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    Kraken Reel Series

    Kraken Reel Series

    Product Description

    The Kraken reel series from Allen Fly Fishing is the best value for the money in the industry. The predecessor to this reel already boasted a lightweight, fully machined package with an impressively smooth yet powerful drag. The large arbor and “U”-shaped spool is ideal for fighting large fish and for dealing with any runs into the backing. Improvements to the drag housing have eased access for reversibility while maintaining a full gasket seal. Ranging from size II to V, the Kraken series is capable of everything from small-stream trout fishing to adult tarpon and giant trevally, and available in a suite of colors from classic to eye-catching. It’s no wonder this reel series has quickly become our best seller: for the performance it provides, it should be twice the price!!


    • Fully machined aluminum spool and frame
    • Stacked carbon and cork drag system
    • Sealed drag
    • large arbor, U-cut spool
    • Click retrieve and click drag
    • Easily converts from left to right hand retrieve


    Model Reel Dia Weight Spool Depth Spool Width Reel Capacity Size Suggestions Price
    2 3.56" 5.70oz 0.77" 1.12" 5wt WFF + 165yd 20lb backing 5wt to 6wt WFF
    275 to 350gr Shooting Heads
    3 3.81" 6.25oz 0.83" 1.18" 8wt WFF + 200yd 30lb backing 7wt to 9wt WFF
    350gr to 500gr Shooting Heads
    4 4.10" 8.05oz 0.88" 1.38" 10wt WFF + 250yd 30lb backing 9wt to 12wt WFF
    500 to 600gr Shooting Heads
    5 4.45" 8.90oz 0.88" 1.58" 12wt WFF + 300yd 30lb backing 12wt to 14wt WFF
    600gr to 1000gr Shooting Heads


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    1. plenty of drag to stop the big salmon. Rating

      Posted by Unknown on 27th Sep 2016

      Got this reel to use for big browns salmon and steelhead. So far it's worked out great. I'm finally able to slow these big fish down some without just using my hand as a break.

    2. Awesome Rating

      Posted by Spencer on 19th Sep 2016

      Love this reel. So smooth. Amazing drag. Very happy consumer!

    3. Smooth As Silk Rating

      Posted by JOEY TAYLOR on 1st Aug 2016

      This reel is such a great complement to my Volant rod. Such a sweet setup at an economical price. I've let friends give it a try and they compare it to some of the best they've thrown.

    4. Very Nice Reel Rating

      Posted by Wyfish on 8th May 2016

      I haven't bought a new reel in years (15) and I was pleasantly surprised at the changes. Though not a fan of the hub cap look, the large arbor is fast, the operation is smooth, and the drag is flawless. I have the 5-6 and although it is probably overkill, I have caught some 4 and 5 lb fish with it protecting 5x and 5.5x tippets. Nicer than my Hardy Princess.

    5. Great 8wt reel at any price Rating

      Posted by capt mike on 15th Apr 2016

      This has to be one of the best values in fly reels. You could easily pay twice this and still be happy with the reel. I got a 3 for my 8wt for striper fishing and it is outstanding. Great backing capacity too

    6. Nicest Reel I Own Rating

      Posted by J. Wells on 11th Apr 2016

      By far, the Kraken 2 is the nicest reel I own. I don't have a single complaint. Right out of the box, it just felt right. I knew I would love fishing with it and after a year, I still feel the same. The Kraken is much, much smoother than my Nautilus FWX, which cost twice as much. Even though I love my Orvis Hydros, my Lamson Velocity, and my inexpensive Scientific Angler reels, the Kraken is a stand-out.

    7. Kraken 3 Dorado looks awesome! Rating

      Posted by Steve, Australia on 5th Apr 2016

      Thinking one day about how good a Dorado would be on the Kraken reels, and what do you know, next week Allen sends out an email saying they're for sale for a short time!! I didn't hesitate for a second!!!!!

      This is my sixth Allen reel, and my fourth Kraken!!! I'm sold on Allen reels. They're the only fly reels I own!

      The finish, the quality of the product, and the service is fantastic!!

      If Allen bring out some in red or blue, I think I'll be parting with some more cash!

    8. Kracken reels rock Rating

      Posted by Kevin Linder on 3rd Apr 2016

      I have two 5wt Kraken reels and one 7 wt Kraken wheel. They are superb. Landed multiple 10# browns and steelhead. The drag is flawless. You'll never own anything but a Kraken once you try it!!!

    9. Kraken Tames Missouri River Trout! Rating

      Posted by MikeB on 26th Mar 2016

      This reel gets it done. Smooth start up, picks line up nicely, looks great, and most importantly. . . Hangs onto Misouri River trout!

    10. Best reel I own Rating

      Posted by Dagur Gudmundsson on 27th Feb 2016

      I've tried many reels, Einarsson, Nautilus, Loop, Redington, Shadow, etc. None do what the Kraken does, and the Kraken does it at a ridiculous price point. The reel is flawlessly machined and the drag is smooth and strong. I've thrown it on the California coastal corals and rocks fishing for rockfish, and the reel shows no scratches. The sealed drag has had no problems so far, and the drag housing is one serious piece of machinery.

      Overall if you're thinking about getting this reel, get it. It's an amazing reel at an amazing price, and will hold up to whatever you throw at it. Thank you Allen Fly Fishing for great products at great prices!

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