Alpha Series Reel

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Our Alpha series has seen several variations over the course of a decade, and we're excited to release the best version yet! The upgraded Alpha reel series takes the drag system of the Alpha III and Trout II series and improves upon it, with stronger pawl tabs, carbon drag discs, and improved drag power. A U-shaped spool allows for even line pick-up, so when a big fish takes you deep into your backing, you’ll be ready for it. You'll notice improvements in the aesthetics and ergonomics of the reel as well, making both drag adjustment and spool swapping easier.

Now there is an Alpha reel available for most species you chase on a fly, and it will tame them all!


  • Fully machined aluminum spool and frame
  • Carbon 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
2 3.7" 6.6oz
0.68" 1.02" 5wt WFF + 20lb backing 5wt to 6wt WFF $219.99
3 4.00" 6.8oz
0.76" 1.20" 8wt WFF + 30lb backing 7wt to 8wt WFF $229.99
4 4.22" 7.4oz
0.78" 1.33" 10wt WFF + 30lb backing 9wt to 10wt WFF


12 Reviews

  • 5
    Very nice reel

    Published by Robert Morgan on 22nd Oct 2022

    Great reel , looks way nicer in person , good drag on fish , the click when u reel in is a lil louder than kraken, love both

  • 5
    Alpha Reel

    Published by Toadfish on 7th Oct 2022

    I've got several Allen Reels and they all seem flawless. The fit and finish are excellent and they balance the rods really well. The Alpha has a nice smooth and capable drag. I've got a Size 3 on a Size 8 Compass. It works for bass, and I'm going to try it for steelhead soon. I like it as much as my Trout II reels on my small stream rods.

  • 5
    Allen Alpha Series #3

    Published by Riccardo on 30th Sep 2022

    At first glance you can see the paint quality and finish, feels light and sturdy (no wobble), and it has a decent and smooth drag... it sure is a bang for the buck. The only thing I could suggest is to add a bit of sound to the clicker...but it's a matter of one´s taste.

  • 5
    Alpha #4 fly reel

    Published by Asa Allen on 22nd Jan 2022

    Excellent price performance fly reel. Using them on Redfish and sea trout now, and this summer on Nantucket Sound for bluefish and striped bass. Have two reels set up with 9 wt and 10 wt lines with over 200 yds of 4# braid backing.

  • 4
    Allen Alpha

    Published by Nick nelson on 9th Jan 2022

    Purchased on the BOGO sale, upon arrival, both reels look great. Closer inspection, one of the two has reel seat screws that are necessarily straight on into the main frame of the reel. Does it effect use, no not all all. Just wish they were both of the same craftsmanship. So far so good with my first purchase from Allen.

  • 1
    Terrible Customer Service by Allen

    Published by Darryl Hussey on 16th Dec 2021

    Ordered two Alpha Series reels, at significant international shipping cost & import duty. Issues with USPS/Canada Post not delivering. When brought to Allen’s attention they offered no help and put in no effort to ensure the purchased items were delivered. Extremely disappointed with this terrible customer service. Won’t be using Allen again, and will be advising folks to steer clear. Cheers!

  • 5
    Sweet Reel

    Published by eric peterson on 23rd Nov 2021

    I purchased one for my son and another for my best friend. Had expected a quality reel but it really exceeded my expectations. Super tight tolerances, smooth, well proportioned, balanced for a great feel in hand and on rod. Most importantly, both my son and friend love fishing the reels. Great reel at any price.

  • 5
    7wt Alpha Reel

    Published by Paul Zimmerman on 11th Sep 2021

    Another great product by Allen. Light weight and super smooth, reliable drag. Just love it.

  • 5
    Smart Looking Reel

    Published by JB Pipes on 17th Jul 2021

    Alpha 2 and 3 models were purchased during the BOGO introduction sale. I am impressed with the fit and finish and how smooth the line pulls off the spool. The reels are quiet smart looking. We do like the aesthetics of our gear. They have been fished, but unfortunately, have not experienced a fish testing the drag system. I like the reels and have no complaints with my purchase. I would like to think they were made in the USA, but probably not. Hopefully made in Korea or Japan rather than, well, you know.

  • 4

    Published by Byron Farris on 16th Jul 2021

    Great product