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Hamish Young

Allen fly fishing?
« on: November 18, 2014, 23:39:22 PM »
Anyone have any of their gear :? Reels :?
“When tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.”

Hamish Young

Re: Allen fly fishing?
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2014, 19:33:04 PM »
So I won a competition on another forum  :X4 prize was $150 to spend in the Allen Fly Fishing shop, hence my earlier query.

I went slightly over the $150 and bought one of these http://www.allenflyfishing.com/kraken-reel-series/ in a size V and in black. It arrived yesterday but only after paying mucho dinero to the customs and excise man which annoyed me ever so slightly  :mad

First impressions of the reel are good, very good. The drag is impressive, build is very good but it is a light reel.
Fair play though, it is really intended as a big reel for salt water single handers. I quite like it, design is very similar to a number of other products on the market and clearly mimics elements of design from Hardy & Orvis. We will see how it goes, haven't decided quite what to do with it yet.

H :cool:
“When tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.”

Rob Brownfield

Re: Allen fly fishing?
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2014, 07:26:33 AM »
Looks rather funky! In like the open cage design.

Get our on some of those Northern lochs with a 9 weight and big fly ;)
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

 





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