Allen and Co. ( Fly fishing company)

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Jerry Arlington, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. Kaari White

    Kaari White Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2004
    Messages:
    838
    Media:
    28
    Likes Received:
    41
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Hey Allen Fly Fishing- when are you going to start selling an anti-reverse reel? What will it cost when it is available?


    Thanks!
     
  2. AllenFlyFishing

    AllenFlyFishing Allen Fly Fishing

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    180
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Michigan, Washington, Texas
    Home Page:
    Hello, Just opend my email aswell. It will be ready in Late March early April. I have the 3d prints done, but doing some changes on it. I have a price target of $125 - $150. It depends on a few things. I might be 10% to 20% higher. Right now I'm trying to finalize my Centerpin reel. The anti reverse will have 3 options. One made by who is making my XL reel, the secound will be made in the States in South Bend, IN, and the third will be made in Canada and out of titanium. Ofcourse that will be more expensive and only done by special order. I want to give everyone 3 price points on what they feel that they want to spend.
     
  3. Phishy

    Phishy Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 1969
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Tacoma
    Justin, Do you have any more pics of your reels then what's on the website?
     
  4. AllenFlyFishing

    AllenFlyFishing Allen Fly Fishing

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    180
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Michigan, Washington, Texas
    Home Page:
    Sure, i can send you more photos. PM me with your email address.

    thanks
     
  5. Randall Clark

    Randall Clark Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2007
    Messages:
    812
    Media:
    1
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Orygun
    For those who have the Alpha reel, how strong is the drag on that thing? I'm contemplating trying out the 12/14 for tuna (as part of my backup/topwater setup).

    Also, I've been tying up a bunch of stonefly nymphs on some of his hooks and they have worked out great so far. Just ordered a bunch of octopus hooks as well.

    anyone try out the lines yet?
     
  6. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2002
    Messages:
    22,526
    Media:
    29
    Likes Received:
    2,001
    Location:
    In a comfortable chair
    I sure like the looks of that XL 5/6 . As soon as I save some more bennies, I'm going to order one and an extra spool. It should look good on my TFO 5 wt.
     
  7. Zack Dudley

    Zack Dudley Take em'

    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Messages:
    483
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Port Orchard, Washington
    awesome looking gear! any idea when the 3wt rods and reels are going to be out?
     
  8. AllenFlyFishing

    AllenFlyFishing Allen Fly Fishing

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    180
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Michigan, Washington, Texas
    Home Page:
    Hi Zack, I'll be ready in March with my 3wt rod. Going to do a combo special on some gear. I'll send out details later. PM me if you would like to know.
     
  9. JesseC

    JesseC Active Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2009
    Messages:
    2,142
    Media:
    5
    Likes Received:
    881
    Location:
    seattle, wa
    Justin, let me know when you get the centre pin reel and a rod combo set-up. i'd be interested.
     
  10. Brian Miller

    Brian Miller Be vewy vewy qwiet, I'm hunting Cutthwoat Twout

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    884
    Media:
    96
    Likes Received:
    81
    Location:
    WA
    On Monday the new Allen Alpha 5/6 reel(s) got here. I ordered a reel at a sale price of $60 shipped and spare spool for $105 shipped. He sent two reels instead. I emailed him and asked him how to return the 2nd reel body and he told me to keep it because he had run out of spares stock.

    Wow! What an awesome reel. The drag on the Ross Cimarron is primitive and clunky compared to the Cabelas RLS I have on my 3 weight. 1st impressions of the Allen are nice fit/finish, and an even silkier smoother drag than the RLS, capable of very fine adjustments (unlike my Ross) and no noticeable startup inertia to overcome. Easily as nice/nicer as the RLS; Cabelas’ highest rated branded reel, and itself a great bargain.

    I need to burn some PTO so I’m taking this coming week off. Headed off to spend our Valentines anniversary weekend in a ocean front cottage B&B. I’ll bring my rod and see if I can find any Sea Runs in the bay. But I’m going to spend a day, possibly two on the water closer to home earlier in the week and get a better idea how I like the Allen Alpha.

