Volant Rod Series

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The Volant Rod Series is a worthy successor to our ever-popular XA series of rods. It channels the medium-fast action of the XA with some improvements to create an even more refined multi-purpose series. From small creeks to offshore saltwater, the Volant series will get the job done, and do it extremely well. The series is built around versatility and durability without sacrificing finesse and presentation. The goal for the series is presentation, power, and accuracy in perfect balance, so not only can you put the fly on target, but you can effectively fight the hooked fish too. Each model was designed to suit its ideal fisheries: the 4-weight is dialed in on small stream and stillwater, while the 12-weight is built with the power to handle whatever the saltwater flats and blue water brings up for you.



Length Size (Line Wt.) Sections Weight (Oz.) Fighting Butt Cork Grip Price
8'6" 4 4 2.80   Half Wells $259.99
10' 4 4 3.2   Half Wells $269.99
9' 5 4 3.2   Half Wells $259.99
9' 6 4 3.53 Y Full Wells $269.99
10' 7 4 4.50 Y  Full Wells $279.99
9' 8 4 4.35 Y Full Wells $279.99
9' 10 4 4.8 Y Full Wells $289.99
9' 12 4 5.35 Y Full Wells $289.99


Return Policy:

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. 

54 Reviews

  • 4
    Voant 9ft 5wt

    Published by Patrick Upton on 5th Jun 2021

    . Received the rod was pleasantly surprised at the action in the tip and stiffness in the butt section. Loads well. Great value BOGO

  • 4
    Volant 6wt

    Published by Matthew on 10th May 2021

    So I was looking for a 6 wt that would throw heavier nymph rigs and large trout streamers. This rod does that easily. This isn't your rod if you want to present delicate dries, but that's not what its for. While I wouldn't describe it as fast action, its pretty close. Balances really nicely and looks sexy with my Redington behemoth in the gun metal color. I haven't had a chance to fish it yet, but I have cast it several times outdoors. It throws a line out like a champ, easy 70 foot casts, and that's about as much space as I've had to cast with it so far. The finish isn't as bright as it looks on the website, which to me is a good thing, and the fighting butt and grip are exactly what I want in a 6wt streamer rod. The reel seat does the job, but for a $300 rod, it could be nicer. It really needs to be cranked down to hold the reel steady, and I'm not a huge fan of the black color. I have the Allen heritage 5 wt, a cheaper rod, and the reel seat on that is much nicer. Overall its a sick stick.

  • 5
    Great Rod. Better Customer Service.

    Published by wader09 on 26th Apr 2021

    I recently purchased both a 4wt and an 8wt during the BOGO event. Based on the reviews I figured it would be worth it. They definitely are. The 4wt is a very smooth casting rod and perfect for dries. The 8wt, which I was most excited about, casts amazingly well. Based on the description, I assumed it would be a slower than it is, which was a welcome surprise. I have it paired with an Airflo saltwater cold line and have no problem getting it out there 80 feet. It even does great in the wind. I did have a issue with the finish on the 4wt, but after a quick conversation with AJ, a new one was sent to replace it immediately. That's about as good of service as you could ever hope for. I think I know where I'll be buying my rods from in the future.

  • 5
    Volant Fly rod

    Published by Dominic Borraccia on 24th Nov 2020

    Love it. Just got into a giant steelhead yesterday and it was great. Looking forward to a Kraken reel in the future to go with it.

  • 5
    volant rod: 9ft. 5 weight

    Published by Unknown on 2nd Nov 2020

    Quality rod at affordable price

  • 4
    Alan Volant 4 and 5 wt.

    Published by Aaron Carroll on 2nd Nov 2020

    I bought these rods during the bogo event. The rods a awesome! I really enjoy the medium fast action and they cast like a dream. They also have great backbone for fighting large fish. I definitely consider them an upgrade from my t.f.o. Lefty Kreigh series especially in regards to casting and line loading. It also helps that I caught my biggest fish of the summer on these rods! Looking forward to many more seasons with my Allen volants! Nicely done

  • 4
    5 wt 9 ft 4 piece Volant rod

    Published by Trevis Tilberg on 1st Nov 2020

    I was looking for a rod that would be easy to backpack, kayak or travel with . I was very pleased with the craftsman's ship of this rod . The dots on the sections makes it easy to align the sections . The case is a triangle hard case so it wont roll around . The rod bag has a divider for each section of the rod . I paired this rod up with a Lampson liquid smoke and Scientific Anglers Mastery MPX Lines - WF5F took it out in the yard and it casts like a dream . Looking forward to next trout season .

  • 5
    Volant Rod and ATS Reel combo

    Published by James Tollack on 17th Oct 2020

    I got the 7 wt. 10’ & ATS 3 Reel for Kayak Lake fishing bass and striper. I was a little worried this weight and action “might” not handle the game changers and articulated streamers I throw, but this 7wt has plenty of backbone! I’m new to yak fly casting and definitely need practice, but when I actually make tight loops, the 200 grain Orvis depth charge shoots right back on target with single cast. The ATS 3 reel is big enough for plenty of backing for striper and a thick Wolf Ambush line, but not oversized, so wonderfully light and smooth. Affordable enough for a complete reel for floating and another for sinking, perfect! Thank you for a gorgeous combo that shows great performance and attention to detail. ( I don’t think I could ever do without alignment dots now lol)

  • 5
    Volant 8 wt

    Published by Olaf on 28th Sep 2020

    I received the Volant from the Allen team as a replacement for my Azimuth, which finally gave up the ghost with a broken tip that couldn't be replaced, as that line of rods is now discontinued. The Azimuth was my go-to rod for chasing striper in the sloughs of SF Bay; I've got hundreds of striped bass on it, and it survived plenty of abuse it received from me banging it around on my kayak. So it was with some sadness and skepticism that I took up the Volant. What's with this crazy red color, and wow, it's way stiffer than the Azimuth. But after slinging it for a few weeks and hooking into some larger schoolies, I've grown to love it. It's a touch stiffer than the Azimuth (and significantly more so than the Alluvion, which I also own), and perfect for hucking heavy-headed sinking lines (I have an 8 WT 3-5 IPS Outbound Short line on it; it could easily be overweighted with a similar 9 WT line). Yet it's also sensitive enough to switch in a current and feel the subtle takes. It seems to be built tough, and with the quality I've come to expect from Allen rods. Paired with my trusty Kraken, it's my new go-to rig for targeting stripers in the salt.

  • 5
    Volant 8 weight

    Published by Olaf D on 18th May 2020

    When I broke the tip section of my favorite 8 weight Azimuth rod, the folks at Allen informed me that this series of rods has been discontinued. This was my main rod for chasing striped bass from my kayak in the sloughs of SF bay -- it was the perfect combo of sensitivity and backbone -- great for hucking a type 3 sinking line in the wind. The Allen guys, as usual, stepped up and sent me an 8 weight Volant for the price of replacing a rod section.
    This rod is a good deal stiffer than the Azimuth it replace. Took a little getting used to casting the same Rio Outbound line that I had on my previous rod. That said, it's a rod that's more than up to the task of sticking stripers in the strong tidal currents of SF bay and chucking lines into 15 knot winds. When it's time to replace my line, I plan to overline this rod with a 9wt line -- feels like it'll be the perfect combo then. Thanks Allen!