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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » FTFF Tackle Shop-Classifieds, Fishing Shows » Local & On-line Sales and Fishing Shows » Here is a Unique Reel

Here is a Unique Reel

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1Here is a Unique Reel Empty Here is a Unique Reel on Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:20 pm

FishinPhil

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I was fortunate to try one of these reels years ago and boy did it cast a mile! It casted three times further than my spinning rig.

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They also sell a smaller model.

Side Cast Reel 45BC

For Freshwater and Light Saltwater. Light weight reel with graphite frame and backplate and 4 1/2" diameter bakelite spool. Features a muli-disc star...

$59.50

2Here is a Unique Reel Empty Re: Here is a Unique Reel on Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:30 pm

motorazr

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Alvey have been making reels in Australia for a long time phil. More popular in Queensland I believe than in other states.
The reels were made with few moving parts so that they could be pulled down and put back together without getting sand in everything.
I think the original Alvey's were made of bakerlite and later on fibreglass.
Yes, they do cast a mile, and take a little getting used to as a side cast reel. Occassionally if the line is a bit loose you may get a birds nest if unlucky, but they are a good, strong, workhorse of a reel that can crank in some large fish.
I have used these reels in the past and personal preference was to mount them a bit further along the rod in a normal spinning reel seat on the surf rod. Reason being that if you used a rod with a seat at the lower end of the rod it was difficult to place them in a holder on the beach(they tend to get heavy). having the reel further up the rod gave a better fulcrum when slinging a star sinker.

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