    *1 year later... Time tells, Ya gets what ya pays for.
     
  11. AllenFlyFishing

    AllenFlyFishing Allen Fly Fishing

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    180
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Michigan, Washington, Texas
    Home Page:
    Hi Everyone, Have a few questions that I would like to get some feedback on. I'm done with the design of my Anti Reverse reel. Its going to be in a 7/8 and 9/10 wts to start with. I know that the current ones on the market go for an arm and a leg. However, I've taken about 12 reels apart to look at them over the last 6 months. They are worth the money. However, my reel is just the same quality. The question that I have is.. Most use Right and Left handed reels? Also, what price range would you consider buying a anti reverse reel?
     
  12. Kaari White

    Kaari White Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2004
    Messages:
    838
    Media:
    28
    Likes Received:
    41
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    I really like anti-reverse reels for bones/permit. I'd be willing to pay $350 for one which is about what you can get a used Billy Pate for. I'm not sure if this is true or not, but I think there are more people that use left hand retrieve than right hand.

    If you have a 7/8 available, I'd be happy to test it out next week for you.
     
  13. Dustin Bise

    Dustin Bise Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2007
    Messages:
    3,088
    Media:
    79
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    509
    Hey, Ed Call let me use one of your reels this last week. I would say this is a qaulity, good looking reel and I had no issues with it, aside from the left handedness. Great product man.
     
  14. Denny

    Denny Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2001
    Messages:
    4,095
    Media:
    100
    Likes Received:
    58
    Location:
    Seattle, WA, USA.
    Used to have a Billy Pate Bonefish anti-reverse; loved the reel, HATED the anti-reverse.
     
  15. constructeur

    constructeur Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2008
    Messages:
    1,571
    Media:
    17
    Likes Received:
    453
    Location:
    Seattle, Wa
    Why didn't you like the AR?
     
  16. Ian Broadie

    Ian Broadie Flyfishing is so "Metal"

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2005
    Messages:
    670
    Media:
    4
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    Kirkland, Washington
    Home Page:
    Given the choice I choose left hand wind, it's the way I learned and it's more comfortable.

    A couple weeks ago I got to try out one of the XL 7/8's with one of the Allen Co. floaters on a Grizzly nymph rig. I found the reel to be quality and the line cast pretty well even with all the clunky junk it takes to run an indicator. For the price Kudos.
     
  17. jeff bandy

    jeff bandy Make my day

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2006
    Messages:
    2,648
    Media:
    2
    Likes Received:
    579
    Location:
    Edmonds, Wa.
    If it was Ed's it was right hand. He's just got to be different.
     
  18. Northlake27

    Northlake27 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Twisp wa, us.
    Just received two lines from them, they were slow arriving so when I sent a email inquiry they answered almost immediately, and this was at 10 pm, seems there was a delay with one of the lines but were shipping the next day. Not a big deal and quick response. Great personal customer service. And the lines are pretty nice, very supple and slick. I'll be back.
     
  19. Brian Miller

    Brian Miller Be vewy vewy qwiet, I'm hunting Cutthwoat Twout

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    884
    Media:
    96
    Likes Received:
    81
    Location:
    WA
    Working with Justin on a fix for both of my Alphas. He has been very responsive.
     
  20. AllenFlyFishing

    AllenFlyFishing Allen Fly Fishing

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    180
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Michigan, Washington, Texas
    Home Page:
    Allen and Co. ( Fly fishing company) - New Coming Soon!!!

    Some have been asking for Rod Blanks. In May, I will have my first series of Rods and Blanks in 2pc and 4pc sections from a 3wt to a 10wt. They are being tested now for strenght and all that good stuff. All results will be posted on my site either in print form or a youtube video.

    Also, every blank will come with a Rod Tube and sock. So thers in no need to add any extra expense to your project.

    If interested, please PM me and we can talk more.

    I'll post more once I know the cost. This will also include Spey Rods.


    Thanks


    Justin
     

Share This Page