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Trout II Reel Series

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Product Description




The Trout II series has taken the best features of our ever popular original Trout Series, and improved on them in every way.  The Trout II is fully machined from premium, aerospace quality barstock aluminum, and finished with corrosion and scratch resistant anodization. The dependable, proprietary, bearing-less disc drag system (patent pending) has been enclosed to be protected from damaging sediment and debris. It remains everything a trout and other light tackle fish angler could ever want, and more!  

The Trout series features a unique, attractive spool and frame design with true large arbor dimensions.  The large arbor assists in quicker line retrieve, and low line memory.  Its ergonimically formed spool handle, easy left to right hand retrieve change, and simple drag adjustment rounds out its balance of function, fashion, and dependability!

Sizes offered are our 1 and 2, which cover a surprisingly wide range of line sizes and applications.  Whether you're equipping your small stream, ultra-sensitive 3wt Icon, or your 5wt Volant streamer setup, the Trout series will pair up perfectly!  Includes protective neoprene pouch.


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
1 3.23" 4.9oz .425"  1.06" 3wt WFF + 70yd 20lb backing 3wt WFF to 5wt WFF (with minimal backing on 5wt)
4wt-6wt Sinking
2 3.68" 5.5oz .625" 1.06" 5wt WFF + 100yd 20lb backing 4wt to 6wt WFF
250gr-350gr Shooting Heads


updated 9/04/13

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  1. Great Red Color

    Posted by Dennis Broughton on 16th Dec 2014

    I just finished a custom 6 wt build for a friend in Alaska who is a fire fighter and the rod is wrapped in red, black and red metallic, fire department colors and this red reel is amazing combo with the rod. The quality is as I have grown to expect from Allen, excellent. I continue to recommend Allen reels to many of my fishing buddies.....

  2. My Fifth Trout 2

    Posted by Donald Collins on 10th Dec 2014

    These are among the best freshwater reels made, regardless of the price. Machined aluminium, smooth drag, solid spool attachment, and extremely high quality. I landed a tail hooked 42 inch grass carp with 6 lb. test tippet This was a real test for the drag as the fish took me halfway into the backing and towed my boat about a quarter of a mile down the lake. These are superb reels!

  3. SMOOTH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by Unknown on 5th Dec 2014

    The quality motivated me to buy the larger reel for Alaska.

  4. Just keeps getting better

    Posted by Brent Larson on 23rd Nov 2014

    I have had one of the first allen reels ...the Alpha and one of the first Trouts and the newest version is amazing. For the money I won't be buying anything else for my trout setups.

  5. Good looking and smooth drag

    Posted by Mike on 19th Oct 2014

    I used the trout two in three weight size for my 10' three weight nymphing rod. It was a great match. Fished the Ausable river in the Adirondacks in late fall. Performed flawlessly to handle every fish, from the 10 inch brook trout to the 18" rainbow. Smooth drag.


    Posted by Shotty on 7th Oct 2014

    purchased this reel to replace a cheap budget real for my 3wt rig. Couldn't be happier with the fit and finish. Quality control is out of this world. $140 price Tag for $300 quality ....easy. certainly won't be the last Allen product I buy, for sure.

  7. these reels are bigtime...

    Posted by Kelly on 19th Sep 2014

    I own at least 1 of almost every reel in the Allen lineup but this Trout II is what kicked off my obsession. I have netted more big river trout (20"+) on this reel than anything else. Smooth drag and amazing control. As many may know, one of the hardest things to do is land a monster brown when you are by yourself on the river. The other day, I had a banner day on the Truckee and managed 4 big browns in a row, all over 20"'s. It was a day I won't soon forget and I landed those fish on my own ONLY because of the control I had with the Trout II. Any lesser reel, and I would have lost a couple, if not all. It gave me supreme confidence, even as a beginning angler. After realizing the quality of this reel, I came back here and purchased another Trout II for stillwater. Over time now, I have acquired the ATS, Kraken, and Kraken XLA reels. All preform exceptionally well. I can confidently and proudly say I am a loyal Allen customer now. I don't even use any other brand reels when fishing rivers or stillwater and even the famed Pyramid Lake where 15+lb cutthroat are the norm these days. Allen gets my personal seal of approval as the best quality reels and most outstanding customer service. They have a customer for life!!!


    Posted by Shotty on 15th Sep 2014

    Couldn't be happier with my TroutII. I bought it to replace a cheap cast Cabelas reel that was heavier than a brick and performed like one as well. Matched it up to my LS6 3Wt and I couldn't believe at the performance. Looks awesome, works even better. Cant say enough about this reel. I will be CERTAIN to purchase a Kraken when Im ready to build my 9WT digs.

  9. Solid reel for a great price

    Posted by mike koslosky on 15th Sep 2014

    After hearing about Allen reels from friends, I decided to give the Allen reel a try. Now I know why they speak so highly and enthusiastically about these reels.
    The ease of spool changing, lightweight feel, and solid craftsmanship won me over.
    Give them a try, you won't be disappointed.


    Posted by Brian Hansen on 23rd Aug 2014

    I bought this reel in 3wt. When i received it in the mail it was christmas in August! Took the reel and my Allen ATS 3wt rod to some high mountain brooks and was not disappointed the smoothest reel i have ever used!!!!!

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