Alvey Reels unique casting system allows you to place
long, well directed casts to the outer banks or cast baits, even without
lead, to the fish lurking close to the shore. You will cast without
fear of overrun or backlash, as such troubles are not encountered
when using an Alvey Reel.
||Put left-hand fingers
on spool lip and thumb on release lever. Press lever and turn
spool. Holding line with Index finger.
||Bring spool full
quarter turn until open faced casting position is reached.
||Swap index finger
with thumb. Restrain line with thumb on spool.
||Hold the rod over
your shoulder with the reel facing upward and the left arm held
high. Stand with your body at right angles to the eventual direction
of the cast. Good balance and firm footing are essential; weight
is on the rear leg. The right hand should be gripping the rod
blank at the point where you get maximum leverage for your size
and the length rod being used. Allow a line drop of approximately
4 to 6 feet between the rod tip and the bait or lure, to absorb
the shock absorb the shock of the cast. With the rod tip low to
the ground the arc of swing will be maximised and more continuous
power can be applied before the rod reaches the line release position.
||To cast, punch
hard with the right arm and pull downward with the left in one
smooth continuous movement. Sufficient force should be used to
have the rod well bent as the cast is made.
||During the cast
transfer your body weight from the rear leg to the front leg to
increase the power applied. Be sure not to exaggerate this movement
and cause over balancing. Follow through, releasing the line,
and aim rod in direction of cast.
||Finish of the casting
action should have brought the rod butt beside the left leg, but
clear of any clothing that may impede the stripping line.
||As line is going
out, brace the rod butt against your body and move your left hand
to the base of the spool to control casting distances and stop
the line when the bait or lure hits the water. Your right hand
can now be slid down the rod to a more comfortable position.
||When the cast is
complete, turn the spool back to the retrieve position, then hold
the rod foregrip with your left hand, your right hand working
the reel handle. The the line can be slipped into the open runner
to keep close to your left forefingers for level winding onto
the spool, and for detecting bites and bottom contours.