Alvey Reels Australia Closing Down

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Re: Alvey Reels Australia Closing Down

Postby purple5ive » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:25 pm

hornet wrote:Your kidding right ? you never heard of Alvey ?


who this guy??? :o_0: :o_0: :o_0:
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Re: Alvey Reels Australia Closing Down

Postby 4liters » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:28 pm

That's a real shame, they're an icon of Australian fishing. I've never used one but I have wondered from time to time if something hard wearing like an Alvey would be good on the yak.

I suppose part of the problem they faced is that more and more modern and increasingly affordable spinning reels have sealed drags or completely sealed bodies (Van Staals, the Penn Slammer III etc) so the advantages of the Alveys were no longer unique but they were still limited to niche applications.
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Re: Alvey Reels Australia Closing Down

Postby Fish-Hunter » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:29 pm

Trumpeter wrote:Fish-Hunter what model are you using on your boat rods for Snapper, 500 C5's ?


I use the Alvey 500C5's for Snapper, best reel in my opinion & they will last for another 97yrs.
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Re: Alvey Reels Australia Closing Down

Postby Fish-Hunter » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:36 pm

Kimtown wrote:What are these type of old school reels called? Haven't seen them in years but started posting here and everyone's using them from bait fishing in rivers, to surf fishing?


If I have to explain you wouldn't understand, Alvey are an Aussie Icon & just happen to be around since 1920.

http://alvey.com.au/

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Re: Alvey Reels Australia Closing Down

Postby Trumpeter » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:44 pm

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Trumpeter wrote:Fish-Hunter what model are you using on your boat rods for Snapper, 500 C5's ?


I use the Alvey 500C5's for Snapper, best reel in my opinion & they will last for another 97yrs.
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Re: Alvey Reels Australia Closing Down

Postby hornet » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:58 pm

purple5ive wrote:
hornet wrote:Your kidding right ? you never heard of Alvey ?


who this guy??? :o_0: :o_0: :o_0:


I replied to Kimtown post.



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Re: Alvey Reels Australia Closing Down

Postby hornet » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:02 pm

Fish-Hunter wrote:
Trumpeter wrote:Fish-Hunter what model are you using on your boat rods for Snapper, 500 C5's ?


I use the Alvey 500C5's for Snapper, best reel in my opinion & they will last for another 97yrs.


Would the 650 c5 be a better all round reel ? you could then swap between a surf rod or boat rod ?

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Re: Alvey Reels Australia Closing Down

Postby Kimtown » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:07 pm

hornet wrote:Your kidding right ? you never heard of Alvey ?

That wasn't my question at all

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Re: Alvey Reels Australia Closing Down

Postby hornet » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:10 pm

Kimtown wrote:
hornet wrote:Your kidding right ? you never heard of Alvey ?

That wasn't my question at all


What are these type of old school reels called? Haven't seen them in years but started posting here and everyone's using them from bait fishing in rivers, to surf fishing?

What's the advantage to them? They don't look as though they would have a drag system?

How would you interpret your question then ?

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Re: Alvey Reels Australia Closing Down

Postby Fish-Hunter » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:17 pm

hornet wrote:Would the 650 c5 be a better all round reel ? you could then swap between a surf rod or boat rod ?


The 650C5 would suit boat & surf, but better balanced on a long 12ft to 13.6ft surf rod with a low butt, then a boat rod. I use the 550C5 for my boat reel as it's more compact but heavy duty.
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