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 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.
Posted by Unknown on 25th Oct 2014
Purchased the kraken reel before I head out to Alaska this summer to work and I absolutley loved it . It stood up to 30in rainbows all the way to 50lb Kings the drag smooth and awesome just an awesome real and recently purchased two more..
Posted by Clinton Euler on 13th Oct 2014
I spent several weeks searching for a good reel that would meet my needs. I am a new fly fisherman and I had a decent budget to get started with but knew I didn't need to spend thousands of dollars to get started. I looked tirelessly at other well known brands. But I kept coming back to Allen Fly Fishing based on their online reviews as well as countless signs of great service to its customers. I bought the Kraken and had Allen throw on the backing and line. I am very satisfied with my purchase. It has definitely met my needs as well as being more than ready for my local salt waters. Sealed drag, beautiful machining...its just a great looking reel for the money! I would highly recommend Allen products to anyone looking for fly fishing products. I'll definitely purchase from Allen in the future without any doubts!
Posted by David Hicks on 6th Oct 2014
Bought this Kraken reel paired with 10' 7wt Volant rod to target smallmouth bass with big streamers. Has performed flawlessly on ill tempered smallmouth up to 20" and a few 35"+ pike with bad intensions. Couldn't be happier with the fit/finish and performance. Keep up the good work.
Posted by George on 28th Sep 2014
You can spend what you want on any other reel, but your only going to be throwing your money away. (any type of specialty fishing aside) If you need a reel to get the job done with great looks, and a great drag, why go anywhere else.
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