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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


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197 Reviews

  • 5
    Kraken 9/10

    Published by Sal Muto on 7th Mar 2022

    Fit and finish is awesome on this real. You can feel the strength but not the weight! Drag for days. I’d rank this right up there with the higher price reels on the market, with one exception. I can buy two of these for the same price as some of the other higher end reels I own.

  • 5

    Published by Tom B on 27th Dec 2021

    I purchase a 10-week Kraken for a trip to Costa Rica. Haven't been able to use it yet I well revisit in April. The really pretty and looks tight!

  • 5
    Revamped Kraken

    Published by Olaf on 7th Sep 2021

    Here's the best compliment I can give the next-generation Kraken after a couple outings with it: it's as good as the previous generation. I've been using my Krakens for 5-6 years in the salt chasing striper, and they are workhorses. Smooth drag, little upkeep, and they handle the abuse of getting banged around in a kayak in salt water with no problems. I was concerned Allen was going to mess with a good thing. So far, it seems like the new version is just as good. I had a hot striper on that went to drag, and it was just as smooth as the previous version. And I was also very relieved to find that the spools from my old Krakens fit the new one. Nice! Keep up the good work, guys.

  • 5

    Published by Mike on 28th Aug 2021

    After much anticipation, received my emerald Kraken for my 10 weight rod. I could not be happier with the size, weight, and looks of the reel against the blue rod. Now, I just need to test the drag on a muskie or a tarpon!

  • 5
    Amazing reel for the money. Super look

    Published by Luc Buisson on 28th Aug 2021

    Love these reels. I own 2 and use them for saltwater fishing. Amazing reel for the money

  • 5
    Reel Kraken

    Published by Michael on 16th Apr 2021

    Excellent quality, Happy with reel will purchase another when the time comes.

  • 5
    Kraken Reel Review

    Published by Samuel Schell on 9th Apr 2021

    This is a first impression review.
    Right out of the box it grabbed my attention.
    It feels, and looks very nice. I will be using it alot, so looking forward to how it will handle the elements.

  • 5
    Kraken Fly Reels

    Published by Jim Moore on 4th Sep 2020

    Just purchased my third Kraken Fly Reel from Allen. Hands down the best reel for the money. Mine have performed flawlessly. Highly recommended.

  • 5
    Love it beautiful craftsmanship

    Published by shawn coe on 31st Aug 2020

    Will for sure order more!!

  • 5
    Phenomenal Reel

    Published by Adam Haiken on 23rd Aug 2020

    Mainly use the kraken for snook reds and tarpon in Estero Bay. Great reel. Does the job