The Kraken delivers on all criteria laid out by our guides and pros who get their thrills from pursuing the biggest, fastest fish this sport has to offer. Featuring our first sealed drag system, it is ready to take on whatever situation your freshwater and saltwater situation calls for. With its incredibly lightweight design machined from aerospace grade barstock aluminum, you'll be able to hold the arm fatigue at bay without sacrificing structural integrity. The Kraken is also our first reel to feature a V cut spool to guide your backing on evenly during your most high speed fish battles!
The Kraken features one of our proprietary drag systems. Redesigned for increased power and protection from the elements.
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|
|2||3.56"||5.70oz||1.50"||1.12"||5wt WFF + 165yd 20lb backing||5wt to 6wt WFF
275 to 350gr Shooting Heads
|3||3.81"||6.25oz||1.65"||1.18"||8wt WFF + 200yd 30lb backing||7wt to 9wt WFF
350gr to 500gr Shooting Heads
|4||4.10"||8.05oz||1.85"||1.38"||10wt WFF + 250yd 30lb backing||9wt to 12wt WFF
500 to 600gr Shooting Heads
|5||4.45"||8.90oz||2.17"||1.58"||12wt WFF + 300yd 30lb backing||12wt to 14wt WFF
600gr to 1000gr Shooting Heads
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Posted by Vika Zaderej on 10th Mar 2015
I just received this reel today and I am absolutely blown away. I bought the limited edition dorado color in size number three and not only is it beautiful but the drag is unbelievably smooth. Best part about it is I took it to the river and caught a 30 inch Muskie in an hour. I will put it to test on bonefish this June in Bonaire. This is a must buy reel. I've had it one day and it's already my favorite reel I've ever owned. Will be buying an omega series reel for tarpon once I save enough money! Great job Allen Fly Fishing, great job!!!!!
Posted by Pat Higgins on 10th Mar 2015
Purchased the reel for a 11 weight, it performed beyond expectations. The price is well below reels in the same performance range. Jog well done Allen
Posted by Don Sleeper on 7th Mar 2015
I've used many different reels, from the high priced to the lowest. The Kraken (4) beats them all. I just received my reel two weeks ago, I fished Pyramid Lake, NV for Lahontan Cutthroat trout up to 10lbs last week. I had no problems, I'm headed for Baja and Roosters in May with the Kraken (4). Really Like These Reels...
Posted by Kelly Dow on 4th Mar 2015
I've reviewed the Kraken XLA and the Trout II, now it's time to spread the love for this badboy. Killer Killer reel. As I have come to expect with Allen, the reel is machined with the precision and accuracy of a surgeon...it is truly a work of art. The weight is exceptionally light and the drag is...as with all Allen reels...perfect. I have an 8wt that I use for giant cutty's at Pyramid Lake in Nevada, and I mean GIANT, ie. 20+lbs at times. It has handled everything I've tossed at it with style and grace. There really isn't much more to say except to tell you you NEED IT. You will not be disappointed in this beast, it is a jewel.
Posted by bart crowe on 9th Feb 2015
Have not had the chance to put the reel to work on any tarpon but casting it and taking line and retrieving line to and from the reel while casting in the yard works great the drag is very solid and that's just from me putting it on different setting and pulling line or trying to pull line from it.So far super stoked to have it and can't wait to head south to put it to test on some silver kings.
Posted by Adam Hawn on 31st Jan 2015
The Kraken in size 3 was the first Allen reel I purchased and it's been a favorite since day one. It opened the door to me buying another kraken, an ATS, an XLA, and now the Omega. I've also bought a compass rod and a Volant rod. I would gladly put my kraken and all my other Allen products head to head against any competitor in any price range.
Posted by Rob C. Savannah, Ga on 12th Dec 2014
I purchased this reel after fishing with a friend's Kraken 3 one weekend on the flats for redfish. Put simply, this reel is comparable to those twice the price...it just feels great in your hand.
Also, Kyle and Justin put the "C" in customer service.
Posted by Unknown on 2nd Dec 2014
My #4 Kraken reel arrived recently. First impressions are great. The green colour is attractive and the size just right for my needs. I haven't fished it yet, but loading up a line allowed me to get a feel for how smooth the reel is and how it is put together. All looks and feels just great. Scored a 4 because I've yet to use it.
Posted by John Tierney on 1st Dec 2014
I don't pretend to be an expert fly fisherman but I know my old reel could not keep up with the huge salmon, lake browns and steelhead I have been battling in Upstate NY. This reel handles them with ease. If I lose a fish, it has nothing to do with the strength or quality of this reel. Not only is it strong, it's gorgeous! I bought the size 3 in Emerald and it is stunning! I told my wife that if I had not married her then I would marry my new Allen Kraken reel.
Posted by Brent Larson on 23rd Nov 2014
Been using this reel for a full season now and am very impressed. This reel performs as good as reels twice the price.
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