Kraken Series Reel

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The Kraken reel series has been our most consistent performer for over a decade. Its fully machined and lightweight design has represented the best value in the industry for years and it just keeps getting better. The last generation saw improvements to the drag housing and the knob shapes to help with performance in saltwater and with ergonomics. Now, we've shifted the drag material to a carbon multi-disc system to improve durability and top-end drag pressure. The sealed drag is ready for any environment, while still remaining easy to reverse if necessary without any additional tools. The Kraken series still boasts a U-shaped spool for both line capacity and ease of line pick-up, while now benefiting from stronger and still super-smooth performance across the full range of target species. Whether you're targeting spooky Catskills bank-sipping trout or hefty Florida Keys tarpon, there's a Kraken reel up to the task!


  • Fully Machined Aluminum Frame and Spool
  • Sealed Carbon Multi-Disc Drag System
  • Large Arbor + U-Shaped Spool Design
  • Click on Both Retrieve & Outgoing Drag
  • Easily Converts From Left- to Right-hand Retrieve 
Model Reel Dia Weight Spool Depth Spool Width Reel Capacity Size Suggestions Price
2 3.56" 5.70oz 0.77" 1.12" 5wt WFF + 165yd 20lb backing 4wt to 6wt WFF
275 to 350gr Shooting Heads
3 3.81" 6.25oz 0.83" 1.18" 8wt WFF + 200yd 30lb backing 7wt to 9wt WFF
350gr to 500gr Shooting Heads
4 4.10" 8.05oz 0.88" 1.38" 10wt WFF + 250yd 30lb backing 9wt to 12wt WFF
500 to 600gr Shooting Heads
5 4.45" 8.90oz 0.88" 1.58" 12wt WFF + 300yd 30lb backing 12wt to 14wt WFF
600gr to 1000gr Shooting Heads


197 Reviews

  • 5

    Published by Ralph on 27th Jan 2023

    Sweet reel , used it salt water and had no problem !!

  • 5
    Kraken Fly Reel

    Published by Jim Moore on 17th Jan 2023

    I have several of the Kraken fly rees in 5, 6 and 7 weights. Quality construction, smooth drag. Overall an excellent reel and a great value.

  • 5
    Kraken size 3

    Published by Zach Milone on 8th Jan 2023

    Reel is beautiful in color and design. Incredibly smooth drag and has had zero problems in the salt. I tested the drag on a few reds and snook, the reel preformed flawlessly. Will by purchasing another one for my 10wt. At this price point, the quality of the kraken is unmatched. Do yourself a favor and pick one up.

  • 4
    I like this

    Published by Jason Murphy on 27th Dec 2022

    Have not had big fish to test drag due to the surf being overhead but I like how it feels. Wish the clicks were louder and maybe a retrieve click but I might not want that. Balances my 10wt just fine. Now I just need to put some nice bluefin trevally or some gt on it.

  • 5

    Published by Ralph on 11th Nov 2022

    I used the reel in saltwater and have 3 others that I've used in saltwater and have never had a problem with the reels .

  • 5
    Kraken reel

    Published by Robert morgan on 11th Nov 2022

    Excellent reel , by far my favorite, I own a alpha and kraken in size 4 , both have great drag but prefer the kraken due to the click when u reel in is a lil quieter than the alpha all my allen gear really.... want the purple kraken too

  • 5
    Kraken reel

    Published by Bill Kilgannon on 11th Jul 2022

    Great smooth drag. Looks great. Light and easy to reel.

  • 5

    Published by Stephen Davis on 11th Jun 2022


  • 5

    Published by Steven on 8th Mar 2022

    I’ve been very happy with the Kraken I purchased several years ago. I expect to be just as satisfied with the new Kraken. Unfortunately it will be awhile before I will have the opportunity to fish it.

  • 5
    Kraken reels

    Published by Mike Bell on 7th Mar 2022

    I love these Allen Kraken reels! Solid and very dependable reel with an amazing sealed drag. I would buy this reel again and again!!