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Old 02-11-2010, 11:48 AM
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Default Allen & Co reel? what do you all think?

i am in the market for a new fly reel for a couple of rods and stubled on to this company and ass checking out there gear. they reels looked like they were decently made reels and at a exceptional price to boot. does anyone own any of these reels? i am looking to get an xl and a alpha.

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Default Re: Allen & Co reel? what do you all think?

Justin from Allen&co is a member here
heres a thread on the reels
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Justin from Allen&co is a member here
heres a thread on the reels
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...unt-48usd.html
yeah i have actually ordered one last night but was wondering what others thought of them i cant wait to get mine
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Am looking into a dealership with them.
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Default Re: Allen & Co reel? what do you all think?

Hi Everyone,

Justin is supposed to send me one to review but he keeps selling all that he can get his hands on. Let us know what you think about the reel when you get it.

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Default Re: Allen & Co reel? what do you all think?

Frank, I have the 7/8. It's spooled up but I haven't used it yet. So far for the price, I'm impressed. It did come in with a right hand retrieve and I wasn't sure how to switch it over. Justin emailed me and he put up some instructions on how to switch it over. But with an 8w, I'm leaving it RHR. It's a lightweight, balanced reel with some tight tolerances. 3 years ago, I doubt if you could get a reel this good from China. Now it seems to be the norm.
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Hi Everyone, For those still needing some questions on the reels or any of my products. Feel free to call me anytime. 574-855-7100

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Default Re: Allen & Co reel? what do you all think?

I ordered the 7/8. Justin is great to work with. Can't wait to spool up the reel and cast it to some lawn carp....if this snow would ever disappear.
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Default Re: Allen & Co reel? what do you all think?

I ordered the 5/6wt XL and the 12/14wt Alpha. Very nice reels with a good drag. Justin was great to work with and very responsive to questions. Can not wait to try them out....Unfortunately the forecasts keep calling for more snow !!!

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Default Re: Allen & Co reel? what do you all think?

i got mine last week and they are great feeling and operating reels one of the spools were bent and scratched the reel at fast speeds in and out so i emailed justin and he had a replacement in the mail asap. so far great reels and great guy hopefully going to get out sunday for some big browns and whities
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