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    Hello All,
    Might anyone know how much drag pressure the Allen Kraken 3 (7/8) puts out? I am curious because I am looking to possibly replace a Sage 4280. The Sage only has about 3.5 lbs of drag pressure and wondering if the Kraken has more. I am headed to the gulf next summer and wanted something with a little stronger drag and the Kraken looked promising at a good price. Thanks


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    Hi backwoodsangler,

    Welcome to the forum. Our Kraken series has done well for many. Personalty I have caught 80lbs + sailfish, dozens of Skip Jack, and plenty of Dorado. I'd be happy to send you a reel to crank the drag down and compare.

    Please contact me at info@allenflyfishing.com and we'll get a Kraken in your hands to compare.

    Thank you,

    Justin

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    I haven't measured the drag on any sort of scale but I can tell you it is muuuuuuch stronger than 3.5lbs.
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    Thanks for the reply brookfieldangler. Seems like I have read somewhere that it cranks down pretty tight but I was just curious.

    Justin thanks for the Welcome and for replying. I mentioned in my first post on this forum that I registered mainly because of researching Allen reels. I ended up on this forum several times on search results so I figured I should become part of the forum. Seems like a great platform with many highly informed individuals.
    I will more than likely be purchasing a Kraken and maybe a Trout II in the near future, still exploring. You seem to have a great following.
    Again thanks for the info an I will contact you in the near future.



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    Not sure on actual poundage but mine will stop all line from being pulled from the spool when cranked all the way down. I haven't had a chance to test it out properly yet but so far it has not let down.

    The trout II is also nice, Im hoping they will have a sweet black Friday sale, I need/want some stuff
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    Check with the Allen folks direct? They've been most responsive.

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    stl_geoff
    If cranked down it will stop all line from coming out, I would say that's good enough
    Thanks for the info!


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    Quote Originally Posted by backwoodsangler View Post
    I ended up on this forum several times on search results so I figured I should become part of the forum.
    Well, welcome to the forum then Your story is that of a large part of this membership, myself included. I'm happy to see you are making good use of your membership.

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    Quote Originally Posted by backwoodsangler View Post
    stl_geoff
    If cranked down it will stop all line from coming out, I would say that's good enough
    Thanks for the info!


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    Yup, it tightens down more then my sage, lamson and some other allen reels I have. I only own like 7 or 8 of them
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    I have a Lamson and Sage as well, and I am thinking an Allen is sounding better and better. From all I have gathered they will be every bit as good as what I own. Sounds like you are thrilled with yours. Good to hear some feedback.


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