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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. Best reel for the money

    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.

  2. what a drag...

    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.

  3. Another great reel!

    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.

  4. Move Over Top line Reels

    Posted by Dave Cooper on 2nd 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.

  5. Alpha III is legit

    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.

  6. Outstanding performance

    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.

  7. Comparible to your high end reels.

    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.

  8. Alpha III Reel

    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.

  9. Fantastic Reel!!

    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.

  10. Can't wait for steelhead/salmon on The Rogue

    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.

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