Originally Posted by mridenour
That sounds like a pretty ringing endorsement to me!
To be honest, after dropping my second ENGLISH made Battenkill LA in 30 feet of water, I tried the first Allen reel (because of price). I loved the looks and everything about the reel, so I shelved all my English reels thinking I would save them for "shallow" rivers. But the Allen's are so smooth, I kinda forgot about the others.