Whether you're looking for your first setup or wanting to upgrade some old gear with a ready to fish new combo, the Prelude is made with you in mind! The Prelude is made from the same quality materials and construction as our other rods and reels. A top quality graphite rod and fully machined (not diecast or molded) aluminum reel, weight forward floating fly line, and a 9' tapered leader to get you going. No other combo on the market gets you a rod and fully machined reel at this price. A combo that is truly designed to not just get you going, but to stick with you for years of enjoyment.
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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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Posted by Daryl Hughes on 24th Dec 2015
I love this combo it is excellent quality and workmanship. I picked up the #5 for trout fishing this winter and will definitely be getting an 8 wt for the larger warm water fish before summer. Hard to believe they can sell this combo for less than what most other companies would charge for a reel of this quality alone. love both the alignment dots and the fact that weight of rod is marked on each piece so as to not mix sections if you own multiple weight rods of the same model. not my first purchase from Allen and definitely won't be my last.
Posted by Luke Bevis on 24th Nov 2015
Can't beat this combo at this amount! This combo is worth much more than the asking price. Very versatile and of high quality!
Posted by Christopher phillips on 15th Nov 2015
The allen prelude combo is amazing I received it as a 13th birthday gift but I have had some problems with the drag knob but other then that great reel and rod
Posted by Kenneth "Bayou Boon" Atkins on 28th Oct 2015
My wife bought me the Prelude Rod & ATS Reel combo. I love to fish, I go fishing *every day*, and she supports my passion for fishing 100%. When I mentioned that I wanted to learn fly fishing, she bought me the outfit as an anniversary gift.
I could not be happier with this product, and I couldn't be happier with Allen Fly Fishing.
Initially I just wanted to develop a "Fly Fishing Game" for myself, in order to be a well-rounded angler. But what I found, instead, was that on my daily trips out to the ponds, canals, and lakes nearby, I reach for THIS outfit before I leave and ignore everything else I have. My spinning outfits and my baitcast outfits are collecting dust, because I enjoy fishing with my Prelude Rod & ATS Reel outfit MORE.
This setup is what made me a fly fisherman. I love it, and I'll be doing business with Allen Fly Fishing for a very long time. Can't thank my wife enough for being awesome, and I can't thank Allen Fly Fishing enough for making affordable products with amazing quality. I am not easily impressed, and they are a great company.
Posted by Josh Wynne on 12th Oct 2015
How can Allen make money selling this? I am tickled with the quality of this package for the money spent. It is a really great value. I bought the 8wt set up for my son's 16th birthday. The quality is good enough that he won't be so jealous of my Kraken/Alluvian set up but inexpensive enough that he can make some newbie mistakes without a lot of heartache.
I pitched a few flies with his combo and it really is a nice set up for beginner and intermediate fly guys.
Posted by y. petryna on 28th Sep 2015
purchased the 8 weight combo and was very happy with the upgrade from my previous set up bought over 10 years old. nice drag ability that stood up to some fall run salmon, and found the rod was very responsive and made battling fish easy, even when foul hooked. have only taken it out once so far, but performed flawlessly. my only gripe came with the case strap being too short to carry cross body, but that has nothing to do with the combo's fishablity. nice entry level into Allen rods and reels, and will be looking to upgrade into something better later down the line. thanks Allen
will try to update this post later with more details, and will post some fish pictures when i figure out how to.
Posted by Logan B on 24th Aug 2015
I was ordering a larger reel and decided to go ahead and get a 5WT combo. I've only caught a few bluegill on it so far but it does the job perfectly.
The rod looks to be free of imperfections. Each section is labeled with WT and length along with alignment dots.
The reel works just fine. Great finish. The only negative is the drag, witch doesn't really matter to me much for this size anyway. When setting the drag you dont have much fine adjustment. I'm pretty sure this is the case for most small reels like this anyway. This would not deter me from buying it again.
Posted by Garrett on 26th Jul 2015
After spending quite a bit of time in Angling shops and online, I finally pulled the trigger on this combo. Perfect weight rod/reel for most Colorado trout fishing and the reel is machined. if you're a beginner looking to enter the sport with decent equipment... this is it!
Posted by Caleb on 5th Jul 2015
Absolutely love this combo!! Before purchasing this, I was using a Scientific Anglers combo ( I bought it several years ago) and I can tell you this: Allen Fly Fishing delivered a great product. From the machined ATS reel, to the sensitive Prelude, this combo is great for any beginner or experienced angler. Allen Fly Fishing has gained a customer for life.
Posted by Jeffrey M. Cowell on 20th Jun 2015
I received my combo in the mail today, I was not expecting what I received, The rod was perfect, no flaw's, alinement dots on a, so called "budget" rod, I love the fact, they also put the line weight and length with the dot's, so when You have multiple rod's, You never get pieces confused, if this is their "lower end", can't wait till' I receive their "High End", I was concerned the line, no question, the line is as good as the rod, Allen fly fishing has a lifelong customer, love your work.. and Thank You...
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