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    Compass Rod Series

    $99.00
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    Product Description

    The Compass was developed to give maximum performance and value without breaking the bank.  A great rod for casters and anglers of all skill levels!  The medium fast action is well suited to a variety of line types and fishing applications. The rod is finished to our high standards with a blue gray blank and tightly woven green wraps, for a look that is as unique as it is attractive.  

     

    Features:

    • Action: Medium Fast
    • Blank color - Steel blue   Wrap color - Dark Green
    • Inlcudes rod tube
    • Composite wood reel seat on non-fighting butt models
    • Anodized aluminum reel seat and fighting butt on 9' 8wt
    • Lifetime Warranty

     

     
    Length Size (Line Wt.) Sections Weight (oz.) Fighting Butt Cork Grip Price
    8'6" 4 4 3.17   Half Wells $99
    9' 5 4 3.70   Half Wells $99
    9' 6 4 4.03   Half Wells $99
    9' 8 4 4.58 Y Wells $109

     

    Return Policy:

    With all of our rods; if you receive the rod, and it's not for you, you can return the unused (plastic still on cork) for a full refund or exchange.

    This is the weight of the complete, finished rod.  Our weights may appear to be heavier than other manufacturers, but this is because we have chosen to give the weight of the rod as it arrives to you.  This is not how many other brands classify their weights.

     

     

    Product Reviews

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    1. Compass 8 Weight Feels a Bit Too Bulky and Stiff

      Posted by J. Wells on 11th Apr 2016

      When I purchased my Compass 6 weight, I picked up an 8 weight at the same time. I had no idea what to expect with these rods but I wanted to compare. I found the 8 weight rod to "feel" totally different than the 6 weight. Much heavier, more stiff, and a seemingly different action (perhaps that's exactly what was intended). Note that I am not criticizing the quality of this rod and that this review is not based on anything more than my personal expectations and preferences. However from a "feel" perspective, I prefer my Compass 6 weight, my more expensive Orvis Clearwater 8 weight, and my less expensive Scientific Anglers 7-8 weight.


    2. Very Happy With the Compass 6 Weight

      Posted by J. Wells on 11th Apr 2016

      To match my Kraken 2 reel, I purchased the Compass rod based on customer reviews of both Allen Fly Fishing and the Compass rod itself. After using the rod for a full season, I was impressed with it. Casting smaller flies for panfish and bass, as well as throwing medium-sized pike flies seemed consistently comfortable. Very happy with this rod.


    3. Excellent rod

      Posted by Joseph Batson on 5th Apr 2016

      Bought the 8 weight to use with a Lamson Liquid a few months ago. This is my 2nd fly outfit and couldn't be happier. I use it to fish everything from bass to trout, crappie and everything in between. Caught several sand bass, man that is fun. Great rod at a ridiculous price. My only complaint would be that it didn't come with the Allen sticker. That should be included in all rod and reel purchases. Would defiantly recommend this rod.


    4. Smooth cast

      Posted by Mark on 25th Oct 2015

      First used the Compass 8wt on the Salmon River in NY and it performed wonderfully. It was able to make smooth long casts with heavily weighted line in the spot where I was aiming. I hooked into a 30" Steelhead and it took the head shakes and jumps with no problems and was able to land a beautiful fish. Great rod from a great company.


    5. good entry level rod, good price

      Posted by Ken from Colorado on 22nd Jul 2015

      I recently bought a couple of compass rods (5wt) and have had the chance to fish them in a variety of situations. I think they are an excellent value and a great rod for beginning fly fishers. There was initially a shipping mix up, but Allen took care of the issue in a satisfactory manner.
      -Ken


    6. allens rods

      Posted by zack daugherty on 19th Jul 2015

      Let me tell you about my Allen compass 4wt it's made with lighting storms twisted steal and Bruce lee movies. From bluegill in farm pounds to trout in the streams this rod can do it all.


