boss

    Posted by Michael Dunlap on 12th Dec 2013

    I have 2 Alphas (both sizes). I paired the size 3 with an Allen Compass 8wt and the size 4 with my 9/10wt. I fish the Chesapeake for Stripers and these reels perform flawlessly. The drag has some stopping power (no where near maxed out). The retrieve is silky smooth. And the capacity is ridiculous. If you're looking for a big game reel on a budget this reel will far surpass your expectations. It's the boss!

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