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.
Posted by Godfrey on 2nd Mar 2014
I recently got an 8 wt Compass and I must say that so far it rocks! The medium-fast action is very smooth and should prove to be very versatile. I plan on using this for pretty much everything: bass, steelhead, salmon, etc. My first real test of this rod will come this summer where I plan on using it for big pike in Norway and I have no doubt it will perform well.
Posted by Mike Dunlap on 4th Feb 2014
I recently bought a second Compass. I now have an 8wt and a 5wt. I am quite pleased with both of them. The weight on these rods is ridiculously light. The 8wt pairs nicely with my Alpha III and proved it had the backbone to not only cast well but also to fight Chesapeake Bay Stripers. The 5wt was a gift for my wife who is just starting out. The 5wt casts just as smooth as the 8wt and is a gem when fighting LMB. I would be remised if I didn't mention the price. Well under the price tag of other rods without sacrificing performance. Very Pleased!
Posted by Gary R on 12th Jan 2014
Actually got this rod as a gift for the Mrs to use in her casting class, now I hope she loses interest so I can keep it. Love the action and great value for the money. Complete with tube for traveling, can't beat it.
Posted by Unknown on 18th Jun 2013
I bought this rod to get back into fly fishing without a huge investment. This is a beautiful rod that performs great, extremely pleased with it's performance and feel.
Posted by jmorrow on 24th Mar 2013
I recently purchased this rod (8wt) for my dad for our Spring steelhead trip. I didn't have the chance to use it myself, but he had nothing but good things to say about it handling a few 8 pounders. Bottom line, if it says "Allen" on it, it's solid.
Posted by Bob P on 19th Feb 2013
And, there isn't that much of a difference to the feel of the Compass vs. rods that are 3X and 4X the price. Nice medium/medium fast action. Very light weight and I like the color - looks very nice. Great rod for the money - excellent performance - better than I expected.