    7. Just right

      Posted by Jim on 6th May 2015

      I like the feel of this rod, it suits my casting style perfectly, used on small rivers as a dry fly rod it performed like a rod costing three times as much.
      Looks good, has a good firm real seat and handles fish with ease.
      Highly recommended.


    8. Finally Fast Enough For Me

      Posted by George on 3rd May 2015

      I like a fast, tip action rod, and the 8 weight Compass fills the bill. It is a pleasure to cast, and launches big streamers with ease. Where I live in Idaho, we get our share of windy days, and this rod surpassed my expectations on rough days.Fit and finish are great, and the quality of the cork is very good. The fighting butt is both stylish and functional.
      The tube is too long for the 9' rod, and the sock is sewed in. It's difficult to get the rod out of there. The strap on the rod tube was sewed on with a twist in it. I wish the tube was as nice as the rod, however, overall, a great value for the price.


      *** Hi George, Thanks for the review. Send me an email at Justin@allenflyfishing.com and we'll get you a new rod tube out that's not messed up on the strap. Thanks - Justin


    9. Finally Fast Enough For Me

      Posted by George Siegel on 3rd May 2015

      I like a fast, tip action rod, and the 8 weight Compass fills the bill. It is a pleasure to cast, and launches big streamers with ease. Where I live in Idaho, we get our share of windy days, and this rod surpassed my expectations on rough days.Fit and finish are great, and the quality of the cork is very good. The fighting butt is both stylish and functional.
      The tube is too long for the 9' rod, and the sock is sewed in. It's difficult to get the rod out of there. The strap on the rod tube was sewed on with a twist in it. I wish the tube was as nice as the rod, however, overall, a great value for the price.


    10. Ok rod for beginners

      Posted by Jeremy on 18th Apr 2015

      I want to start this review by saying that I love Allen fly fishing! Their communication has always been great, and I think that they offer a lot of premium products at competitive prices.

      That being said, I was a little disappointed in my Compass 8'6" 4wt rod. I had been fishing a $35 Cabelas 4wt, and thought that the Compass might be a small but affordable step up.

      Well, I will say that this rod is definitely better finished than my Cabela's rod, and the rod tube is beautiful! I love that the rod sock thinger is attached to the inside of the tube! Super convenient. The wooden reel seat is nice, and I like the gunmetal grey colored hardware, as well as the alignment dots on the rod.

      What I don't like so much about the rod is the action. The rod is very noodly. The tip wiggles around a lot, and it's really quite a slow rod. It feels like I'm casting a really cheap older spinning rod. And I can say that my Cabela's wind river rod is definitely a better caster.

      This rod would be fine for a beginner, or for someone who prefers a slower action in a rod, but it really didn't suit me, especially at the $99 price point. If it were closer to the price of my cheap Cabela's rod I wouldn't mind that the blank was a little noodly.

      So the bottom line is that I will absolutely continue purchasing from Allen fly fishing. I just won't purchase another Compass rod, and wouldn't recommend it to others, except for the absolute novice who would like a budget rod that still has the attractive finish of a higher end rod.

      Update: Hi Jeremy, We appreciate your input on our products. This review was a bit of a surprise to us with the positive response we receive on this rod and with the 4wt being the 2nd most popular rod we sell. Naturally, we took some steps to do some research first. For example, we wanted to make sure the rod was not mislabeled. We reached out to our pro-staff members to get their reaction. We also sent a rod to our Icon builder in UT to give us a deflection test to confirm the action. Indeed, it's a Med-Fast action rod. It's very difficult to compare the compass to the cheaper rod you fish. Lower end rods in that category are sometimes classified as 4/5 or 5/6wts. Your current rod might have a closer feel to our 5wt compass. It sounds like you are using the rod and we hope you get a lot of miles out of it. When you are able to step up again, please contact me personally at 574-855-7100 or via email at Justin@allenflyfishing.com and I'll arrange to have demos sent to you to test cast first. We want to make sure you are in a product that is 100% perfect for your casting ability. Thank you - Justin


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