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
    Great reel. Drag is flawless. Reel is always smooth and reliable. Its the only reel I use for big trout.

    Published by Kevin Linder on 20th Jul 2020

    Kracken reels are better than reels 3 or 4 times the cost.

  • 5
    Kracken reel

    Published by John McCall on 17th Jul 2020

    Great product with a quality drag

  • 5
    Kraken reel

    Published by Great product on 7th Jul 2020

    Adjustable and made with quality , bought a spare spool for quick swapping of lines. I love this reel and will buy again when adding a new rod.

  • 2
    Line destroyer

    Published by Daniel on 6th Jul 2020

    This real is pretty, drag is great, everything about the reel I want to love, however, the flaw come where the spool and reel meet. When I peel line from the reel, the issue is that the line is being shredded like cheese as it goes across the problem area of the reel. Very disappointing especially when line is 100.00 and you ruin it the first time out. If I could load up pictures of what I’m talking about I would. Other than that, I liked this reel a lot but never use for this reason

  • 5
    Kraken reel

    Published by Emily Gilchrist on 24th May 2020

    Beautiful reel, I have it on my 8wt Foundation and it is perfect. Huge arbor it fits an insane amount of backing on it. I’ve used it for Striper and I am hoping to take it red fishing soon.

  • 5
    Kraken reel

    Published by David Hicks on 15th May 2020

    This is my second Kraken reel. Absolutely love them zero issues always can count on it and super dependable. Fit and finish is superb. Cannot recommend higher.

  • 5
    Kraken 6-7 wt

    Published by Ronald Chester on 11th May 2020

    Nice quality reel for the price great drag set and sealed bearing has a little weight to the reel but seem to balance out with the rod overall great reel for the price looking forward to purchasing another one soon

  • 5
    Kraken 3 and 4 reels.

    Published by Chris Parcells on 10th May 2020

    Love these reels. Not only do they perform great they look awesome too. I own a model 3 and a model 4 kraken. They stand up to the saltwater up here in new england. They also stand up great to the stripers they're reeling in. Couldnt be happier with this reel. Cost is right, performance is right, appearance is right. Thank you. I'll be ordering extra spools for different lines soon.

  • 5
    Allen Kraken reels

    Published by Steve Shahinian on 21st Mar 2020

    I bought the Allen Kraken 3 reel based on a recommendation at a TU meeting. When received, the reel impressed me so much, I immediately called and ordered 2 more. Excellent craftsmanship, light, and a silky smooth drag. And priced very reasonably. I own reels that cost twice the Kraken and aren’t as nice. I’m a fan.

  • 5
    Kraken Killer

    Published by Cooper Key on 12th Nov 2019

    This reel has been an absolute joy to use on the water, from black tips, to speckled trout it handles everything as you would expect from a high quality fly reel. I would highly suggest this as your step up reel coming from entry level. I don't think I'll ever need anything but more spools for this beauty.