The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > Tackle Talk > Fly Reels

Fly Reels Post any comments or questions regarding fly reels...

Like Tree4Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-05-2014, 01:59 PM
craigthor's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Robins, IA
Posts: 975
craigthor is a splendid one to beholdcraigthor is a splendid one to beholdcraigthor is a splendid one to beholdcraigthor is a splendid one to beholdcraigthor is a splendid one to beholdcraigthor is a splendid one to beholdcraigthor is a splendid one to behold
Default Allen Kraken XLA or Edco Solitude SR3 reel pictures

Anyone have pictures of their Kraken XLA or Solitude SR3 setup on their rods. Also what do you think of it as I sit here listening to the wind howl and try to fight off cabin fever.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-05-2014, 02:30 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 1,780
stl_geoff has much to be proud ofstl_geoff has much to be proud ofstl_geoff has much to be proud ofstl_geoff has much to be proud ofstl_geoff has much to be proud ofstl_geoff has much to be proud ofstl_geoff has much to be proud ofstl_geoff has much to be proud ofstl_geoff has much to be proud of
Default Re: Allen Kraken XLA or Edco Solitude SR3 reel pictures

I'd go with the XLA simply because the line capacity. Its going to hold a bunch more then the SR3 would. Plus I have yet to be disappointed in any of my Allen gear.
senor_denito likes this.
__________________
"When you do things right, people wont be sure you've done anything at all."

Storm Drain Bonefisher
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-05-2014, 03:18 PM
craigthor's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Robins, IA
Posts: 975
craigthor is a splendid one to beholdcraigthor is a splendid one to beholdcraigthor is a splendid one to beholdcraigthor is a splendid one to beholdcraigthor is a splendid one to beholdcraigthor is a splendid one to beholdcraigthor is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Allen Kraken XLA or Edco Solitude SR3 reel pictures

Hoping for pictures and first hand usage. I understand and have read all the praise Allen gets. I've also sent and received emails with both companies, and each has been a pleasure to deal with thus far. Now to see and hear real life experience with each is what I'm after.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-05-2014, 03:40 PM
allenflyfishing's Avatar
Business Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: East Lansing, MI
Posts: 448
allenflyfishing is a name known to allallenflyfishing is a name known to allallenflyfishing is a name known to allallenflyfishing is a name known to allallenflyfishing is a name known to allallenflyfishing is a name known to all
Default Re: Allen Kraken XLA or Edco Solitude SR3 reel pictures

Hello,

We have plenty on our Instragram feed at Instagram
and our FB page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Allen...2590420?ref=hl and we also had a customer upload a video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lgc2rhzGLj0

Thank you,


Justin
senor_denito likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02-05-2014, 03:57 PM
craigthor's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Robins, IA
Posts: 975
craigthor is a splendid one to beholdcraigthor is a splendid one to beholdcraigthor is a splendid one to beholdcraigthor is a splendid one to beholdcraigthor is a splendid one to beholdcraigthor is a splendid one to beholdcraigthor is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Allen Kraken XLA or Edco Solitude SR3 reel pictures

Quote:
Originally Posted by allenflyfishing View Post
Hello,

We have plenty on our Instragram feed at Instagram
and our FB page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Allen...2590420?ref=hl and we also had a customer upload a video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lgc2rhzGLj0

Thank you,


Justin
Thanks Justin great video and pictures. Any updates on that Omega I know I've asked about it couple of times.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 02-05-2014, 04:05 PM
allenflyfishing's Avatar
Business Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: East Lansing, MI
Posts: 448
allenflyfishing is a name known to allallenflyfishing is a name known to allallenflyfishing is a name known to allallenflyfishing is a name known to allallenflyfishing is a name known to allallenflyfishing is a name known to all
Default Re: Allen Kraken XLA or Edco Solitude SR3 reel pictures

We are trying to have it released in time for the Michigan Show in March. I;ve been changing a few things to make it prefect.
mridenour likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 02-05-2014, 04:18 PM
craigthor's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Robins, IA
Posts: 975
craigthor is a splendid one to beholdcraigthor is a splendid one to beholdcraigthor is a splendid one to beholdcraigthor is a splendid one to beholdcraigthor is a splendid one to beholdcraigthor is a splendid one to beholdcraigthor is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Allen Kraken XLA or Edco Solitude SR3 reel pictures

Quote:
Originally Posted by allenflyfishing View Post
We are trying to have it released in time for the Michigan Show in March. I;ve been changing a few things to make it prefect.
Ah I hope to have a reel and on some water by then.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 02-05-2014, 07:13 PM
ruttness's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: nc
Posts: 83
ruttness will become famous soon enoughruttness will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Allen Kraken XLA or Edco Solitude SR3 reel pictures

heres the skinny water crew with some decent footage of the XLA

Low Life on Vimeo
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 02-05-2014, 07:27 PM
craigthor's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Robins, IA
Posts: 975
craigthor is a splendid one to beholdcraigthor is a splendid one to beholdcraigthor is a splendid one to beholdcraigthor is a splendid one to beholdcraigthor is a splendid one to beholdcraigthor is a splendid one to beholdcraigthor is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Allen Kraken XLA or Edco Solitude SR3 reel pictures

Quote:
Originally Posted by ruttness View Post
heres the skinny water crew with some decent footage of the XLA

Low Life on Vimeo
Saw that one also, really looking for active members that are using these reels who can provide actual experiences.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 02-05-2014, 09:36 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 6
senor_denito is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Allen Kraken XLA or Edco Solitude SR3 reel pictures

I too am considering the Kraken XLA and also an alpha 3 reel…just waiting on that bronze / copper color way on the alpha 3.
I currently fish their trout reels and have absolutely no complaints. Allen makes solid reels and I would recommend them.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Allen Kraken? bonefish reels ncfly2 Fly Reels 15 01-18-2014 02:30 PM
Kraken XLA By Allen Fly Fishing allenflyfishing Fly Reels 27 12-11-2013 02:43 PM
Allen Icon or XA2 with a Kraken 2 goblueco1 Fly Rods 1 12-06-2013 05:44 PM
Allen Fly Fishing - Xa 10' 7wt & Kraken Reel fishingreviewstv Gear Reviews 0 09-14-2013 09:59 AM
Release of our new Kraken Fly Reel - Allen Fly Fishing allenflyfishing General Discussion 35 11-12-2012 08:57 AM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.