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Title: Alvey-Braid
Post by: lowey on Mon 27 Nov 17:42 2017
Not sure if this has been addressed before,but would you put braid on an alvey?
I certainly would not and I am not sure if alvey would recommend it.
Thoughts?
Bruce
Title: Re: Alvey-Braid
Post by: mighty quinn on Mon 27 Nov 18:58 2017
Not sure if this has been addressed before,but would you put braid on an alvey?
I certainly would not and I am not sure if alvey would recommend it.
Thoughts?
Bruce
I've never considered putting braid on my Alveys,I like my thumb.
Title: Re: Alvey-Braid
Post by: beach bum on Mon 27 Nov 19:06 2017
I've seen a few spooled with braid. Can't see the benifit of cut for finger trying to get the line evenly across the spool winding in let alone during a decent fight.
Title: Re: Alvey-Braid
Post by: Daryl McPhee on Mon 27 Nov 19:15 2017
I've tried it.......................... once.

Title: Re: Alvey-Braid
Post by: cus on Tue 28 Nov 01:29 2017
I have only seen braid used in alvey style snapper reels. Even then the braid was 100lb and gloves were a must.

I prefer cheap mono on my alveys as its normally thicker.
Title: Re: Alvey-Braid
Post by: Fisharwashe on Tue 28 Nov 06:59 2017
Yes, saw "old mate" with it on an Alvey offshore a few back, it was 100lb but I reckon his right arm was twice the size of his left!!  All that extra winding!!
Title: Re: Alvey-Braid
Post by: lowey on Tue 28 Nov 17:37 2017
I hear what you are saying about fingers and thumbs, my reason exactly. ;)
Bruce