Fly rods should be described by the feelings they evoke. Fast action. Low swing weight. Crisp recovery. Tight tracking. Attractive finish. Yeah, the Icon's got all of those. But it also has soul. It will put that silly grin on your face when you cast it. It's pure enjoyment wrapped in high modulus carbon, gripped with premium cork, and finished with the finest components. From close casts in tight quarters to long reaches for distant fish, freshwater to the salt, the Icon rises to the challenge. From high-sticking to swinging, mending to double-hauling, stripping in a small one or bent to the cork turning a monster, the Icon is a purpose-built precision tool. But that doesn't mean it can't be fun.
- Fast Action Aerospace-grade Carbon Blank
- Blank Color: Deep Brown - Wrap Color: Dark Mahogany
- Lemke Brushed Aluminum Up-locking Reel Seat (Maple Burl Insert on 3-6 wt. 6wt Fighting Butt Model not included)
- Polished Stainless Steel Stripping Guide with Halide Insert
- Stainless Steel Snake-style Guides
- Premium, Hand-turned Portuguese Cork Handle
- Hand Crafted in the U.S.A. with the finest components sourced around the world.
- Lifetime Warranty
- 30-DAY ROD TEST DRIVE
Length Size (Line Wt.) Sections Weight (Oz.) Fighting Butt Cork Grip Price 10' 3 4 3 Half Wells
8'6" 4 4 2.7 Half Wells $619 10' 4 4 3 Half Wells $629 9' 5 4 2.9 Half Wells $619 9' 6 4 3.1 Half Wells $619 9' 6 4 3.3 Y Full Wells $619 9' 7 4 4 Y Full Wells $629 10' 7 4 4.3 Y Full Wells $629 9' 8 4 4.2 Y Full Wells $629
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.
ReviewsJosh BensonI have many 5 wts from different brands and this is my favorite by far. It throws line so effortlessly. I hope the other wts of this rod are as nice.david rohde
crisp casting rodI have two Icon II , I love these rods .I am a retired guide and was pro staff at different times for two major rod producers . These Icon's are some of the cleanest casting rods I have ever used and at a price several hundred dollars less than their competitors comparable rods .They are very fast and clean but do not have a loss of feeling (stiffness) you get in faster rods .Richard Canfield
New favorite rod for the West Branch of The Delaware RiverMy new 5wt is everything I hoped it would be. I use it for dry flies, soft hackle, and have even thrown small streamer with it. It roll casts every well but I'm impressed mostly by how accurately it presents a fly. Thanks again for a great rod.Richard Russo
Excellent rod with the right line on itRecently purchased this rod (6 wt.) along with an Omega2 reel. This combination casts like a dream with Scientific Anglers Amplitude line installed. This line loads the rod very well for nearly effortless casting.Joe
Saltwater StickI bought an 8wt icon to hunt for stripers and bluefish up here in MA. 90/10 beach boat. It is a real 8wt, not a heavy 8 that really should be a 9, so it fishes true to weight. I mostly fish deceivers (2/0), and bigger clousers (2/0, 1/0) off the beaches of the south shore and cape cod. First thing, this rod is gorgeous. When i was looking on the website, i wasn't sold on the color, but once you open the tube up, its a whole different story. Its gorgeous. The reel seat and guides are beautiful and bring the whole rod together. Its just a little less "flash" than the other allen rods. The rod tube, while sexy looking, is not useful. its a metal tube with no strap, and its very difficult to get the rod back in the tube. I actually switched it out for my old compass tube which is great. The rod casts very nice. You can feel the rod load nicely on the backcast, making timing pretty easy. Im no 100' caster by any means, but 5" 2/0 deceivers get to 70' without a whole lot of effort. A lot of my fishing is sight casting to fish on sandy flats, making accuracy almost more important than distance. This thing is a machine. Its like being in a video game. Its incredible how many times I can drop a fly right on my spot. Every. Single. Time. Summary: Its a true 8wt. Its GORGEOUS. Rod tube needs replacing. Casts bigger flies with ease. Super Accurate. This is one of those ones youll have a LONG time.
Casts better than I expected 9' 5wt Icon IIFished a premier trout stream for three days in the wind in PA casting dry flies. Have to say it cut through the wind and dropped the #12 and #14 dries better than expected. Balanced the Allen Trout II reel perfectly. Was the perfect rod to use all day without any problems. This is the real deal. TruST Me! ~doubletaperWalter Engelke
5 stars all the wayAs an FYI I have more rods that you can shake a stick at....LOL including premium Sage, Redington, Hardy and Echo. I am primarily a dry fly guy and bought t the ICON 2 in a 8 1/2 foot 4 weight. I am blown away and how well it casts in terms of both feel and accuracy. My overall all time favorite dry fly rod is a 9 foot hardy Zenith 4 wt.........which won tons of accolades when it was introduced......and the ICON reminds me exactly of all the charecteristics of that rod. I consider it medium fast and its a joy to cast and hard to put down.Michael
No Effort, shoots line through any windAll I can say is WOW... I have many rods including Loomis NRX LP, Orvis Helios 2. and many others... This one throws my bugs better and straighter than either of those two rods... don't get me wrong, I will always have those other rods in my arsenal, but will reach for my Icon II first and foremostAndrew Howerton
Incredible feelRecently took this rod (4wt) on an excursion into the NC mountains for 10 days. It fished like a dream with incredible feel and great touch, putting the line right where I was sending it for the deep runs and getting under the ledges in small creeks. Hook sets were fast and this rod really starts to shine when its fighting a 20" rainbow. Incredible rod that fished better than I could have imagined. Handed it to a local guide for a moment one day and he was so enamored I didn't think he'd give it back. Paired with an Allen reel I was certainly the weak link in the equation. Hat's off to Allen - I'll be coming back for more come Redfish season.G.D.E.
Ya gotta' cast it to understandWhile I was trying to decide what rod to buy to go along with the Omega 3 reel I contacted A.J. several times asking for advice. Ultimately I selected the 9' 8 wt. Icon II. He was spot on when he said the Icon II is the sort of rod that, when you cast if for the first time, puts a grin on your face. He was right. Exceptionally nice rod that balances perfectly with the Omega 3 reel. As with all things Allen: high quality, well made, and exceptional customer service. Thanks to all of the Allen team: Justin, Evan, A.J., and Kyle. Keep up the good work guys.
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