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Old 07-15-2010, 09:09 PM
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Default Ordered Reels, Lines, & Fly Boxes From Allen & Co

I ordered a Trout 5/7, Alpha 3/4 and lines for each from Allen & Co about ten days ago.

Though they have not arrived yet, due to screwy something with the shipping soon as I let Justin know yesterday he responded to my email very quickly committing to put a new shipment in the mail today.

Now that is 1st class customer service.

I'll be sure to tell every fly fisherman I meet about Allen & Co and to show off my reels.

I'm absolutely confident with everything I've read here including Justin's response to a disgruntled customer that I'll be more then thrilled when they arrive and especially after I get to use them.

I was so impressed with Justin's response that today I decided to place an order for one each of his Fly Boxes even though I've not yet received my first order.

They have to get hear, before the 26th though when my son and I leave for Dunsmuir to stay in Wayne Eng's Cabin for a week and he will be our guide for a full day the day after we arrive. I can't wait to get up there as everything I've heard from Wayne and others sounds like the Upper Sacramento River is really shaping up well and the fishing is good.

Well anyway I just thought I'd share my experience with Allen & Co and with Justin the owner. You just don't experience responses like this often in this world any more.

Matter of fact just recently I ordered a pair of Vistana fit over polarized sun glasses from an online merchant, because I could not find them locally.

However when they arrived they sent a different size, lenses and model then I ordered.

When I contacted the merchant they would not send me the right ones until I sent the first pair back.

So I decided to just have them make a refund which understandably they would only do after I sent them back which I did the same day. That was last week.

I still have not received my refund. I guess now I'll have to buy a pair of Cocoons instead, but I hate to, because they are so damn "oogley."
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Old 07-17-2010, 06:59 PM
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Default Re: Ordered Reels, Lines, & Fly Boxes From Allen & Co

My Allen and company reels and line just arrived today wih the afternoon mail. the following is a copy of the email I sent to Justin to let him know what I think.

"The reels and line arrived today and everything is perfect except the line is white instead of the green I asked for, but we will happily live with that. That gun metal color in the Alpha 3/4 is awesome. The only other barstock reel I ever owned was a Teton it was a fantastic little reel, but these reels IMO are every bit as nice as Abels if not better.

I don't know how you do it, I've got to say I wish it was me selling these reels.

To bad you don't spell Allyn the right way!JK

That Alpha is going to go beautifully with my 4 weight Sage Light Line. The Guide my son and I are using on the Upper Sacramento River on July 27th the day after we arrive already wants to buy my Sage Light Line. I bet he'll be wanting this little reel too. I can't wait to see how your line casts and mends. I could not be more thrilled."

I'm confident with everything I've read here on this forum I'll be even more pleased soon as I get to fish them. I just wish they arrived soon enough for to fit a day trip into my schedule to fish the the Truckee and Little Truckee, before my son and I head up to Dunsmuir on the 26th for our week long fishing trip.

One question. Will 150 yrds of 50 pound PowerPro be enough backing on these reels, because I already have 2 150 yard spools of it, but I know they could handle at least double that amount? I am pretty certain it will be enough on the Alpha 2/4, but what about the Trout 5/7. I'd like to avoid having to spend more money on backing since I've already spent the bank for this trip.
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I'm glad to hear your stuff has made it.

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