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    Alpha III Reel Series

    Alpha III Reel Series

    Product Description

    The Alpha III looks similar to its predecessor, the Alpha II, but that's where the similarities stop.  The Alpha III was built on the success of the Alpha II, maintaining its spot as our go-to rugged big game reel!

    The Alpha III is fully machined from only the highest quality aluminum barstock, with vastly improved tolerances over the Alpha II.  Our improved anodization leaves the reel with an attractive scratch and corrosion resistant finish. The dependable, proprietary, bearing-less disc drag system (patent pending) has been enclosed to be protected from damaging sediment and debris.

    The Alpha III is an ideal reel for both fresh and saltwater applications, on both traditional single hand rods and two-handers! Includes protective neoprene pouch


    • Fully machined aluminum spool and frame
    • Cork disc drag system
    • large arbor spool
    • Click retrieve and click drag
    • Bearing-less disc drag system
    • Easily converts from left to right hand retrieve


    Model Reel Dia Weight Spool Depth Spool Width Reel Capacity Size Suggestions Price
    3 3.85" 7.6oz
    2.05" 1.00" 8wt WFF + 200yd 30lb backing 7wt to 9wt WFF
    350gr to 500gr Shooting Heads
    4 4.25" 8.1oz
    2.24" 1.20" 10wt WFF + 250yd 30lb backing 9wt to 12wt WFF
    500 to 700gr Shooting Heads


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    1. great stuff Rating

      Posted by Tim Tan on 4th Nov 2017

      Flawless. Smooth and great looking.

      I’ve been hammering some peacocks and am looking forward to a bike fish trip to really test this beauty of a reel out.


      Posted by chris on 9th May 2017

      Absolutely superb bit of kit super smooth and well made, really looking forward to my bone fishing trip next year and hooking some bones on it

    3. best reel for price and quality Rating

      Posted by Mitch s on 7th May 2017

      I purchased the alpha III a few months ago. It's been great no problems. I'm very impressed with the quality and the price is unbeatable. Been hammering some fatty steelhead and the alpha III has no problem keeping up. I give it 5 starts for sure. Pulse it looks sexy.

    4. Excellent fly reels. Rating

      Posted by Samuel Schell on 14th Mar 2017

      I have bin looking for a good and trustworthy 7/8/9 wt fly reel in tdollarsce range of $150 for almost one year now. I have gone through dozens of fly reel Manufacturers, including Allen Fly Fishing. I have read hundreds of reviews on different reels and almost none of them grabbed my full attention, until I ran into the very perfect fly reel, you can guess which one, its the Allen Alpha III 3. Everything about it was what I was looking for so long, so I went for it. Ones i received it through the mail a few weeks later, I was very happy with the desition that I have made in purchasing this reel, for this price you cant find anything better. The drag on this reel is more than enough, believe it or not the drag managed to brake 20 pound dacron backing. This is a serious piece of equipment, if you are looking for a fly reel in the price range of $150 U.S. dollars and that beats any other fly reel you have found the reel you are looking for its the Allen Alpha III. Tight Lines.

    5. Awesome reel! Rating

      Posted by Unknown on 16th Feb 2017

      The drag and feel of this reel is amazing! Especially for the price it outperforms any other reel I've tried in this range. Finally got a chance to try it and love it

    6. Great reel / Great price Rating

      Posted by Dr. Charles Hardee on 10th Dec 2016

      I have a handful of Ross Reels, and they have been my mainstay up to this point. However I'm traveling to Panama to visit family in the fall & wanted a 10 wt to throw to small-medium Poon's (tarpon) & snook on the beach. Comparable reels to the Alpha III in Ross were 600-700 bucks, a buddy of mine told me to look up Allen Reels. I didn't expect a lot for the 160 bucks, but I have to say this reel is every bit as nice as any Ross fly reel I own.

      Thanks Allen Fly Fishing for the great products! Keep up the good work!

    7. Permanent Spot in my reel arsenal Rating

      Posted by Ed Stergar on 30th Nov 2016

      The Alpha III reel exceeded any expectations that I had of a 7wt reel. On a recent trip to FL to fish the Everglades I was in search of Snook and Redfish. Well the reds weren't very cooperative so the guide trekked us into the back water for some snook and found juvenile Tarpon. Alpha III worked like a champ, drag system locked down a running tarpon and held tight an a big snook. Thoroughly impressed!! I'd put this reel against any of the much higher priced reels. Great looking too!!
      I will defiantly recommend the Alpha III and any other Allen product to my fly fishing friends.

    8. Great Reel (Alpha III) in quality & value Rating

      Posted by Bob on 30th Oct 2016

      Well put together...looks sharp, drag is wonderful & smooth, resilent, & great service. I've bought twice and will buy again....

    9. Another Best reel collected Rating

      Posted by Don F. on 21st Sep 2016

      I swore to myself that I will never buy another reel brand for as long as i can buy a fly reel.My loyalty goes to Allen Fly Reels. The Alpha 3 is my second Allen reel and for sure will not be the last one! To me, all Allen reels are the best. I have the Kraken as my first fly reel and now owned another best reel. Just like my Kraken reel, Alpha 3 has the smoothest drag. The reel feels solid and it feels unbreakable and light for an 8-9 wt size. its not only the reel that is the best but also the customer service that the Allen Fly Fishing staff provides their customers. I salute you Allen Fly Fishing.

    10. Attention Getter Rating

      Posted by Andrew Wilson on 19th Sep 2016

      This is by far my most versatile, best looking, and best quality reel I own! I would put the alpha up against any other reel on the market of the same value and expect it to perform just as well if not better. The drag is smooth and just feels like a fine tuned machine. Its looks are stunning and goes great with my volant 10' 4wt. I couldnt be any happier with it.

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