Originally Posted by Joni
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.
I'm pretty sure that my next reel will be the Kraken for our October fishing trip to Wisconsin for salmon. My buddy bought one and it looks awesome. I am anxious to see how the drag stacks up to the Lamson Guru I got this year. They always say drag doesn't matter for trout but after having several cuts take me into the backing last month, I'll go for some quality drag!