Alvey reels

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by rrssmith, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. rrssmith

    rrssmith New Member

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    Got my new Alvey 500BCXL-EXP reel today, does anyone else like Alvey fishing reels? I like them because they are good casting reels and you can get out far when fishing fron the bank.
     
  2. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    I've always liked the looks and performance of them, but I've never bought one because I've read that you need to have a special rod for them, one with greater than normal distance between the reel and the first eye. Are you using a rod like that, or a regular spinning rod?
     

  3. MattyGfishing

    MattyGfishing New Member

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    If you have a spinning rod with very large line guides then a special Alvey rod is not needed.
     
  4. rrssmith

    rrssmith New Member

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    I use just a regular rod ,but it is a 7'6" surf rod