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"||5.60oz/159g||1.50"||1.12"||5wt WFF + 165yd 20lb backing||5wt to 6wt WFF
275 to 350gr Shooting Heads
|3||3.81"||6.10oz/173g||1.65"||1.18"||8wt WFF + 200yd 30lb backing||7wt to 9wt WFF
350gr to 500gr Shooting Heads
|4||4.10"||7.90oz/224g||1.85"||1.38"||10wt WFF + 250yd 30lb backing||9wt to 12wt WFF
500 to 600gr Shooting Heads
|5||4.45"||8.96oz/254g||2.17"||1.58"||12wt WFF + 300yd 30lb backing||12wt to 14wt WFF
600gr to 1000gr Shooting Heads
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Posted by Scott on 21st Jul 2014
I'll have to admit, I was a little worried about buying a reel from a newer company that I didn't know much about. But, after browsing forums and checking out reviews online for a few weeks, I pulled the trigger on a Kraken. I've been beyond impressed every time I've put this reel to the test. Allen surpassed all my expectations and I'll definitely be buying more products from them down the road. The Kraken is my new go to reel for bigger fish. I have a Ross Evolution and an Orvis Battenkill LA and I prefer the Allen Kraken over both of them. For the price, these reels are a steal.
Posted by Leo S. on 15th Jul 2014
Just received my kraken yesterday and the reel is gorgeous. Can't wait to put it to use in Belize this October on some bones. Drag adjustment is awesome and I love the fine control. Have this mounted on my Redington Link and it looks amazing.
Posted by Steve on 9th Jul 2014
I've bought two Kraken 3 reels now as well as spare spools for both. I'm extremely happy with these reels. Super smooth, heaps of backing just in case, and simply a pleasure to use. Would buy more Allen fly reels without any hesitation.
Posted by Bob on 30th Jun 2014
Awesome reel! Have 2 - 1 with 9 weight line the other with 7 weight - both used in saltwater for Stripers and Bluefish here in the Northeast. Largest fish so far on the 9 weight is a 35" Striped Bass - took a bunch of line into the backing - very smooth powerful drag! They look like they will hold up well, but saltwater use is always tough on gear. Rinsed with freshwater bath after every saltwater use - time will tell! Highly recommended!
Posted by BH on 27th Jun 2014
No sense in repeating all the positive comments below - I second them all. I ordered one of these reels last fall and was so impressed that I now own eight reels/spools.
I can't make any more of a positive statement than that.
You will be impressed when you get one of these in your hands.
Posted by Nathan on 19th Jun 2014
I stumbled across Allen reels when I was researching for a 10wt musky setup, and I'm so glad I did. The Kraken *looked* perfect, and now that I have a couple of 'skis under my belt, I can say that its performance is every bit as good as its looks. Super smooth, great drag, just awesome. Delighted with this reel.
Posted by Randy on 18th Jun 2014
I ordered an Allen Kraken this spring, and have finally had a chance test it out on the river--this has instantly become a new favorite. Over the years I have owned reels by Ross (CLA, Evolution), Nautilus (CFX), Lamson (Guru, LItespeed), Galvan (Torque), etc and they are all great reels. Somehow Allen has managed to incorporate all of the best attributes associated with each of these reels into the Kraken (incredibly lightweight but well engineered/sturdy, fully machined, great drag AND a wide drag range, low startup inertia, incredible customer service, etc) and are able to offer it an unbeatable price point. My only regret is that I don't have more fishing buddies to recommend this reel to. I could rave about it all day long, but don't just take my word for it. Test one out on the water, and you won't be disappointed!
Posted by Ian Broadie on 12th Jun 2014
I have the Kraken 3 and the Kraken 5 and they are the best reels in their price range hands down. They're light, durable, with smooth drags, and aesthetically pleasing (yeah that's important). I would recommend them to anyone looking to buy a quality reel with out having to take out a payday loan to do so.
Posted by THOMAS on 12th Jun 2014
We own a lot of reels in our little family to fish any type of water for any type of fish and we have had reels fail, miserably fail! From the parts breaking to drag becoming completely unusable. All different brands and all different sizes. This reel the Kraken is built like a tank, without a doubt one the smoothest and largest drag ranges you can possibly buy. Its machined beautifully and the anodizing is absolutely amazing. This is probably the best looking reel in our arsenal!!! Very light and holds a ton of backing. You can spend a ton of money on other reels but you don't have too. This thing will put the brakes on any fish you'll encounter with a fly rod for sure!!
Posted by Rod McLeod on 9th Jun 2014
I bought a Kraken 3 last winter and have been using it all spring for schoolie stripers. I've caught several fish in the 28" to 32" range that got me into my backing using an 8 wt TFO BVK with the Kraken3 reel.
These reels are not only beautifully made but also have a silky smooth drag.
Since the purchase of the reel I've bought 3 spare spools for it as the price of the reel and or spool is extremely affordable.
Buy one...you won't be disappointed.
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