Alvey is well known Australian manufacturers of an excellent range of side cast surf fishing reels. However, they also produce boat reels and a very good saltwater fly reel.
Alvey’s fly reel – there is one model which comes with either a yellow or black fibreglass spool – has found particular favour with members of the Canterbury Sports Fishing club who put Alvey’s saltwater fly reel creation to good use off the Kaikoura coast. Several members of the club have achieved New Zealand records whilst fishing for blue and mako sharks together with albacore tuna.
When fishing the saltwater fly for these powerful oceanic species you need a reel that is tough, corrosion-resistant, and above all has a smooth drag system that won’t let you down when these fish make long powerful runs.
Alvey’s saltwater fly reel is also popular with salmon anglers. Its robust construction and powerful drag system make it particularly suited to fishing for salmon when used with an ultra-fast sinking fly line. A big thirty pound plus salmon in fast water can take some stopping on a fly rod! This reel also works well when used to fish for quinnat salmon and big sea-run brown trout teamed with the Canterbury Lure Rod.
This post was last modified on 20/06/2021 4:54 pm
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