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    Compass Rod Series

    $99.00
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    20000100204086
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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.

     

     

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    1. 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


    2. 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.


    3. 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.


    4. 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


    5. 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.


    6. 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


    7. Good performing, durable rod for guiding and beginners.

      Posted by Larry Tullis on 17th Apr 2015

      As a fly fishing guide, I don't generally put top end gear in clients hands. 1-Because they generally would not appreciate it. 2-it costs too much and 3-Clients can break expensive gear as easy as inexpensive. Compass rods fit the bill as an inexpensive option that performs quite well and is durable. No one will compare it to latest generation flagship models but in its price range, it is at the top of it's class.


    8. VALUE!

      Posted by Ty on 12th Apr 2015

      I purchased the 8'6" 4 wt with the intent of using it for a dry fly/creek rod. But I find more often than not I reach for my Allen reguardless of the conditions. Nice soft touch with enough power deep in the stroke to throw a weighted nymph rig.


    9. Compass 4 wt. 8'6" - very nice

      Posted by Ronald Krajcik on 4th Apr 2015

      This is my first year of fly fishing. I bought the Compass 4 wt 8.6 with ATS reel with ATS Series floating fly line
      This is my second rod. So I can only compare this to my first rod, a 5 wt,, 9ft, 2 pc Redington Crosswater combo.
      The Compass rod more responsive and lots quicker. It shoots rod very well and is a flat out joy to cast. I like the rod's finish and look. The whole shebang just seems like good solid quality. And I expect it to last long time.
      The reel is solid, everything functions well. Way better than my Crosswater - just no comparison really. Sorry to say, I haven't yet needed to use the drag much; but it seems to work smoothly and seems solid.
      The rod case is very nice quality. I bought their 'standard' reel pouch and am very happy with it - it's padded, and so, far the velcro closure is fine.
      The order processing went without a hitch, their website offered up a nice discount, and they emailed the order status. All very professional. When I contacted them about switching the reel retrieve they emailed back right away. (I ordered it with left hand retrieve and have since decided I like right hand retrieve better).
      My only two regrets are my personal learning curve kinds of things and nothing to do with the product quality.
      1) I now wish I'd have bought the 9 foot long rod instead of the shorter 8'6". for me, the loss of 6" does make a difference for mending.
      2) I wish I'd have bought it with right hand retrieve - I figured out how to switch it from left to right. It is not difficult, but I managed to make a pretty nasty 'bird's next' of the backing & line in the process.
      Just got this a few months ago, so far I am really pleased with it


    10. Excellent rod for the price

      Posted by Ben on 7th Feb 2015

      I bought the Compass 9' 5 weight a few weeks ago and finally got a chance to use it. It handles a two fly and indicator nymph rig or a midge dry fly equally well with finess and power to get the job done. All for a phenomenal price. I will definately recommend this rod to friends.


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